FOUNDERS PROVIDENCE RANCH MINISTRIES

Pam Upgren, President
  •   Native of Bismarck ND
  •   BS in Occupational Therapy University of North Dakota
  •   Worked at St. Alexius Medical Center 25 years in staff and supervisor capacity
  •   Since March 2017, Occupational Therapist and Tutor - Inspiring Minds Center for Dyslexia &  Literacy
  •   Member PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship)
  •   Member AHA (American Hippotherapy Association)
  •   Level I Registered Therapist training AHA 2005
  •   Attended Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch informational clinic 2010
  •   Volunteer with church youth programming and mission trips
  •   OK Corral Training and certification in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

 

Randy Upgren, Secretary
  •   Native of Bismarck ND
  •   BS in Music, Moorhead State University
  •   Masters of Divinity,  Fuller Theological Seminary, CA
  •   Youth Minister Charity Lutheran Church 14 years
  •   Preaching and Teaching Pastor Charity Lutheran 11 years
  •   Preaching and Teaching Pastor Inspire Family Fellowship 2017 to current
  •   Has led over 40 youth and adult mission trips
  •   Co-founder Cross Training Basketball Camp
  •   Co-founder Riverside Harvest - Food Ministries for the poor
  •   Co-founder The Fire - Youth Worship Event
  •   Co-found Teen Talk family educational seminars
  •   Trained Prepare/Enrich Pre-marital counselor
  •   Attended Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch informational clinic 2010

  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Krystal Beckler

I have lived in Mandan, ND my entire life.  I have been employed at NISC/Capturis since October 2008. Before that, I worked at a daycare center for 7 years.    I have been volunteering with Providence Ranch Ministries since 2013, but my love for horses started when I was very young.  In my free time, I enjoy archery, kayaking, geocaching, riding bike and volunteering at church doing stage lighting.  


Jessica Hegel

I live in Bismarck with my husband, Chad, 11-year-old daughter Kylee, our 2 dogs, Lexi and Ginger, and 2 cats, Mocha and Rey.  I currently work for the State of ND.  Before that, I worked as a Veterinary Technician for 8 years.  I have always loved horses and animals.  I love being able to work with the horses and getting to know the kids.  In my free time, I like riding bike with my family, taking walks, playing volleyball, and reading.


Janice Liudahl

I was born and raised in Williston ND and graduated from Williston High school in 1970.  I attended Williston State College.  I returned to Williston State College later in life and received my Associates Degree in 2000.  We moved from Williston to Bismarck in 2007 where we reside currently.  My husband, Marshall, and I have a blended family with 5 grown children who all live in ND and have given us 11 grandchildren ranging in age from 1 month to 21.  They keep us busy following their activities and spending time with them and their families.  Marshall is retired and I work part-time for the State of ND.  My hobbies and interests include reading, riding horseback, racquetball, movies, traveling and watching my grandchildren activities!