Development and Communications

Rev. Christopher Griffin

Professional Title: 
Social Media Assistant
Organization: 
Communtiy Renewal Society

Chris is a native of Chicago’s West side. He attended Whitey M. Young High School where he found his love for media. After studies at Columbia College and Moody Bible Institute he worked for over 20 years as a freelance photographer and filmmaker in Chicago. Some of his clients were Ebony Magazine, NDIGO Magapaper, the HistoryMakers and Brides Noir Magazine.

Meghan Strell

Professional Title: 
Communications: Web and Data Specialist
Organization: 
Community Renewal Society

Meghan manages the website and contact management system for Community Renewal Society.  She joined CRS through the merger with Protestants for the Common Good.  She also works for Faith in Place as a consultant.  She is the Artistic Director of Local Infinities Visual theater and a performer with Mucca Pazza.

Kristine Scott

Professional Title: 
Director of Development
Organization: 
Community Renewal Society

Kris joined Community Renewal Society in 2002 as the Development Officer of Corporate and Major Giving. In 2016, Kris was promoted to Director of Development. As the Director of Development, Kris is responsible for the planning, implementation, and direction of all Community Renewal Society’s fundraising efforts, including the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, and special events.

Mary Bowmann Arents

Professional Title: 
Individual Giving Officer
Organization: 
Community Renewal Society
Congregation: 
Urban Village Church

Mary joined Community Renewal Society in June 2016. In her role as Individual Giving Officer, she seeks to merge issues of fundraising and faith. Mary has served as Development Director for Center for Independent Futures in Evanston, IL. She has also supported several organizations as a development consultant. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Northwestern University and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Mary hails from Minneapolis and now calls Chicago home. Mary and her family are members of Urban Village Church.

 

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