Our Team

The Renewed Life Ministries Team

Renewed Life Ministries depends on both staff and volunteers alike. We would not be able to help the men, families, and communities that we have been privileged to serve without our team. These people serve week in and week out to make a difference that will not be forgotten.

Board of Directors

  • Jerry Avilla
  • Eric Dill
  • Derek Faulkner
  • Theron Hatch
  • Paul Smith
  • Tera Surbeck
  • Todd Surbeck

DANIELLE ADAMS

OPERATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ASSISTANT

Danielle Adams has been a jack of all trades for RLMO.  With her skills in administration and in photography, she posts marketing for RLMO on social media, organizes our amazing volunteers and occasionally takes a staff photo or two.  In her spare time, she leads a home church community and stays up late stargazing with her husband Jason and her son in Murfreesboro, TN.

DEREK FAULKNER

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Originally from Georgia, Derek moved to Tennessee in 2002 after being homeless for over six months. He is a graduate of the program (2003) and is honored to serve as the Executive Director since September 2010. Derek and his wife Valerie now reside in Murfreesboro, TN.

VALERIE FAULKNER

OFFICE MANAGER

KATIE HALL

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Katie Hall brings experience in marketing and publicity, creative writing, book publishing, and nonprofit fundraising. She is delighted to share RLMO’s story and seek support from the community. Katie and her husband Wes live with their family in Murfreesboro, TN, and enjoy volunteering together for various causes.

LEONARD HANCOCK

HOUSE MANAGER

Leonard has been helping men with addiction for over 15 years. He is originally from Albany, GA and moved to Tennessee to serve as Re-entry Coach at Teen Challenge of the Mid-South. Leonard has been a vital part of RLMO since 2013. He makes his home on the grounds of Renewed Life and walks with the men, day-by-day as they experience their new found freedom.

ELLA

CHIEF SECURITY OFFICER & BOOSTER OF MORALE

Ella knows a thing or two about second chances. Once abandoned at a construction site, a rescuer asked RLMO about giving her a new home. She now happily spends her days in front of the our facility, greeting each visitor and resident at the door.