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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!

Associate Minister

My name is Josiah! I'm originally from Orfordville, WI and moved to southern Illinois to attend Greenville University in 2015. After graduating in 2019 with Bachelor Degrees in Ministry and Business Management, I have been continuing my education at Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary working toward a Masters in Public Ministry. Following God's direction while searching for a new church home in 2021, I found my way to Restore and have now been blessed with an invitation to join God's ministry in Highland and the surrounding communities. I hope that you too will join us, for it is exciting to see the way that God is moving through this church family and in this community!


Taylor Jundt

Worship Intern

My name is Taylor! I am from St. Louis, MO and I am currently studying both Worship Arts and Ministry at Greenville University. I have been a part of pursuit, which is our worship ministry on campus since my freshman year and I now have the opportunity to be a leader. I felt the call to pursue ministry after leading worship at the Vandalia Correctional Center. I felt this sense of peace and confirmation that this is what I have been called to do. I am so excited to join the amazing community that is Restore and see how God moves! 


Paco Newman


Allison Kelso

Missions Coordinator

Kara Kelso

Children's Church Coordinator

Tanner Zbinden

Set Up Crew Coordinator

Emily Mcdowell

Women's Ministry Coordinator

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