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.

Armando Fullwood

Armando has made an impact by developing technical and creative companies. Over the last 32 years, his influence has reached audiences around the world. His performance-based product innovation is fueled by his passion for people with his unique calling to the Great Commission that aligns with the Mission of the Refuge Foundation.

In addition to his strategic leadership, Armando is a partner in Innovates Group, a former board member of, and has worked in Global Missions with  SIM International Missions Organization.

Armando brings visionary direction to the people and processes he stewards all while living a forward focus life.

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.

Crull Chambless

Crull has been in the trenches of full-time ministry for almost two decades, most recently serving as an Executive Pastor for a large church in Montana. Nearly 25 years married and father of three, Crull is committed to the local church and helping pastors thrive.

He is also the founder and owner of Shepherd Holdings, which owns a series of businesses and software platforms that help marketplace leaders and non-profits reach their goals.

Crull has lived on the edge of burnout and recognizes the need to support and champion world changers that include celebrating Sabbath and a healthy life rhythm. He is an avid golfer and serves on Replenish Ministries’ board, helping pastors lead from a healthy soul.

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.

Fred Gray

Fred is the Senior Executive Pastor at Real Life Church, a multisite non- denominational church focused on the unchurched de-churched of Southern California. Honored to be the husband of Christy for 26 years, father to 5 awesome kids, grandfather, UCLA Bruin through and through, Patriot’s fan from when it wasn’t popular, Fred’s passion is serving others in the process of building leaders and influencing the Kingdom in any way possible. His professional skills were honed in the banking industry, as a staffing executive and as a managing director for a national CPA firm focused on Fortune 500 clients. His resume suggests an executive that can build teams, create organizational infrastructure and get results.

“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly”. —Jim Rohn

Lance Witt

Lance is the founder of REPLENISH ministries.  Replenish is dedicated to helping people in ministry live and lead from a healthy soul.

Along with speaking and consulting Lance does Life Plans, individual life coaching, and team development.  Lance has a brand new book called Your ONE Life: Own it, Live it, Love it.  He is also the author of Replenish and High Impact Teams.

Lance served 20 years as a senior pastor before serving 7 years as an Executive/Teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Southern California. He led Saddleback’s Spiritual Growth Campaigns, such as 40 Days of Purpose and 40 Days of Community.

Lance has been married to his wife Connie for 42 years and they have two married children and four beautiful granddaughters.

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