• Rich Cummins

    President & CEO

    Rich Cummins was selected as the new President/CEO of Lead Like Jesus and began this new calling November 2, 2020. With more than twenty years of senior leadership and c-suite experience, Rich is a life long learner who is passionate about developing people and organizations while cultivating a culture built on relationships, service, and excellence.

    Rich has evidenced God’s great provision in the organizations that he has served.  Early in his career, he led the charge to reestablish and grow his family’s business. As a business leader in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he helped cast the vision that saw the downtown area revitalized.

    When Rich sensed God’s calling into para church ministry, he began by helping to purchase and operate a Christian radio station (STAR 88.3 in Fort Wayne, IN).  While with the radio ministry, Rich led several campaigns to expand the footprint of the radio network by purchasing stations and broadcast translators.  His team won the prized Christian Music Broadcasters Radio Station of the Year award twice (2009 & 2013). Read More...

  • Brent Hafele

    Vice President

    Brent A. Hafele, M.A. joined the team at Lead Like Jesus on July 1, 2021 as Vice President.  In this role, he will partner closely with CEO Rich Cummins and the LLJ team to advance the vision where everyone, everywhere is impacted by someone who leads like Jesus.  He is a skilled and sought-after Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, group facilitator, speaker, and educator.

    Early in his career as an executive director and a development director, Brent experienced first-hand the demands of providing effective nonprofit leadership while reaching strategic and fundraising goals.  In 2008, Brent began his own consulting practice, NewDay Nonprofit Solutions. He then sold his practice to prominent fundraising consulting firm, DickersonBakker, in 2016 and joined as a Vice President.  He worked his way up to lead the consulting team as Senior Vice President – Talent Development. Brent has consulted over 120 nonprofit agencies spanning nearly every major nonprofit category.

    Brent’s mission is to unlock the God-given potential of leaders so that they and their followers may live more vibrant, loving, and impactful lives.  He has a special ability to earn trust quickly and is a cultural catalyst, curator, and guardian dedicated to ensuring safety, inclusion, and equity for all.  Brent doesn’t believe in a one size fits all solution.  Instead, he gets in the trenches to fully understand his colleagues and clients.

    In addition to his consulting and nonprofit work, Brent is a popular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences on leadership and fundraising.  He is a faculty member of the University of St. Thomas where he teaches courses on donor motivation and messaging. He earned an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Brent resides in Eau Claire, WI, with his wife Jennifer, sons Evan and Micah, and daughter Rachel.

  • Megan Pacheco

    VP Marketing

    Megan Pacheco is the VP of Marketing at Lead Like Jesus. Born and raised in Poland, Megan moved to the U.S., at age 17 and after finishing her studies, she started work in the faith-based sector, where she has served for over 13 years. She comes with years of experience in product development, marketing and alliances and is passionate about using her God-given talents to advance the cause of Christ. Megan is a writer, and her content on issues like personal finances, money and marriage and raising children have been published by More Living, Yahoo Finance, AllParenting, FoxBusiness, DailyFinance, and Crosswalk. Megan is married to David, who is from Guatemala, and together they are committed to cultivating their traditions and cultures. They love meeting new people, hosting friends and neighbors for cookouts, and good conversation—always desiring to impact more lives for Christ. Megan and David reside in Flowery Branch, Georgia, with their two sons, Joshua and Daniel.

  • Meg Hancock

    Donor Relations Specialist

    Meg is a Donor Relations Specialist at Lead Like Jesus. Before coming to Lead Like Jesus, she was the unit marketing director for Chick-fil-A in Evans, Georgia, for eight years. She grew up attending Curtis Baptist Church and School, graduating in 2002. She has served in Romania six times, one of them as an intern during the summer of 2005. She and her husband, Ben, have two dogs and she enjoys running marathons, wakeboarding, hunting and crossfit. 

  • Barbara Meiss

    Director of Leadership Development Services

    Barbara’s background in education and training prepared her well to work with independent consultants and trainers, helping them enhance their skills and expertise to lead workshops and develop successful training businesses.  In her role as Director of Network Services at Carlson Learning Company she oversaw all the aspects of certification, training and development of new and veteran trainers and consultants. Following her career in T&D she worked at the Bob Pike Group as Sales Manager, selling and managing a salesforce to offer training programs and products.   She currently co-owns Meiss Education Institute, a Minnesota-based management training company.  When not engaged in training and development activities, Barbara works as a volunteer for Hospice, is active in her local church, enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara and husband, Rich, have two children and four grandchildren.  They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer and Phoenix, Arizona in the winter.

  • Kim Rider

    VP Finance and Administration

    Kim comes to the Lead Like Jesus team with nearly two decades of management and IT experience, including network support, project management, and department director roles. She also enjoys communications, and writes as a hobby.  She received her dual Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.
     
    Kim and her husband live in Northeast Georgia with their two children and grandson.  She enjoys playing golf, running, and hiking in the North Georgia mountains.