Meet Our Team
PR, Blogging & BroadcastingTami Rumfelt wears many hats: radio host, voiceover artist, author, speaker. But, at the core of it all, she is a storyteller who is able to get straight to the heart of sharing our message in an understandable, compelling way. She also has a passion for mission work and travels regularly to Guatemala, which she considers her second home. Tami and her husband live with three teenage kids(!), her mother and a vast collection of furry friends.
Van & Ressie Nelson
International Pastor Support
Both Van and Ressie Nelson were reared in Christian homes. Van grew up in a pastor’s home and was led to Christ by his dad. Growing up Ressie was encouraged to be involved in her church. They met in college and have served in missions together for over 20 years.
Van has previously served as a senior pastor, has been trained in Intentional Interim Ministry, and has served three churches as an interim pastor.
Van and Ressie serve with Energize Ministries as international pastor care partners. Their love for those in ministry grew out of their own experience, seeing the need first-hand. Today, they focus on caring for pastors and their wives and Christian leaders in Norway, Sweden, and the Caribbean but travel the world to minister to those who are often forgotten, pastors. The result is seeing pastors and Christian leaders with a renewed vision to “press towards the mark” (Philippians 3:14).
The Nelsons make their home in Winston-Salem, NC. When they are not traveling they minister here in the USA. They have four grown children who with their families are all walking with the Lord.
Pastor to Pastors/Leadership Coach- TN area
From being an active regular attender to serving in paid staff positions, Keith has always had a heart for offering encouragement to the local church pastor and ministry staff. He founded Pastor2Pastors in 2004 and has provided coffee, lunch, prayer, and vital connections to many local pastors since that time. Keith is a connector and an encourager. Keith has a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Milligan College and an Advanced Diploma in Christian Life Coaching from Light University. It is his desire to see more pastors and ministry leaders (and their families) refreshed, rejuvenated, and restored as Energize Ministries begins operations in East Tennessee.
Keith and his wife, Melissa, reside in the beautiful mountains of East Tennessee and enjoy reading, biking, and spending time with family and friends.
Pastor to Pastors/Leadership Coach
After serving more than 30 years in Pastoral Ministry, Robert joined Energize Ministries in the role of Pastor to Pastors/Leadership Coach. He has the practical experience of serving churches in Texas, North Carolina, Florida, and Georgia which range in size from a church plant to over 3,400 members. He also shares a love for pastors and church leaders, and enjoys working with them during times of transition and growth. Robert’s education includes a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Midwestern State University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He has also been a certified Leadership Coach for almost 10 years and is completing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership Coaching from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Robert has been married to Jennifer for 30 years. They continue to have a burden for marriages and families, and are regularly sought out to do marriage or family seminars in addition to Robert’s preaching schedule. He and Jennifer have a passion and have been involved in mission work throughout the world. They have four adult children…Sarah and her husband Paul, Andrew and his wife Taylor, Rebecca and her husband Thomas, and Hannah. They are also affectionately known as Poppy and Gigi to their seven grandchildren.
Katrina is the daughter of Energize Ministries co-founder, pastor Dave Annan. She is one of seven children and growing up in a pastors family, she is fully aware of the internal and external pressures of spiritual warfare and what its like to live in a fishbowl with the sometimes unrealistic pressures placed upon our spiritual leaders.
Katrina loves the outdoors and loves to travel. She has unique experience living with international culture, most recently as she lived several months in Puerto Rico. She has a passion for fitness and studied Health and Wellness at the University of North of North Carolina. Currently, she fills a vital role developing and overseeing our special events and maintaining communications with our audience.
Andy Bowersox is one of the founders of this ministry and has served as our Executive Director since 2009. Known as a friend to all, he is gifted at reaching others with encouragement and facilitating unique experiences for them. He devotes his time to developing new and creative ways to encourage and support our spiritual leaders, inspiring others to do the same. He likes coffee, has an insatiable appetite for adventure, and is passionate about caring for those who share the gospel and spend their lives spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. His dedication to this ministry is evidence of that God given passion.
Andy is married to Elizabeth and they have three beautiful children, Jake, Allie, and Sophie. Together they enjoy traveling, spending time at the lake, visiting with friends and family, and always trying new restaurants! Andy is accountable to our Board of Directors which includes local pastors and business leaders. He is responsible for upholding our vision, overseeing our retreats and all day to day operations of this ministry.