• Phyllis Hendry Halverson

    President & CEO

    Phyllis Hendry Halverson serves as the inaugural President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus. Under her visionary leadership, the organization has grown exponentially since its founding in 1999, equipping and empowering thousands of people throughout the United States and around the world to lead as Jesus led. Phyllis radiates passion, warmth, authenticity and wit in every presentation, and as a result, she is a highly sought after speaker, regularly travelling across the U.S. and around the world. Prior to joining Lead Like Jesus, she served for 11 years as President of the National Science Center, Inc., in Augusta, a partnership with the United States Army. Phyllis enjoys spending time with her four children and nine grandchildren.  Read More...

  • Chelsea Arrington

    Executive Assistant to the President/CEO

    Chelsea is Executive Assistant to the President and CEO and also serves as Communications Coordinator. A graduate of Anderson University, she majored in Communications with a focus in Marketing and Public Relations. Before joining the Lead Like Jesus team in December 2015, she worked as Territory Sales Support and Human Resources Assistant for Grace Management Group. Chelsea resides in Spartanburg, SC with her husband, Jay, and daughter, Emerald, and enjoys cooking with her family and everything outdoors. 

  • Meg Hancock

    Systems Support Analyst

    Meg is responsible for all social media activities as well as supporting LLJ's online customers. Before coming to Lead Like Jesus, she was the unit marketing director for Chick-fil-A in Evans, Georgia, for eight years. She grew up attending Curtis Baptist Church and School, graduating in 2002. She has served in Romania six times, one of them as an intern during the summer of 2005. She and her husband, Ben, have two dogs and she enjoys running marathons, wakeboarding, hunting and crossfit. 

  • Barbara Meiss

    Director of Leadership Development Services

    Barbara’sbackground in education and training prepared her well to work with independent consultants and trainers, helping them enhance their skills and expertise to lead workshops and develop successful training businesses.  In her role as Director of Network Services at Carlson Learning Company she oversaw all the aspects of certification, training and development of new and veteran trainers and consultants. Following her career in T&D she worked at the Bob Pike Group as Sales Manager, selling and managing a salesforce to offer training programs and products.   She currently co-owns Meiss Education Institute, a Minnesota-based management training company.  When not engaged in training and development activities, Barbara works as a volunteer for Hospice, is active in her local church, enjoys gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. Barbara and husband, Rich, have two children and four grandchildren.  They live in Minneapolis, Minnesota in the summer and Phoenix, Arizona in the winter.

  • Rich Meiss

    Director of Leadership Development Services

    Rich’s career includes being Vice President of Training for Personal Dynamics Institute, Carlson Learning Company and the Bob Pike Group.  In those capacities, he managed and led networks of several thousand independent trainers and consultants, directing the training and development efforts for those organizations.  Rich now runs his own consulting company along with his wife, Barbara, and he trains or consults 80-100 days each year with organizations around the world.  His topics include presentation and facilitation skills, coaching and leadership skills, and behavior and personality effectiveness.  He has his MBA from the Ken Blanchard College of Business at Grand Canyon University, and is the author or co-author of 10 books on management skills and training skills.  Rich has served as the Chairman of his local church, and is active in church choir and adult education.   He enjoys landscaping, reading, music and being a new grandpa.

  • Jim Montgomery

    Chief International Officer

    Having worked extensively throughout Southeast Asia, South Asia, and China and having lived in Turkey for nine years as a child, Jim is highly comfortable with the ambiguity that routinely accompanies being an expat. A former Muslim, Jim is passionate about God’s Word and leadership. Nothing excites him more than seeing God minister to people, change their spiritual and physical condition, and lead them to impact others as a result of His Word, love, grace, and sacrifice. Jim has a history of success delivering cross-cultural initiatives that support the attainment of Evangelical and organizational goals, ensure regulatory compliance and financial transparency, capture efficiency improvements, and drive multimillion-dollar global program growth.

  • Megan Pacheco

    Chief Learning Officer

    Megan Pacheco is the Chief Learning Officer at Lead Like Jesus. Born and raised in Poland, Megan moved to the U.S., at age 17 and after finishing her studies, she started work in the faith-based sector, where she has served for over 13 years. She comes with years of experience in product development, marketing and alliances and is passionate about using her God-given talents to advance the cause of Christ. Megan is a writer, and her content on issues like personal finances, money and marriage and raising children have been published by More Living, Yahoo Finance, AllParenting, FoxBusiness, DailyFinance, and Crosswalk. Megan is married to David, who is from Guatemala, and together they are committed to cultivating their traditions and cultures. They love meeting new people, hosting friends and neighbors for cookouts, and good conversation—always desiring to impact more lives for Christ. Megan and David reside in Flowery Branch, Georgia, with their two young sons, Joshua and Daniel.

  • Kim Rider

    Director of Operations

    Kim comes to the Lead Like Jesus team with nearly two decades of management and IT experience, including network support, project management, and department director roles. She also enjoys communications, and writes as a hobby.  She received her dual Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from Piedmont College in Demorest, GA.
    Kim and her husband live in Northeast Georgia with their two children and grandson.  She enjoys playing golf, running, and hiking in the North Georgia mountains.