A Per­son­al Let­ter From Chris Hall

Dear Friends,

After many months of work­ing from home, I’m grate­ful to be get­ting back to things I used to take for grant­ed, most espe­cial­ly being with oth­ers in person. 

Still, I feel the effects from the long Covid” year. My ener­gy lev­el has decreased. The change is notice­able. I’m sim­ply not able to do what I once could. 

Thank­ful­ly, when I look at Ren­o­varé, I see a min­istry that is healthy finan­cial­ly, rela­tion­al­ly, and orga­ni­za­tion­al­ly, thanks to truck­loads of God’s grace. We’re help­ing peo­ple, and that makes me smile.

I now sense the Lord’s per­mis­sion to move in a new direc­tion in my own life. After 16 years of CEO-type work, my desire is tran­si­tion­ing; I long for more time to write, teach, men­tor, and hang out with Deb, the kids and grand­kids. I’d like to tran­si­tion to a slow­er, less demand­ing schedule.

The board has been immense­ly gra­cious and help­ful in work­ing through this with me. As we’ve talked, pon­dered, and dis­cerned the Lord’s voice about how to facil­i­tate a wise tran­si­tion, the next steps have come into focus.

My tran­si­tion from the pres­i­den­cy will occur on Feb­ru­ary 28, 2022. When the date for the tran­si­tion was final­ized, I sensed with­in a deep sense of peace, joy, and excite­ment for Renovaré’s future and my own.

Dur­ing this tran­si­tion year I will con­tin­ue to serve as pres­i­dent, work­ing with the staff, board, and Min­istry Team to con­tin­ue our cur­rent work, dis­cern our next pres­i­dent, and facil­i­tate a smooth tran­si­tion. After Feb­ru­ary 28, 2022, I look for­ward to being part of the Min­istry Team, and con­tribut­ing to Ren­o­varé in what­ev­er way is pos­si­ble and wise. 

How grate­ful I am for Ren­o­varé! I will espe­cial­ly miss reg­u­lar times of inter­ac­tion with the staff and board. The friend­ships I’ve formed mean so much to me and I know they will con­tin­ue for many years.

God has always been faith­ful to pro­vide the right peo­ple at the right time for Ren­o­varé. It’s been quite remark­able to watch. I’m con­fi­dent it will be the same for the new president.

Will you join me in ask­ing the Lord to guide us to the per­son who will lead Ren­o­varé into its grace-filled future?

Bless­ings,

Chris Hall
Ren­o­varé Pres­i­dent
April 2021


For­mal Press Release

Ren­o­varé Announces Pres­i­den­tial Tran­si­tion Effec­tive Feb­ru­ary 2022

DEN­VER, CO. — April 22, 2021 — Ren­o­varé, a non­prof­it that offers resources and train­ing to help peo­ple become more like Jesus, announced its planned pres­i­den­tial tran­si­tion will occur on Feb­ru­ary 28, 2022. Over the last sev­en years, the min­istry has grown under the lead­er­ship of cur­rent pres­i­dent Christo­pher A. Hall, 71, who request­ed the tran­si­tion in order to spend more time with family.

When the date for the tran­si­tion was final­ized,” Dr. Hall said, I sensed with­in a deep sense of peace, joy, and excite­ment for Renovaré’s future and my own. The friend­ships I’ve formed mean so much to me and I know they will con­tin­ue for many years.”

Ren­o­varé board and staff unan­i­mous­ly praised Dr. Hall’s lead­er­ship of the orga­ni­za­tion. Richard J. Fos­ter, who found­ed Ren­o­varé in 1988 and is now retired from pub­lic min­istry, com­ment­ed that Chris is a rare blend of heart and intel­lect who by God’s grace led Ren­o­varé into a sea­son of flourishing.” 

Board chair James Cat­ford added, We couldn’t be more pleased with the work Chris has done and con­tin­ues to do. He has the board’s com­plete sup­port. We are thank­ful he has agreed to lead Ren­o­varé until Feb­ru­ary to give us time to con­duct a prayer­ful and healthy pres­i­den­tial tran­si­tion process.” Cat­ford also not­ed, Chris built a tremen­dous staff and cham­pi­oned a cul­ture of trans­paren­cy, kind­ness, and mutu­al respect. The new pres­i­dent will be start­ing from a place of strength.” 

A search is now under­way for the woman or man who will lead the spir­i­tu­al for­ma­tion min­istry start­ing in Feb­ru­ary 2022

Chris Hall con­clud­ed his announce­ment let­ter to con­stituents by say­ing, God has always been faith­ful to pro­vide the right peo­ple at the right time for Ren­o­varé. It’s been quite remark­able to watch. I’m con­fi­dent it will be the same with this new president.”

Inter­est­ed appli­cants should email Kim Lownes at [email protected]​renovare.​org.

Ren­o­varé was found­ed in 1988 by Cel­e­bra­tion of Dis­ci­pline author Richard J. Fos­ter. Ren­o­varé USA is a Chris­t­ian non­prof­it that mod­els, resources, and advo­cates full­ness of life with God expe­ri­enced, by grace, through the spir­i­tu­al prac­tices of Jesus and of the his­toric Church. Chris­t­ian in com­mit­ment, ecu­meni­cal in breadth, and inter­na­tion­al in scope, Ren­o­varé helps peo­ple in becom­ing more like Jesus.

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