Who We Are

Our Team & Leadership

Our Founder - Patrick Adams

Our Founder - Patrick Adams

Founder

 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 Sheridan

Operations Manager

 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

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Tae Adams

Marketing/Communications Intern

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. 

Tae is a junior at Cornerstone University studying graphic design & playing college soccer. She runs her own photography & design business  and enjoys hiking and fishing. She will be joining as a full-week leader for the girls program as well as photography intern!

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Program Team

Patrick Adams

Program Lead

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 teenage see potential in themselves.

Wade Zeilenga

Youth Lead

Wade is excited to be a counselor at camp this year! He’s a licensed counselor who enjoys working with teens and loves the outdoors.

Wade knows the power of new experiences, of challenging oneself, and of being a part of a team. Remembrance Ranch combines all of these to help youth find their true identity and gain courage to face life’s challenges. He’s looking forward to creating a safe, nurturing environment where we can learn from one another and dream a future we can create.

Casey Coopman

Trail Lead

Casey is a father of 3 wonderful kids: Wes (8), Sam (6), and Mara (3) and has been married to his wonderful wife, Laura for 15 years. 

Casey works in data science in Amway’s supply chain division, where he first met Patrick and learned about RR.  Prior to that, He was a high school math and physics teacher for 7 years. Jesus, youth, ministry, outdoors are all passions of his… so RR is an organization he loves to help and support. 

Brian Bolen

Logistics Manager

Brian is a father of three and married to his wonderful wife, Jill. Perseverance and reliance on Christ are keys to his spiritual life. Brian previously worked as camp counselor at Grace Adventures and has a degree from Cornerstone University. Brian works at Amway as a Continuous Improvement leader. He is hoping his story of God’s faithfulness through out his childhood will speak to the teens this summer.

Patrick Adams Jr

Youth Lead

Patrick is a junior in high school with a passion for youth ministry. Patrick has served the last three years as a camp counselor at Winding Creek Camp in Hastings, MI where he leads devotions and works with youth leadership development. He uses his personal story and abilities to change the next generation through Christ. 

Michelle Woods

Program Lead

Michelle has worked in public schools for the past 20 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.

Emma Burk

Trail Lead

Emma Burk is a junior at Allendale High school. She was invited to be a weekend warrior for the girls trip by her good friend Mrs. Michelle Woods. She is really excited to meet everyone!! Emma has been praying for safe travels and for many big God moments! 

Jhenna Van Timmeren

Youth Lead

Jhenna graduated from GVSU with a bachelor’s in Psychology, and Western Michigan University with a Master’s in Social Work. She is passionate about helping and providing support for students as a school social worker in a local public school district. Her favorite leisure activities are camping & spending time with her family and friends. Jhenna feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the Remembrance Ranch Team and cannot wait to see how God moves in the lives of each teen. 

Tae Adams

Youth Lead

Tae is a junior at Cornerstone University studying graphic design and playing college soccer. She runs her own photography + design business and enjoys hiking and fishing. She will be joining as a full-week leader for the girls program as well as photography intern!

Wendy Heath

Trail Lead

Wendy has spent the last 16 years working with teens in challenging circumstances as a teacher in Grand Rapids Public Schools & Memphis City Schools in Memphis, TN. Wendy will be attending the Girl’s W.A.R. camp as a “Weekend Warrior”.  She also is the Ranch’s Prayer Partner Coordinator & helps with various administrative tasks. Wendy & her husband, Robert Heath, of almost 14 years live in Allendale with their 2 children & dog. They enjoy biking to the pool, hiking, camping, & watching movies together.

Grace Wiersema

Trail Lead

Grace is a senior at Cornerstone University studying social work. She is going to be a weekend warrior with Remembrance Ranch this year during the backpacking portion of camp. Hiking is one of her passions and getting the opportunity to do that while being able to connect with new people and grow together towards Jesus as a group is so incredible and could not be more exciting for her. Grace is thankful and ready to start this journey! 

Clinical Team

Darrin Oliver

Social Worker / Equine Therapist

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.

Dan Morton

Family Case Manager

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!

Jamie Curtis

Family Case Manager

Jamie is a mother of three teenagers and has been married to her husband Kevin for 20 years. She recently graduated from Cornerstone University with her Masters in Counseling and plans to work in private practice to shine the love of Jesus onto those journeying through life’s painful experiences. With a passion for working with women and teens, she also had the opportunity to intern with the Winning at Home Wellness Team. Jamie and her husband have served as Remembrance Ranch Prayer Partner Coordinators and she is looking forward to working closely with the teens and their families.

Ron Lindstrom

Youth 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.

Jhenna Van Timmeren

Youth Social Worker

Jhenna graduated from GVSU with a bachelor’s in Psychology, and Western Michigan University with a Master’s in Social Work. 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.

Board Members

Scot Rich

Amway Corporation

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.

Brian Bolen

Knape & Vogt

Brian is a father of three and married to his wonderful wife, Jill. Perseverance and reliance on Christ are keys to his spiritual life. Brian previously worked as camp counselor at Grace Adventures and has a degree from Cornerstone University. Brian works at Amway as a Continuous Improvement leader. He is hoping his story of God’s faithfulness through out his childhood will speak to the teens this summer.

Pastor Dwayne Huff

RE/MAX

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.

Michelle Woods

West Ottawa Public Schools

Michelle has worked in public schools for the past 20 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. 

Joel Van Wyk

Herman Miller

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.

Robert Heath

Legacy Leadership Consulting

Robert served for 8 years as a United States Marine Corps Officer and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his leadership as a Commander of one of the largest companies in the Marine Corps.  He is now the CEO of Legacy Leadership Consulting and the President of the Legacy Empowerment Academy Companies.

Adrianne Burlison

Allendale Public Schools

Adrianne is an Alma College graduate. She and her husband have been married for 19 years and have two active daughters. Adrianne coaches multiple levels of girls basketball which is how she learned about Remembrance Ranch. She joined the board in 2019 and is excited to be a part of such an amazing program.