Dylan and Aubrey Does
Lead Pastor/Church Planter
Married since May of 2006
Pastoring since May of 2006: (2006-'08 in Mt. Pleasant, IA; July '08-December '14 in Yakima, WA; December 2014- Marshalltown, IA)
Where are you from?
Dylan is from in and around Marshalltown (attended Rogers, Franklin, Colo-NESCO, and graduated from East Marshall in 2000).
Aubrey was born in Milwaukee, WI, and grew up in Blaine, MN.
Our Family: We have 2 boys, Ian and Xavier. We are also proud(ish) caretakers of 2 dogs, Herky and Lucy.
Why Marshalltown? This is my (Dylan)hometown, and quickly is becoming my wife's. We believe that Marshalltown is one of the most unique places in the United States. We have a rich cultural diversity (ethnicity, socio-economic, business, community, etc.) that we are stoked to live in and raise our kids in. We feel incredibly privileged that God would allow us to tell a city we love, about the Jesus that loves this city far more than we can even comprehend. My friend Micahn Carter inspired us with these words, "A church that is being a church can love its' city back to prosperity".
David and LaVonne Foix
Swiss Army Knife Pastor (Anything and Everything)
Married since 2002.
Ministry: David got his first youth pastor job in 1997 (Grand Rapids, MN). Co-ministered since 2002 (Ministry through College; White Rock Fellowship Youth Pastor ('06-'13); Grace Evangelical Church ('13-May '15).
Where are you from?
David grew up in the Grand Rapids MN area. LaVonne is from Pella, IA.
Family: our cat Apollo
Why Marshalltown? We are inspired by what others have already done to help this town reach its potential, and we believe that God loves the people of Marshalltown and is at work here. The vision of Restore Church totally fits with how God has been leading us, and we are excited to be a part of it in such a unique community.
Sarah and Ryan Trosen
Children's Pastor/Connecting Pastor
Married Since May of 2004
Ministry: Working in Ministry since 2005
Where are you from? Ryan grew up in Verndale, Minnesota on a Dairy Farm. Sarah grew up in Grand Rapids MN area.
Our Family: We have two boys, Ezekiel and Titus. We have two dogs that are spoiled, Gracie and Moxie.
Why Marshalltown? It was and is a God Thing! We love working, dreaming and problem solving and Restore Church brings that to Marshalltown. We love community and taking a risk, trusting that God has a big story for us. We want to raise our kids in a town where there is community and hope.
Pastor of Prayer and Intercession
Married Since 1994
Ministry: I have served in the prayer ministry, specifically - for 25 years, with 23 of those years being right here in Marshalltown. The last 8 years I have had the privilege to lead the National Day of Prayer Task Force for Marshalltown/County – watching God do some AMAZING things. Now, we are finally at Restore Church and this is what I have been praying for and WAITING for!
Where are you from? I was born in Weiser, Idaho but came to Marshalltown at the age of 5, when my dad began work at the Tallcorn Hotel. Who would have known!
Our Family: Happily married to Stan Hayes and have two sons I brag about often - Jason and TJ.
Why Marshalltown? Being raised here, I used to think the same thing! I actually swore to myself and family that I would never come back after being away for many years. But, God brought me back to my home town 23 years ago, and this time with a KNOWING that it was strategic - that His stage was being set for something amazing to unfold before me/us right here. I began to pray for God’s Kingdom to be set in our midst, through His church and He is answering! Our city's own foundation history and purpose was called forth by God’s Spirit, and it is filled with HOPE and a promise to prosper as WE pray for His Spirit to come. In our community we actually see why the nations have been called to come here to live: To drink FREELY of the gift of Salvation and of His Holy Spirit. Listen, I totally want to be in the middle of that beautiful River - joining Him in reckless abandon for this dance of grace!
John and Joni Birchfield
Worship Pastor and Middle School Pastor
Married Since 2003
Ministry: John and Joni met on a worship team in college. John's been involved in worship for the last 17 years. They both have worked with youth off and on for years. They worked for 2 years at a boys ranch in southern Missouri for troubled teens. (2005-2007)
Where are you from? John is originally from Texas while Joni is originally from southeast Iowa. They now reside in Marshalltown.
Our Family: They have 3 boys: Jonah, Judah, and Jesse. They keep them busy, and there is never a dull or QUIET moment in their household!
Why Marshalltown? God brought them here unexpectedly. Neither had been to Marshalltown before the Restore leadership found them. They know that God has big things in store for this community and are blessed and excited to be a part of it!