Message from the Chair
It is a great honor for me to chair the Seamark Ranch Board of Directors at this stage in our history. Those of us who became involved at the very beginning, when a Christian Ranch for abandoned and/or abused children needing love and hope was only a vision, look back on our development as having been divinely guided.
The hand of God has been on Seamark every step of the way and especially when we needed help the most. Shortly after the unsettling events of 9/11/01, our founders, Keith and April Denton, felt led to bring to Jacksonville their concept for the Ranch based upon Keith’s experience being raised in a similar home in Alabama. A remarkable group of people networked and dreamed, bringing to life the Dentons’ vision in 2007 as we opened to our first children. Timing was critical as we were fully operational and debt-free when the U.S. economy fell into crisis in 2008.
We brought together a remarkable and committed team led by Fred Meiners, our Executive Director, and persevered through the country’s worst financial times since the Great Depression. Today we are changing lives and demonstrating the potential of that vision first stirred in 2001.
We are well-positioned to grow and help our children be all they can be.
Seamark Ranch Board Chair