Our Leadership Team

 

Lisa Christy – Executive Director

Lisa joined the staff at R225 in May 2019 as Executive Director. She attended Golden Gate University majoring in Business with a Marketing concentration. Prior to joining Restoration 225, Lisa spent many years working in patient services and marketing in the healthcare industry as well as serving for 8 years in full time ministry at her local church. God began to soften her heart towards working in foster care and adoption through prayer and her mom, who also worked in the foster care system for many years at a foster care agency in San Diego. Lisa is passionate about connecting churches to care for vulnerable children. She is a native Californian, originally from the Bay Area and has 2 beautiful adult daughters. Lisa is blessed with a strong network of loving family and friends. You can reach Lisa directly at lisachristy@restoration225.org.

Meleilani Barnes – Outreach Director

Meleilani (Lani) Barnes joined the staff as the Outreach Director for R225 in January of 2020. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from La Sierra University in Riverside, CA. Lani and her husband became certified foster parents in 2011. They took their first placement in July of 2011. This 3 month old boy stayed in their home for a year before he reunified with his mother and siblings. Lani and her husband are still very involved in his life. They also had a nine month old little girl placed in their home that stayed with them for six months and later reunified with a family that had adopted her four siblings. In September 2013, a two month old boy was placed in their home and in April 2015, this little boy became their forever child. In 2015, Lani became the Community Relations and Retention Specialist for a local San Diego foster agency that specializes in placing children ages newborn to five years old. Lani is extremely passionate about providing support to families as they foster children who desperately need a lot of patience, love and stability. Lani has been a worship leader since 2002 and is grateful to have an amazing community of friends and family. Lani is originally from Michigan and lives in La Mesa with her husband and son.

Logan Mabe – Director of Ministry and Volunteer Outreach

Logan Mabe joined the staff at R225 as Director of Ministry and Volunteer Outreach in May of 2020. He earned his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Liberty University and completed his undergraduate work at Baptist Bible College, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Studies. It was during that time that he met his wife, Brittany. After getting married in 2007, Logan worked full-time in the banking industry while serving at a church plant in the Boston area before moving to Ohio to accept a full time ministry role. In 2010, Logan and Brittany moved to San Diego to work in the ministries of Ocean View Church where he still currently serves in an Associate Pastor position. While he had not always been aware of it, the Lord had been equipping Logan to have an active role in foster care. Logan and his wife became certified foster parents in 2013 and have had the privilege of fostering 10 children in the last few years.  In 2016, they began fostering three children who became their forever family through adoption. Logan is passionate about investing in the next generation; he serves on the PTA Board of his children’s school, coaches soccer, loves sports, and enjoys playing pick-up basketball with anyone and everyone.

Joel 2:25  “So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten…”