Lead Minister


My name is Aaron!  I'm originally from Alhambra, IL.  After graduating from Highland High School, I attended Saint Louis Christian College where I received a Bachelors in Behavior Ministry (Christian Counseling) and Biblical Studies.  For two and a half years following my time in college, I served as the lead minister of Palmyra Christian Church.  While there, I married my high school sweetheart Allison and was approached by Ignite Church Planters about an opportunity to start a new Christian church in my home community of Highland.  Feeling the Lord's call, Allison and I have embarked on a journey to form the community that is Restore!

Tia Turnipseed

Worship Minister


My name is Tia! I'm originally from Granite City, IL. I graduated from McKendree University in 2012 where I studied Theatre & Vocal Performance. Most recently, I just got back from Rhode Island where I studied Biblical Studies and Worship Music at Awakening Leadership Center. I'm so excited to be apart of Restore and so blessed to work on building a church back home in the Midwest. Each week I look forward to and can't wait to worship with you all!

Connie Cole

Children's Minister


My name is Connie! I'm originally from Mt. Pleasant, Arkansas. I graduated from the Arkansas School For Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts in 1996. I then proudly served four years in the United States Navy. And while I've spent the last twelve years working on airplanes here in Illinois, God has been refining my heart, renewing my life, strengthening my faith and making other plans for me. I'm so excited to answer His call and step into the role of being a Children's Minister for Restore Christian Church! Being a mother of four boys, I feel a deep responsibility within my heart to impress upon our children the great love that God has for them, so that they, too, may grow in their faith and follow Jesus Christ.


Gary Miller



Allison Kelso

Missions Coordinator