Meet the Staff
Chief Financial Officer
Thom began his education at Oklahoma City University where he played golf. He and his family moved to NC where Thom graduated from Mars Hill College with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management/Business and completed his eligibility for golf in the NCAA. In early 2004, Thom and Kelley moved to the ranch. After a few up and downs years on the mini tour, Thom decided to settle down and play a role in the Ranch's development. With a background in management and business, the logical fit was a position as Chief Financial Officer. He and Kelley were married in 1991 and have three children.
Head of Housekeeping
Carolyn came on staff as Head of Housekeeping in January 2017. She is long time resident of El Campo, TX. Carolyn has been a great addition to the Ranch Staff. She makes sure the interior of all the buildings, including the lodge, office and cabins stay looking clean and beautiful. She and her husband, Larry, have been married for 21 years.
Mark has been married to Gretchen, Paul and Billie’s daughter, for 31 years. They have lived in Colorado, Texas and California. Mark got his B.A. from Dallas Baptist University and his Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After graduation from seminary they moved to California where they spent two years in Poway where Mark served as Associate Pastor. After two years in Poway, they moved to Highland where Mark (and family) served at Immanuel Baptist Church. Mark served at Immanuel for 15 years as the Student Minister, Education Minister and for the last 9 years as Executive Pastor. In June 2015 they moved to Texas to serve at Restoration Ranch. Mark and Gretchen have three daughters – Meagan, Marissa and Malory; a son-in-law, Joshua (married to Malory) and a grandson.
Front Office Secretary
Meagan came on staff as Front Office Secretary in June 2015. She moved to Texas from California where she had spent the large majority of her life. She makes sure that everyone who enters the Ranch is greeted with a fantastic and warm welcome. She is Paul and Billie's oldest granddaughter and loves being a part of the ministry alongside her grandparents.
Benjamin "Benny" Torres
Head of Maintenance
Benny came on staff as Head of Maintenance in June 2016. Benny worked in the same position at Immanuel Baptist Church in Highland, CA for the previous 16 years. Benny makes sure that everything on the ranch property is properly maintained and looking good. Anyone who has come to the Ranch can testify that Benny is good at what he does. He and his wife, Marchia, have been married for 25 years.