Meet Our Team

Staff, Board, and Lead Volunteers 

Wings of Hope Ranch staff is responsible for the daily operations of the ministry ensuring quality programming, herd health and mission focus.  A team of lead volunteers supports the staff and ministry in key missional areas.

The Ranch is blessed with a volunteer Board of Directors that provide strategic direction and financial oversight. The Board members serve for a 3-year term with rotations being staggered.

Meet Our Staff

Julia Schlosser Clark

Julia Schlosser Clark

Executive Director

Julia brings passion for children’s ministry, horses, and nonprofit management. She oversees the ministry's operations and staff, working closely with the Board.

Maiya Pullin

Maiya Pullin

Barn Manager

Maiya enjoys combining her passion for horses and sharing God's love with others through the Ranch. She oversees barn volunteers and all aspects of the herd's care.

Elizabeth Pace

Elizabeth Pace

Development Director

Elizabeth loves sharing Ranch experiences through conversations and the written word. If the Ranch is your sweet spot, she'd love to help you connect with the ministry.

Diane Pace

Diane Pace

Administrator

Diane has served at the Ranch since it was founded in a variety of roles. She performs administrative duties and never misses an opportunity to be with the horses.

Robin Urheim

Robin Urheim

Program Director

Robin has a love of animals, great and small, and a passion for helping children, especially those facing challenges. She is the main contact for Rancher families and session volunteers.

 

Meet Our Dedicated Board

Tina Word

Tina Word

President

Tina has been an active barn and session volunteer for years. She brings her passion for children's ministry to each session she leads. Tina is not afraid of getting silly and is a wonderful storyteller.

Marianne Powell

Marianne Powell

Secretary

Marianne is a lifelong Hanoverian and horsewoman. She brings her vast experience as a commercial real estate paralegal and Chamber of Commerce executive to the Ranch.

Jane Yancey

Jane Yancey

Director

As a Co-founder, Jane has been with Wings of Hope Ranch since the beginning. She brings a tremendous amount of experience from her career in victim advocacy that has spanned almost three decades.

Dr. Kim Alford

Dr. Kim Alford

Vice President

Kim has been an active barn and session volunteer at Wings of Hope for several years and is a pediatric occupational therapist who has worked in the Richmond area for almost 30 years.

Francie Mann, Esq.

Francie Mann, Esq.

Director

Francie is an active volunteer and loves experiencing the wonders of the Ranch through the eyes of the children. She enjoys sharing her love for horses, along with her legal expertise.

John Madison, CPA

John Madison, CPA

Treasurer

John is a certified public accountant, an author, retired businessman, and Christian financial coach. He has passion for serving non-profits, sharing his extensive finance and accounting experience.

Kyle Soderberg

Kyle Soderberg

Director

Kyle is an active volunteer on the facilities team, always willing to lend a hand on projects big and small. He is a problem solver with a caring spirit and can tell some wildly fascinating stories.

 
 

Meet Our Lead Volunteers

Founding Director

Alison Boyd

Founding Director

As co-founder of Wings of Hope Ranch, Alison fulfills key roles in the ministry. She serves as a session Gatekeeper, leads small groups, and helps shape programming, as well as leading the East Coast Ranch Ministry Clinic each year.

Lead Barn Volunteer

Kathy Thomas

Lead Barn Volunteer

Kathy is a lifelong horse woman with a warm spirit and innate ability to teach. She graciously helps onboard and train new barn volunteers.

Forever Home General Contractor

Billy Agliano

Forever Home General Contractor

With decades of experience as a general contractor, Billy brings tremendous expertise and attention to detail. Billy previously co-owned Superior Contracting where he managed multi-million dollar projects.

Horse Rehome Coordinator

Kimberly Bell

Horse Rehome Coordinator

If you are interested in getting information on adopting or rehoming a horse, Kimberly can connect you with mid-Atlantic rescues organizations.

Forever Home Project Manager

Orin Henderson

Forever Home Project Manager

Working alongside Billy, Orin assists with managing the day to day needs of the Forever home such as construction material orders, grounds maintenance, and leading workdays.