restoration project Brotherhood
We believe the masculine journey is to be made together with other men. Therefore, we have built the ministry around the principle of “Brotherhood.” Rather than being a one-man show, we attempt to gather men together in meaningful relationships around a central commitment to fight for one another’s hearts, to honor one another’s stories, and to believe in one another’s greatest glory. We have created three inter-dependent circles where each man offers what he can for the benefit of all.
Executive Director and President
Chris is a counselor, teacher, writer and speaker. He is president of Restoration Project, and has devoted his life to helping others learn to live out their story. He grew up in the mountains of Colorado, and after spending 20 years in missions circling the globe, moved back to “his mountains” out of sheer desire. He has been married to his college sweetheart, Beth, for 17 years. Together they try to raise their three kids with a heart for mercy, justice and delight.
Board of Directors
Leadership and Oversight
Fort Collins Senior Center Recreation Director in Fort Collins CO
Owner of Reid Construction in Laramie, WY
Target Stores in Minneapolis MN
Providing wisdom on the journey
Financial Development Advisor
One Accord Partners in Seattle, WA
Men’s Ministry Advisor
Peregrine Ministries in Monument, CO
Male Sexuality Advisor
Pastor at the Crossing in Indianapolis, IN
Church and Theology Advisor
Emmaus Road Church in Fort Collins, CO
Church and Coaching Advisor
North American Baptist NW in Portland, OR
Men offering themselves while jounrneying together
North Myrtle Beack, SC
History of restoration project
During the years of 1997-2007, while on staff with Campus Crusade for Christ in the Middle East, our founder and Executive Director Chris Bruno worked closely with hundreds of men of all ages as they struggled to come to grips with their own stories and masculinity. These kitchen table conversations created in him a deep desire to help men live fully and freely as God intended. From 2007-2010, Chris completed a MA in Counseling Psychology, focusing his research and clinical experience on the masculine journey.
Deeply influenced by the training of Dr. Dan Allender and other like-minded authors and professors, Chris began to reframe the typical men’s literature from the 90’s that focused on sin management and Christian moralism into a journey of exploration, glory and freedom.
In 2007, Chris met Greg Daley, a pastor and outdoor experience enthusiast and expert. Together they imagined a ministry that would provide experiential space for men to combine critical content with a challenging context – a catalyst for relationship, reflection and restoration for the hearts of men. Initially starting with the flagship weekend experience called 2nd Adam: Adventures in Manhood, Chris and Greg officially founded Restoration Project (RP) in 2010. Since then, the repertoire of experiences continues to increase, and the vision continues to be clarified and refined.