About Us

FRESH Renewal Center is a nonprofit corporation, founded in 1990 by Dick and Cheryl McKinley, to serve the needs of all spiritual seekers. Originally intended for persons recovering from addictions and damaging dependencies, the 12 step emphasis soon expanded to include everyone.
F.R.E.S.H. stands for Fellowship Renewing Experience Strength and Hope.


Since the organization is not allied with any other organization or institution, FRESH is a welcome resource, serving individuals desiring to enhance their spiritual condition.

The Board of Directors is very active and intimately involved in guiding the mission of FRESH. We strive to stay current as the times and needs of the community change. The Board and FRESH Volunteers have been maintaining this beacon since 1991.

Special Events/workshops are held at the Chalet in Augusta twice a year and at other centers throughout the St. Louis area.

From the beginning, persons with no 12 Step orientation have sought and been welcomed to renewal at the Center and at programs which the organization sponsors in other locations.

The Board of Directors is intimately involved in guiding the mission of FRESH, as times change and needs of the community follow. It continues to kindle the vital beacon for individual and group retreat which has been maintained for 13 years.