Who We Are

Our PASSION. YOUR PACE.

Our Mission: Champion rest. Equip leaders. Change culture. Through our efforts individuals thrive, families flourish and organizations excel.

Run Hard. Rest Well.® (RHRW), founded in 2008 and supported by a team of experts, spotlights a new way of life. We educate and advocate on the vital importance of rest.

We equip people to embrace a pace and passion for work and rest that is transformative and sustainable. We accomplish this by championing rest and introducing people to a transformative blueprint of work, rest, and rhythm. We equip leaders to create an organizational culture that is vibrant, engaging, and sustainable. Serving schools, nonprofit organizations and business leaders, we change culture by preparing people in high-stress professions to thrive – counteracting the destructive nature of overload.

Our Team

Brenda Jank

Brenda Jank, Founder • Albion, IN

Purposeful, passionate and compelled by God’s Word, Brenda is a storyteller focused on equipping leaders of all ages to create a biblical culture of work, rest and rhythm for those they lead, love and influence. Founder of Run Hard. Rest Well.®, Brenda speaks from coast to coast and has written for Leadership Journal, Focus on the Family, Discipleship Journal, and multiple Christianity Today publications. Outnumbered and outwitted, Brenda and her husband, Tim, enjoy the antics of their five children – most of the time. Learn more about Brenda on the home front.

Stacey J. Dumbacher • Director of Programs

Zealous to continue her journey in learning how to run hard and rest well, Stacey brings 25 years’ experience in managing programs and equipping individuals to the full-time RHRW staff. Stacey’s storytelling expertise and passion help RHRW develops programs that cultivates new life within leaders who are running hard. Stacey connects and support 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 Ministry Leadership Team at Broadway Christian Church and is a member of the Junior Achievement Board of Directors in Whitley County.

Nate Lowe • Teaching Team

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 make for engaging and practical learning.

Rob Kee • Teaching Team

Rob Kee is an Organizational Communication Strategist, specializing in the Neuroscience of Conversation®. For over 25 years Rob has operated in senior leadership roles in Organizational Leadership Strategy in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Coming from both a corporate and nonprofit background, Rob has been training, equipping, and transforming individuals and teams into leaders for over 30 years. Rob Kee Solutions partners with Run Hard Rest Well® to speak to corporations, groups, and congregations to bring the much needed message of the importance of Restorative Rest in the midst of the overwhelm and exhaustion that are crippling our most valuable asset, people. Contact Run Hard Rest Well® for more information about bringing Rob to your event, retreat or to provide a customized workshop for your staff.

Laura PoundsExecutive AssistantAlbion, Indiana
Nate Lowe, PhD Board President, Research Indiana Wesleyan University
Bethany Andrews Board MemberAlbion, Indiana
Tim Hallman, MDivBoard MemberYMCA of Greater Fort Wayne
Patty Willard Board MemberColumbia City, Indiana
Angela LaSalle, MD Medical Advisor Parkview Integrative Medicine
Lynn BickhamEvent ManagerAlbion, Indiana
Michelle HoffenschneiderGraphic DesignFort Wayne, Indiana
Leslie ValencourtCopy EditorElkhart, Indiana
Joshua Vandercar Web Designer & Developer Fort Wayne, Indiana