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 graduated from Cornerstone University & is newly married while living in Montana. She runs her own photography & design business and enjoys coffee, thrifting + fishing. 

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Program Team

Dave Saylor

Program Lead

Since 2016 I have been part of Remembrance Ranch as a trail staff and volunteer. Bringing over 15 years of experience working with at risk and troubled youth in and out of the court system I have found a home here with Remembrance Ranch. I grew up in Holland where I live with my wife and our two dogs. I work with Remembrance Ranch to help teens make good decisions and help them transform their lives for Christ.

Travis

Youth Lead

Travis can’t wait to be a staff member once again at Remembrance Ranch! He is studying Education at GVSU. He is looking forward to a fun, spiritual trip with these boys.

Curt

Youth Lead

Curt is looking forward to his time as a staff member. Curt has a servant heart and a strong faith in ministry – Curt wants to continue working with the youth to help further their commitment and walk with God. Curt has been married for 18 years and has 4 children. He also enjoys camping, hunting and spending time with his family.

Landon

Youth Lead

TBA

Christian

Weekend Warrior

TBA

Patrick Adams Jr

Weekend Warrior

Patrick is headed to Cornerstone University for track as well as a degree in psychology in children and adolescents. Patrick is also writer and devotional leader, and enjoys traveling and outdoors. Patrick hopes to use his personal story and abilities to change the next generation through Christ.

Joel Van Wyk

Logistics Manager

 Joel got involved with Remembrance Ranch as a prayer partner in 2015.  He joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and helps to guide the strategic direction of the organization.   Joel has spent the past 27 years working for Herman Miller where he has held a variety of product development and product management roles.   He is passionate about sports, travel, and board games.   Joel and his wife Julie have 3 children and live in Holland, MI.

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.

Janelly

Youth Lead

Janelly has enjoyed serving as the Junior Leader and now Staff Member for Remembrance Ranch. She is passionate about mentoring youth and using her story to point others to the love of Jesus. Janelly will be headed to Ferris State University this year as a first generation college student in her family.

Emma Burk

Youth Lead

Emma Burk is a senior 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! 

Angela

Youth Lead

Angela is a mother of four adult children. Her and her husband Mark live along the lakeshore and enjoy serving their community. Angela taught for 13 years in the local elementary schools. As part of her faith and walk with the Lord, she strives to show others the love of Christ. She loves spending her time hiking and visiting national parks.

Lizabeth Hulst

Youth Lead

Liz is passionate about serving others for Christ. Liz is super excited to be a weekend warrior for the girls trip. She is married and has three children.  They love to “going north” and exploring God’s creation.

Danielle Sheridan

Youth Lead

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.

Whitney Krusniak

Youth Lead

Whitney Mitchell Krusniak has been working with individuals and families impacted by ASD, mental illness, and trauma for over twenty years.  She is currently a Behavior Specialist within the Spring Lake Public School system. Whitney lives in West Michigan with her husband and two incredible children; in her free time she bakes, reads, and pretends she knows how to hike. 

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.

Sharon Bylsma

Case Manager

Sharon has joined our team this year as the Case Manager for the girls program. Sharon brings over a decade of experience working with teens.  She has served as a High School Youth Leader at Life Stream church and as a mentor to teen mothers at Grace’s Table. Sharon’s passion in ministry is to encourage young women to live to their full potential in Christ.  Led by her faith, Sharon works to shine the love and light of Christ into the lives of our teens and their families. When not serving at the Ranch, Sharon is busy being Mom to three of her own teen/young adult children.  Sharon has an adventurous spirit and loves being out in nature and spending time with family and friends. 

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 four 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 Dematic 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 got involved with Remembrance Ranch as a prayer partner in 2015.  He joined the Board of Directors in 2017 and helps to guide the strategic direction of the organization.   Joel has spent the past 27 years working for Herman Miller where he has held a variety of product development and product management roles.   He is passionate about sports, travel, and board games.   Joel and his wife Julie have 3 children and live in Holland, MI.

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.