Lead Like Jesus is a global organization that promises the transformational leadership Model

Meet the team

Rich Cummins

President + CEO

With more than twenty years of senior leadership and c-suite experience, Rich is a lifelong 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 re-establish 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).

While serving as the VP for Institutional Advancement at Bethel University, Rich launched a comprehensive campaign to build a new track training facility, fund operations for multiple years, and transform the school’s image through branding and marketing efforts. The school transitioned from Bethel College to Bethel University (IN) under Rich’s guidance. More recently, Rich was recruited by New Song Ministries to create an advancement division to grow and sustain Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the nation’s largest and longest-running Christian music tour. Rich has a Masters in Organizational Leadership at Huntington University, an Advanced Executive Coaching credential from the Townsend Institute, the Certificate in Fundraising Management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, and is a Certified Fundraising Executive with CFRE International. Rich also serves his church as an ordained minister.

Rich enjoys spending time with his wife, Danielle, and five amazing children, riding bikes, and having conversations about Jesus and leadership.

VP Marketing

Megan Pacheco

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.
Donor Relations Specialist

Meg Hancock

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.
Director of Leadership Development Services

Barbara Meiss

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.
VP Finance and Administration

Kim Rider

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.

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Board of Directors

Ken Blanchard

Co-Founder, Lead Like Jesus
Chief Spiritual Officer
The Ken Blanchard ® Companies
Escondido, CA

Phil Hodges

Lead Like Jesus
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Greg Stevens

San Antonio Insurance Services
San Antonio, TX

Susan Raridon Lambreth

LawVision Group
Brentwood, TN

Rich Cummins

President & CEO
Lead Like Jesus
Fort Wayne, IN

Jason Lippert

Lippert Industries (NYSE: LCII)
Mishawaka, IN

Doug Erickson

Hastings Automotive
Hastings, MN

BG Jeffrey A. Foley, USA, Ret.

Chair of the Board of Directors, Lead Like Jesus
Loral Mountain Solutions
Martinez, GA

Freddie Scott, II

Unlock the Champion
Brentwood, TN

Tamara Kay Tibby, DMD, MPH

Tampa Family Health Centers
Temple Terrace, FL

Lauren Miller Fulford

Author, Speaker
Highlands Ranch, CO

Mohan Patnaik

VP & Head of Global Capability Center
Glaxo Smith Kline
Bangalore, India

Trustees' Council

Rick W. Allen

U.S. Congress, 12th District of GA
Augusta, GA

James H. Amos, Jr.

Chairman and CEO
Tasti D Lite
Southlake, TX

Don Ankenbrandt

Birmingham, AL

Harold Babb

Professor of Marketing
University of Richmond
Manakin-Sabot, VA

James H Blanchard

Chairman, Board of Advisors
Jordan-Blanchard Capital, LLC
Columbus, GA

Margie Blanchard

Co-founder and
Head of Office of the Future
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Escondido, CA

Dr Estella Chavous

Best-Selling Author

Jim Mudd Sr

Chief Spiritual Officer
Mudd & Associates
Cedar Falls, IA

Tom Muccio

Consultant and Speaker
Muccio Consulting, LLC
Retired President
Procter & Gamble Global Customer Teams
Fayetteville, AR

Verne Murray

Managing Director
Walker & Dunlop
Walnut Creek, CA

Chris Conlee

One City Church
Memphis, TN

Bob Pike

Retired Chairman/CEO
The Bob Pike Group
Osseo, WI

Tom Dowd

Dowd and Guild
San Ramon, CA

Rick Pickering

California Exposition & State Fair
Sacramento, CA

Dr. John Jackson

William Jessup University

Jean Regan

Tranzact Technologies, Inc.
Elmhurst, IL

Dina Dwyer-Owens

Co-Chair, The Dwyer Group
Waco, TX

Mike Regan

Chief of Relationship Development
Tranzact Technologies, Inc.
Elmhurst, IL

Barbara Glanz

Barbara Glanz Communications
Sarasota, FL

Roger Roberson

Roberson Management
Scottsdale, AZ

James L. Jay

Vinculum Communications
Managing Partner, Chatham Ventures
Indianapolis, IN

Mary Anne Shula

Shula Enterprises
Surfside, FL

Heather Hyde Jennings

Third River Partners
Pittsburgh, PA

Michael Sollazzo

Capital Planning Advisors
Granite Bay, CA

Kenneth R. Jennings

Managing Partner
Third River Partners
Pittsburg, PA

Jim Eaton

Founder & CEO
Kingdom Partner Solutions
Long Beach, CA

Clifton Lambreth

CEO, Daniel Bradley Matthews
Western Carolina University
Brentwood, TN

Rick Stephens

Former Chairman of the Board
Horizon Hobby
Champaign, IL

Susan Raridon Lambreth

LawVision Group
Brentwood, TN

Don Russell

Tampa, FL

Estean H. Lenyoun, III

Director, Urban Redevelopment
Sudberry Properties, Inc.
San Diego, CA

Bobby Ukrop

Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, LLC
Richmond, VA

Timothy McKibben

Ancor Capital Partners
Fort Worth, TX

Mick Ukleja

Leadership TraQ
Seal Beach, CA

Mark Rutland

Global Servants
Braselton, GA

Kemmons Wilson, Jr.

Principal/Executive Vice President
Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
Memphis, TN

Linda Stirling

The Fowler Stirling Sweeney Group
Senior Vice President –Financial Consultant
La Jolla, CA

Jon Gordon

The Jon Gordon Companies
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Founders Board

Steve Douglass

Campus Crusade for Christ
Orlando, FL

Laurie Beth Jones

Author/National Speaker
San Diego, CA

Rosey Grier

Impact Urban America
San Diego, CA

George McKinney

St. Stephens Church of God in Christ Ministries
San Diego, CA

Bill Hybels

South Barrington, IL

Rick Warren

Senior Pastor
Saddleback Community Church
1 Saddleback Parkway Lake Forest, CA