Ministry Team

We'd like to introduce a few members of the ministry team here at Faith Ranch.

The full time staff members are supported by a wonderful team of 'partners in ministry' that volunteer their time on weekends and weekdays to bless the ministry and serve our guest groups in countless ways!





Cindy Smith

Cindy and her husband Tom started volunteering in any needed area at Faith Ranch in 2006, along with their daughter Tiffany.  She currently serves as the Executive Director, putting her more than 20 years of management experience to use and following the vision God has given her: to operate as one in the body of Christ while moving forward in His leading. She enjoys the fellowship and laughter shared with the ministry team and being able to serve the guests who visit the ranch to the best of her abilities. Cindy is also certified in Child Development.


"And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them." - Romans 8:28




Tom Smith

Tom, along with his wife and daughter, has been a partner in ministry at Faith Ranch for over 12 years. He is in charge of Public Relations and has 10 years of experience in marketing and guest relations. Tom loves the ministry opportunities that Faith Ranch presents and has also enjoyed teaching riding lessons for the past 10 years.


"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." - John 3:16

Linda Maxwell

Prior to coming to Faith Ranch in 2000, Linda worked at a Christian camp in Maryland for 18 years. Linda is the Stable Director at Faith Ranch. She has more than 40 years of riding experience and has been teaching lessons for over 15 years, as well. Linda has a degree in Youth Ministry and loves to share about the Lord through the horses.


"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath!" -Psalms 104:33

John Kaminski

John, a licensed reverend, has been a Partner in Ministry since 2013.  He currently serves as the ranch's Farm Manager, effectively using over 20 years of farming experience and construction knowledge to maintain herd health and hay production among many other things. In addition, John has been leading men's ministries for more than 10 years.


"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." - Ephesians 6:13-18




Elizabeth Boggs

Elizabeth is serving as Faith Ranch's Camp Program Director after years of volunteering and being a member of the summer staff. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and  is a certified Intervention Specialist. Elizabeth loves being able to work and have fun with the kids who come through summer camp while serving God in the process.


"'For I know the plans I have for you,' says the Lord. 'They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11



Renee Lackey

Renee first began volunteering at the ranch 13 years ago and has been riding and teaching lessons nearly as long. She currently serves as Staff Associate, assisting in many different capacities. Her favorite thing about Faith Ranch is how closely she feels God's presence about her.


"You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You." - Isaiah 26:3

Dale Lackey

Dale has been a partner in ministry since 2014, where he currently serves as a Staff Associate, using many years of farming, equipment and riding experience. His favorite thing about Faith ranch is the peacefulness and how close he feels to God.

"Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me" - Psalm 23:4

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany first came to Faith Ranch in 2006 as a camper and began volunteering with her family. She aids in bookkeeping. Tiffany loves being outdoors and can often be found teaching Archery lessons.


"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

Join The Ministry Team

Interested in joining the ministry team at Faith Ranch? Please fill out the online application below to begin the process today!

Please be sure to specify whether you are interested in full/part time ministry, volunteering opportunities or summer positions.


Equal Opportunity Employment

As Faith Ranch is a Christian Ministry we ask for all of our staff and volunteers to have a lifestyle that is consistent with our mission and values. Faith Ranch employs without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age or veteran status.


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P.O. Box 355
Jewett, Ohio 43986


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