BOARD MEMBERS of
BROKEN WING RANCH MINISTRIES
President & Founder of Broken Wing Ranch Ministries
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!”
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.
Angela Gamber is the Administrative Director of Emergency, Trauma and Surgical Services at Stormont Vail Health where she provides strong leadership for the staff, supports the direction and vision of the organization, manages program development and ensures patient and employee satisfaction.
Angela’s perspective as an Administrative Director is grounded in hands-on experience as an RN as she began her career in the medical field with Stormont Vail in 1991 promoting through various leadership roles into her current position in 2007. She received her BSN from Washburn University and her Master’s in Business from Baker University. Angela is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband of 32 years and her family.
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
RON & LYNN ANDERSON
Ron and Lynn Anderson have lived on Ridge Rd since 2005 where her Great Grandfather John Ebbutt homesteaded in the 1880’s. Ron retired as a communication specialist for the Kansas Highway Patrol and KDOT in 2005. He completely took on a new career in ranching, having never worked with cattle, tractors, or hay in his life. He has worked closely with horses since growing up in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and has been natural to his new career. Lynn is a retired nurse and was born and raised one-half mile from where they currently live. She has worked mainly in public health and school nursing. Lynn loves to ride and work outside.
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.
STEVEN D. FISHER
Steven D. Fisher was born and raised in Meade County to a third generation of agriculture producers. He and his wife Karla have three married daughters and 9 grandchildren. Steven grew up raising cattle, hogs, horses and driving the tractor in the summers. His active years in 4-H encouraged his enrollment at K-State where he graduated with a BS in Animal Sciences in 1971. He served as the County Extension Agricultural Agent in Rawlins and Ness Counties before returning to KSU in 1976 to complete a MS in Adult Education and then served as State 4-H Youth Development Specialist, retiring in 2003 as Emeritus Professor. Steve was inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame in 2013 and named one of 8 Distinguished Kansans of the year 2013 by the Topeka Capital Journal. He remains an active community volunteer in Manhattan, serving as Elder in his church and on mission trips to Haiti, Guinea, Mexico; Friends of McCain Board; KSU Alumni; singing in community chorus; and providing senior transport for the Flint Hills Volunteer Center. His professional honors/affiliations include two terms on the Faculty Senate at KSU; Collegiate 4-H Advisor; acting Program Leader, 4-H Youth Development Program; Alpha Zeta; Gama Sigma Delta; Phi Kappa Phi; Epsilon Sigma Phi, Extension Honorary—President, Meritorious Service award, Distinguished Service award. Life Member, Kansas and National 4-H Agents Association. Life Member, Kansas 4-H Volunteer Association. Builder Award from the Director of K-State Research & Extension. Charter member, past President of Kansas Foundation for Ag in the Classroom.