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ABOUT US

The Vision

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community.

ABOUT US

Our Vision

World Renew envisions a world where people experience and extend Christ’s compassion and live together in hope as God’s community.

OUR STORY

At World Renew®, we join with the world’s families to change the story of hunger, poverty, and illness. For more than 60 years, hundreds of thousands of people have shared in this calling: staff, local partners, global communities, and people like you. Every day, people like you give in response to a disaster, offer monthly support to Free a Family® from poverty, or travel with our volunteer teams to help renew hope firsthand. Together, we change stories, and those stories change the world.

THE MISSION

Compelled by God’s deep passion for justice & mercy, we join communities around the world to renew hope, reconcile lives, and restore creation.

Learn more in our annual reports:

2023 Annual Report
2022 Annual Report
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
OUR HISTORY

January 2018

2018

After the deadliest year of US hurricanes in history, 2,261 people volunteer with Disaster Response Services to rebuild homes.

January 2005

2005

Partners Worldwide, a World Renew mentorship program for early entrepreneurs in Kenya, becomes self-sustaining.

January 1996

1996

World Renew holds the first Assembly of Worldwide Partners.

January 1979

1979

Long term disaster response is established as an organizational commitment.

January 1972

1972

The first emergency disaster response volunteers are sent out.

January 1969

1969

World Renew incorporates in Canada.

January 1962

1962

World Renew is founded in the United States.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

World Renew is governed by a bi-national board of directors. Its members are elected by World Renew’s Board of Delegates.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Andrew Geisterfer | President
VACANT | Vice President
Darryl Beck | Treasurer
Margaret Van Oord | Secretary
Cari Fydirchuk | Pastoral Advisor
Echo MacLeod | Board Member
Jeff Adams | Board Member
Harry Bergshoeff | Board Member

Thomas Christian | President
Shanti Jost | Vice-President
Jeff Banaszak | Treasurer
Rudy Gonzalez | Secretary
Bonny Mulder-Behnia | Pastoral Advisor
Ken MacBain | Director
Charles Udeh | Director
Chuck Adams (Emeritus) | Director

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

World Renew is governed by a bi-national board of directors. Its members are appointed by the Classes of the Christian Reformed Church and selected from World Renew’s Board of Delegates.

The Board of Directors meets quarterly.

Andrew Geisterfer | President
VACANT| Vice President
Margaret Van Oord | Secretary
Darryl Beck | Treasurer
Cari Fydirchuk | Pastoral Advisor
Echo MacLeod | Board Member
Jeff Adams | Board Member
Harry Bergshoeff | Board Member

Thomas Christian | President
Shanti Jost | Vice-President
Jeff Banaszak | Treasurer
Rudy Gonzalez | Secretary
Bonny Mulder-Behnia | Pastoral Advisor
Charles Udeh | Board Member
Ken MacBain | Board Member
Chuck Adams (Emeritus) | Board Member

We’re proud to be held accountable by these independent, third party organizations:

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY

World Renew is deeply committed to being trustworthy in carefully stewarding, with absolute integrity, your financial investment in people who are affected by poverty, disaster, and injustice.

2022-23 Audited Financial Reports
2021-22 Audited Financial Reports
2020-21 Audited Financial Reports
2019-20 Audited Financial Reports
2018-19 Audited Financial Reports
2017-18 Audited Financial Reports
2016-17 Audited Financial Reports
2015-16 Audited Financial Reports
2022-23 Audited Financial Reports
2021-22 Audited Financial Reports
2020-21 Audited Financial Reports
2019-20 Audited Financial Reports
2018-19 Audited Financial Reports
2017-18 Audited Financial Reports
2016-17 Audited Financial Reports
2015-16 Audited Financial Reports
2022 IRS Form 990

Previous years filings can also be obtained by calling 1-800-552-7972 or by visiting apps.irs.gov/app/eos/.

World Renew US’ tax identification number is 38-1708140.
World Renew Canada’s charitable registration number is 11885 7366 RR0001.

WHERE DOES YOUR MONEY GO?

World Renew endeavors to conduct all of its work in a principled, accountable, and high-quality manner. View our full list of policies and standards.

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