rabbi & chief officer of awesome

    Matt Rosenberg is the Rabbi and Chief Officer of Awesome at Restoration. He is ordained by the IAMCS and serves as the Northwest director. He has a B.A. in Religion from Nyack College and completed course work towards a M.A. at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, New York.

    Matt is passionate about sharing the message of Yeshua with his Jewish people in Seattle and all over the world. He is a thinker, reader, dreamer and leader among his generation in the Messianic movement. Matt has been a featured speaker at many conferences and is board member of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).

    Matt was raised in a Messianic home and his family has been involved in the Messianic movement for more than thirty years. Matt and his wife Laura have three children and live in Seattle.

  • Aybars Uckun

    Assistant Rabbi, VP of Awesome, Elder

    Aybars Uckun is the Assistant Rabbi & VP of Awesome at Restoration. He came to know Yeshua in a Messianic synagogue in 1997 after being raised in a Muslim home. Before moving to Seattle in 2012, he served for many years as a youth minister, worship leader, shamashim and on the steering committee of Beth Zion in Jackson, NJ. Aybars and his wife, Kelly, live in Seattle, and have six children. We believe that Aybars is the world's first non-Jewish Turkish Rabbi and that this reflects the heart of God to bring all people back to Himself. God doesn't want all people to become Jews but He does want all people to turn back to their Creator just as they are!

  • Jennifer Dillavou

    Worship Director, Director of Awesome

    Jennifer Dillavou serves as our part-time worship director. She oversees worship teams, media, lighting, and sound. She comes with much experience as a worship leader & recording artist. Jennifer's heart is to see people worship God and understand His heart for them.