John Fenner is Director of the Facilitator Preparation Program. He has been facilitating Courage & Renewal retreats since 2003 with people from a variety of backgrounds and professions. Previously, John worked as a consultant to nonprofits, churches, and communities on conflict resolution, dialogue, racial equity, and organizational/community change processes. Between 1989 and 2006, John served as Executive Director of the Center for Dialogue, a community-based nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of peaceful communities and positive change in individuals and organizations. He is based in North Carolina.