Beginning August 21st we will be back to TWO services. Join us at 9:30 or 11:11!

Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Jonathan Brooks

Lead Pastor/Elder

Jonathan and his wife, Stephani, moved to Bryan in the fall of 2013 to plant RCB. The vision had been birthed in North Houston to build a diverse church devoted to relational discipleship in the heart of Downtown Bryan. Jonathan's primary roles at RCB are preaching, leadership development and discipleship, outreach and keeping the vision in front of the church.

Jonathan has been married to his high school sweetheart, Stephani, for 17 years, and they have four incredible boys and a beautiful little girl. He loves all things sports, but especially basketball. Jonathan and Stephani both love to be active, and if they're not wrangling kiddos they're working out or working up their appetite for the next meal (lots of food consumed in a household of 5 dudes!). The Brooks have a passion for families and for helping others grow in their love for and walk with Jesus.

Matt Ullrich

Missions & College Minister

Matt moved to Bryan/ College Station in the fall of 2013 to start his freshman year at Texas A&M University. Searching for a church that would push him to grow in his faith, he found RCB and began meeting in the home of Jonathan and Stephani Brooks in late September of that year. Having the opportunity to not only be surrounded by men and women of all ages but also discipled by older men from the beginning of his college career helped Matt establish a firm foundation in Christ.

Upon graduation in December of 2016, Matt came on full time at Restoration, and then in September 2017, Matt married the love of his life, Hannah! As he continues to thrive in discipleship and missional roles at RCB, Matt's hope is to see men and women raised up as strong disciple makers– some of who may respond to the call to make disciples of the unreached around the world! 

Cedric Shy

Worship Minister

Cedric plans to continue to use his gifts to lead worship in the local church and raise up Gospel-Centered worship leaders; he also hopes to use his degree to help with community development. Cedric joined Restoration in January 2019 to help continue to lead us toward our vision of being a gospel-centered, diverse, disciple-making local church body.

Tori Allison

RCB Kids Minister - Wednesday environment (Refuge) 

Tori officially came on board as RCB Children's Coordinator in August 2017 and is thrilled to get to serve the kids and families at Restoration Church Bryan.  She grew up in Mission, Texas as one of three girls in a family of five and graduated Texas A&M in 2013.

Upon graduating, Tori taught at Arrow Academy in Bryan for three and a half years. She has always loved working with and mentoring kids from the B/CS community in her spare time. In October 2017, Tori tied the knot with Kaleb Allison (one of RCB's deacons!). In July 2020, they welcomed baby girl, Selah! 

Haley Osborn

RCB Kids Minister - Sunday environment

Haley wants every kid who walks in on Sunday morning to have heard the Gospel, know that they are prayed for, and to see how to study God’s Word. Her hope is that each child will be a lifelong follower of Christ that looks different than the rest of the world. She is passionate about coming alongside parents as they disciple their kids to know and serve Christ all of their days.

She graduated from Texas A&M in 2013 and married her high school sweetheart, Zack in January 2014. They have two kids, Rollie and Davy Jane and a whole lot of chickens.  

Olivia Schutt

College Womens Minister

Olivia assists Matt in overseeing our college missional community groups, meets with college girls throughout the week, and plans college events like our MCG leader retreat, Ezer, and college worship night. She also schedules our Sunday morning volunteers, which she insists is one of her favorite pastimes.

Olivia began attending Restoration while studying at Texas A&M University in the Spring of 2017 before coming on staff in April of 2020. She says that through RCB, the Lord gave her an unprecedented hunger for His Word and a real concept of what biblical community looks like.

In October of 2020, Olivia married her best friend, Jack, who she just happened to meet in a Restoration small group! In her free time, she likes watching thought provoking movies, taking afternoon naps, and going on day trips to surrounding cities! 

Nick Wood

Youth Minister

Nick moved to College Station in the Fall of 2015 and, desiring gospel-centered community, began attending Restoration in the Fall of 2017. Through serving in various ministries, the Lord began to develop within Nick a desire to see the next generation of disciple-makers raised up within the Bryan/College Station area. After working in town for a couple of years post-grad, Nick transitioned onto RCB staff in May 2022.

Lily Mae Casey

Administration & Ministry Coordinator

As a student at Texas A&M, Lily desired to be a part of a church that was driven by the Gospel to strengthen its members through Christ-centered discipleship and community. This led her to Restoration where she began attending and joined in 2018. After graduating in May of 2021, Lily joined the staff where she is excited to continue serving alongside the church body to reach those in Bryan, College Station, and beyond.

On August 5th of 2022, Lily Mae married Grayson Casey the love of her life and greatest gift to her next to her salvation in Christ. She met Grayson while serving on Restorations' worship team! 

Jacob Palat

Facilities & Logistics Coordinator

Jacob serves the church by helping with the logistics of events, leading our Road Crew serve team, and helping keep our facilities operating smoothly. Jacob had not yet moved to the Bryan-College Station area to start college in the Fall of 2016 when several brothers in Christ from back home were already beckoning and urging him to come check out Restoration. Becoming a covenant member that same year, he has served faithfully with the church in various capacities since then! Jacob loves dogs and food, but will talk your ear off regardless of the topic.

Governance

Elders

Restoration Church Bryan is led by a plurality of elders (1 Timothy 3:1-7/Titus 1:5-9). This group will be comprised of both full-time pastoral elders as well as lay elders who will serve, shepherd, teach and lead the church in the power of the Spirit, according to Scripture.
Currently, Restoration Church Bryan has three appointed elders:

Jonathan Brooks (appointed Oct. 21 2007 at Northway Baptist Church, Angleton, TX; commissioned to plant Restoration Church Bryan by Christ Community Church of Magnolia July 2013)
Kevin Caffey (appointed Feb. 5, 2017 at Restoration Church Bryan)
Matt Prine (appointed Nov. 10, 2019 at Restoration Church Bryan)

Deacons

Kaleb Allison - Deacon over Benevolence
Seth Berry
Ben Chubb
Kirsten Chubb
Bruce Prine
Cody Schneider
Nathan Wanderski
Abby Wanderski
Zack Osborn
Jack Schutt