David and Lynn Cherry | Interim Pastors
David Cherry graduated from Bible school in 1988 and has been serving the local church since that date. He was the Pastor of Technical Ministries for two large churches in central Texas for over twenty years. David became a licensed minister in 2009. He excels at building and maintaining vibrant volunteer teams. David’s mission is to foster
technical excellence with a heart of worship through training and mentorship. Over the last five years, David has visited with hundreds of church leaders having conversations
centered around vision, strategy and leadership. He has been a first-time attender more than 150 times, giving him a broad knowledge of the direction of the church in America.
Lynn Cherry is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and worked in molecular genetics for six years. She began volunteering in church as a teenager and was the Director of
Assimilation Ministry at Shoreline Church in Austin, TX for fourteen years. Lynn is a licensed minister and a frequent speaker at women’s retreats, conferences and study
groups. She is the author of Keep Walking, 40 Days to Hope and Freedom after Betrayal, an award-winning devotional that is helping people move forward through pain
David and Lynn were married in 1991. They have two adult children, Michael and Daniel. In 2005, they had to face the damage of a difficult season in their marriage.
They are grateful to have made it through that season together. David and Lynn knew early on that they would share their story. They joined a public speaking club and began
to build communication skills. Whether they are sharing their restoration story, teaching truth from the Bible or providing a practical workshop, they want people to know there is hope. Light shines in the darkness. Hearts and relationships can be restored.
Sarah Raddi | Worship
Sarah Raddi has been the Worship Leader at Restoration since May of 2016. She was born and raised in New Jersey where she developed a love and passion for music and worship in her church. She started to sing, play guitar and write music at the age of 8 and by the age of 12 she was leading worship for her youth band.
As she got older she continued to pursue worship and in 2013 was given an opportunity to travel to Dallas for a week of worship training at Dive Worship School. The Lord spoke to her while she was there about moving south but she was not sure at that time what that exactly meant.
After her week in Dallas, she went back home to New Jersey and landed a job for a full time nanny position. As she continued to follow her music she worked as a nanny for two little girls. After working for this family for two years, they asked her to move with them to Austin, Texas because of a job relocation. Sarah happily said yes and moved to Austin in May of 2015.
In November of that year, she visited Restoration for the first time and was asked a couple weeks later to lead worship for the Christmas Eve service. She has since then been leading for Restoration and we are exceptionally grateful to be blessed by her passion for Christ and worship.
Nancy Brieger | Connections Minister
Hi, I’m Nancy: wife to James and mom to Emma, Grant, and Mara. My job here at Restoration is awesome because I am blessed to team up with great leaders to minister and share Jesus.
As our Connections Minister, Nancy’s passion to help acclimate new friends into the church community. Nancy also has a gift for relational evangelism; she has a very natural way of helping new friends discover the life-changing love of Christ!
Nancy conducts our discipleship path; navigating people through our Know, Live and Share groups and experiences. She loves making purposeful friendships happen at Restoration.
Nancy is also the Coordinator for Literacy Partners at Old Town Elementary, which is one of our key Local Share It Opportunities. She encourages a team of volunteers from our church and the community to help elementary students grow in their reading levels.
She is also a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.