Tim and Julie HansenPastor Allan and Eunice Hansen - Founders of CRCAbout Us

Christian Renewal Center (CRC) is a place set apart for the renewing of God's people that their lives might bring greater glory and honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. CRC was founded in 1970 by the late Reverend Allan and Eunice Hansen and is now being carried on by Tim and Julie Hansen. Christian Renewal Center has been the fulfillment of a life long dream of providing a place of spiritual refreshment for people thirsty for more of God. Through the generosity of many dear friends and the labor of countless volunteers it has grown from 10 acres of raw forest land to its present 40 acre campus. CRC is a warm, cozy conference center located on beautiful forest land next to Silver Falls State Park, 15 miles SE of Silverton and 30 miles SE of Salem, Oregon. We are dedicated to the glory of God, and serving the Body of Christ through guest group facilities and retreat programs. The Staff team is committed to serve you in every way possible and it is our goal to have your stay here be an enjoyable and edifying experience.

Christian Renewal Center is a story that amazes us because we started with the dream of one lodge somewhere in the mountains of California. How that dream was transferred to Oregon and has grown to include forty acres and fourteen buildings causes us to stand in awe of God's wondrous works and ways.

The stones that shaped the Hansen's lives and ministry had been laid by the many wonderful retreats and countless great teachers they sat under as well as by numerous inspired writers. We will mention some of them whom we have had the privilege of meeting and entertaining in the Hansen home. People like Dr. J. Edwin Orr, the well-known authority on revival, Corrie ten Boom, the heroine of World War II prison camps and Gladys Aylward, whose story was featured in the film, Inn of the Sixth Happiness. Our story seems small and insignificant, in comparison, here it is with the hope and prayer that others who feel insignificant might be encouraged. If God could bless our feeble efforts and forgive our failures, He can do the same for you and bless the dreams He has given you.

Tim and Julie Hansen are now living on the dream of loving God and serving His people through CRC's ministry of hospitality. They live on the CRC grounds and have five children: David, Grace, Josiah, Peter, and Jonny.

"I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart;
I will tell of all thy wonderful deeds.
I will be glad and exult in Thee,
I will sing praises to thy name, O Most High!"
Psalm 9:1-2

My Favorite Things: A CRC Song
Talking with God in the freshness of dawn,
Learning about Him and praising in song,
Prayer in the chapel with the valley below;
It's one of the loveliest places I know.

Silver Falls picnics -just look at that view!
Strolling and talking with friends that are new;
Children at play on the playground and swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Time to be quiet down by the stream;
Listen to God's voice or maybe just dream;
Praying with others and learning to share
Some precious moments with people who care.
When I go back
To the fast track,
And I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Words by Helen Johnson
Sung to the music from
"Sound of Music"
by Hammerstein

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Tim and Julie HansenGreetings from Christian Renewal Center!

“The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”
-Zephaniah 3:17 (NASB)

We are Tim and Julie Hansen and it is our pleasure, along with our staff, to serve you through our ministry of hospitality and through the fellowship we have around the Word of God. Our desire is that you would be touched by the Lord, by His Spirit, in our correspondence together whether you are coming here with a Christian Organization, CRC Sponsored Retreat, or on a Personal Retreat.

In our often busy and hectic lives, it is good sometimes to pull away from the “crowd,” as Jesus did, to spend time with His Father. We trust that as you come to worship the Lord, seek His will for your life, and renew your mind through the reading of His Word that you will leave here refreshed and rested in your spirit. “How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, who seek Him with all their heart.” -Psalm 119:2 (NASB)

While you are here we also hope that you have fun hiking the Silver Falls, riding our zip line, and joining us at the Lamppost for a good book, espresso, or special treat. “O taste and see that the Lord is good; how blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” -Psalm 34:8 (NASB)

In closing, we long for you to be encouraged and equipped in your faith while here, so that when you return home you will love God more deeply, minister more effectively to the Body of Christ, and  be able to witness to those who do not know Jesus’ saving grace with new boldness.

Be Blessed!

-Tim and Julie Hansen

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Apostle's Creeds


Apostles' and the Nicene Creeds

THE APOSTLES' CREED: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilot, Was crucified, dead, and buried: He descended into hell; The third day he rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From there he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Christian Church, The Communion of Saints; The forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen.

THE NICENE CREED: I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, Begotten of his Father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotten, not made, Being of one substance with the Father, By whom all things were made: Who for us men, and for our salvation, came down from heaven, And was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man; And was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate. He suffered and was buried; And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And sits on the right hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom shall have no end. And I believe in the Holy Ghost, The Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father and the Son, Who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified, Who spoke by the Prophets. And I believe one Holy Christian and Apostolic Church. I acknowledge one Baptism for the remission of sins. And I look for the Resurrection of the dead, And the Life of the world to come. Amen.

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CRC Values


Values of Christian Renewal Center



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Eunice Hansen


When God Gives a Dream: the story of Christian Renewal Center

Eunice Hansen as a young womanWhen God Gives a Dream: the story of Christian Renewal by Eunice Hansen

by Eunice Hansen

The testimony of Eunice Hansen, wife of Christian Renewal Center’s founding director, Pastor Allan D. Hansen. An intensely personal account of their early years in ministry, their days at Renewal House, their family and their hopes for the future.This book may be purchased at CRC in the Main Lodge.

Preface and Chapter One

"Stained Glass Miracle Story"



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Alan Hansen


Memorial to Allan Hansen

January 14, 1918-November 14, 2008

Early on the morning of November 14th, 2008, Allan Hansen, founder of Christian Renewal Center went home to be with the Lord. He passed away peacefully in the arms of his wife, Eunice, in their home at the center. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.  This page is dedicated to his life, which was served faithfully to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Photos of Allan

Allan's blog: A place to read about Allan's last few weeks on this earth as well as a place to read and leave comments.

Allan's last evening: Going to His Eternal Home

Comments from those who loved him.

Allan Hansen

To read the story about Allan and Eunice Hansen and how they started CRC, read When God Gives a Dream (available in the CRC's Lamppost). 

Video Clip - Memorial to Allan
Video courtesy of Carina Wood. Thank you Carina!


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Mission Statement


CRC's Mission: Love God and Serve His PeopleMission Statement:

"Love God and Serve His People"

CRC is a family-oriented retreat center, which provides spiritual renewal, rest, and sponsored retreats for all ages.

CRC is a beautiful place of retreat for Christian churches and organizations, one that encourages Godly refreshment and spiritual growth.

CRC is a refreshing place to get away and seek the Lord through His Word and prayer through a private retreat.

In addition, we assist with provision for the poor and the needy in the Body of Christ. We are mission minded, both local and foreign, in heart and in deed.

CRC's ChapelOur Values and Statement of Faith:

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Current Staff


CRC Current Staff

We are blessed to be part of an incredible group of people that God has brought together to serve here at CRC.
We all serve, "As Unto The Lord Jesus".

".. Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity."
-Psalm 133:1 (NASB)

Executive Director-
Tim Hansen

Julie Hansen
Co-Founder -
Eunice Hansen

Director of Food Services and Head Cook-
Peter Riegelmann
Betty Thomas
Kitchen Assistant-
Becky Rutschman
Arts and Crafts, and Kitchen Assistant-
Helen Johnson
Maintenance - Richard Frank
Lamppost Barista and Special Projects- Lori Riegelmann
Worship and Maintenance -
Bryan Rutschman
Kitchen Assistant -
Jonny Hansen

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Board of Directors


Board of Directors

We are blessed so richly by the godly love, wisdom, and prayers of our Board of Directors.

"As each one has received a special gift, employ it in seeing one another as good stewards if the manifold grace of God." -1 Peter 4:10 (NASB)

Eunice Hansen Eunice Hansen
Founding Director

Jim Holm Jim Holm Rayella Wood Rayella Wood
  Jack Thoreson Jack Thoreson Jon Dunagan Jon Dunagan  

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Volunteer at CRC


Volunteer at CRC!

Christian Renewal Center loves its volunteers. CRC could not operate or even function without the many hours of time and love that our volunteers have put in - they are vital to our ministry.

We welcome anyone to experience volunteering in any capacity at CRC for a few hours, a day, or longer. Many people have found it to be a life-changing experience!

In addition, we are also seeking volunteer staff members for the following part-time, 25-30 hours per week positions. Is God calling you to join the CRC staff family?

For more information, contact Tim Hansen or call 503-873-7743 

Come and share the blessing at the beautiful Christian Renewal Center!

To apply, download the Employment Application (PDF format) and send it to this address:

Christian Renewal Center
22444 North Fork Rd. S
Silverton, OR 97381

Housekeeper/Kitchen Assistant - This is a position for someone who loves to make things sparkle and loves to cook. Housekeeping: Clean and prepare bathrooms, bedrooms and meeting areas for our guests. Change and wash sheets weekly. Set up meeting areas with tables, chairs, and sound systems. Reliability, speed and attention to detail are essential.  Kitchen: Assist the cooks with meal preparation and cook some meals alone. We operate year-round and meals are served to 50-100 people.

Maintenance & Construction - We are asking the Lord for an individual with building and repair skills and a servant’s heart who is also able to organize and lead others. Strong aptitude for, and some experience with, electrical, plumbing, sheet rock, and finish carpentry are needed. Duties also include grounds and vehicle maintenance, tractor/backhoe operation. Should be physically fit and able to lift over 50 pounds. May include some duties in the kitchen and housekeeping, etc. Spouse may work full or part time in kitchen, cleaning, hospitality, or office. We are looking for someone who will be blessed to be a part of the ministry of CRC. This is a volunteer ministry position. Grow in your ability to share the Gospel, teach the Word and lead others. Make friendships that will last a lifetime! Room and board provided.

Compensation for above positions: Nice on-site housing for singles or couples, includes utilities & all food. Volunteer positions are 25-30 hours/week. Full time positions are 40 hours/week and include a monthly salary based on ability and experience.

If you are an individual or a couple that loves the Lord and wants to contribute your life experience and skills to serving God in ministry, we'd love to have you!

We always are in need of help in construction, electrical, painting, landscaping, kitchen, and housekeeping.

To apply for a volunteer position please contact Tim Hansen.

Please read our Mission Statement.

Contact Tim or Julie Hansen for further questions.

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Employment at CRC


David Hansen

Every year, Christian Renewal Center has the opportunity to pour God's love and truth into several thousand people's lives and we are thrilled about that! CRC is dedicated to providing a safe, beautiful, clean, and godly camp where God can bring spiritual renewal and physical refreshment to His people. We'd like you to be a part of that!

We believe that working at CRC is also a unique working environment in which you also will be given the opportunity to grow spiritually through fellowship with other staff and guests through corporate prayer times and daily devotions that we share as a team.


To apply, download the Employment Application (PDF format) and send it to this address:
Christian Renewal Center
22444 N. Fork Rd.
Silverton, OR 97831


Click here to e-mail it as an attachment.

Please read our Mission Statement.

Contact Tim or Julie Hansen for further questions.

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The Lamppost

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Welcome to the Lamppost! Come join us for fellowship and an espresso. We are excited about our new addition to CRC. Our vision for the Lamppost is to have a safe, cozy place for godly fellowship. The Lamppost is a place where people can pray, share their heart, and receive God's wisdom through His Word. This is a place where friends can come together to share an espresso or for an indiviual to sit and have their Bible reading or to enjoy a good book from our bookstore, Contact our Registrar for more information on hours and how we can accomodate your group. Like the Lamppost on Facebook!

The key verse that we felt God gave us for the bookstore, which we have painted on the wall is:
"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path." -Psalm 119:105 (NASB)

To find out more about the history of CRC read Eunice Hansen's "When God Gives a Dream".

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Directions to Christian Renewal Center

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CRC Mailbox

Christian Renewal Center
22444 North Fork Rd. SE 
Silverton, OR 97381
Phone:  503/873-6743
Fax/voice mail: 503/873-8300

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From North, Portland:

Take I-5 south to Exit #271 - Woodburn, Silverton/Hwy 214. Follow Hwy 214 south 30 miles through Woodburn, Mt. Angel and Silverton to Silver Falls State Park. See details below.

Hwy 214 details:

After taking I-5  Exit #271 (Woodburn Company Stores), take a left at the end of the ramp. Following signs for Hwy 214, cross over freeway, go east 2.5 miles passing a fire station and a Bi Mart store on your right. At the intersection turn right onto Hwy 99 south. Go 1 mile. At the 3rd stoplight (Mini Market on your right) turn left, following Hwy 214 another 8 miles to Mt. Angel and 3 more miles to Silverton.

From Silverton:

Follow Hwy 214 through Silverton south 14 miles up into the hills to Silver Falls State Park. Go 1/2 mile past the park entrance sign to North Fork Road (on your left). Turn left, go 1 mile up the gravel road, taking the left fork at the large sign for CRC. Follow banners and signs up the hill to the Main Lodge.

From South, Eugene:

Take I-5 north to Exit #253.Take Hwy 22 east (toward Bend) 7 miles to Exit #7, Silver Falls State Park/Hwy 214 and follow Hwy 214 15 miles to Silver Falls State Park. Passing South Falls, drive 2 more miles, crossing the bridge to the North Falls Parking Area. Take North Fork Road, an immediate sharp right, just beyond the entrance to the parking lot, 1 mile up the gravel. Follow signs and banners to CRC.

From North, Oregon City:

This is the country route. Take I-205 Exit #10-Park Place, Molalla. Follow Hwy 213 through Mulino and Marquam 30 miles to Silverton. Follow "From Silverton" directions.

Click here for map of CRC Grounds. And check out our building availability on our Group Openings Calendar.

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Camp Activities


Activities at Christian Renewal Center

Swinging at CRCThe Zip Line: Travel through the trees on an exciting ride along a 100' length of aircraft cable suspended 20' above the forest floor. The Zip Line requires the supervision of a CRC staff member and another designated adult during operation. Riders must wear a climbing harness. Schedule a time to use the Zip Line when planning your retreat.

Cable Swings: Jump onto the seat of the swing and float among the trees from a cable suspended 30' above you! The lower cable swing may be used with adult supervision by children of any age. The upper swing is reserved for children age 10 and up. A supervising adult at least 18 years of age may check out the key at the Main Lodge kitchen. Safety rules are posted at each swing and must be enforced by the person checking out the key.

Volleyball Court: A full sized packed sand court is located along the main driveway between the Main Lodge and the Rotunda.

Archery: We offer certified archery instruction and open range for all ages. Self-supervised open range sessions are available to competent adults age 18 and over. Inquire with the registrar when placing your reservation.

Pond: Catch and release fishing is available at no charge to guests. Poles, tackle and bait are provided. An adult age 18 or older must accompany children under 12 years old within the pond fence. Swimming in the pond is not permitted.

Playground: Ideal for children age ten and under, the playground has a small Merry-go-round, swings, a play train and two playhouses; one with a cargo net and the other with a slide and a fire pole.

Mountain Golf: Enjoy our 9-hole golf course that uses croquet style balls and mallets.

Basketball Court: A outdoor half court is located near Cabins "Matthew" and "Mark".

Seasonal: Swiming in the refreshing waters of the North Fork of Silver Creek in CRC's lower campground area is a great way to cool off on a hot summer's day. A slightly warmer public wading area is located at the South Falls day use area just three miles away. Excellent swimmers only may swim at their own risk in the creek at the park. Favorite areas are below Twin Falls and Upper North Falls located in Silver Falls State Park.

Other Area Activities and Attractions:

Silver Falls State Park: Enjoy breathtaking views of God's wonderful creation on the four mile long "Trail of Ten Falls"

The Oregon Garden: One of Oregon's most popular destinations, where thousands of plants are displayed in more than 20 specialty gardens. Discover how easy it is to relax and be dazzled at The Oregon Garden, located on 80 acres in Historic Silverton. Explore amazing water features, the Conifer garden, garden art, wetlands, a playful garden just for kids, and the 400-year-old Signature Oak tree.

Golf courses: Click here to discover and play at golf courses in Oregon.

Indoor Swimming: Silverton has a covered pool that is opened all year round. Stayton has an indoor pool with a waterslide. Both pools charge admission and have lifeguards.

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