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 Mission

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

World Renew's worldwide ministry is three-fold:


World Renew staff and volunteers come alongside communities in 30 countries around the world to help bring about renewal. Through partnerships with more than 130 churches and community organizations, local people are trained to be leaders in their own communities. Thus World Renew, together with partners and local leaders, is able to address major issues like illiteracy, hunger, malnutrition, unemployment, HIV/AIDS, child mortality, and injustice.  


When disasters strike, World Renew responds to the urgent needs that arise. In North America, this often includes clearing debris, assessing needs, training local leaders, and repairing and rebuilding damaged homes.  Internationally, it includes providing and distributing emergency food, water, shelter, and other supplies.  It also often involves reconstruction of homes and livelihoods. World Renew's ability to respond to disaster is enhanced and greatly supported by a number of strategic partnerships and alliances.


World Renew reaches out to people in North America and around the world in an effort to  connect them to ministry, deepen their understanding of global issues, and encourage them to act and advocate on behalf of those in need.


Meet the 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 four times a year (in February, May, September, and December).


John deGroot | President
Raymond Prins | Vice President
Marguerite Ridder | Secretary
Jason DeBoer | Treasurer
James Joosse | Member At Large
Rebecca Warren| Member at Large
Jerry Aydalla | Member At Large 
Rita Klein-Geltink | Member At Large (Pastoral Advisor) 


Jodi Cole Meyer | President
Lyman Howell | Vice President
Joy Anema | Secretary 
Steve Westra | Treasurer
Erika Izquierdo | Member at Large
Hyacinth Douglas-Bailey | Member at Large
Rev. Thea Leunk | Member at Large (Pastoral Advisor)


World Renew does not receive denominational ministry shares and depends on the regular financial support of God’s people.

Each year, World Renew US files a Form 990 with the IRS.
A copy can also be ordered by calling  1-800-552-7972.

Each year, World Renew Canada files a T3010 return with the Canadian Revenue Agency.
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World Renew US also files with the Better Business Bureau's Wise Giving Alliance.
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World Renew Canada is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities.
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World Renew Canada's charitable registration number is 11885 7366 RR0001. 

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