Since 2005, when God first placed the vision for Remembrance Ranch on his heart, Patrick has helped guide this organization to be a positive and successful transformation program for each teenager and family we serve. Patrick lives out his vision by serving as a Youth Leader during the program year and using his own personal story as a testimony to help teenagers see the potential in themselves.
Growing up as a troubled youth himself, Founder and Executive Director, Patrick Adams, took a step of faith in 2005 and assembled a team of people with the same passion and vision to create an early-intervention program designed to pour love and acceptance into struggling teens. After much prayer and planning, Remembrance Ranch launched its first program in 2012.
Danielle is a Creative Problem Solver, Business professional with 15 years of experience across a broad range of administrative functions. She has an amazing ability to combine vision, creativity with well-developed project management and leadership qualities.
Danielle is passionate in serving others for Christ. She loves working with kids and helping them move towards the path that God has designed for them. She is married and has two children. They love to go camping and spend lots of quality time with each other.
With the ranch Tae runs and create posts for all social media platforms, helps in creating and sending out our newsletters and t-shirts, takes pictures at our events, and helps with the prayer partners. She also used to be a part of Run for the Ranch, and is starting that again this year.
She is a senior at Allendale High School this year and is hoping to play college soccer. She runs her own photography business and hopes to become a graphic designer for non-profits. Tae leads worship at her youth group and does a lot of art for work, church, or for fun!
Kevin is a blessed man with two beautiful girls and a loving wife. When asked to summarize his life in one word, he answered "transformed." God has used Kevin's personal transformation to speak into the lives of the teens we serve. Kevin has been a Youth Leader since the inception of the R.R. Wilderness Program. When he isn't at The Ranch building new lives, Kevin works as a contractor building homes.
Dave has spent 12 of the last 15 yrs working with teens with challenging circumstances in addition to running groups for kids with substance abuse issues. Dave loves being able to help people get beyond any barriers they may have in their life. He is also the drummer in a prominent and upcoming Christian rock band. Dave and his wife of 5 years live in the Holland area and enjoy bicycling, hiking and camping with their 2 dogs, and good food.
Outside The Ranch, Dave has dedicated himself to helping others develop a healthy lifestyle; He manages a fitness center in downtown Grand Rapids, the GR Challenge Center. Dave has one step-daughter, Dakota, and a son, Lincoln. Dave loves sports; he plays golf and slow pitch softball. When asked why he is working at The Ranch, he said, "I think every child has the possibilities to be great. We just have to find their passion and help them be successful at attaining their goals."
Jennifer has been a mortgage consultant for the past 15 years. She is a single mother of 4, also taking care of and mentoring many more. She has an extreme passion for helping youth. Her and her family love helping others, and vacationing. Jennifer's passions are swimming, writing, and inspiring others. Helping make other dreams come alive is her true passion. She's excited to be a part of Remembrance Ranch!
Jodi Gee has a Master's Degree from WMU and a Bachelor's Degree from GVSU in Movement Science. She is a mom of boys and enjoys the everyday adventures in life with her husband, kids and dogs. Jodi teaches various classes at a local community college, and loves impacting others. She is passionate about family, friends, yoga, and teaching.
Her favorite verse: Matthew 5:16 . Jodi is excited that God has led her to the Ranch.
Sarah has worked with youth and families for several years at Eagle Village in Hersey Michigan. She currently works in Jackson, MI as an EMT for the State of Michigan. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with her daughter and new puppy Sophie Mae. She loves hiking , canoeing and putting puzzles together. She looks forward to a great experience this summer.
Mary has a degree in Medical Administration. She has been married for 8 years to her husband Michael and has 2 children. She enjoys sports, traveling and helping others. She is very excited about being led to Remembrance Ranch, and looks forward to this year’s journey.
Michelle has worked in public schools for the past 18 years. In her various roles within schools, Michelle has always found herself seeking ways to mentor and support students with social and emotional needs. Michelle lives in Allendale with her husband and two very active boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports, and hiking. She is very excited to see the work God has planned for her this summer.
As a young adult, Jesse enjoyed dedicating his time as a counselor at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. With his wife, and four kids cheering him on, Jesse is returning to the Ranch this year and igniting his passion again for encouraging youth through God's grace. His hobbies include playing soccer, woodworking, doing projects wit the family, and trying anything at least once.
Darrin graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA and Master of Social Work. He is a certified instructor of Becoming a Love and Logic Parent program and serves as our Equine Therapist. Darrin has a passion for helping children and families to find healthy perceptions of themselves so they can know themselves as complete, whole, safe and spiritual. Outside The Ranch program, Darrin is a local public school social worker.
Ron graduated from MSU and has been licensed as a School Social Worker for the past 27 years. Ron's been employed by West Ottawa Public schools for past 23 years. He's enjoyed working with At- Risk youth in juvenile diversion programs and has served as a respite provider through Community Mental Health. He is married and has three children in college. He enjoys playing golf, fitness and traveling. Ron believes that teaching children to recognize and overcome adversity will equip them with the potential for life- long success.
Dan has a Masters of Educational Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University and has worked with Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family. He is also a former Guidance Counselor at Valleywood Middle School in Kentwood, MI. Dan launched a Premarital Mentoring Program for engaged couples at MHBC and leads interactive sessions for newly married couples at MHBC. Dan has such a BIG heart for the families we serve at RR!
Jhenna graduated from GVSU with a bachelor’s in Psychology. She has been committed to helping at-risk students in the Kentwood area as a Behavior and Academic Interventionist and also serviced families in the foster care system as a Case Aide. Jhenna recently got married in December of 2017. Some of their favorite activities are camping and spending time with family and friends. Jhenna feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the Remembrance Ranch Team.
Scot has a passion for helping people, especially youth, find Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, which is ultimately what brought him to Remembrance Ranch. Scot and his wife Toni have two children, Josh and Luke, and three granddaughters. He was born and raised in Michigan and has worked for the Amway Corporation for over 36 years. His hobbies include family outings, fishing and bicycle riding over 3,500 miles a year.
Rob is married with 3 children and works as the head of facilities and real estate for Haworth. He and his wife enjoy travel, design, and of course watching their kids participate in many extracurricular activities. Rob was first connected to Remembrance Ranch in 2012 when his son was having trouble at home and in school. Since then, Rob and his family continue to support Remembrance Ranch through board membership, prayer partnership and many other opportunities.
Dwayne is a realtor for RE/MAX of Grand Rapids. Dwayne has been married to his wife Tiffany for 25 years. They have two children and have been foster parents to five teenage boys. Dwayne has worked with adolescents for over thirty years in various capacities, including camps, residential treatment, education, and church youth ministry.
Diana is a results-driven consultant with a profound knowledge of business process improvement initiatives. She has a passion to identify and eliminate all forms of organizational waste, think outside the box, and push the envelope to a higher performance level. She and her husband enjoy travel, design, and of course watching their kids participate in many extracurricular activities.
Joel is the Director of the Clinical Product Category within Herman Miller Healthcare. He is responsible for growth and profitability of the healthcare product portfolio. His responsibilities including strategic planning, new product development, and customer project support. Joel has served as a prayer partner and now serves as an active board member for Remembrance Ranch.
Amy is the Director of Compliance and Compensation for Gordon Food Services. She is responsible for the effectiveness of compliance programs to ensure compliance with company policies, local, state, and federal laws. Amy brings expertise with human resource practices, policy deployment and strategic planning.
Michelle has worked in public schools for the past 18 years. In her various roles within schools, Michelle has always found herself seeking ways to mentor and support students with social and emotional needs. Michelle lives in Allendale with her husband and two very active boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching sports (especially her son's teams), and hiking.