Deb Wade lives in Columbia City and has a 23 year old daughter and 15 year old son. Some of her hobbies are power lifting, boxing, playing tennis and blackjack. She believes in the RWF program and the benefits it provides to children who participate. Deb volunteers her skills at our events and does a wonderful job helping with whatever needs done.
Jonathan Roberts and Jordan Schenkel together raise their close knit family including two children and a variety of animals. The homestead is located on a small farm in Tri-Lakes, Indiana where they have owned full blooded Arabs, a half Arab, a Tennessee Walker, one miniature Pinto, miniature donkeys, pigs, reptiles, chickens, dogs, and cats. They have successfully bred full Arabs and pigs on their farm. Jonathan is currently in charge of running jobs that require the fabrication and installation of architectural sheet metal for a commercial roofing contractor in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Jordan operates JJ Roberts Photography. Together they both have a strong passion for animals, the great outdoors, helping others, and most importantly: family. Jonathan and Jordan were happy to find an organization like Ride With Faith that combined the hobbies and lifestyle which they both so highly value.
Maribeth Harrell is a young horse woman focused on increasing effective communication skills between horse and rider. Her biggest passions are colt starting, problem horses, and rescue horses, but she also offers discipline specific training in English hunter/jumpers and Western horsemanship and reining. She has competed in multiple disciplines across the country including the IPFW Equestrian Team and the South Dakota State University Rodeo Team. She prides herself in helping riders better understand their horses with a solid foundation that always starts on the ground.
Maribeth is also Miss Rodeo Indiana 2016! Come visit her at the RWF Shows this year and have your picture taken with her!
Pam Connelly-Castle - Pam is the founder and director of Ride With Faith. Along with her lifelong love of horses, Pam has a passion for helping children. In 2008, she decided to combine the two to create Ride With Faith. Pam received her Habilitation and Respite Certification from DMHA/FSSA in 2010-2011. She's worked with many young people over the years including those with ADD, ADHD, ODD, PDD, Autism, Aspergers, PTSD, TBI along with additional behavioral and emotional issues.
Pam is also an Army veteran, has received her BS in Business Management and a BA in Human Resources Management with honors, and is an accomplished horse woman!
Kristin Stine - Kristin offers a unique outlook on various topics for Ride With Faith Inc. She has over 10 years of experience with horses from grooming to handling and riding. Continually moving forward through life is something she strives for and encourages others to do. Kristin is a cheerful and willing volunteer who is always eager to help in any way she can.