History

The RENEW Network, formerly the Evangelical Coalition for United Methodist Women (ECUMW), was formed in 1989 as a network for evangelical women within the United Methodist Church.  RENEW is the women’s program arm of the Good News organization.  The forerunner of RENEW was the Good News Women’s Taskforce which existed for many years prior to our formation to address issues relating to women within the UMC.  Good News, founded in 1967, is the forum for Scriptural Christianity within the UMC.  The President of RENEW from 1989-2008 was Mrs. Faye Short and the President of Good News from 1967-Present is Dr. James Heidinger II.