We love our job!
We love seeing the beauty of God's creation around us, and encouraging others to see and enjoy it as well. We love the smile on a child's face as they climb on a horse for the first time. We love witnessing the change of hearts from hard or scared to soft and confident.
If you haven't yet made it out to the ranch this year, let me take a moment to introduce this year's staff.
We are SO happy to have Ruth Virkler back with us this year!
It is her cheerful voice you are most likely to hear over the phone when you call in, as her abilities in the office are beyond compare!
During the off season, Ruthie works for FBi Buildings Inc. and teaches piano in Indiana. We are grateful to her for making the trek out to Missouri so faithfully every year to join our team and would love to see her become a permanent resident of our state!
She assists in horse riding lessons, handles nearly all things in relation to the office, and encourages volunteers and other staff with her sweet and helpful personality.
Mr. & Mrs. Lindberg
Ben and I (Anneliese) married 2 1/2 years ago. We met and fell in love at HIS Ranch and God has placed it on our hearts to stay with the Ranch long term.
Together, we teach lessons, coordinate volunteers, and manage HIS Ranch on a day to day basis. I love getting to work with my husband during the Ranch season at a job that we each feel so obviously called to by our Lord.
During the off season, Ben builds pivots with Landmark Irrigation here in Taylor while I teach at a private Christian school in Palmyra.
Shannon & Susan Haerr
Shannon and Susan founded HIS Ranch in 2005.
Today they still play large roles behind the scenes for HIS Ranch, though God has also laid it on their hearts to reach out beyond themselves in other ways.
In 2013, Shannon gained a teaching certificate, desiring to reach out to and interact further with kids. Today he teaches Special Education and volunteers on the football program at the public schools in Palmyra.
Susan graduated this year with her Masters Degree in Counseling! She uses her gifts at the Chaddock School in Quincy.
Together, Shannon and Susan parent their three children.
We all look forward to seeing you at the Ranch this summer! Thank you for your support, your prayers and your encouragement. We are grateful to you!