Crista Ministries

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Summary

Welcome to CRISTA! We are a family of five Christian ministries united and empowered to serve the needs of the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Based just north of Seattle since our founding in 1949, and with a reach both locally and globally, CRISTA exists to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through our sustainable, Biblical Christian ministries: CRISTA Media, King's Schools, CRISTA Senior Living, World Concern and CRISTA Camps.

As part of the CRISTA family, each ministry has answered the call to serve in their unique way, striving together toward our shared goal of seeing lives transformed... from the young minds being equipped with knowledge at King's Schools to World Concern's relief and development efforts all over the globe; from the radio stations of CRISTA Media broadcasting uplifting Christian messages and music to the fellowship and fireside songs bringing joy to thousands of campers year round at CRISTA Camps; and from the seniors receiving exceptional care at our CRISTA Senior Living communities to the hundreds of CRISTA employees globally answering a calling to serve those in need.


Contact information

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

Website: crista.org

Phone: (206) 546-7200

Email: info@crista.net


Organization details

EIN: 916012289

CEO/President: Nick Archer

Chairman: Kevin Gabelein

Board size: 18

Founder: Mike Martin

Ruling year: 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

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.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating944 of 103168 of 77
Fund acquisition rating890 of 103364 of 77
Resource allocation rating566 of 103344 of 77
Asset utilization rating954 of 103167 of 77

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%28%15%20%19%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%8%6%7%7%7%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
79%28%42%38%39%40%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%6%7%7%7%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
21%72%58%62%61%60%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%78%81%82%89%89%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%94%105%104%102%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%73%85%86%90%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%6%-5%-4%-2%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
13%5%-5%-5%-2%4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%14%13%11%4%4%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.800.510.690.840.810.80
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.138.9911.447.016.565.33
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.694.607.925.885.314.25
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.300.690.461.231.671.89
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.081.442.160.810.600.53
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.25-1.15-1.760.380.911.33
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%31%35%28%26%27%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
2%5%5%6%7%8%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
102%135%94%85%91%91%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$10,232,000$6,508,000$12,620,000$15,565,000$20,112,000
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$4,174,000$5,110,000$6,892,000$6,434,000$6,784,000
Short-term investments$692,000$737,000$1,080,000$393,000$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,098,000$12,355,000$20,592,000$22,392,000$26,896,000
Long-term investments$52,391,000$55,632,000$36,310,000$37,362,000$28,607,000
Fixed assets$58,384,000$63,599,000$71,412,000$70,262,000$72,777,000
Other long-term assets$9,929,000$9,763,000$15,961,000$16,813,000$14,950,000
Total long-term assets$120,704,000$128,994,000$123,683,000$124,437,000$116,334,000
Total assets$135,802,000$141,349,000$144,275,000$146,829,000$143,230,000
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$18,143,000$21,080,000$11,693,000$10,560,000$11,640,000
Other current liabilities$3,645,000$5,658,000$5,064,000$2,826,000$2,621,000
Total current liabilities$21,788,000$26,738,000$16,757,000$13,386,000$14,261,000
Debt$6,721,000$7,718,000$9,087,000$9,955,000$10,799,000
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$13,661,000$14,415,000$14,990,000$14,875,000$14,067,000
Total long-term liabilities$20,382,000$22,133,000$24,077,000$24,830,000$24,866,000
Total liabilities$42,170,000$48,871,000$40,834,000$38,216,000$39,127,000
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$70,665,000$67,093,000$75,542,000$80,307,000$82,260,000
With donor restrictions$22,967,000$25,385,000$27,899,000$28,306,000$21,843,000
Net assets$93,632,000$92,478,000$103,441,000$108,613,000$104,103,000
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$20,971,000$38,727,000$44,300,000$45,805,000$47,121,000
Program service revenue$644,000$52,590,000$1,159,000$842,000$731,000
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$6,248,000$1,050,000$1,617,000$1,581,000$2,048,000
Other revenue$45,963,000$709,000$69,082,000$68,703,000$68,407,000
Total other revenue$52,855,000$54,349,000$71,858,000$71,126,000$71,186,000
Total revenue$73,826,000$93,076,000$116,158,000$116,931,000$118,307,000
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$54,106,000$79,242,000$99,439,000$105,411,000$102,051,000
Management and general$9,472,000$12,804,000$13,004,000$4,726,000$4,582,000
Fundraising$5,942,000$5,862,000$8,663,000$8,747,000$7,697,000
Total expenses$69,520,000$97,908,000$121,106,000$118,884,000$114,330,000
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$4,306,000($4,832,000)($4,948,000)($1,953,000)$3,977,000
Other changes in net assets($734,000)($3,617,000)$0$0($1,463,000)
Total change in net assets$3,572,000($8,449,000)($4,948,000)($1,953,000)$2,514,000

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


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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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