Leadership/Biographies

Restored Hope Ministries consists of a directorship and Board of Directors as follows:

Pastor Sam Pollinzi

CEO / Board Chairman

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.

Sherry Pollinzi

Founder, Director of Ministry

Pastor Sherry Pollinzi 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.

Lauri Diamond

Board Member - Secretary

Lauri Diamond, Deacon / Missions Pastor, Redemption Anglican Church, Frisco, TX.

Larry Holland

Board Member - Treasurer

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.

Pastor Ricky Texada

Board Member

Ricky Texada 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. Texada 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. Additionally, he is Founder and President of Meadow Ridge Development Inc., a real estate development company. Strategic Planning and Team Building are strengths Ricky possesses that enable him to effectively lead in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. He and Cyd are the proud parents of two sons and live in Colleyville, Texas.

Theresa A. Blake

Board Member

Theresa “Reese” Blake has chosen to dedicate her career to the practice of family law. Theresa has been on both sides of the attorney/client relationship and knows the confusion, needs, and concerns of a client as well as the advocacy needed by an attorney to support her clients.

Faye Wright

Board Member

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 Waye

Board Member

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.

Alicia Johnson

Counselor / Case Manager

Alicia graduated from Grand Canyon University of Phoenix, AZ with a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling, she also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She is a Certified John Maxwell, teacher, trainer and coach and she is also a Certified Therapon Faith Based Counselor. She retired from IBM as a Software Engineer in 2015. Along with Alicia’s many accomplishments, she is a life and relationship coach along with her husband of 35 years. She is a mother of 4 adult children and grandmother of 13. Alicia has a strong testimony of how God intervened in her life, as a high school dropout, a single mother and a drug addict before the age of 23, she owes all that she is to the Glory of God.

Larry Morrow

Operations/Maintenance

After 25 years in the printing industry and several years in the church operations at Covenant Church, Larry came to RHM in early 2017. He has works at the Reiger Apts. and helped at Gaston location with remodeling, general repairs and maintenance. Experienced in several areas that help the ministry to grow and keep things operating. Hobbies include music, playing guitar and reading. He is active in intercessory prayer and bible studies. Plays the guitar at several of the meetings for worship.

Stacie Ansell

Apartment Manager

Stacie Ansell is a native of Lewisville, TX. She is an alumnus of Lewisville High School, a graduate of Cambridge College of Cosmetology, a professional musician, and mother to a son, Chase. Stacie was raised in a Christian home and received Jesus as her savior as a child when an older friend, (Sherry Pollinzi) lead her to the Lord. Following the loss of her mother, Stacie’s life took a tragic turn. After several years Stacie rededicated her life to the Lord and was radically transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a member of Covenant Church in Carrollton, TX., where she served as a leader in Celebrate Recovery from 2006-2012. She is a founding member of Restored Hope ministries. She was the first resident manager from 2012-2015. Currently, Stacie is apartment manager at the RHM apartments, and works as a weekend and substitute resident manger at the RHM house. Stacie is compelled to share the love and mercy she has received through Jesus Christ with the ladies of RHM and everyone she meets.

Kiki Wise

Executive Assistant to CEO

Kiki Wise 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. She was called to RHM as a volunteer in the Fall of 2018 to do anything to help and has remained to work full time to help develop and change lives where the Lord our Father places her. Her devotion in Christianity and love for the Lord has continued to grow as she has witnessed his healing powers over the women that have come through Restored Hope and in her own life. She believes her passion for happiness and caring for others in God’s time makes it possible for this path she enjoys travelling today assisting those in need and the women of RHM. She says, “Miracles happen if you open your heart with a willingness to see them!”

Victoria Mamalis

Transportation / Appt. Coordinator

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. Through RHM Victoria realized “there was another in the fire” and now she has made it her life mission to help pull others out of the fire.

Jane Jones

Resident Manager

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. She is a faithful member of Covenant Church in Carrollton, Texas and served as a Celebrate Recovery leader for 5 years. She is currently Lead Resident Manager at Restored Hoep Ministries and loving the work she does.

Theresa Liska

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.

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