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Valerie’s desire is to help others become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Having come into a relationship with Christ later in life, her heart is for people to not just to know about Jesus but to know Him personally. Valerie met Chalae a few years ago and has been praying with her as God brought the vision of GOYR to reality. Valerie spent 12 years in business/marketing and as a Director she was responsible for a 3M budget covering different marketing segments – trade shows, pre-sales support, and PR. For the past 18 years she has served in local churches either as a staff member or lay leader. She holds a Master’s degree from Denver Seminary and is currently the Director of Christian Formation and Community Outreach at her church. Valerie has been married to her husband Brad for 26 years and they have two grown daughters, Rachel and Shannon.


Board of Director

Chalae’s heart is to minister to those struggling to find hope in a broken world and point to the restorative power of God. Her well traveled road with God includes emotional, spiritual and physical healing that encourages others to believe that brokenness in God’s Hands, leads to hope!



Nicolle has led the life of an academic, world traveler, software consultant, and most recently a stay at home, homeschooling mom. Somewhere along the way, she meandered into the realm of managing finances. While more of a hobby rather than vocation, she’s now overseeing the books of five entities including those of Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch. She is passionate about horses, family, making a difference in the world, and those troublesome I’s and T’s that need dotting and crossing. And of course she loves all things spreadsheet.



Wendi is a compassionate individual who has a deep desire to serve God by serving others. She knew immediately that Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch was a place to invest her time and gifts. Wendi has worked more than 30 years in various government agencies and the private sector performing administrative duties. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at Graceful Oaks and just meditating on the peacefulness of the ranch. She truly enjoys supporting the mission at Graceful Oaks Youth Ranch and seeing God change lives through its programs.