How We Started

In 1992, a retiring pastor and some savvy entrepreneurs recognized an emerging opportunity in the affordable housing business. They launched Community Reinvestment Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at creating and sustaining high-quality low-income housing for people who need it, with half the business profits designated for underwriting global missions projects. Through years of hard work, their idea began to flourish more than any of them ever imagined.

 

Until 2015, all the company’s charitable investment was handled by ActioNow, the missions fundraising organization pioneered by one of CRF’s founding board members. The Stone Table was launched as the 21st-century renewal of that original vision, leveraging business to create sustainable revenue for global missions work while serving the Church in the arena of faith and work.

The Stone Table Team

Below you will find the amazing team that keeps The Stone Table moving forward. Through years of church leadership and business development, we are blessed to have everyone involved.

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After starting his career in the business world, Erik spent 12 years in full-time ministry, both on staff at a large suburban church and as a church planter in a downtown urban context. In addition to his role at The Stone Table, he also serves as the Vice President of Community Reinvestment Foundation, a nonprofit real estate company that provides high-quality affordable housing all over Indiana while investing its profits into missions through The Stone Table.

Erik Cooper

President
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Co-Founder, President and Chairman of Community Reinvestment Foundation, Inc.

Dave Cooper

Board Memeber
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Co-Founder of Community Reinvestment Foundation, Inc., President of Samaritan Companies, President of Cedar Run Limited.

Tim Shrout

Board Memeber
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David is the Lead Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a church he planted nearly two decades ago in Bloomington, Indiana. He has led his church in giving over $2 million dollars to missions since its inception and has had a hand in raising over $25 million more through speaking and other fundraising efforts.

David Wigington

Board Member
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Pastor Rob Ketterling is the Lead Pastor of River Valley Church, which is based out of Minnesota’s Twin Cities South Metro area. Starting in 1995 with just 13 people, Rob and his wife, Becca, began River Valley with a vision for church “outside the ordinary.” 

Today, River Valley is a thriving, growing church with over 5,000 in attendance at its 17 weekend services across seven locations with campuses in Apple Valley, Burnsville, Edina Area, Faribault, Minnetrista, Savage and international campuses in Mbekelweni, Swaziland and Valencia, Spain.

Rob Ketterling

Board Memeber
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After spending years on the creative staffs at multiple churches and even starting a business of his own, Darren joined the CRF team and now helps The Stone Table with web development. He also plays the guitar better than you.

Darren Cooper

Creative Director

“If the witch understood the true meaning of sacrifice, she might have interpreted the Deep Magic differently, for when a willing victim who has committed no treachery, dies in a traitor’s stead,
The Stone Table
will crack and even death itself will turn backwards.”

Aslan, The Chronicles of Narnia

Our Journey

The Stone Table is the outflow of a decades-old journey. Here are some highlights of key developments and relationships that led us to where we are today. And we’re just getting started.

1992

CRF incorporates as a housing nonprofit

1996

CRF closes on its first property in Muncie, Indiana

1997

First missions donations of $35,000 given through ActioNow

2006

$1million in missions giving

2011

$2million in missions giving

2013

$3million in missions giving

2014

$4million in missions giving

2015

$5million in missions giving

2015

The Stone Table takes the reins from ActioNow

2016

$6.5 million in missions giving