Our Board

We are particularly grateful to the members of our board, who volunteer their time, love and energy to ensure the future of the ranch!

 

Tina Word, President

President@wingsofhoperanch.org

 

Tina is a lover of animals. As a young child, she had a passion for horses but never had an opportunity to have a horse of her own. Tina believes God gave her this desire long ago so that she would be drawn to this ministry at this point in her life. Now, as a volunteer at Wings at Hope Ranch, she has 9 horses to love and help take of! Tina loves that this is not just a horse therapy or horse riding facility but it is a place to share the gospel with children and all the families and volunteers involved. Tina has been involved with children and youth ministry for decades now and this ministry is just perfect in that it combines her love for animals and the desire for all, especially children, to know Jesus Christ and to find true Hope in Him. After a couple years of volunteering in many positions at the Ranch, Tina was given the honor to serve on the Board.

Tina has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Tina has worked in Information Technology in many roles at Dominion Energy for over thirty years. Tina and her husband, William, live just down the road from the Ranch in Beaverdam. Tina and her husband love travel and adventure and loving on their cats.


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John Madison, Treasurer

Treasurer@wingsofhoperanch.org

 

John is a resident of Hanover County, Virginia, where he was born and raised.  He is active in his church, leads personal finance classes for the community, and serves on the Board of Directors for multiple charities in the Richmond, Virginia, area.

Professionally, he is a Certified Public Accountant with 30+ years of experience, including the last 20+ years as a freelance accountant and entrepreneur.  He has earned a BS in Accounting and a MS in Personal Financial Planning.  Since retiring from full-time work in 2015, he authored a book on Christian financial stewardship and started a financial counseling ministry teaching others how to manage God’s resources His way.

John and his wife, Rachel, have three adult children, a new puppy at home and their first grandchild is due in May 2021.


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Marianne Powell, Secretary

 

 

Marianne was born and raised in Hanover County and is a wife and mother of two grown sons. After twenty years as a commercial real estate paralegal, she “retired” to be a full time homemaker and enjoyed being involved at her sons’ schools from elementary through high school. Now she enjoys her job with the Hanover Chamber of Commerce where she learned of Wings of Hope Ranch and its mission.

Marianne and her husband of 35 years live in Old Church with their Bernese Mountain Dog, Jake. They enjoy spending time with good friends, hosting parties and each and every moment with their sons. Marianne has loved horses and enjoyed horseback riding from as far back as she can remember. She also enjoys quiet time and reading mystery and suspense novels. A member of Fairmount Christian Church, Marianne loves the Lord and spending time every morning in His Word. She lives in the hope of Jesus’ promise to return.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. – John 14:1-3


 

 

Kyle Soderberg

 

 

Kyle Soderberg was born and raised in southern Wisconsin. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Navy. Kyle served our Nation for 26 years. After retirement, Kyle started his second career as a commercial airline pilot, flying Boeing 737s.  He holds a BS in Professional Aeronautics.

Kyle moved to Virginia Beach in July 1991. He moved to Hanover County, Virginia in 2017 and currently he resides there with his wife Laura. They have four grown children and a dog named Scout.  Kyle enjoys hunting and spending time with family and friends.  He is active in his church serving in various capacities, including wood ministries, Men’s Bible Study, and Young Adults outreach.

 


 

 

Dr. Kimberly Alford

 

Kim’s love for animals and children made the decision to volunteer with Wings of Hope Ranch a natural fit.  Kim moved to the Richmond area from Roanoke, Va to attend VCU.  She was privileged to grow in a home and church community that allowed her to accept Jesus as her personal Savior as a child.  Kim has volunteered in children’s ministries as part of her local church and through participation in both local and international missions projects.

Kim is a pediatric occupational therapist who has worked in the Richmond area for almost 30 years.  She is excited to use her knowledge about children facing conflicts and challenges to support other Wings of Hope volunteers and to support the organization as it grows.  Kim currently teaches at South University in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.  You will often find SU OTA students volunteering at Wings of Hope to gain clinical experience.

Kim enjoys all aspects of the volunteer experience at Wings of Hope.  Doing barn chores allows her to live her childhood dream of having a pony and participating in sessions allows her to demonstrate Christ’s love to children in a unique way.  Growing up in Christian Endeavor, a youth organization, she learned Romans 12:1-2.  She continues to seek transformation in her own life and takes joy in seeing Christ transform others.


Jane Yancey has been with Wings of Hope Ranch since the very beginning, as one of the Co-founders. The opportunity to be a part of God’s work serving the needs of children and horses seemed to be a perfect fit for her. Her love of horseback riding, and her passion to serve children through utilizing her past volunteer and professional experiences has been a great asset to Wings of Hope Ranch. 

Jane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Her career in victim advocacy has spanned almost three decades, in the government and non-profit sector, having been the Director of Victim Witness Assistance for Hanover, and most recently Court Advocate for Hanover Safe Place. She has been an advocate for children in Hanover County, in such professional roles as Family and Children Services Coordinator at Hanover Safe Place, and volunteer roles as Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) in Hanover. In addition, Jane has been an active member of a wide variety of boards and teams in Hanover that provide valuable services and resources to children and their families. 

Jane and her husband, Michael, have resided in Hanover for over 28 years, along with their two adult children and two Bernese Mountain dogs. She enjoys traveling, outdoor adventures, spending time with friends and family, as well as horseback riding. She is thankful for her small group bible study and is presently attending Hope Church. One of her favorite verses that brings her comfort is: 

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV): “So do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”


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Frances Mann, Esq.

 

Francie has been a horse lover all her life, growing up riding quarter horses outside of Roanoke, Virginia. She feels blessed to have found Wings of Hope Ranch and enjoys volunteering with the children and horses.  It is amazing to see the wonders of God working through the horses to bring joy to the children’s’ faces when they interact with the animals.

She resides with her husband and goldendoodle puppy in western Henrico County. She is a lawyer and paralegal, who now uses her legal skills in a different way to recruit legal professionals for her law firm and corporate clients.  She holds degrees from the University of Virginia and Charleston School of Law. 

 

She is a member of First Presbyterian Church in Richmond, VA. She looks forward to connecting Wings of Hope to a broader community of her fellow church members and friends and family.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.  Job 12:7-10