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BOARD MEMBERS of

BROKEN WING RANCH MINISTRIES

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RICK CARR

Founder and Representing Carr Cattle Company interests

Born rancher, and owner of Carr Construction, Richard Carr still works on the ranch during busy times helping work cattle, burning pasture, spraying, putting up hay, and helping do construction on the ranch. Richard met and married the love of his life Karen Pryor. He is a strong family man and has coached many of the kids’ sports teams while they were growing up. His entire life Richard has had a heart for God.

He has served as Elder in the past and loves attending Sunday Service. Starting Broken Wing Ranch Ministries has been a long-time goal and dream of his. One of his favorite memories is having the kids come out from the Junction City school district for Agricultural day. He said, “I loved how they interacted with all the animals. Their eyes just lit up and they didn’t want to leave.” Richard loves spending time with his wife and family, riding horses, watching rodeo’s, and now building this ministry.

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KEVIN CLARK

Kevin, a 1988 graduate of Wichita County High school, participated in youth rodeo and got a rodeo scholarship to Pratt Community College where he graduated with an Applied Science degree. After college in 1992 Kevin married the love of his life Teresa Nickelson and they currently have five children and four grandchildren. He owns and operates a cow/calf ranch in western Kansas where he runs around 130 head. Kevin is a distributor for Alliance Liquid Feeds which provides cattle supplement to area ranchers. In 2006, at 36 years-old, while attending a Walk to Emmaus, Kevin gave his life to Christ. Since then he has been involved in the Walk to Emmaus and has taken the Lay Servant/Speaking courses and has served on many committees within his local church. Having a strong heart for Christ, in 2014 Kevin began a new journey of serving when he was blessed to be called into ministry by doing Lay Speaking and sermons at various local churches through the Wichita County community and surrounding area. Kevin enjoys spending time with his family, ranching, ministering, and fishing at their retreat at the lake.

“God is Good… All the time!” Isaiah 25:1

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DR. KYLE GARRISON

Dr. Garrison, a lifelong Kansan, was born in Emporia Kansas and has lived most of his life around Kansas City. A under-graduate of Emporia State and Pittsburg State, graduated in 1986 from medical school at Kansas City Osteopathic Medical School, and did his residency in Family Medicine at University of Kansas Medical Center finishing the program in 1989. During his 30 plus years as a physician has practiced medicine in Urban, Suburban, and Rural Communities. Dr. Garrison has been Medical Director and CEO of a Community Health Center providing medical care for the indigent and Non-English-Speaking immigrants in Kansas City Kansas. Dr Garrison developed and implemented the first free standing Urgent Care Facility in Kansas City Kansas at Heartland Primary Care since 2007. Dr. Garrison has been a physician at Stormont Vail Medical Center in Topeka Kansas as an Emergency Room and Urgent Care physician. A Military Veteran, Dr. Garrison served 29 years: 17 in the Army and 12 in the Air Force. He retired as a Colonel in 2012 from the 190th ARW, Forbes Field Topeka Kansas where he was Chief of Professional Services for the Medical Group and Flight Surgeon. His deployments for the military took him around the world, providing medical care in austere conditions. His deployments include Armenia, Guam, Korea, El Salvador, Turkey, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Dr. Garrison is married to the love of his life, Ingrid. They have two daughters Kahlan and Kiera, and a son, Kyle Dean Garrison the II. Dr. Garrison considers his children as his greatest blessings and accomplishments. Dr. Garrison and a strong believer in the Christian faith. His Lord and Savior is Jesus Christ and considers his Great Grandmother and Grandmother to be the biggest influences on his faith as a child and as an adult.

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Terrie Treland Yordy

President of the Board

Terrie & her husband, Ross, operate a cow/calf operation, TR Ranch, in the Flint Hills just west of Alma, KS & Yordy Construction LLC.  Terrie helps out with both operations, some cattle work, bookkeeping, and whatever else needs to be done.  In 2017, She retired from farrier working doing barefoot trimming, teaching hoof care and horse care in multiple states as a Master Certified Hoof care professional.  Issues she had with one of her own horses is what drew Terrie into this profession which was quite a switch from her previous work.  Prior to moving to Kansas in 2008, Terrie was the VP/CFO and partner in a marketing and PR agency, Bolter & Lincoln in Milwaukee, WI for 25 years.  During that time, she started many positions ending in Partership.  The company specialized in tourism industry which was right up Terrie's alley since working in her family's resort in Haward WI, which gave her strong Christian values and strong family bonds throughout her life.  Terrie has set on multiple boards most notably the Center for the Deaf and Blind of Milwaukee.  Terrie began volunteering at BWRM in Feb 2023.  She has been blessed with horses her whole life knowing the benefits of equine therapy and the need for helping others is what drew her to BWRM. 

Kerstin Higgins

In process

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LACI MARDEN-ALVAREZ

Coming soon.

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KAREN CARR

Executive Director & Founder

Karen Carr has a strong background in nursing and healthcare. She retired from her nursing position at Stormont Vail in March of 2018 because of a call on her heart to go into full-time ministry. It also has been a long-time dream of hers to start Broken Wing Ranch Ministries. Karen, born in Western Kansas has always had a heart for God. She has served on the Medical team at her local church developing emergency protocols for security staff and the medical team. Richard and Karen currently have a little girl through the compassion project that they sponsor in Indonesia. Karen is married to her heart and soul Richard Carr. She enjoys their children and their grandchildren.

She loves kids and always wants them around her. Karen’s favorite things are spending time with her family making family dinners, horseback riding, training her horses, and spending time with friends and traveling. Karen believes, “Family is the center of a child’s world. If you create a healthy center… your world is beautiful!”

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