In 2012, I was looking to move out of the suburbs and purchase property in a rural area. I was presented with an opportunity to purchase the property I now live on. It has always been in my heart to have a place available to meet the needs of today’s youth. During the purchase process, I made a commitment to God that if he would make a way for me to own this property I would give it back to him.
I purchased 123 acres with 118 acres dedicated to the camp, retreat center and equine center. At the time, I made the commitment, I really did not understand what that might look like. After purchasing the property God began to show me the vision. What began as a youth camp has expanded into something far beyond my initial idea. It is just like God to give you something greater than our own ability so we would have to use our faith and trust Him to accomplish the plan He has for you.
The foundational principles of Willow Tree Ranch is to exalt Christ by providing excellence and service in every activity based on leadership, service and stewardship.