We'd Love to Hear from you!
We are a team of donor-supported missionaries dedicated to serving pastors and churches like your's.
Our calling from God is to help you live out your calling as a pastor and see your church impacting it's community locally.
reFocusing is all about rediscovering calling. So here’s ours:
We believe in the Church, even if society doesn’t. In a culture that proclaims that the church is dying, we have hope. Because we believe that God has placed his calling on the lives of pastors and church leaders to lead the church beyond its walls and impact the community in undeniably powerful ways. We also believe that many pastors need help. Why?
Because we’ve been there.
Qualifications of the reFocusing team:
We’re a team of former pastors and church leaders with over 170 years of experience in moving churches and church leaders to the missional calling of Jesus. We understand the hurdles churches face. We understand the problems of pastors. That’s why we specialize in leadership development, church vision, and an engagement in the local community that leads to transformation. But notice the progression of this change. In the simplest terms possible:
Our calling is pastors.
DR. David Zimmerman
Global Director, Novo’s reFocusing team
After serving two churches over 21 years as senior pastor, David became a missionary to the Church and joined Novo (formerly known as Church Resource Ministries) in 2003. As Director of Novo’s eight member reFocusing Team, David serves pastors and churches who desire to activate their missional DNA to advance the Kingdom of God locally— in their life, church, and community. David’s a graduate of Samford University, Birmingham, Al. He holds a MDiv and DMin from Southwestern Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX. Becky and David call Atlanta, GA home.
Director of Operations
Jillyan adores the Church. She longs to see believers attuned to their individual callings and compelled to worship the risen Lord Jesus! With a deep commitment to discipleship and variety of experiences in team leadership, her heart cry is, “follow me as I follow Jesus.” She is a catalyzer, analyzer, and vision-caster, committed to walking alongside leaders long-term as they lean into the gospel that changes everything. Jillyan holds a BA in Intercultural Studies from Moody Bible Institute and currently calls Upland, CA home.
Research and Development Specialist
Starting and managing an investment business helped prepare Kirk to develop leaders. He has served on the pastoral staff of both a church plant and a large, growing church. His passion is to champion leaders to live “all-in,” so that those they influence advance the Kingdom of God. Kirk has an M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation.
Ministry and Systems Specialist
Thirty seven years in parish and denominational leadership cemented in Gary the need to be an apostolic missionary who comes alongside pastors and church leaders. He delights in helping individuals and ministries discover their unique God-given calling. He longs for the day when the Church once again is a powerful influence in each and every community.
Dr. Kirk Mackie
Missional Leadership Coach
Kirk loves the Church. In pastoral roles that span 22 years, his experience leading, coaching, empowering, and consulting results in people coming to faith and changing their culture. He’s passionate about developing godly leaders especially in cross-cultural environments. Leaders emerge clear about their character and unique calling. Kirk’s Doctor of Ministry dissertation for Fuller Seminary integrates leadership development, spiritual formation, and how the Church lives on mission. He and Robin call Texas home.
Dr. Robb J. Hattem
Director of Cross-Cultural Relationships
Rooted in a deep love for Jesus’ Church, Robb’s 26 years of pastoral ministry cross-cultural, and denominational executive experience support his life-passion to come along side pastors, churches and leaders, to see the greatest Kingdom impact through their unique, God-given calling. Robb holds a BS in Business Admin from La Verne University, in CA and D.Min with an emphasis on Church Multiplication and Leadership Development from Bakke Graduate University in Seattle, WA. Janet and Robb live in Southern California.
With experience in various pastoral roles since 2006, and having launched and led a national missions agency, Nick loves to use his entrepreneurial experience with developing missional ministries in and outside of the church to help leaders discover and respond to what breaks God’s heart. He longs to help see Christ formed in leaders, the “least of these” loved, and new movements of disciples formed. Nick is a Moody Bible Institute grad and resides in Orange County, CA with his wife Emily and their three small men and a little adopted princess.
Director of Intercession
David is passionate about serving Jesus and His Church. With 29 years of professional service, including 15 years as a Senior Pastor and 14 years as an Associate Pastor, David has now taken up the role of Director of Intercession for the reFocusing Team. He has a passion to see the Church grow in Its intimacy and dependence on the person and work of the Holy Spirit in every aspect of its calling. David is a graduate of the University of La Verne with a B.A. in Religious Studies and holds a M.A. in Ministry from Hope International University. David resides with his wife Laura in Orange County, California.