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Jan
04
Happy New Year!
posted by: Aaron Barker on January 04, 2019 at 5:02 PM
Happy new year from all of us at Potter's Ranch!
 
 

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Jan
04
Stable News
posted by: Aaron Barker on January 04, 2019 at 4:57 PM

Potter’s Ranch is reestablishing their Therapeutic Riding programs under a NEW name “Potter’s Ranch Riding Center.”  PRRC will encompass several new & exciting programs. Each will offer several Volunteer opportunities so we are providing monthly Volunteer training and have introduced our Volunteer Tier Program where PRRC Volunteers can earn more riding time, earn clinic & workshop training free, earn Trail guide & Mid-rider positions, or even earn a spot on our “Praise Riders” Volunteer Horse Drill Team.


Summer Horse Camp has added 8 weeks this year, each week will have its own theme and will include plenty of Horse time as well as Crafts, Fishing, Cowboy Chapel and so much more! Space is limited so sign up today!


PRRC also has its own Facebook page where we keep all our Horse enthusiasts up to date on all our Barn happenings. We have postings each day- Monday is “Meet the Herd Monday” where we introduce the Potter’s Ranch horses to you. We have “Trivia Tuesday” where we test your horse knowledge and offer an opportunity for you to win a prize! Wednesday during the summer is “Wisdom Wednesday” and during the winter months, we do “Winter Wish List Wednesday” where each horse gives their wish list for items needed at the barn. We have “Thankful Thursday” and “Fun Day Friday”.  The weekend brings video’s on Saturday and “Scripture Sunday”.


If you have questions about camp, horse lessons or would like to volunteer, our new email address ridingcenter@pottersranch.org.


Don’t forget that coming in 2019 we have Two CHA Clinics scheduled on May 20th -24th and on October 14th - 18th.  Potter’s Ranch Riding Center will be hosting the Colton Woods Clinic May 31st -June 2nd and have two fall Kids Quest Equestrian Overnights scheduled one in the fall & one in the winter.

 
 
 

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Jan
04
From the Director's Desk
posted by: Aaron Barker on January 04, 2019 at 4:42 PM

From the Ranch Directors Desk,


What an incredibly Blessed year we have had.  We have welcomed four new board members: Pam Dimmerman, Mike Stanaland, Ray Pate, and Chuck Vaughn to the Potter’s Ranch Board.  We have hired a new full-time Equine Director, JoEllen Mullins, and her husband Eric Mullins has joined the maintenance and activity staff.  Their daughter Jessica is a PATH instructor and has joined the team as well. We hired Ted Griswold who is very versatile and helps with every department on the ranch.


Even with all these additions, we are looking for Camp Counselors, tutors and instructors for our upcoming 2019 Kids Quest summer programs.  Eight weeks of Adventure Camp, eight weeks of Horse Camp, four weeks of Dyslexia Camp with opportunities for overnight and day camping. There will be opportunities for some summer staff lodging.  Send resumes to tony@pottersranch.org. You can visit http://quest.pottersranch.org/ for more information.


We are always looking for volunteers to help with all the guest services throughout the year and especially the anticipated busy summer.  You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer individually, volunteer groups events are scheduled with our Administration team. We had a great time at our volunteer appreciation dinner this year.  Our volunteers and donors helped us have a very successful Garden Gala again this year and our Children’s Christmas Adventure was a blessing to 56 children and all the adults that attended. Plenty of opportunities to get those required school volunteer hours and community service hours for all our scouting friends.  We also have plenty of projects available for Eagle Scout projects, Girl Scout Take Action project, American Heritage Girls Stars and Stripes project, Awana Journey Service project, and Trail Life Servant Leadership project.


We are always looking for donations.  You can make a monetary donation right on our website https://www.pottersranch.org/donate.php. We are always looking for construction materials and equipment, mulch, landscaping materials, sawdust for our horse stalls, and working washers and dryers.


We continue to support our pastors and church leaders by providing them with low to no cost prayer day options.  There are also still opening for winter and spring church events. You can speak with Aaron Barker our Administrative Director about availability and group pricing.


Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pottersranch/,  https://www.facebook.com/PTRDyslexiaCamp/ and https://www.facebook.com/PottersRanchRidingCenter/. If you are a youth pastor or youth director you can send a request to be added to our private youth forum group my messaging me, Tony Vornberger, or any of our department directors or if you would like to be added to our private Wrangler Volunteer group you can ask as well.

 
 
 

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Nov
20
Welcome to Jessica Moorhouse
posted by: Aaron Barker on November 20, 2018 at 3:15 PM
Daughter of Eric & JoEllen, being blessed to have horses growing up, Jessica has been riding her entire life. She enjoys spending time with her horses Mac, Zap and the trick mini Doc Holliday, all who live here at the Ranch. 
She is not only a volunteer here at the Ranch but she is our PATH Intl. riding instructor. With her knowledge and passion, we are rebooting our therapeutic riding & equine assisted learning program. She can’t wait to share the love of the Lord with our participants here on Potter’s Ranch.

If you or someone you know are interested in therapeutic lessons, please call the Ranch office at 859-538-3740.

Welcome to the team, Jessica!
 
 

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Nov
20
Welcome to Jo Ellen Mullins
posted by: Aaron Barker on November 20, 2018 at 3:12 PM
JoEllen grew up on a small farm in Fort Wayne IN and was a 4-H horse member for 10 years. She starting teaching riding lessons at 16 and worked summers as a horse camp counselor for Camp McMillan Girl Scouts. She later became the Equestrian Director of Red Cedar Center for Special Services, Fort Wayne, IN. She was Show Chairman for the Fort Wayne Charity Horse Show for 5 yrs. She moved to Cincinnati after being offered the Equestrian Program Director position at YMCA, Camp Kern and later became the Equestrian Director for their year-round Equine programs. JoEllen was also the Equestrian Director at Dogwood Springs in Northport, AL where she coached the University of Alabama Intercollegiate Equestrian Teams. She also served as Board President for Ohio Therapeutic Horsemanship 501©3 for 2 years. JoEllen is married to Eric Mullins who serves the Ranch in several departments. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren and are members of the Eastview Baptist Church.

If you or someone you know are interested in trail rides, horse riding lessons, lead rides or other fun equine activities, please call the Ranch office at 859-538-3740.

Welcome to the team, Jo Ellen!
 
 

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Nov
20
Welcome to Eric Mullins
posted by: Aaron Barker on November 20, 2018 at 3:09 PM
Eric was born & raised in Franklin, OH.  He is a certified CNC machinist and has been until now with his past employer 20 years. His decision to change his career path was not an easy one, the world teaches we are supposed to work are lives away so that we can one day retire. Eric one day asked his wife, “if GOD wanted us to do something else, would you?” Well, that question started their search for God’s plan for their lives; which lead them to Potter’s Ranch.  The interview process was long with a lot of prayers from all involved. But what Eric & his wife realized one day while listening to their pastor’s Sunday Sermon, was God’s timing is perfect. We as humans tend to rush into things or want things to happen yesterday. God uses our wait time to grow us, strengthen us, prepare us, if you will, for what He has in store. Eric joined Potter’s Ranch in August, and currently works in three different departments-Maintenance, Activities & Equine.  On any given day he might work all three on the same day. He is the Trail Boss on trail rides, helps with team building and has increased his painting skills.  Most of he has grown in Christ through Potter’s Ranch and enjoys sharing his love for the Lord with others.  Eric isn’t hard to miss, he is usually the one in the Cowboy hat on horseback greeting guests!

Welcome to the team, Eric!
 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Activities Assistant
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:49 AM

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for an Activities Assistant with a valid driver license and reliable transportation to work. The pay range we’re offering is constructive.


We offer you on-the-job training in new, exciting, and ministry centered activities
We also offer opportunities to bring hope to groups who may need encouragement and uplifting help.


The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents

 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Maintenance Team Member
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:48 AM

Maintenance Team Member- Potter’s Ranch offers ability to learn new skills and growing ministry opportunities.

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for a Maintenance Team member at least 16 years of age and reliable transportation to work. The pay range is competitive.


We offer growth through training with decades of experienced maintenance and farm workers
We also offer on-the-job training for proper equipment usage
 

The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents


 
 

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Feb
22
Job Description - Culinary Padawan (Kitchen Staff)
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Culinary Padawan- Potter’s Ranch offers culinary expression and growing ministry opportunities.

We are a private Christian retreat nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky offering its employees the opportunity to utilize the gifts and talents the Lord has given them to minister to our guests.

The Ministry: Potter’s Ranch is a youth and family life ministry working with all generation of Christians, and is known for the great service we provide our guests and employees alike.


Our positive, Christian environment provides daily encouragement.
We believe in exhibiting a Christ-like example to both employees and guests.


The Position: We’re looking for a Culinary Padawan at least 16 years of age with a passion for cooking. The pay range is scrumptious.


We offer training under a Master Chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America with over 20 years of food service experience.

We
also encourage delicious expression of your best cuisine ideas


The Location:  Potter’s Ranch is based in Union, KY. This is a great place to live because it’s close enough to Cincinnati to still be involved socially and provides an environment perfect for a thriving equine ministry.

 

 

Why Should You Apply?


You will work every day with an eternal purpose
Your life experience and desire to serve the Lord will offer fresh ideas for the horsemanship ministry
You will be part of a team who desires to minister by utilizing all of our gifts and talents


 
 

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Feb
22
The Director's Chair
posted by: Aaron Barker on February 22, 2018 at 10:07 AM
Looking back at 2017, it was an amazing year for Potter’s Ranch and we are looking forward to what 2018 is going to bring. Molly, our Equine Director, has moved on to other opportunities and the Ranch is now seeking the person God is going to provide for the Equine Department.  Of all day camps scheduled this year, I am personally excited at our first opportunity for Art Day Camp.  Many of our regular guests have reserved their spots for 2018 and a couple of ministries that have been away are returning in 2018.  Most of the winter refurbishing has been completed and we are looking forward to the Blessings God has in store for us.  Thank you all for your support and continued prayers for the ministry of Potter’s Ranch and keep following our Facebook page and website for information, pictures, and stories we can share.

In Christ,
Tony
Potter's Ranch Director
 
 

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