Our Team

Zach Lambert - Lead Pastor

Zach was born and raised in Austin where he met his wife, Amy, in the 6th grade. After graduating from Hardin-Simmons University, they moved to Dallas where Zach received a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Zach likes to watch college basketball and listens to Christmas music year-round. He and Amy love discovering local Mexican food places, listening to live music, and playing with their two boys.

You can get in touch with Zach via email by clicking here.

Matt Gonzalez - Worship Pastor

Matt grew up in North Texas where he and his wife, Emily, lived until moving to Austin in 2015. He studied at Dallas Christian College and previously served as Worship Pastor at Journey Community Church in Allen.

Matt enjoys making music, discussing scripture, breakfast tacos, and spending time at home with his family. He and Emily were married in 2012 and welcomed their son Leo to the family in 2018.

You can get in touch with Matt via email by clicking here.

John Sorrell - Community Pastor

John grew up in Austin and has a deep love for the city, its people, and the unique culture. He married Valerie in 2003 and they have two sons, Colton and Declan.
John earned his undergrad from Howard Payne University, holds a Masters in Religion from Liberty University, and recently graduated with a Doctorate from Knox Theological Seminary where he focused his dissertation on developing a theology of and practice for mental health in the church.
His passion for the work of Restore is rooted in the belief that the church must be a safe place where people can wrestle through complex issues of life and faith, regardless of their unique story or journey.

You can get in touch with John via email by clicking here.

Sonja DiNanno - Kids and Family Pastor

Sonja has lived most her life in Chicago where she went to DePaul University and received a degree in Acting and Directing. Previous to joining Restore’s staff, Sonja worked in kid’s ministry at Willow Creek Community Church in IL, and at Gateway Church in Austin.

Sonja loves photography, coffee and driving through the hill country. She loves spending time with her super techie husband Jeff, and their crazy and creative daughters Sofia and Lola. She also has a huge passion for helping families be the best they can be.

You can get in touch with Sonja via email by clicking here.

Ciji Wagner - Operations Director

Ciji was born in rural Pennsylvania and most recently lived in Washington, DC before making the leap to Austin in 2017. She has a degree in Baking and Pastry Arts from the Culinary Institute of America and switched to working in the nonprofit world full-time in 2018.
Ciji loves backpacking adventures, playing in the dirt (aka gardening), reading, and generally being introverted. She and her husband, Stephen, have two sweet, goofy rescue pups, Camino and Chubbs, and hope to add more four-legged buddies to the mix soon.

You can get in touch with Ciji via email by clicking here.

Mark Jordan - Care Pastor

Mark was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and arrived in Houston, Texas during his teenage years. He joined the Army after High School and completed a 27 year military career. After retirement Mark graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Leadership.

Mark loves coffee, country music and cooking. He is passionate about being a father of two, Matthew his son and Morgan his daughter.

You can get in touch with Mark via email by clicking here.

Chase Fullerton - Technical Director

Chase was raised just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, and moved to Austin in 2016. He attended Asbury University where he received a BA in Media Communications with an emphasis in Audio Production & TV Production.

Chase and his wife, Kindell, enjoy shooting photos and video together as well as kayaking, hiking & biking with their dog, Mowgli in their spare time.

You can get in touch with Chase via email by clicking here.

Taylor McMaude - Worship Associate

Taylor was born and raised in Austin. She is currently pursuing a degree in Psychology at the University of Texas.

Taylor loves checking out local coffee shops, quirky antique stores or book stores, and listening to live music. She also enjoys hiking and baking, and wishes it was Christmas time year-round.

You can get in touch with Taylor via email by clicking here.

Jacqueline Riley - Preschool Director

Jacqueline has lived in Austin since the second grade and considers it home. She graduated from MorningStar University, and has traveled the world doing missions and ministry work. She is currently pursuing training in early childhood development.

Jacqueline loves traveling to new places, having cultural experiences and meeting new people. She loves simple days with her husband and daughter; dancing, cooking and spending quality time with the people she loves. She also has a desire that every child be seen, loved and respected for who they are.

You can get in touch with Jacqueline via email by clicking here.

Jordan Friedman - Setup Team Leader

Jordan was born in Houston, Texas, and spent a short time living in Dallas before moving to Austin in 2001. He studied kinesiology at Austin Community College, spent some time as a youth leader at Journey Bible Fellowship, and also had a stint in the United States Coast Guard.

Jordan loves drinking coffee, listening to music, and is an avid outdoorsman who loves to hike, swim, run, bike, and throw frisbee. He is also a dog-dad to a rescue puppy named Ziggy.

You can get in touch with Jordan via email by clicking here.