Lead Pastor / Elder
Jonathan serves as the Lead Pastor of Restoration Church Bryan. 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 16 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.
Missions & College Minister
Matt serves as our Missions & College Minister at Restoration Church Bryan. 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 serves as our worship minister at Restoration Church Bryan. 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.
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!
"We look forward to continuing to serve here at RCB. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to know and love your kids. I am excited to come alongside you to help teach them to know and love Jesus."
RCB Kids Minister - Sunday environment
Haley serves as our Kids Minster- Sunday Environment. She 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.
College Womens Minister
Olivia serves on staff as our College Women’s Minister. She 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!
Missions & College Resident
Preston, a senior at Texas A&M, serves as a College Ministry Resident of Restoration. In the fall of 2018, Preston began attending Restoration as he searched for a gospel centered church devoted to Biblical community, the preaching of the word, and discipleship. Preston aids Matt Ullrich in planning college events and ministry. He also leads a missional community group, helps write blogs, and carries out tasks to help Sunday services run smoothly.
Administration & Ministry Coordinator
Lily Mae Cox
Lily Mae serves as our Administration and 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.
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. For more information on the process, CLICK HERE. For Q & A, CLICK HERE.
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)
- Kaleb Allison - Deacon over benevolence
- Seth Berry
- Ben Chubb
- Bruce Prine
- Cody Schneider
- Nathan Wanderski