Minnesota Renewal Center

Willing to Listen; Able to Help...

aka MRC   |   St Paul, MN   |  www.minnesotarenewal.org

Mission

Our mission is to serve the individuals in renewal, counseling, consultation and training of ministers, missionaries, congregations and military leaders. We provide a comprehensive range of services in the areas of pre-field or pre-ministry preparation, problem resolution, individual and family therapy, mediation/reconciliation, congregational or organizational systems analysis, consultation and training. Our future goal is also to provide a residential setting for renewal, intensive counseling and training of Christian leaders.

Notes from the nonprofit

Minnesota Renewal Center is a 25-year-old organization serving the specialized communities of ministers, missionaries, and military personnel. Our licensed professional therapists have extensive backgrounds in pastoral care, conflict resolution, and PTSD.

Ruling year info

1996

Executive Director

Dennis R Morrow Ph.D.

Main address

3499 Lexington Ave N Suite 100

St Paul, MN 55126-7058 USA

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EIN

41-1827281

NTEE code info

Family Counseling, Marriage Counseling (P46)

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Life and leadership occasionally have thorny issues that seem to be irresolvable. MRC is a safe place to assist individuals and families with time-tested advice and problem-solving strategies to face the circumstances that brought them to us. In short, we discuss and the individuals decide... MRC's special emphases include the concerns of ministry leaders and military families who each have unique situations: - Pastors are the caregivers for congregations but frequently feel unable to ask fo help within their own congregations. Although the stigma is lessening due to some high profile leaders speaking out about the value of therapy in his or her own life, many faith leaders fear a reduction in impact if their congregations knew that help was needed. - Missionaries or other international workers also face the reality that unresolved issues in their lives may negatively impact effectiveness. - Military trauma (PTSD, loneliness, stress) are additional areas of focus.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Therapy Services

Our current principal activities/ministries include: psychological testing and assessment, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention,and career consultation for missionaries and ministers and church or organizational consultation or mediation. We also provide a number of seminars to churches and organizations, including sponsoring the annual Good Timber Christian Leadership Conference.

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents
Christians
At-risk youth
Military personnel

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Minnesota Association of Cristian Counselors 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of free participants in conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships

Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of paid participants in conferences

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of veterans with PTSD served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of accolades/recognition received from third-party organizations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Families

Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Voted Best Marriage Therapy Clinic by the Arden Hills Award Program

Average number of service recipients per month

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Adults, Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of press articles published

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Family relationships, Gender and sexual identity

Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Hours of expertise provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Serving overseas clients

Number of youth and families for whom a strengths-based assessment is completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of partner churches

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Total number of counseling sessions performed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of families served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of nonprofit leaders coached

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of grants received

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Therapy Services

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

MRC's regional therapy services serve over 100 individuals weekly. Our dozen licensed professionals schedule weekly office hours to meet the needs of clients. They offer an array of specialties including mental health check-ins, family dynamics, marriage counseling, individual therapy, art therapy, EMDR, and post-trauma services.
We offer reduced therapy fees for faith leaders. By this, we hope to make counseling more accessible to those leaders who may have difficulty asking for help within their own communities. The loneliness and stress of congregational leadership can often be acute.
International pre-service assessment and evaluation is a crucial way to reduce the likelihood that unhealthy people leave the safety net of home before dealing with unresolved issues of life. We help sending agencies make great choices to build international teams.
Since many of our licensed professionals hail from military families, they are especially helpful in assisting them with unpacking the heaviness and trauma that veterans bring home with them.

The goal of therapy is to reduce or eliminate its need in the lives of those we serve. We want individuals to make healthy choices about themselves, their marriages, their work, and their families. We do this through therapeutic services (in-person and on-line as the laws allow) and through specific programs (annual conference and short-term seminars).

Our licensed professionals are skilled practitioners of therapy designed to assist clients in developing strategies for self-care. In addition, we serve special populations that we call the 3Ms (military, ministry, and missionaries).

Accomplishments:
1] MRC served over 800 individuals in 2020 in therapeutic settings.
2] Conference attendance was 75
3] 25% of all client hours were dedicated to our special focus populations (military, ministry, & missionaries)




What's Next:
1] Increased focus on grant proposal writing and fundraising in order to offer low-cost services to clients.
2] Increased capacity building through marketing.
3] More optimal use and scheduling of facilities

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback, Confidential nature of services

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Minnesota Renewal Center

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Kevin Johnson

Communitas

Term: 2020 - 2022

Robert Boyd

Converge

Larry Carlson

Masterworks Mfg. Services

Ben Duininck

Nuveen

Truett Lawson

Demonination Executive (Retired)

Kevin Johnson

Communitas Int'l

Dean Erickson

Educ. Consultant

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/30/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/30/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.