The RBRC Story
Founder and Director, Sandra Traver, felt led by God to open the Center after a transformational journey with Dr Richard Bush in a series of retreats he created called Life on Life Formation. Sandra has a B.A. in Christian Ministry, is licensed with the Christian & Missionary Alliance, and has coordinated and facilitated retreats for several years. She's now a certified trainer for Life on Life Formation which she leads at the Center as well as other retreats for growth and restoration. Sandra is also on a pathway to obtain certification as a Spiritual Director, to be utilized at the Center.
The purpose of the Center is to provide a place where God can continue the work of growth and restoration in the body of Christ. Psalm 46:10 says, 'Be still, and know that I am God.' And in in Mark 6:31 Jesus invited His disciples to 'Come away with Me to a quite place and rest'. He invites us to do the same. RBRC is a sacred space of protected serenity in the beauty of creation, which is ideal for the transforming work God desires to do in us.
Founder - Sandra Traver
The Renewal Center bears the name of Dr Richard Bush, a humble servant of God who dedicated his life to helping others be spiritually formed by the nature and character of Christ. Dr Bush served as a local church pastor with the Christian and Missionary Alliance for thirty-one years, as a District Superintendent for 12 years, and held positions at the National office of the C&MA in Leadership Development. Richard believed we need to deal with the issues beneath the surface that affect our heart, soul, mind, strength and love for others. He impacted many lives for Christ before he went home to be with the Lord on June 25th, 2020 but his legacy lives on in the Life on Life Formation training. Through it, he taught that spiritual formation happens incrementally over time with others and for others. We honor the work God accomplished through Richard by naming the center after him and providing a place for God to continue the work.