Richard has over 25 years of ministry experience, currently serving as an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church in Regina, SK as well as the Executive Director of Renovaré Canada. Richard serves as well as adjunct faculty at Briercrest Seminary where he teaches spiritual formation for ministry. He has completed a BA in Sociology, MA in Pastoral Counselling, and MA in Theology. In 2018, Richard completed his doctorate in Leadership and Spiritual Formation from George Fox University.
Richard’s desire through the Certificate in Spiritual Formation & Leadership is to see God’s people brought to a place of ministering out of a rich experience of Christ which leads to life with God!

Ryan Lees  works a chiropractor by trade and loves helping people in this way.  But what he really desires is a deeper and daily experience of Jesus and the life He offers to all of us.  In turn, he wants the good news of the availability of this life and how to take hold of it made known to all who wish to find it.
Ryan writes: “I have long known that there has been a giant void in my life between what I experience of Jesus and what I desire to experience.  That I can be transformed in my character to be like Jesus, in reality, and have joy, peace and faith as my constant companions is great news!  Through the writings of Dallas Willard and Richard Foster and the moving of the Spirit, I have come to understand that that can truly become a reality for me.”

Ruth Heine has spent the last thirty three years holding various leadership roles in the areas of music and worship curation, and missional engagement in the Anglican Diocese of Edmonton. She has a passion for working with the ancient traditions of the church and creatively offering them in fresh ways and contexts to both long time church attendees and to ones who have no church memory at all.  She believes that the expressions and gifts of all are crucial to the building up of community and living fully as the Body of Christ.   Ruth is also a Doula running a practice providing education/companionship through the journey of childbirth and the transition into parenthood.  “Renovare has been a blessing as I seek to live the ‘with-God-life’, implementing spiritual disciplines that support daily growth in Christ. I have been encouraged and challenged through the course content, leadership, and relationships built in my cohort. It has been life changing and life giving.”

Chrissy M. Dennis is the administrative assistant for Renovaré Canada. She believes Jesus is everything and wants to experience Him more fully in this life. She is a foster mom, an avid reader, and a published author of 4 Christian novels.