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 at www.jonbailey.co Jon lives in McKinney, Texas with his wife, Kori, 2-year-old son, Gray, and dogs, Bear and Wolf (big names, small dogs). Jon and Kori are expecting their third child in the summer of 2013.
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 a granddaughter.
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.
Chris Hall is chancellor of Eastern University and dean of Palmer Theological Seminary, the seminary of Eastern University.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 pastor to larger Lutheran congregations, Kai is the co-author of For Everything a Season: 75 Blessings for Daily Life. Kai, his wife Patty, and four children live in Gahanna, Ohio.
A teacher, writer, editor, church leader, and blogger, Richella’s online home is www.ImpartingGrace.com; her physical home is Durham, North Carolina, where she lives with her husband and three sons. Richella is the author of the upcoming resource: A Spiritual Formation Primer (available, Spring 2013).
Rachel’s business career includes large event management and production as well as non-profit consulting. She most recently served as the Vice President of External Operations for the 2011 NCAA Men’s Final Four and as Executive Director for the Greater Houston Restaurant Association. Her experience in the realms of ministry and business are what she drawsupon as she carries out the mission of Renovaré.
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 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, where he is Pastor of Worship Ministries at Crossings 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 inTouch: The Power of Touch in Transforming Lives.