Crista Ministries

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Summary

Welcome to CRISTA. CRISTA is a family of ministries empowered to serve the needs of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Based in Seattle, Washington with a reach both locally and globally, we exist to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through sustainable, Biblical Christianministries.

CRISTA is five distinct ministries, each with their own vision and mission. And yet, they are all part of the CRISTA family. Each ministry has answered the call to serve in their unique way, striving together toward one goal-to draw people into a transforming relationship with Christ.

From World Concern's relief and development efforts around the globe; from CRISTA Media's stations that broadcast uplifting messages and music through your radio dials to the fireside songs that bring joy to campers year round at CRISTA Camps; from the young minds equipped with knowledge at King's Schools to the seniors receiving exceptional care at CRISTA Senior Living. Whether traversing the globe or right in our backyard, the CRISTA family of ministries is empowered to meet the needs of those we serve.

Loving God by serving people-meeting practical and spiritual needs-so that those we serve will be built up in love, united in faith and maturing in Christ.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Crista Ministries
19303 Fremont Ave. N
Seattle, WA 98133-9703

Website: www.crista.org

Phone: (206) 546-7200

Email: info@crista.net


Organization details

EIN: 916012289

CEO/President: Jacinta Tegman

Chairman: Dennis Guhlke

Board size: 19

Founder: Mike Martin

Year founded: 1950

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1979


Purpose

Welcome to CRISTA. We are a family of ministries loving God by serving people worldwide in the areas of education, international relief & development, senior living and media.


Mission statement

CRISTA Ministries uses the following to communicate its mission:

To overcome human suffering through emergency relief, rehabilitation and long-term development so that individuals and families can be in right relationships with God, one another and creation.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that mankind was created in the image of God, all people everywhere are lost and face the judgment of God, that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation, and that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ results in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of the damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that God designed marriage as a covenantal bond between one man and one woman, and God's intent for sexual expression is to occur only in the covenant of marriage.

We believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; and that we must have concern for both physical and spiritual needs.

We believe that we must dedicate ourselves to prayer, to the service of our Lord, to His authority over our lives, and to the ministry of evangelism.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating778 of 94148 of 59
Fund acquisition rating646 of 94343 of 59
Resource allocation rating438 of 94328 of 59
Asset utilization rating889 of 94153 of 59

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
10%15%20%19%16%15%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%7%7%7%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
77%42%38%39%40%38%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%6%7%7%7%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
23%58%62%61%60%62%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%81%82%89%89%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%105%104%102%97%98%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
76%85%86%90%86%88%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-5%-4%-2%3%2%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%-5%-5%-2%4%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%13%11%4%4%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.860.690.840.810.800.78
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.7211.447.016.565.334.16
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.757.925.885.314.253.24
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.290.461.231.671.892.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.132.160.810.600.530.39
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.82-1.760.380.911.332.27
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
14%35%28%26%27%28%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
3%5%6%7%8%9%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
85%94%85%91%91%92%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$6,508,000$12,620,000$15,565,000$20,112,000$28,938,000
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,110,000$6,892,000$6,434,000$6,784,000$5,009,000
Short-term investments$737,000$1,080,000$393,000$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$12,355,000$20,592,000$22,392,000$26,896,000$33,947,000
Long-term investments$55,632,000$36,310,000$37,362,000$28,607,000$26,291,000
Fixed assets$63,599,000$71,412,000$70,262,000$72,777,000$66,143,000
Other long-term assets$9,763,000$15,961,000$16,813,000$14,950,000$14,870,000
Total long-term assets$128,994,000$123,683,000$124,437,000$116,334,000$107,304,000
Total assets$141,349,000$144,275,000$146,829,000$143,230,000$141,251,000
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$21,080,000$11,693,000$10,560,000$11,640,000$10,939,000
Other current liabilities$5,658,000$5,064,000$2,826,000$2,621,000$2,182,000
Total current liabilities$26,738,000$16,757,000$13,386,000$14,261,000$13,121,000
Debt$7,718,000$9,087,000$9,955,000$10,799,000$12,064,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$14,415,000$14,990,000$14,875,000$14,067,000$14,477,000
Total long-term liabilities$22,133,000$24,077,000$24,830,000$24,866,000$26,541,000
Total liabilities$48,871,000$40,834,000$38,216,000$39,127,000$39,662,000
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$67,093,000$75,542,000$80,307,000$82,260,000$78,283,000
With donor restrictions$25,385,000$27,899,000$28,306,000$21,843,000$23,306,000
Net assets$92,478,000$103,441,000$108,613,000$104,103,000$101,589,000
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$38,727,000$44,300,000$45,805,000$47,121,000$42,678,000
Program service revenue$52,590,000$1,159,000$842,000$731,000$914,000
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,050,000$1,617,000$1,581,000$2,048,000($462,000)
Other revenue$709,000$69,082,000$68,703,000$68,407,000$68,947,000
Total other revenue$54,349,000$71,858,000$71,126,000$71,186,000$69,399,000
Total revenue$93,076,000$116,158,000$116,931,000$118,307,000$112,077,000
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$79,242,000$99,439,000$105,411,000$102,051,000$98,478,000
Management and general$12,804,000$13,004,000$4,726,000$4,582,000$5,206,000
Fundraising$5,862,000$8,663,000$8,747,000$7,697,000$6,268,000
Total expenses$97,908,000$121,106,000$118,884,000$114,330,000$109,952,000
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($4,832,000)($4,948,000)($1,953,000)$3,977,000$2,125,000
Other changes in net assets($3,617,000)$0$0($1,463,000)$2,038,000
Total change in net assets($8,449,000)($4,948,000)($1,953,000)$2,514,000$4,163,000

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jacinta TegmanCEO$306,556
Doug SuttenEVP & CFO$237,647
Mike ColeChief Resource Officer$232,132
Timothy John MalievskyVP Media$207,622
Glen MelinVP Senior Living$201,423
Robert LonacFormer Officer$197,007
David EllerSr. VP/Chief Dev Officer$177,923
Kyle RoquetVP Facilities & Construction$177,735
Eric RasmussenVP Schools$171,684
Tami TurcottVP Controller$165,525
Jon YasudaPresident/COO$156,586
Ben WilsonVP Marketing + Brand Dev$154,856
Randall HashimotoVP Human Resources$149,326
John RandolfGeneral Manager - KWPZ$147,161

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/30/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In 1948, CRISTA founder Mike Martin prayed for a youth home just outside the abandoned Firland Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Shoreline, Washington. He had no idea he was helping to plant a seed that would grow into the family of ministries we have today. He was simply looking for a place to house and feed the teens he'd met through his ministry with youth.

Although the King County Commissioners responsible for the sanatorium's fate initially rejected Martin's application to lease the space, he was persistent. Eventually, the commissioners granted Martin the 56-acre campus for $1.00 a year, with one condition: he must also begin a much-needed retirement community on the campus. As Martin began working to repair the sanatorium with the help of his wife and children, over 70 families who shared his vision to serve showed up to help.

Just one year later the sanatorium became King's Garden and opened as a home to youth in dormitories and approximately 80 elderly residents. Soon, King's Schools was formed to meet the youth's educational needs with a Christ-centered school. The school celebrated its first graduating class in 1951. During summers, King's Garden remained vibrant with on-campus summer camps, before Miracle Ranch, the first of two camps, became host for the summer program's expanding needs.

Meanwhile, the growing community at King's Garden shared its stories and faith through a 15-minute radio program on a local station. When the station eventually cancelled the program, Martin wasn't deterred. Sensing God's direction, he started his own station, and KGDN went on-air in 1954. The radio ministry branched naturally over time into our current stations and online presence.

King's Garden became CRISTA in 1979 (an identity inspired by the concept of putting Christianity in action) and maintained a focus on serving the poor; hosting annual missionary conferences and welcoming missionaries during their furloughs. On December 1, 1970, World Concern, previously "Medicine for Missions," joined the ministry family as the first of our two international relief organizations.

Through the years, as new rings have been added to our family, CRISTA has retained the mission of loving God while serving people through education, international relief and development, senior care, and media.


Program accomplishments

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