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Volunteer Coordinator | Hometown: Twin Falls, ID

I was raised in the high desert of Idaho and in the mountains of Central Montana. My young adult life was filled with ranch chores, ranch Management, construction, a quick time in law enforcement and then business management in Joseph, Oregon. In 1990, I moved to Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast and soon met … Continue reading “Kim Barnett”

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Equine Assistant & Session Instructor | Hometown: Wasco, OR

I cannot look at the road that’s led to me being on staff at Crystal Peaks without seeing God’s direction over every step on the way. My mom first heard about the ranch when I was a little girl, and she gave me Kim’s books “Hope Rising” and “Bridge Called Hope” around the time I … Continue reading “Hollee Kaseberg”

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Scheduling Coordinator | Hometown: Nevada City, CA

I first heard of Crystal Peaks from Kim in 2017 or 2018, when she came to speak at the college I attended. I had been interested in and researching horse therapy, wanting to do something similar, yet at the same time wanting something more, of which I wasn’t even sure. Listening to Kim speak about … Continue reading “Abigail Cross”

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Program Director & Session Instructor | Hometown: Medicine Lodge, KS

After coming to know Christ in high school, I knew in my heart that God was calling me into full-time ministry. I was drawn to Crystal Peaks after hearing about it in college. In hearing the mission of the Ranch, my eyes were opened to a ministry that was in line with what Jesus had … Continue reading “Stephanie Voth”

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Equine Director & Session Instructor | Hometown: Cleveland, MO

I first heard about Crystal Peaks when I was 12 years old, listening to Kim speak on the Focus on the Family broadcast. When I turned off the radio, I told my mom emphatically, “THAT’S what I am supposed to do with my life!” From that moment on, I knew God was calling me to … Continue reading “Sarah Robinett”

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PR Director & Session Instructor | Hometown: Haverhill, MA

I first heard about the Ranch when I was twelve years old through one of Kim Meeder’s books, Bridge Called Hope. During this time I was facing one of the hardest seasons of my life and hope was something that had become foreign to me. I had become so numb to life and had even thought, … Continue reading “Sarah Wilson”

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CRM Customizer | Hometown: Bend, OR

Hey there, friends. It is a bit odd to introduce myself to all of you in this way. Since there are such a variety of reasons you may be reading these words, I am not sure that I can speak to every question in these short paragraphs. Still, I want to encourage you with a … Continue reading “Rachel Hanson-McBride”

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Refuge Coordinator & Session Instructor | Hometown: Circle Pines, MN

The story of how I ended up at the Ranch has the hand of God all over it. I heard about the Ranch just after I graduated college. Looking back now, that seemed very odd because, as a kid, I was horse-crazy and obsessed with every book that had a horse on the cover. I … Continue reading “Lorissa Ziemer”

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Facilities Assistant & Session Instructor | Hometown: Ulster Park, NY

In January 2019 I was approached by a friend who, knowing of my love for horses, handed me a piece of paper with the Crystal Peaks logo on it and a brief synopsis of why the ranch started and what it does. I remember thinking ‘well that’s kinda cool’ and then putting it in the … Continue reading “Leah Meier”

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Assistant to CCO & Gardens Coordinator | Hometown: Eugene, OR

I’m no stranger to the wounding arrows of the Enemy. Nor have I been spared from being lured by his awful lies. Falling victim to these lies and wounds, I once lived a secret life bound in a self-made prison. Finally, the truth of Galatians 5:1 broke through the deception, “It is for FREEDOM that … Continue reading “Judy Jeffery”

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