Chris Lambert is the CEO of Life Remodeled. Chris originally pursued a degree in Marketing at Indiana University with the hope of attending law school and launching a career as a land developer. A spiritual awakening during his junior year led to a passion to follow Jesus, and Chris eventually followed a call to Fuller and Gordon-Conwell seminaries, where he earned his MDiv and Doctorate in Preaching. In 2007, he and his wife helped a Liberian village raise the necessary resources for a well, farm animals and a new school building. Upon returning to the US, Chris founded a church called Ekklesia, and in 2010 he started Life Remodeled.
Life Remodeled exists to bridge people across divides to help transform each other’s lives – investing approximately $5 million in cash, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision, and we assist in three areas: Remodeling a community asset, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing 10,000 volunteers to beautify 300 city blocks in six days. Throughout the process of unifying for a common mission, participants begin to realize how much they respect and need each other, which is a catalyst for long-term relationships and partnerships.