Shirley Staires – Founders – Visionaries
Staires moved to the Ranch in 1972 and remained the Executive Directors for 25 years. Dr. Staires is currently mentoring women in Tulsa. She experienced a burden for children early in life and now that has transferred to mothers. Counseling, life coaching, mentoring and encouraging are all a part of her daily life. She was married to don for 43 years before he passed away in 1999. They have 4 kids and 14 grandchildren. “This ministry has gone way beyond our dreams! Don wanted to leave a legacy and he has done that. I still feel like I have a lot to do! I love change and ‘new things’”, Staires said. She is a member of First United Methodist Church in Tulsa.