About Us


Runner's Refuge is a compassionate ministry dedicated to reaching people in crisis with the love of Jesus Christ through biblical hospitality, prayer, and situational intervention. We do this by serving the homeless community, reaching families living in impoverished areas, and serving communities in crisis through long-term disaster recovery programs.

Our Core Values


We will proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ with biblical integrity at all times. We will handle conflict biblically.

Spirit Led

We will walk out our faith boldly, obedient to the moving of the Holy Spirit in every aspect of our lives.


We will intentional in building relationships and treating guests with dignity and respect


We will never turn away anyone legitimately seeking help


We will constantly evaluate our ministry and strive to improve so that we may serve with excellence as unto the Lord.


We will strive to remain relevant to the culture and community within which we are placed.

Corporate Officers

Board of Directors

Rev. John A. Stout


Ginger Silverman


Bill Stipp

Board Member

Rachel Stout

Board Member

Rev. Ronnie Gonzalez

Board Member

Our board of directors are selected based on their personal character, testimony of salvation, and willingness to serve.

They serve two year terms.

Meet the Team

Rev. Richard Hernandez

New Mexico Campus Pastor

Rev. Joshua Holder

New Orleans

Campus Pastor

Lee Cadena

Dallas Campus Pastor

Sammy Alvarez

Men's Dean

Peachtree Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

Shelbie Donelson

Women's Dean

Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

Justin Jones

Dorm Pastor/ Work Therapy

Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

Jodie Janca

Female Dorm Pastor

Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

Juan Ruiz

Male Dorm Pastor

Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

Diana Cadena

Intake Coordinator

Recovery Ranch

New Boston TX

John Miller

NM Outreach Director

Mountainview Refuge

Alamogordo NM

Hope Hernandez

Womens Shelter Director

Mountainview Refuge

Alamogordo NM

Gary Estes

Day Shelter Attendant

Mountainview Refuge Alamogordo NM