Kevin and Jen Hanson, along with their 4 boys (Owen, Wade, Reid and Drew) joined our team in 2018 with open hearts and minds to serve as full time missionaries here at the ranch. The Hansons feel as though God has been preparing them for this opportunity their entire lives and we are so pleased our staff and students get to experience the passion and joy they bring to living a life with Christ at the center.
The Hansons’ sole focus on serving the lost and the brokenhearted is much greater than what they do – it is who they are. After meeting them and hearing their story it didn’t take us long to understand why. Ten years ago God rescued them from a life of chaos that began much earlier in their lives. Hurts, habits, hangups and a long series of poor decisions led Kevin and Jen down a path that nearly ended not only their marriage, but was threatening their lives as well. What many would describe as a total failure God used to build something beautiful and amazing in this family.
For the past decade the Hansons have been dedicated to one goal – sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with as many people as possible. This new purpose in life led them to full time ministry positions at their home church in Phoenix, AZ (Christ’s Church of the Valley) where God completed the work of equipping them to be sent out to impact the world.
Kevin and Jen share multiple roles here at the ranch including mentoring students, business and office administration, mission partnerships, physical and outdoor education, cooking and more.
Some of the Hanson’s favorite things to do are inviting students into their home for “Staff Houses”, participating in swimming, hiking and other outdoor adventures with the students, building community and enjoying fellowship with the other staff families.
Kevin received a formal education in Mechanical Design and Engineering in Phoenix, AZ before embarking on a 15 year career in mechanical design and applications engineering in a number of high volume manufacturing industries. While on staff at Christ’s Church of the Valley he held positions with responsibilities that included 2 years of pastoral care, 2 years of operations management and 1 year of business development. Jen also brings a wealth of experience in customer service and office administration through many years of orthodontic front office management and working as a preschool coordinator at CCV along with raising 4 crazy boys of their own.
The Hansons are eternally grateful that God has allowed them to serve as full time missionaries and for the amazing team of supporters that are literally making the impossible possible for the troubled teenage boys aat the ranch and their families.