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Board

Refuge is made up of a diverse consortium of individuals who care deeply about non-profit leaders and desire to see them flourish.

All too often, non-profit leaders experience stress and scrutiny that leads to leadership burnout. This group of men are committed to do all they can to put an end to leadership isolation and help leaders flourish.


ChairmanZach Lahn

Zack Lahn, Chairman - Refuge Foundation

Zach Lahn is the son of a pastor. A devoted Christ follower, husband, and father of two. Zach has worked in politics, is an entrepreneur, and is currently working on a new approach to education for America’s next generation while residing in Wichita, KS. Zach has a passion for organizations that have impact and he loves working creatively and thoughtfully through processes of growth and learning how to make the greatest difference.


Vice ChairmanCody Hoefle

Cody Hoefle

Cody Hoefle is a geologist who throws focused passion into the Refuge Foundation. After graduation from college, Cody served as fishing guide and introduced the idea that hearts and minds of clients could be transformed while fishing and fellowshipping under Montana’s big sky. Cody brings matter of fact wisdom to each and every discussion.


Lance Witt

Lance Witt

Lance Witt loves those who serve on the front lines of ministry and is committed to helping them stay healthy and “finish well”. As a former Executive Pastor at Saddleback Church, Lance’s broad spectrum of ministry experience, his strategic thinking gifts, and his passion for spiritual formation give him a unique ability to peer into the soul of a leader and the soul of an organization. Lance currently leads Replenish Ministries and his calling in that is to partner with pastors and leaders to live healthy, holy, and humble lives.


Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter

At his core Brian Carpenter has an entrepreneurial spirit.  His personal experiences are the genesis behind Refuge. As a pastor, Brian knows the isolation, stress and challenges non-profit leadership can bring about. Brian has a passion to see leaders emerge from isolation into deep and meaningful relationships, relax in comfortable atmospheres and receive the types of coaching that bring about real health. Brian’s unique perspective as a pastor and businessman are invaluable to the team.

Brian and the love of his life, DeAnn have made the decision for years to spend their lives in commitment to leaders who are changing the world. In 2008 they started a coffee bar in Billings, MT that focused on making peoples lives better. They have a son, Asher and a daughter Ruby who they dream will leave a legacy of love for Christ and for His Church.


Dale Williams

Dale Williams

As a son, grandson, and great grandson of full-time pastors, Dale has the first hand knowledge of the rigors of pastoral issues. As President of a family foundation in Eugene, Oregon, he has insight into the intricacies of the non-profit world. Dale brings a personal passion to change our world by helping to keep the world changers healthy and productive.

Why Refuge?end leadership burnout
by means of leadership refreshment

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