Restore Lead Team


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.
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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.

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!