Board of Directors
The Renovaré Board of Directors is responsible for the direction and finances of the ministry. In addition, they also serve on our Ministry Team speaking at events and presenting the Renovaré Balanced Vision and Practical Strategies.
While completing his degree in Communications from Texas A&M University, Jon and his brother developed their first web company. They then sold the company and launched a new venture, www.lightstock.com. He enjoys sharing his passion for Jesus and writing his thoughts on life, work, and family. Jon lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife Kori, son Gray, daughter Abigail, and dogs, Bear and Wolf (big names, small dogs).
Margaret is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Interior Design from the School of Architecture. After giving leadership to many different volunteer efforts in Houston, Margaret coordinated the 1997 Houston Regional Conference and the 1999 Renovaré International Conference. She joined the Ministry Team in 1999. She serves on the advisory council for The Art Project Houston and is a member of the Salvation Army Guild. Margaret and her husband Justin have two married children and three grandchildren.
James Catford is Bible Society’s Group Chief Executive. He has a background in commercial book publishing having been publishing director at both HodderHeadline and HarperCollins. His past non-executive roles include vice-Chair of Renovaré, chair of Renovaré Britain & Ireland and vice-chair of Amity Printing Company, Nanjing. He is married to Sue, and they live in central London.
Linda received her call into the ministry while visiting the Holy Land in 1997 and upon returning to the United States, enrolled in Perkins School of Theology. After graduation from Perkins, Linda became an elder in the United Methodist Church and currently serves as the Executive Pastor at St. Luke’s UMC. She received her Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Seminary in 2010. Linda is the author of the book, Creating Team Leadership: Theory, Theology, Strategic Plan. She is married to Doug and they have two teenagers, Zach and Emily.
Miriam (Mimi) Dixon is senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Golden, Colorado, where she has served since 1985. Mimi completed her graduate education at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (MDiv, 1978 and DMin, 1984). Mimi actively promotes Christian Spiritual Formation, crediting Richard Foster and Dallas Willard for their influence in her life and ministry.
Richard J. Foster
The founder of Renovaré, Richard has authored or co-authored seven books including Celebration of Discipline, PRAYER: Finding the Heart’s True Home, The Challenge of the Disciplined Life, Streams of Living Water, Life With God: Reading the Bible for Spiritual Transformation (with Kathryn A. Helmers), Sanctuary of the Soul, and Longing for God (with Gayle Beebe). He is also the lead editor of The Life with God Bible. Richard and his wife Carolynn live near Denver, Colorado.
Chris Hall is Director of Academic Spiritual Formation and Distinguished Professor of Theology at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. Chris is the author of a number of books, including The Mystery of God (with Steven D. Boyer; Baker Academic), Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers, Learning Theology with the Church Fathers, Worshiping with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press), and The Trinity (with Roger Olson; Eerdmans). Chris and his wife, Debbie, have three grown children.
A worship leader, practitioner, composer, and clinician, George has built worship ministries within local churches and is the Producer of Renovaré Live! and the Producer/Performer of George Skramstad’s History of Worship. George and Pat, his wife, live in Wichita, Kansas, where he is Pastor of Music and Worship Arts at Central Community Church.
Inspirational speaker, motivational teacher, author, and founding Board Member of the Bread of Life Homeless Project, Juanita and her husband Rudy co-pastor St. John’s United Methodist Church in Houston, Texas. She is also the founder of The Art Project: Houston, a ministry that heals through art. Read their story in Touch: The Power of Touch in Transforming Lives.