About Us


To develop a collaborative of Christian ministries, as well as recovery and reentry resource providers, that work together to reduce the high rate of relapse and recidivism.


A unified group of Christian ministries and representatives from the broader recovery and reentry field working together to transform and heal broken lives impacted by incarceration and addiction.


R3 works to fulfill our mission and vision through networking meetings, a clearinghouse resource website and database, strategic partnerships, and by providing training and tools to improve our individual and collective service. We are committed to developing a collaboration of ministries, recovery and reentry resources providers, community leaders, and local churches that provide individuals with access to comprehensive recovery and reentry services.


A little more than ten years ago a spirit of collaboration was born amongst some of the larger Christian treatment and recovery programs – Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, The Salvation Army’s Adult Rehabilitation Center, The Union Gospel Mission’s Christ Recovery Center, Metro Hope Ministries, The Prison Fellowship, and others. It was initially called the Christian Collaborative and it grew out of the realization that by working together in concert, by locking arms, we could vastly increase our collective impact.

Recovery from Addiction, Reentry from Incarceration & Renewal in Christ

These leaders in Christian recovery and reentry have been joined by more than 100 ministries and over 1000 individuals that now make up the members and supporters of the R3 Collaborative. We are a collection of transitional programs and housing providers, jail and prison ministries, recovery minded churches, job training and educational programs, felony friendly employers, as well as a wealth of mentors and volunteers.

We strive to work together to bridge the gap between those in need and the “best fit” resources they need – Finding the right services for the right person at the right time. We network to promote each other’s programs and services, to make mutual referrals and to build a network of support in the recovery, reentry and, especially, the Christian community.

You’re invited to join us! It’s easy. Provide your contact information and we’ll send you announcements of our monthly networking meetings hosted by leaders in the field, as well as keep you informed of other events and opportunities to get involved.

For where two or more are gathered together in my name, I am there in the midst of them.  [Matthew 18:20]


  • Dave Hibbison (President of the Board) New Life In Christ Ministry
  • Jim Moore (Executive Director) R3 Collaborative
  • Steve Anseth (Treasurer) ABDO, Eick & Meyers, LLP
  • John Henderson (Board Member) Crossing HOME


We are looking for R3 Members that would like to join our Advisory Leadership Team to help formulate and develop our planned improvements. If you’re interested in being involved as an adviser, or joining as a volunteer or networking member, contact Jim Moore at jim.moore@r3collaborative.org. If you are interested in serving on the R3 Collaborative Board of Directors you can contact Pastor David Hibbison at newlifeinchrist@midco.net.

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