Leadership & Biographies
Restored Hope Ministries consists of a directorship and Board of Directors as follows:
Pastor Sam Pollinzi
Pastor / CEO
Sam Pollinzi is the Pastor of “Restored Hope Ministries” in Dallas, Texas – a dynamic ministry to women caught in sex slavery and trafficking with no way out. As the pastor of “Restored Hope Ministries” Sam and his wife Sherry oversee ministry programs such as Celebrate Recovery, Financial Peace University, Budgeting Classes, Computer Training, Bibles Studies, and the transitional housing location. Pastor Sam has a deep-rooted passion to see people healed of their hurts, habits, and hang-ups. God has uniquely equipped Sam for this calling, with an incredible testimony that has already inspired so many to turn their lives around and truly be set free.
Founder, Director of Ministry
Pastor Sherry is Co-Founder and pastor of Restored Hope Ministries, along with her husband, Sam. Sherry and Sam have been married 27 years. They have three grown children and 6 grandchildren. Pastor Sherry and her husband were pastors of Project Life ministries at Covenant Church in Carrollton. As pastors of Project Life Ministries, they started and led a successful Celebrate Recovery program, Grief Share, Divorce Care, Abortion Ministry, and TNT for seniors. As they ministered to women in these programs they begin to see the great need for a ministry that helped women and their children who were victims of sexual exploitation and domestic violence.
Chairman of the Board
Larry was born in Tennessee in 1947 and was married to Suzanne Evans of Memphis in 1968. They have two married children and five grandchildren. Larry is the recipient of a BBA in Accounting from Memphis State University and served in various financial roles in the business arena for 20 years before acquiring a small technology company in 1987.
Honorary Board Member
Ricky is a Pastor, Author and Businessman. He currently serves with his wife, Cyd, as the Campus Pastor for Covenant Church in Colleyville, Texas. Ricky also serves on the Board of Directors for Covenant Church located in Carrollton, Texas. Ricky authored a book titled, “My Breaking Point, God’s Turning Point” chronicling his journey to wholeness and restoration after the death of his first wife.
Faye is a leader with a passion for community service/elevation coupled with business acumen honed from years of professional experience in corporate finance, strategy, and operations for both corporate and nonprofit entities.
Dawn is President and Founder of CityGate Property Group, Dawn’s mission is to feed God’s people. Emotionally, Spiritually and Physically. City Gate manages apartment communities for Investors. As well, as an entrepreneur founded Morning Glory Services that offers Plumbing and Construction type service.
Board Member - Secretary
Melonie’s passion is sharing the love of Jesus with others. She desires to see people’s lives transformed by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit in order to live a life of uncompromising faith. One of Melonie’s greatest joys is teaching and ministering the word of God. She has been a part of RHM since June of 2017. Melonie is also an educator who taught at a Christian school for 14 years. She and her husband have been faithful members of Church in the City Rowlett, TX for many years.
Born in Colombia, South America, I was brought up loving the Lord, and have always felt a calling to helping others. At the age of 15 I volunteered in a children’s hospital with the terminally ill in Colombia. After coming to the USA, work has taken me around the world giving me the opportunity of spreading the word in different countries.
Counselor / Case Manager
Alicia is the in-house counselor and case manager of Restored Hope Ministries, she believes that imparting into the lives of others and seeing lives changed is what she was created for.
Executive Assistant to CEO and Grant Coordinator
Kiki is the Executive Assistant of RHM and works directly with the CEO. She is a native of Dallas, Texas and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with a background in education & social work. She has been married since December of 1991 to James, a United States Navy Veteran. They have travelled coast to coast experiencing life and raising 2 amazing sons, Trevor & Cameron, both on their own paths to success.
Advocate/Outreach Director/Financial Assistant
Victoria is a proud mother of her little girl, Naomi. She is passionate about loving other people just as Christ has loved her. Victoria came to Restored Hope in July of 2018 as a resident. Victoria believes she has been called to ministry and is honored to have the opportunity to learn and grow under the leadership of Pastor Sam and Sherry.
Executive Resident Advocate
Theresa retired June 2018 after teaching U.S. History/Government for over 30 years. Her complete and fervent desire to nurture her students academically and personally made her a positive force within each school community. Along the way she sponsored many student organizations including Student Council and Youth & Government.
Jane is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University. ‘She received Christ into her life at 8 years old and has served Hm since. She took an early retirement from the Xerox Corporation in 2005. Soon after she uprooted herself and moved to Texas.
Kristinia is a native Texan, born and raised in Dallas. She studied real estate at Texas A&M University-Commerce, where she obtained a Texas Real Estate License in 1993. She retired from First Tennessee Bank dba First Horizon, Inc. as VP of Special Assets.
My name is Danny Hightower, I am a grateful believer in Christ and a recovering addict. I am a born again spirit filled Christian that loves the Lord. He is the Lord of my life!
Administrative Assistant and Transportation
Amanda is a former resident of restored hope ministries. She loves her family, children and grandchildren. She graduated from Aveda Institute school of cosmetology. Amanda's life has taken a detour and the Lord has called her to full time ministry.