MEET THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Kim Tschirret / Founder & CEO

I didn’t even realize I was a session kid until we got further along in ministry. When I was a child, I didn’t have a Hope Reins or Jesus, but I did have a horse where I continually found comfort and safety. God always works in us in ways that apply to us and what I discovered with the growth of Hope Reins was true personal healing and unconditional love from a loving Father.

My father was successful in all his business endeavors but an alcoholic at home. My childhood was void of the unconditional love of a father and developed a performance-based mentality to earn my father’s love. We shared a passion for horses but my dad always pushed me to show and all I ever wanted to do was be in the stall, take care of my horse and ride… I always wanted the relationship with my horse. This young desire has been nurtured into fruition at Hope Reins.

The founding hope for Hope Reins of Raleigh is Inspire True Hope and Real Healing. I believe in this. We want to help more people, help more kids and more than anything else glorify the Lord! As the community at Hope Reins has grown I have observed, you can truly come as you are and Jesus will meet you where you are and, he will heal you. Hope Reins has become a community of Grace that extends to the Triangle, volunteers, families and me, personally. It’s an easy thing for people to talk about but it’s another thing to see it and experience.

Allin Foulkrod / Board Chairman & CEO, Creative Visions

Allin is an old friend of Hope Reins and a founding board member. Professionally, Allin founded Creative Visions, a leading special event production and design company in 1989 while a freshman at NC State. What Allin really enjoys doing is working with organizations that are seeking to change the future, open to innovative ideas and flexible to modification. Allin serves as an elder at Southbridge Fellowship. He is thrilled to be serving as the board head with the support of his wife, Barbara, daughter, Anna and sons, Nik and Jordan.

Mike Sisco/Senior Project Manager, IBM (Retired)

Mike is a faithful believer in Jesus Christ.

He retired from IBM after 33 successful years in Global Project Management.  He is now employed by Anne Graham Lotz – AnGel Ministries working on special projects.  Mike joined the Hope Reins Board in 2016 and serves as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance committee. 

He’s been married to his wife, Mary, for 31 years and together they have three girls and one granddaughter.  Mike and Mary have both been involved with Hope Reins from the beginning serving as “Listeners” for the families of kids in crisis.

He is thrilled to see how God is blessing this ministry and all the families that come through the gates at Hope Reins.

Pam Winters/Owner, Leadership Team Development

Pam, along with her husband of 37 years, Larry,  is the proud owner of Leadership Team Development.  Together, they have three grown children who live in the Raleigh area as well as two beautiful granddaughters.

Pam has been in love with horses since her birth and riding the majestic animals for 20 years (she also owns 16!).

“My favorite thing about Hope Reins is what happens in sessions, the joy between the child, horse, and the Lord.”

Aside from her board duties, Pam chairs the Development Committee for Hope Reins and also serves as a Session Leader on Team Thursday for the kids.  Pam has a heart for the hurting and loves being a part of God’s redemptive plan.

Terri Capatasto/VP of Communications and Customer Satisfaction, McDonald’s Corp (retired)

Prior to her 28-year corporate career with McDonald’s, Terri served as a Major in the United States Marine Corps for 12 years (6 years Active Duty/6 years Active Reserve), where she held numerous positions in the Far East and in the U.S. as Aide de Camp to the Marine Amphibious Force Commander, an Air Support Control Officer, and a Public Affairs Officer.

Terri and Keith have a daughter, Jordynne, who is attending college in North Carolina, four boys, who reside in the Chicago area, and best of all – 6 grandkids!

When Terri heard about Hope Reins while still living in Chicago, she followed God’s lead to become involved once her family relocated to Raleigh.

Aside from board duties, Terri also serves on the Strategic Planning Committee for Hope Reins.  In addition, she and her husband, Keith (a retired McDonald’s executive as well)  volunteer together as “Listeners” for the families of kids in crisis at the ranch.

Terri loves the Lord and believes passionately in the power of His love – and horses – to bring hope, joy, and healing to those who are hurting.