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Tina Word is a returning board member and past director, past Vice President and Past President of the ranch’s Board of Directors. She serves as a session volunteer, barn volunteer, and helps cares for the ranch’s cats. She is a retired Computer programmer/Systems Analyst who spent her career with Dominion Energy. Tina shares that she loves being involved at Wings of Hope because “it involves 3 things I am passionate about …. Jesus, children and horses. It’s a winning combination.”

Director

Tina Word

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.”

Director

Jane Yancey

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.

Director

Kyle Soderberg

Joe has been serving at Wings of Hope in several capacities since 2013. He has served individually and with his wife Sharon as a Barn volunteer, Session volunteer, and Session Supervisor. 

Joe was born and raised on a farm in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. After graduating high school, he joined the United States Army, where he served as a helicopter pilot for 38 years. With his recent retirement in 2022, Joe is now a Medical Helicopter Pilot for VCU.

Joe and his wife Sharon have been married since 1991. They have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. Joe and Sharon have lived in Montpelier, Virginia since 2010. He is a member of Vertical Church in Richmond, Virginia; serving in whatever capacity the Lord directs him as part of the body of Christ.   

Joe shares, “I am so thankful for the many blessings God has given ranchers, volunteers, and me here at Wings of Hope. By surrendering what we are doing, stepping out and trusting Jesus with childlike faith, I have seen numerous miracles in ranchers, volunteers, myself, and my marriage through serving at Wings of Hope.”
 
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”   Proverbs 3:5-6

Director

Joe Puckett

I have been involved with Wings of Hope for almost 14 years as a Session Supervisor, Board Member and pretty much anything else that was needed at the ranch.  I have a passion for horses and serving the children in our Christian Ministry.  Over the years, I have been amazed at the positive impact the Ranch has had on so many young lives.  God has truly blessed our Ranch, the children we serve, and our rescue horses in so many ways.  
I am a member of Our Lady Of Lourdes Church in Henrico.  Married to my husband for almost 38 years.  I am Director of Operations for our family-owned small business in Henrico.  Our children are grown, have gotten married and blessed us with three grandchildren, (one more on the way). 

My grandchildren are my precious blessings.  I absolutely love to be around horses and have been riding (whenever I could/can) since I was young.  I always say that the horses are my therapy and healing.  They bring me peace and calm.   I am so honored and lucky to be a part of Wings of Hope Ranch.

Director

Kathy Mullsteff

Director

Anna Martin

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

President

Francie Mann, Esq.

Ellen has been involved with the ranch for 8 years as a parent of a rancher and more recently as a session volunteer. Because the ranch has been life-changing for her daughter, she is grateful for each opportunity to give back through volunteering.  As an educator, she brings expertise in effectively educating and supporting children.

Secretary

Ellen Guidry

Josh serves as Commercial Relationship Manager with SouthState Bank. Josh has served the banking industry for the entirety of his 15 year career, working in both the Retail and Commercial areas of the bank. Beginning with a local community bank after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University, building relationships has been paramount throughout his career. He recognizes the trust that business executives place in their banker, not just for products and services, but for advice and feedback as well. As a result, he has pursued continuing education through the Virginia Banker’s Association’s School of Bank Management where he is a 2018 graduate, as well as completing their Executive Leadership Institute program in May 2023. Josh also serves on the steering committee for the VBA’s Emerging Bank Leaders group.

Josh serves as Commercial Relationship Manager with SouthState Bank. Josh has served the banking industry for the entirety of his 15 year career, working in both the Retail and Commercial areas of the bank. Beginning with a local community bank after receiving his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Longwood University, building relationships has been paramount throughout his career. He recognizes the trust that business executives place in their banker, not just for products and services, but for advice and feedback as well. As a result, he has pursued continuing education through the Virginia Banker’s Association’s School of Bank Management where he is a 2018 graduate, as well as completing their Executive Leadership Institute program in May 2023. Josh also serves on the steering committee for the VBA’s Emerging Bank Leaders group.

Josh is an active member in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Hanover Chamber of Commerce as well as the Hanover Industrial Airpark Business Association (HIAPBA). He also is very involved in his local church, Beaverdam Baptist, serving as Director of Discipleship and Sunday School Director. Josh was instrumental in helping the ranch purchase its forever home property in early 2020.

He is married to his wife Sara, and they have three children- Elizabeth, Jackson, and Harden- and live in Western Hanover where they moonlight as cattle farmers, having started a small herd of AHA Registered Hereford cattle.

Treasurer

Josh Holder

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