our team


matthew hansen

co-founder and executive director of restore communities

Matthew is director and co-founder of Restore Communities and overseas all of our Restore Justice work. Matthew is the TRC global director of justice, a member of the Central Texas Coalition Against Human Trafficking, and recognized ambassador for the Care Communities. Matthew has been married to Sarah for 13 years; together they have four kids: Serena, Ashton, Eden, and Eliana


john church

area director: hays county

John Church is the director of development for our Restore Hays work. John also serves as the director of Family Ministries at Austin New Church. John has been married for 15 years to Audrey and together they have 3 fantastic kids: Tyler, Callie, and Courtney.


brandon hatmaker

co-founder of restore communities
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Co-founder of restore communities - Brandon is the co-founder of Restore Communities and Lead Pastor of Austin New Church and is the Director of Development for “Missio Local“, overseeing the local expression of Missio’s effort to serve the missional movement. Brandon is married to Jen and together they have five children: Gavin, Sydney Beth, Caleb, Ben, and Remy


lamar stockton

creative director

Lamar is the creative director for all of the Restore Communities and serves as the art of giving director for Music for the City and co-founder of the nakedFOLK songwriter collective. Lamar is married to Jill and together have two kids, Tyler and Tori.