Mandy and Scott first crossed paths in 1998 at Bethel University/Seminary. A few years after becoming a married duo, they stepped into the entrepreneurial world together and founded Empowering Ranch. Their original dream had been to purchase a ranch and run it like a retreat center where they could offer teaching, speaking, and counseling to others, but over time they discerned God nudging them to release the idea of owning a ranch and instead embrace the idea of being a ranch by bringing what they desired to offer to the people.  

Master of Arts: Curriculum and Instruction Emphasis
Extroverted Speaker and Teacher

“Mandy has a passion for Jesus and a love for the Word that is contagious. She opens up the Scriptures with insight which expands one’s heart and reveals God in new and fabulous ways.”

Stasi Eldredge

Speaker, Author

“Mandy and her work have illuminated the Scriptures with depth and breadth I truly had not thought possible. Through her teaching, speaking, and facilitating of groups, Mandy has brought insights which have profoundly transformed my walk with God. I trust her and have deep anticipation and expectation for what God will continue to do through her ministry.”

Morgan Snyder

Founder of Become Good Soil; Director of Strategy, Speaker, Teacher at Ransomed Heart Ministries; Author of Becoming a King

“Mandy is a passionate communicator committed to imparting deep and important truths which foster true learning. Concepts and texts come to life as she engages audiences of any size with a powerful blend of thought and feeling. I appreciate her unique ability to connect with a diverse group of people and to help them connect closely with one another as well.”

Angela Shultis

Vice President of Outreach at TreeHouse

“Mandy is that rare speaker/teacher who makes the complex simple…and simply fascinating. She invites others to join her in the exploration of an idea or passage of Scripture which, on the surface, may seem familiar–but which then proceeds to unveil new facets of the diamond as she ushers those around her deeper into matters of the mind, heart, and soul.”

Allen Arnold

Author of The Story of With; Director of Content at Ransomed Heart Ministries

“Mandy is a delightful teacher. She has a gift for uncovering the life hiding all throughout Scripture, and she helps connect the dots back to our everyday lives. She teaches with a kind and empathetic heart, and our church community has been so incredibly thankful to have her creating beautiful spaces for learning and connection.”

Katie Sanders

Associate Pastor of Formation at Upper Room

“Mandy’s teaching is beautiful and thought provoking. She meets people where they are in the present and deepens their understanding of the past. Her teaching cracks open the text, inserting the context and the language needed to understand how biblical generations lived and experienced religion, leading to the way we experience life in Christ today.”

Jason Hansen

Worship Leader at Easter Lutheran Church

Master of Divinity: Hebrew and Greek Emphasis
Hebrew-and-Greek-Loving Nerd