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.

FounderBrian 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.

Executive DirectorDale 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.

I have never felt so sure about anything in my life than when I accepted this position! God has invited us to participate in His vision of caring for His servant leaders – and I am so confident in His abilities. Organizations do not change the world – people do!

Why Refuge?end leadership burnout
by means of leadership refreshment

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