To provide hurting children a friend they can trust.




To encourage mental, emotional, physical and social healing to hurting children and unwanted and rescued horses, and providing them a safe enviroment to share and experience Hope, Understanding, Guidance and Support.



Lisa (Carter) Randolph:  PRESIDENT


Lisa (Carter) Randolph co-founded H.U.G. S. Ranch and serves both as the ranch’s executive director and the president of the board. She married Doug in the summer of 2021, expanding her family from 3 children to now including 2 stepchildren.  Lisa has a degree in Equine Management. She has managed multiple horse farms in North Carolina and has worked as a veterinary technician for 28 years. Lisa is certified in Equine-assisted Learning and has participated in clinics focused on helping children struggling with mental and social challenges. Lisa is passionately pursuing what she feels God has called her to do and feels strongly that the Ranch needs to be used to God’s glory.



Dan Enck began his experience at H.U.G.S. in the spring of 2018 volunteering as a mentor. He has worked with teenagers as a youth group leader for more than 25 years. He also mentors teenage boys who do not have an active father in their lives'. He enjoys helping others. On Saturday mornings he cooks for a Muskegon community breakfast for those seeking a warm meal. Dan enjoys spending time with his son, daughter, their spouses, and his three grandsons. He enjoys backpacking, camping, kayaking, canoeing, and riding his bike. 


Jill Glass:  SECRETARY

Jill is a co-founder of H.U.G.S. Ranch and has served in a variety of positions through the years. She and her husband Jack have been married 49 years, have 5 children, and 9 grandchildren. Jill was a former teacher and veterinary technician. She has mentored unwed mothers and has housed 18-20 years old who were struggling with housing and other life issues. Jill is certified in Equine-assisted Learning. Horses are her passion but living out her faith through sharing Christ's love and helping others is her life's goal. 



John lives in Byron Center with his wife Connie. They have 3 children, 3 grandchildren, and 2 dogs. John retired from Gordon Food Service in 2017. He is active in his church and the Knights of Columbus organization. John likes to stay active working outdoors, traveling, fishing and playing golf. He enjoys working with animals and people helping their development and growth. Giving back to the greater Grand Rapids community through volunteering is very important to him.