OUR FOUNDERS

David and Jolien Haggard first began to dream about a ranch ministry soon after they were married in 2001.  Nearly twenty years and three children later they are making that vision a reality. They believe that God has been carefully developing and gifting them as a team to carry out the unique and challenging task of building and maintaining Blazing Hope Ranch.

Jolien Haggard has a Master's in Christian Counseling from Philadephia Biblical University (PBU) and has 10+ years of experience as a therapist in residential mental health and managing therapeutic group homes.  She most recently worked as a counselor at Bryan College and now volunteers full time at Blazing Hope.

Jo is passionate about helping individuals gain freedom from their personal struggles.  She loves horses, building deep relationships with other women, and anything outdoors.

David Haggard has a Bachelor's in Biblical Studies from PBU, a Master's in Educational Administration from Temple University (PA) and has 16 years experience working in higher education administration. He currently serves as Director of Financial Aid/Services at Bryan College.

 

David enjoys making systems and processes that work.  He loves teaching, one on one discipleship, cars, running and the outdoors.