Chrissy M. Dennis

Ministry Coordinator

Chrissy M. Dennis 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. She carries a BA in Psychology and a Masters of Divinity.

Richard Hovey

Program Director

Richard Hovey has over 25 years of ministry experience, currently serving as a pastor for Leonardville and Lords Cove Churches of Christ on Deer Island (New Brunswick). Richard also serves as adjunct faculty at Briercrest Seminary where he teaches Spiritual Formation for Ministry. His desire is to see people transformed as they encounter the wonder of the love of God. Educationally, Richard holds a BA in Sociology (Crandall University), MA in Pastoral Counselling and MA in Theology (Briercrest Seminary), and a DMin in Leadership and Spiritual Formation (George Fox University).

Ruth Heine

Board Chair

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.”

Ward Gregoire

Board Vice-Chair

Ward Gregoire writes:

"Upon entering an intimately personal and relational God, I was inspired to begin the journey of loving obedience and submission to becoming Christlike, which led to a BA in theology, history and biblical studies. My paid work of 30 years in the public and corporate retail sector has challenged me to develop relationally, pragmatically and compassionately. My wife and I completed a 20 year journey of raising and homeschooling our children. I have transitioned from 30 years of significant church involvement to train as a spiritual director, which led me to complete the Renovarè certificate program. I seek to fulfill my life longings through life with God and God's image bearers within a good creation."

Brad Peters

Board Treasurer

Rev. Brad Peters is the senior pastor of Murray Street Baptist Church in Peterborough, ON. One of his passions is seeing people grow closer to God through the spiritual practices and theological reflection. He recently published his first book, A Likely Story, which invites the reader to find their place in the great story that God has told, is telling, and will tell. Brad is also excited for his first term as a board member of Renovaré Canada.