OUR FOUNDERS

David and Jolien Haggard first began to dream about a ranch ministry together soon after they were married in 2001.  Sixteen 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 currently works as a counselor at Bryan College in Dayton, TN.

 

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. 

 

He works justice for those who are pressed down by the world, providing food for those who are hungry. He frees those who are imprisoned; He makes the blind see. He lifts up those whose backs are bent in labor; He cherishes those who do what is right

(Psalm 146)