Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative
2101 Maywill Street
Suite 239
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement

The Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI) believes God yearns for Richmond to reflect His heart, so it inspires, equips, and releases emerging Christian leaders to serve in their professional, personal,and public places of leadership. 

Web and Social Media
The RCLI '16 Class gathers at their opening retreat in September 2015.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Timothy P. Holtz
Board Chair Mr. JG Carter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Union Mortgage
Contact Information
Address 2101 Maywill Street
Suite 239
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 657-7254
Fax 804 XXX-XXXX
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2009
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $190,100.00
Projected Expenses $191,718.00
Additional Documents
Fact Sheet2016View

The Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative (RCLI) believes God yearns for Richmond to reflect His heart, so it inspires, equips, and releases emerging Christian leaders to serve in their professional, personal,and public places of leadership. 


Recent accomplishments:

  • The RCLI '16 program year concluded in June, releasing another Class of connected, engaged and ready-to-go Christian leaders who are prepared to make a difference in their individual everyday lives and in the life of their workplaces and the larger community.
  • The RCLI '17 class (September launch) includes 31 members drawn from 16 different churches.
  • Our Alumni Council helped to activate the engagement of alumni in service to the Richmond area through three separate events.
  • Hosted its fifth annual and most successful Richmond's Next Course: RCLI's Progressive Dinner
  • Established a Strategic Direction to better guide the efforts of RCLI

In the 2016-2017 program year, RCLI goals include:

  • Organize key Teams to implement the core components of the Strategic Direction
  • Provide another year of quality, transformational insights and experiences for the RCLI '17 class
  • Conduct our sixth annual fundraising event . . . Richmond's Next Course: RCLI's Progressive Dinner
  • Further expand the funding base in order to sustain and grow RCLI in its service to the region
  • Support the activation of RCLI "alumni" and the Council’s alumni events
  • RCLI requires increased annual funding to sustain and develop its service to the region. Annual per-participant costs approach $3,000; only $600 is recovered through each participant's personally-paid tuition.
  • RCLI seeks to maintain diversity across many elements (gender, profession, race, locality, denomination, etc.) and throughout its participant, volunteer and funding populations. Currently these measures are respectably achieved. However, given its purpose and activities, RCLI strives to reflect a unique and higher level of balance in these areas.
  • RCLI always requires the identification of emerging Christian leaders (or those with the potential for being such), age 25-40, to comprise its annual class.
  • Volunteers are needed for a variety of roles. To express interest, visit 

RCLI’s origins date to 2003, when eventual founder Fritz Kling first convened a diverse group of Christians to simply pray for Richmond and how God might be calling them to respond. Inspired by Jeremiah 29:7, the group sought to seek the “peace and prosperity” in their city.

The group’s earnest prayers, extensive discussions, and site visits to other cities ultimately produced the vision of equipping and launching Christian leaders with a heart for the Richmond region. They then promptly set about sharing the vision and building the base required to establish what is now RCLI. The first meeting of the inaugural Class was held in September 2007. An executive director was hired in 2009.

CEO Statement RCLI focuses on the development of the "Christian leadership" practices of its Class members. In addition to the Richmond-based content of the readings, experiences, etc., the Class is guided in this development process by The Servant Leader (Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges) and an RCLI-developed Christian Leadership Profile.
Board Chair Statement

RCLI believes God yearns for Richmond to reflect His heart. Therefore, we exist to inspire and equip emerging Christian leaders and to send them out to join in God’s redemptive work across their personal, professional, and public places of service.

Specifically, RCLI conducts its work through an annual 10-month experience that engages a Class of participants drawn from area Richmond churches. Alongside the Richmond-based content of the readings, experiences, etc., Class members are guided to develop and apply their personal Christian leadership practices. This process is supported through the use of The Servant Leader (Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges) and an RCLI-developed Christian Leadership Profile.

RCLI provides a unique opportunity to engage and advance the leadership of our region’s next generation of Christian leaders.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Chesterfield County
Hanover County
Henrico County
RCLI draws volunteers, donors, and participants from across the Richmond metropolitan region.  The issues explored are set against this same regional backdrop.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. JG Carter
Company Affiliation Union Mortgage
Term July 2016 to June 2017
Board of Directors
Board Members
Ms. Nadia Anderson Commonwealth of Virginia Girl Scouts
Rev. Emory Berry Jr.Fourth Baptist Church
Mr. Brian Broadway Aspen Partners
Mr. J.G. Carter SunTrust
David W. Clarke Esq.Exckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC
Mr. David Cornelius Retired
Ms. Gwen Corley Creighton Corley Creighton Associates
Mr. Anthony Crenshaw Univ. of Richmond
Shunda Giles Esq.City of Richmond
Mr. Wendell Globig Globig Investments
Mr. M. Brannon Howle Federal Reserve Information Technology
Rev. Lisa Johnson Thomas Jefferson High School
Mr. Chris Jones Authentic Leader
Mr. Blaine Lay Joe Smith
Ms. Lauren Sharp Unboxed Technology
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 7
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 10
Female 5
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 74
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 7
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
RCLI seeks to maintain Board diversity across many elements (gender, profession, race, locality, denomination, etc.).  Identification of talented and committed individuals representing these many areas is a regular and important task for the Board.  Suggested nominations are eagerly welcomed and may be submitted via e-mail at
Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Timothy P. Holtz

Tim brings extensive professional experience to RCLI: eight years in nonprofit management (incl. Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity) and nine years in private sector community relations (Genworth Financial and Wachovia Securities). He earned a B.A. in Sociology, Urban Studies, and Religion (Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude) from the University of Richmond and a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from VCU. He is an active member of Atlee Community Church, a 2005 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond, and an alumnus of the RCLI '09 class.

Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 0
Volunteers 75
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 100
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Under Development
Management Succession Plan? No
Organization Policy and Procedures No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistleblower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

Program approach
Annually, RCLI selects an average of 30 participants from an array of denominations and churches that reflect the rich diversity and talent of the region’s thriving Christian community. These Class members then enjoy provocative experiences and insightful presenters that bring the region’s issues to life and explore what it is to consider and act upon the values of Jesus.

Each of the ten-monthly sessions are held on a Friday evening and Saturday at varying church locations to expose students to Richmond's healthy spectrum of churches and their respective pastors (who each take time to present to our students).

The goal is to equip and commission these students for Christ-centered service to the Richmond region.

Class member selection
Admission to RCLI is competitive. Applicants are weighed against these primary characteristics:

  • (Typically) Age 25 – 40
  • Maturing in and driven-by their belief in Jesus Christ
  • Demonstrates a “heart” for the Richmond region
  • Positioned in leadership roles within their profession, church, or community (or with the potential for becoming so positioned)

The first nine Classes yielded an impressive array of participants--262 in total--with the following characteristics:

  • Church affiliation
    - 51 churches representing nine denominations
    - 32 non-denominational churches
  • Locality of Residence
    - 11% Chesterfield
    - 2% Hanover
    - 31% Henrico
    - 56% Richmond
  • Gender
    - 55% Female
    - 45% Male
  • Race/Ethnicity
    - 29% African-American
    - 4% Asian
    - 64% Caucasian
    - 2% Latino/a

Session Topics from Past Classes

  • Examining the Region
  • The Role of the Family
  • Business in Society
  • Community Relations
  • Education
  • Land Use
  • Immigration
Population Served Adults
Budget $102,400.00
Short Term Success
The immediate effect of RCLI is the typically enlightening and transforming experience of the 30 class members.  Through provocative speakers and unique activities, they are challenged about their perspectives on issues in the region and formulate new and important relationships . . . positioning them for service to the region.
Long Term Success
Following completion of the RCLI program, alumni regularly make changes in their personal, community, and professional spheres (e.g., relocation; assumption of volunteer/leadership roles; career re-direction).  As time moves on and alumni move deeper into their professional and community roles, the RCLI network will grow and strengthen; enabling more effective and targeted service to the Richmond region.
CEO/ED/Board Comments

RCLI was founded on and currently focuses almost exclusively on its Christian leadership development program. With nine Classes of "alumni" and a tenth Class underway, RCLI recognizes the caliber of person that has been prepared for service to the region . . . thereby leading this ministry to 1) explore how to tap and apply the full potential of the alumni and 2) find ways to apply its network of contacts/leaders to a model that targets and benefits a demographically different audience, using a likely different delivery format (e.g., clergy/pastors).

Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $190,100.00
Projected Expenses $191,718.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$93,610$100,354$91,168
Administration Expense$6,561$5,488$3,530
Fundraising Expense$3,638$4,390$1,546
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.151.070.98
Program Expense/Total Expenses90%91%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue3%4%2%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$28,424$16,645$8,471
Current Assets$28,424$16,645$8,471
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$2,741$6,281$5,712
Total Net Assets$25,683$10,364$2,759
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities10.372.651.48
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2016View
Organization Comments
RCLI filed its first return (990EZ) for the 2008 Fiscal (and calendar) Year, followed by a similar return for 2009.  A short Fiscal Year was introduced in 2010 (1/1/10 - 6/30/10), in a shift of the Fiscal Year to July 1 - June 30.  A full 12-month 990EZ filing is completed for each Fiscal Year going forward.
Foundation Comments
  • Financial information provided from Form 990-EZs.
  • Revenue from "Individuals" may also include support from churches, corporations and foundations.
  • Form 990 prepared by the President of the organization, Timothy P. Holtz.