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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.”


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.


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


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.


Kathy Mullsteff

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 mission 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.


Dr. Kim Alford

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


Marianne Powell

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 grandchild and a puppy.


John Madison, CPA

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

Vice President

Francie Mann, Esq.

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