Lead Like Jesus Names Brent Hafele as Executive Vice President

Lead Like Jesus Names Brent Hafele as Executive Vice President

GREER, S.C., July 9, 2021 -- Lead Like Jesus is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent Hafele as Executive Vice President. In this role, he will partner closely with CEO Rich Cummins and the Lead Like Jesus team to advance the vision of the organization, which is for everyone, everywhere to be impacted by someone who leads like Jesus.


Hafele is a sought-after Gallup-certified Strengths Coach, group facilitator, speaker and educator. Early in his career he served as an executive director and a development director, where he experienced first-hand the demands of providing effective nonprofit leadership while reaching strategic and fundraising goals. In 2008, Hafele began his own consulting practice, NewDay Nonprofit Solutions, which he sold to prominent fundraising consulting firm, DickersonBakker, in 2016. He joined DickersonBakker as a vice president and worked his way up to lead the consulting team as senior vice president – talent development. He has consulted over 120 nonprofit agencies spanning nearly every major nonprofit category.


“We are honored to welcome Brent to the leadership team,” says Cummins. “He brings 18+ years of executive leadership, consulting and coaching, both in the marketplace and with Christ-centered nonprofits. At Lead Like Jesus, we believe effective leadership starts on the inside with a heart deeply connected to the Father, and Brent shares a common desire to see leaders’ hearts transformed so they can serve others through the competence and character of Jesus. His skill, experience and passion will help advance our mission to glorify God by inspiring and equipping others to Lead Like Jesus.”


Hafele’s personal mission is to unlock the God-given potential of leaders so they and their followers may live more vibrant, loving, and impactful lives. Those who have worked with Hafele note that he has a special ability to earn trust quickly, and is committed to getting in the trenches to fully understand the perspectives of his colleagues and clients instead of prescribing a one-size-fits-all solution.


In addition to his consulting and nonprofit work, Hafele is a popular speaker at national,

regional and local conferences on leadership and fundraising. He earned an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota and is a faculty member at the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minn., where he teaches courses on donor motivation and messaging. Hafele resides in Eau Claire, Wis., with his wife Jennifer, sons Evan and Micah, and daughter Rachel.




Lead Like Jesus, headquartered in Greer, S.C., is a global organization whose mission is to glorify God by inspiring and equipping people to lead like Jesus so that someday everyone, everywhere will be impacted by someone leading like Jesus. Yearly, they train more than 34,000 leaders in 24 countries through a variety of resources and events, including in-person and online workshops, individual and team coaching, online assessments and courses, and in-depth training designed for businesses and organizations. Lead Like Jesus is a proud member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). Learn more at LeadLikeJesus.com



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