Our Staff

David and Hope Taylor


Dave Taylor, Primary Intensive Counselor

Dave Taylor, M.S. is the President of the Ranch of Hope Counseling, as well as, one of the Primary counselors.

Dave holds a Masters in Psychology and has over 20 years of counseling experience. Dave is proud to say that he received the Institute of Pastoral Counseling, 3 year certificate of Completion through Emerge Ministries, Akron, Ohio where he studied under Dr. Richard Dobbins and Don Lichi, PhD for over 8 years. Dave has continued his counseling education under John Regier, Caring for the Heart Ministries, Colorado Springs, CO. Dave specializes in the week long intensives and helped pioneer this field. Dave is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Counselors of Colorado. Dave is an Ordained Minister, serving as a U.S. Home Missionary, Chaplaincy Department, Pastoral Care in the Mental Health Division.

Dave TaylorDave served for 13 years in a Brain and Spinal Cord Rehabilitation Hospital as Chaplain and Volunteer and Pastoral Coordinator. Dave was the Founding Chairman of the Ethics Advisory Committee and served in this capacity for 10 years. Dave set regional records of participation as Volunteer Coordinator at two Rehabilitation Hospitals in PA., where, under his leadership, the program grew from 5 Volunteers and 600 hrs per year to sustained growth of 150 volunteers and over 12,000 volunteer hours. Dave is a sought after speaker from as diversified an audience as Churches, Prisons, Universities, High Schools, Rotary’s, Case Management, Hospitals & Marriage Retreats. Dave has served on and coordinated many Mission Trips including; Russia, Operation Serve 1992, 8 days after the fall of Communism, to state side, Commission trips, assisting thirteen New Church Plantings and Church Growth Projects in PA, NY & CO. Dave brings to the Ranch of Hope over 25 years of ministerial experience in the community he served.

Dave is a lover of his wife and family, 3 adult children and 8 grand kids. Dave is an avid horseman. He loves to hunt, fish, climb, or will try any sport . . . twice. Dave thrives with honest, candid, open conversation. “The Joy of the Lord is my Strength” “Expect the best, hope the best and believe for the best in others’. Dave’s contagious enthusiasm for the Lord is exhilarating and dynamically encouraging.

Dave is kind, caring and encouraging. His method of counseling is based on empowering the client to self-discovery of the concerns or issues of the clients life, identifying and caring for each area of concern and bring the client to a healthy resolve, for a more joyful and harmonious life. Often couples that call back state that romance, intimacy and healthy communication have been restored in their marriages. Dave realizes that men are nearly 80% less likely to seek counseling than women. When a man makes a commitment to come to counseling, the women's respect for this decision sets the couple up for success. Men "get" Dave.

Give Dave a call and see if The Ranch of Hope could be for you.

 

Hope TaylorHope Taylor, Primary Women's Group Counselor


Hope Taylor B.S. is the Founder of the Ranch of Hope Counseling and Primary Women's Group Counselor

Hope has been a Counselor since 1989, with 24 years experience. She graduated with honors from State University of New York, at Fredonia with a BA in Psychology as well as a minor in Communication. She then continued her education through a three year certificate program of Pastoral Counseling at Emerge Ministries under Richard Dobbins. She then pursued her Master’s in Counseling through Liberty University. She began There’s Hope Christian Counseling in 1990 which grew to a tri-state counseling ministry.

With offices in NY; as well as, PA., Hope was a very sought after Counselor who specialized in adult sexual abuse victims and dysfunctional families. In 2004 Hope closed down There’s Hope Christian Counseling and with her husband, David, moved to Westcliffe, CO to create The Ranch of Hope Counseling.

Hope is the mother of three adult children and the proud mother-in-law of each of their chosen mates, as well as the grandmother of eight adorable grandchildren whom are her pride and joy. Hope loves fast horseback riding on their gaited Spotted Saddle Horses. Hope enjoys walking and mountain hiking. She loves relaxing in the hot tub at night with David and marveling at the magnificent starry skies that are so vivid in Colorado. Her favorite pastime is using her wet saw to cut rocks and tile to create beauty in their home and The Ranch of Hope.

Currently Hope is using the knowledge gained through 24 years of counseling experience to co-counsel with David. Hope enjoys facilitating Women's Groups, with a specialty with Women recovering from concerns of codependency and Women who have suffered abuse growing up. Hope also is gifted at teaching and training in one and two day seminars, nationwide.  Hope also manages the marketing and grant writing for the Ranch of Hope.

You will find Hopes friendly voice as Secretary of the Ranch of Hope Counseling. Feel free to give us a call. We are here for you.

 

Mariah BradfordMariah Bradford, Primary Intensive Counselor


Mariah Bradford serves at the Ranch of Hope as one of the primary counselors. She carries a degree in Counseling from Southwestern Assemblies of God University graduating with Honors. Mariah became a licensed pastor with the Assemblies of God Fellowship in 2011, and served in various positions at Freedom Fellowship International in Waxahachie, TX including Children’s Pastor and Youth Pastor. She has also attended "Caring for the Heart Ministry" under the training of John Regier. She has been involved in the Ranch of Hope as a board member since its inception in 2004, and has prayerfully helped to cultivate an atmosphere that fosters healing while bringing people to the feet of Jesus. Mariah has had the privilege of working for Early Childhood Intervention for the past 13 years as an Early Intervention Specialist. Throughout this season she has spent time teaching, coaching, and empowering families with children who have developmental concerns to be successful through those difficult moments. While at ECI Mariah was afforded the opportunity to work closely with foster families, blended families, adoptions, and families working through different parenting challenges. Over the 13 years at ECI, Mariah was able to attend over one thousand hours of training in many different disciplines related to development, trauma, families, and children. The focus of her heart has been and will continue to be to lead others closer to the heart of Jesus, to restore what the enemy has tried to take, and to help others break free from the lies of the enemy. Mariah has been married for 13 years to her best friend Brandon Bradford and has 2 boys they are raising to be great men of God.

 

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