Meet Our Team
Brenda Jank, Founder and CEO
As a catalyst for personal and organizational change, Brenda is high energy and story driven, equipping leaders to explore transformative rhythms of work and rest for themselves, and those they lead, love, and serve. Founder of the nonprofit Run Hard. Rest Well., Brenda speaks from coast to coast and is a thought leader in the arena of Restorative Wellness. Outnumbered and outwitted, Brenda and her husband, Tim, lay claim to five of the finest, feistiest children ever assembled under one roof. They live in northeast Indiana where Tim has been the Executive Director of Camp Lutherhaven for 27 years.
Stacey J. Dumbacher, Director of Programs
Zealous to continue her journey learning how to run hard and rest well, Stacey brings 25 years of experience managing programs and equipping individuals to the full-time RHRW staff. Stacey’s storytelling expertise and passion help RHRW develop programs that cultivate new life within leaders who are running hard. Stacey connects and supports leaders in Indiana involved in business, education, ministry, and nonprofit work. She and her husband, Bill, two daughters and a bonus daughter, call Columbia City home. Stacey is on the Youth Leadership Team at Broadway Christian Church and is a member of the Columbia City Marching Band Board of Directors in Whitley County and volunteers for Junior Achievement.
Alicia Hill, Director of Strategic Advancement
With a zest for living, Alicia delights in inviting others to apply the message of Run Hard. Rest Well. into their own life journey. Alicia spent her career in leadership roles strategically implementing best practices in the medical, educational, nonprofit and ministry settings. Recognizing her type “A” personality, Alicia attended a RHRW event where the transformative message propelled her to make changes—that others began to notice. Alicia enthusiastically joined the RHRW leadership team to share the message of Restorative Wellness. Alicia’s passion for students, teachers, and community leaders is positioning her as a change agent in Wells County and beyond.
Michelle Hoffschneider, Creative Director
Michelle is responsible for all design and marketing support at Run Hard. Rest Well. She had the privilege to implement the message of Restorative Wellness into her daily rhythms at an early age, making a lifetime impact on her professional and personal life. As a personable and intuitive individual, Michelle enjoys creatively expressing herself and building relationships with others. She values the importance of working as part of a team, learning from others, and equipping individuals for success. Her passion for aesthetics and team development combined with the Run Hard. Rest Well. Restorative Wellness message is a perfect fit for this young professional.
Sara Scheiwe, Community Engagement Specialist
With an educational background in Behavioral Science, Sara is captivated by the precise, tangible, and life-changing message of Run Hard. Rest Well. Sara’s experience presenting to groups of all sizes and down-to-earth and often humorous approach to speaking equip others to apply the principles of Restorative Wellness to their own life experiences. A pastor’s wife, Sara, her husband Logan, and spunky daughter Bella reside in Napoleon, OH where they serve the people of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School. Sara is involved with Stephen Ministry and sits on the Board of Directors for the Janet and Dave Blackwell Charitable Foundation. Sara’s passion for living life to the fullest and helping others do the same gives her great joy.
We have a wonderful team of speakers available to walk you through establishing your rhythm of work and rest. Contact us to request a speaker.
Nate Lowe, Presenter
With a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and 23 years as a teacher, coach, and administrator, Nate is a master at running hard and is learning the art of resting well. RHRW has been a life-restoring journey for him, his wife, and 3 children over the last 6 years. Nate is now the Chair of School Administration Programs at Indiana Wesleyan University. He also sits on the board of World Gospel Mission and Noble Educational Initiatives. Nate brings humor and an interactive teaching style to his retreats and workshops. His working knowledge of both public and private school culture, church leadership dynamics, and the non-profit ministry world position him to work with groups and leadership teams in ways that are engaging and practical.
|Laura Pounds||Executive Assistant|
|Nate Lowe, PhD||Board President|
|Joshua Vandercar||Web Designer & Developer|
Run Hard. Rest Well.® (RHRW), founded in 2008 and supported by a team of experts, spotlights a new way of life. We equip leaders and their teams to embrace a pace and passion for work and rest that is life-giving, transformative and sustainable – creating communities where people Run with Passion and Rest on Purpose.