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RenewalWorks Team

Jay SidebothamThe Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Director

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham is the Director of RenewalWorks. He also now serves as associate rector at St. James’ Parish in Wilmington, NC. Sidebotham comes to this work out of his experience as rector of Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, IL, where he led the congregation through a period of sustained focus on spiritual growth and renewal. Before coming to Church of the Holy Spirit, he served at St. Bart’s, New York City; St. Columba’s, Washington, DC; St. Luke’s, Durham, NC; and St. Martin’s, Providence, RI. He is well known for his cartoons about church life and his animation work on the television series Schoolhouse Rock!

Loren Dixon, Associate Director

Loren Dixon, from Lake Forest, IL, serves as Associate Director. She helps us think strategically about how we work with churches, makes sure our materials are user friendly, enhances our “customer service” with participating churches, and generally supports our efforts in the best way possible. Loren was an active participant in the RenewalWorks process at the Church of the Holy Spirit.

Eric ArnsonEric Arnson, Research Advisor

Eric Arnson serves as an advisor, helping advance the Episcopal Spiritual Life Inventory, interpret the data findings, and apply the insights throughout the RenewalWorks initiative.  He is a contributing author to REVEAL: Where are You? the original congregant study on spiritual development.  He founded ENVISION, a research firm acquired by McKinsey & Company,  deploying the same methodology to understand parishioners love of God and others—though their beliefs, relationships and actions.  He began his career with Procter & Gamble, after graduating from the University of Michigan.

Samantha Franklin, Administrative Assistant

Samantha Franklin provides administrative support for RenewalWorks from Winston-Salem, NC.  She assists with marketing and workshop materials, scheduling, event planning, social media and anything else the team may need.




Advisory Board

Carol Anderson
Christian Anderson
Jim Crawford
Nancy Hanna
Brenda Husson
Bob Larson
Reid Murchison
Ted Pardoe
Chuck Royce
Peter Walsh
Claire Woodley
Dwight Zscheile

Forward Movement Leadership

RenewalWorks is a ministry of Forward Movement:

The Rev. Scott Gunn, Executive Director
Richelle Thompson, Deputy Director and Managing Editor
Rachel Jones, Associate Editor
Miriam McKenney, Development Director
Jason Merritt, Deputy Director and Marketing Director