For more information, email: info@renewalworks.org

RenewalWorks Team

Jay SidebothamThe Rev. Jay Sidebotham, Director

The Rev. Jay Sidebotham is the Director of RenewalWorks. He also serves as Associate Rector at St. James, Madison Avenue in New York. 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. He has also served at St. James’ Parish, Wilmington, NC; 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.

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.


Special thanks to our advisors who have shepherded RenewalWorks through its first 8 years and continue to share their wisdom and support:

Carol Anderson
Christian Anderson
Eric Arnson
Jim Crawford
Ryan Fleenor
Nancy Hanna
Brenda Husson
Clarence Langdon
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. Canon Scott Gunn, Executive Director
Richelle Thompson, Managing Editor
Miriam McKenney, Development Director
Jason Merritt, Marketing Director