Joy graduated from Hardbarger Business College and has been a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics for 28 years. She loves Jesus and has a heart for servanthood. Janice Faye's Ranch is named after Joy's mom, Janice Faye, in hopes that it will carry on her mom's legacy of being a true servant of God and making her life's mission that of, "Doing unto others as she would have them do unto her". This was also Mary Kay's life and business motto. Joy and her husband, Darrell, are the proud parents of three married children and six grandchildren.
Joy will guide the staff in selecting and accepting at-risk girls in the program who show the highest risk factors. She feeds, grooms and trains the equine and teaches the at-risk girls life skills learned through The Natural Lifemanship Institute. Joy counsels the tutoring and vocational training volunteers as well as the equine specialists. She and Darrell have become more aware of the need some children have of simply feeling safe and loved while experiencing the foster parent life challenges. These are two major life lessons the ranch will seek to provide at-risk girls who participate in the program.
Anecia is a lover of the Lord, family and others. She and her husband, Roger, have two married children and three grandchildren they refer to as "TREASURES". Their son, Blane is married to Deanna and they have two daughters--Ella Grace and Adalyn Ruth. Jonathon is married to Taylor and have their youngest granddaughter--Lainey Olivia.
As a Native American, education was especially important to Anecia and her family of origin. She completed her Undergraduate Degree at Pembroke State University where she majored in Criminal Justice. She used her degree for many years with the Department of Correction, where she met and fell in love with Roger. After many years with the State of NC, Anecia returned to school at Liberty University where she graduated with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is the Founder/CEO of Haven of Rest Counseling, PLLC, in Benson. She is passionate about walking alongside those that God sends her way to support them in their healing.
Anecia's greatest desire is to love and serve God, her husband/family and others. Janice Faye's Ranch is excited and honored to share and learn what God has for His people with Anecia at our side.
Born in Connecticut and raised on a horse farm in Vermont, Kelli got smart and headed south for College, attending the University of South Carolina. Her family, hating the cold winters soon followed, landing in the Myrtle Beach area in the early 1980’s.
Marrying her soulmate in her mid-thirties -- who came as a package with twin pre-teenaged girls—Kelli discovered that she enjoyed working with youth and left her real estate career to become a youth director at a small country church and a substitute teacher for the middle and high schools in Johnston County, North Carolina.
When in late 2011 her husband accepted a job that required significant travel, they decided to return to the house they own on the Waccamaw River in Conway and a year later she discovered the volunteer opportunity with the Barnabas Horse Foundation. Finding something that now combined her knowledge and love for horses and her desire to help children, Kelli dove in and quickly got trained as an equine specialist through The Natural Lifemanship Institute. She joined the Barnabas Board of Directors in November 2014, and in 2016, funded by The Victims of Crime Act grant, she became one of three paid staff and worked as the Community Outreach Coordinator through 2018.
When Hurricane Florence descended on the Carolina’s in September of 2018 and flooded their home on the Waccamaw River, Kelli and Bryan returned to his beloved Johnston County, NC. Giving up her dream job to return to NC with her husband, Kelli has, after two years of searching, finally found a place to land. She is excited to join Janice Faye’s Ranch as a volunteer equine specialist and looks forward to being a part of this ministry and going where God leads..
Miles is an NC State College graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Leadership in the Public Sector where he studied Leadership and structures for non-profit organizations. Miles and his wife, Ashley, enjoy spending time with their daughters, Addy (10) and Madelyn (5). He is a high school history teacher and and local business owner. Miles will assist with fundraising projects, internet/technical issues and general maintenance of the grounds. He lives and works by the golden rule of treating others the way he wants to be treated and believes in the priorities of God first, family second and career third.
Ashley is completing her Associates Degree online as a stay-at-home mom while adhering to all the duties that being at home entails. She's married to Miles and is mom to Addy and Madelyn. Ashley will coordinate and schedule the snacks and lunch that will be provided for the girls at the ranch with donors and volunteers.
Joyce is a retired public school educator who served as --teacher, curriculum specialist, mathematics/science facilitator and grant administrator. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Intermediate Education from UNC-Greensboro, a Master of Education degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master of Divinity degree from Campbell University Divinity School. Joyce has served her church through the years as a Christian educator teaching small groups and as Church Education Ministries Director. She presently serves on the Local Church Administrative Council, Pastoral Care Visitation Team and Lay Pastor of the Day Team as well as provides leadership for the prayer ministry. She is very involved with providing coordination for two community prayer initiatives in the Stedman area: "National Day of Prayer" and "Prayer and a Biscuit" --a weekly ministry to the local schools. In addition, she is an active Auxiliary member of the Gideon's International Fayetteville East Camp. Joyce is married to Tony. She will be offering her tutoring expertise to students who need assistance and providing devotions. Her mission statement keeps her on track as she endeavors to answer the Lord's call on her life: "To demonstrate my love for God and others through worship, proclamation, education, ministry, and fellowship."
Becky is an Atlantic Christian College graduate with a Bachelor Degree in Nursing and a Pfeiffer University graduate with a dual masters in Health and Business Administration. Becky retired after a nursing career at Sampson Regional Medical Center where she served as Staff Nurse, Staff Development Coordinator and Nurse Administrator. Becky is married to Carl and they have one son, Adam. Her strong faith and family bond has brought her through adversity many times and she gives God the praise and the glory! Becky serves as teacher and mentor for the Education Team at the ranch. She will be teaching the following classes: communication skills; motivation and self esteem; goal setting; basic stress management; basic nutrition; conflict management and problem solving skills. Her favorite bible verses are Jeremiah 29:11-13.
Carl is married to Becky and is a retired woodworker with Kivetts Church Furniture. He is a self-taught photographer and will be serving as the ranch photographer.
Amy finds her God-given purpose in teaching. She has been an English teacher at Lakewood High school since 2009. She has two degrees from Campbell University--Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a cat mom to Alvin and the ducks in her backyard. Amy tutors the at-risk girls in the program at the ranch and also assists during horse sessions and with the ranch's yearly fundraiser. She puts her faith in Jesus Christ first and attributes her source of joy and peace to Him. Her hobbies include travel, music, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.
Jaimie is an Inclusion Teacher at Lakewood High School as well as Assistant Children's Director at Union Grove Baptist Church. She is married to Jason and they have a brand new baby boy. Jaimie has a Child Development Degree from Meredith College and a Masters in Child Development and teaching license from East Carolina University. After living and working in Raleigh for 10 years, she fell in love with a local Sampson county boy, Jason, and has lived here since. Jaimie volunteered with Helping Horse in Raleigh through the Junior League and has worked with young children and youth for over 16 years. She is excited to expand her knowledge of working with horses and continue assisting as Jesus' hands and feet while working with the young ladies at the ranch. Jaimie serves as tutor for the at-risk girls in the program and also assists with horse time and fundraisers.
Jamey serves as a Legal Team member and Board Member for the Ranch. With her background in law enforcement, fundraising and so many other aspects needed for the non-profit sector, she provides much-needed support and advice. Jamey is a graduate of USC, Instructor for the Anti-bullying program for local schools in the Myrtle Beach area (once a month) and Instructor to law enforcement agencies on opiod and human trafficking. She's a Diversity board member for the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce, member of Rotary, Kiwanis, Women in Networking and Palmetto Guild, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Homelessness Advocate and Former Public Safety Officer.
Almond is married to Sherry. They have two married daughters, Ashley and Candice, two granddaughters and one grandson. Almond is a truck driver and turkey farmer/local business owner. He attributes all his family's blessings and successes to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and is very supportive of the ministry at Janice Faye's Ranch. Almond is active in his home church and the community. The networking he provides for the ranch has already provided much-needed support in so many areas.
Dixie is a 10-year old Tennessee Walking horse. She was owner surrendered to Believe Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Center due to a leg injury. The owner had considered putting her down because the wound on her leg had become infected, traveling into her ligaments and was causing lameness. Lisa at Believe Equine Center took her in and nursed her back to health. Her recovery time lasted one year. Dixie is now a spunky, sweet, 16 hands equine that loves to be groomed, loves people, especially children and is a well-mannered lady while being ridden.
Do you know anyone who could relate to Dixie's story of maybe feeling as though she was cast out or given up on?
Why not encourage them to contact the Ranch to meet Dixie and see her forgiveness attitude in action?
Paradise is a 20-year old Standardbred. He served his owner as a race horse, then served as an Amish working horse and was later sent to auction/kill pen. How tragic! Paradise was rescued by Believe Equine Rescue and Rehabilitation Center and nurtured back to a healthy state. His approximate recovery time also took a year. Paradise is a sweet, gentle horse that also loves people and is a perfect gentleman with his respectful rider.
Who do you know that may have had similar experiences of being used and abused?
Paradise may be the perfect therapist for them!