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Our Team

Brittany Garber - Operations Director

Brit has found the perfect place at Re:new as the Operations Director, combining her fashion business degree from Columbia College with her professional work experience in photo and video production.

With a strong entrepreneurial spirit, Brit is the co-founder of two businesses: 22|44a clothing & home goods brand and Pylgrm, a production agency. Brit is driven by her love to create beautiful products and experiences that engage the world in a new way of seeing, thinking, and living.

Brit considers herself to be a constant learner and spends her free time listening to podcasts, reading books, and traveling the country. She has a huge heart for the local church, global missions, and is a certified host family for Safe Families. 

  

Sue Roman - Finance Director

Having returned to the States in 2012 from the Dominican Republic, Sue desires to use her gifts and talents to help those in need.  While in the DR, Sue alongside her husband and four children, worked at an after school care center to provide educational, physical, emotional and spiritual encouragement for at risk kids.  Her heart grew during those two years as she watched barriers of ethnicity, class, and culture erode realizing that we all have the same longings and desires to be loved and cared for.  Sue loved the relationships she built in the DR and now has that opportunity to build meaningful relationships at Re:new as she works alongside refugees from many different countries.  

Sue, her husband and their four children reside in Wheaton, IL.  Sue enjoys the outdoors, a short run or a long bike ride, a good book and time with her family.  Sue holds a degree in Business from the University of Michigan. 

 

 

Ruthie Seager 

Ruthie Seager - Production Director

In 2015, Ruthie co-founded 22|44, a clothing & home goods brand committed to educating the public on the reality of modern-day slavery and empowering us to live a life that supports a free world.

Ruthie is passionate about meshing the worlds of fashion & art with community & social justice. She is excited about joining the Re:new team and being in an environment that marries ministry with business and creativity with social reform. When she’s not overseeing production at Re:new, Ruthie works as a personal assistant and custom seamstress. 

Ruthie loves traveling, hospitality, good coffee, warm weather, and spending time with friends & family. She holds a degree in fashion design from Columbia College.

 

 

 

Beth Johnson - Communications Manager

After traveling to Ghana, West Africa with her daughter and the Touch A Life Foundation in 2008, Beth learned about the plight of trafficked children. The children she met in Ghana had so much joy & hope despite enduring so much pain & suffering. They truly inspired her in many ways. When Beth returned to the United States, she knew she wanted to do something meaningful in her own community. She volunteered to be an ESL tutor & classroom aide for adult refugees at World Relief. The students taught her so much about strength, courage, and perseverance.

Beth's passion for the refugee community continues to grow as she seeks to use her skills to serve the beautiful women at Re:new. Married with two adult children, Beth adores her family and loves travel, adventure, reading, fitness and friendships. Beth holds a BS in Advertising from the University of Illinois.