Richard Foster

Richard Foster

Richard Foster, a 1964 graduate of George Fox, is a prolific author and theologian whose 1978 book Celebration of Discipline was named by Christianity Today as one of the top 10 religious books of the 20th century. In the late 1980s, he founded Renovaré, a nonprofit that helps individuals and churches worldwide grow in Christ through the practice of classical spiritual disciplines. Foster has also served in a variety of ministry positions, including as a pastor on staff at Newberg Friends Church. In addition to the dozen books he’s authored, coauthored or edited, he’s written numerous magazine articles, taught spiritual formation classes at several universities and spoken in venues around the world.