The inklings of Crossfire started somewhere around 2006….we have been traveling this road in various degrees since then. I have found it to be “all things” but above all I have found this journey one of the greatest faith builders next to being a wife and mom. It is only by the grace, goodness and wildness of God that Crossfire is. It is only by His direction that it should continue.
At this stage of life, my background has a variety of stories, twists and turns. My background is in people, people watching, studying and learning. I have a degree in psychology & sociology that speaks to my people curiosity… followed up by various certifications in life & leadership coaching, lay counseling, and mental health coaching. Much of my adult life was raising our family, an endeavor I cherish beyond words. I’ve worked in the social services arena in a few different capacities, coaching toward healthy relationships and choices with their children.
Currently, I serve as the co-pilot of Crossfire Ranch and immensely enjoy developing relationships with our families, kids & supporters. I love watching kids “unfold” as they experience the goodness of relationships with our equine friends and mentors, a taste of the goodness of God.
I am a wife, mom of three fine adults, two son-in-laws (and am soon to be a first time Nanna!), farm-girl-at-heart and lover of adventures…undergirded and built upon the foundation and freedom found in Christ.
I have been a part of Crossfire since the inception in some capacity or another. Currently, I work at a veterinary clinic as a receptionist and equine assistant, and have been there the last six years. Before that, most of my work history has been horse or dog related in some form or another.
My husband Terrell and I married in 2017 after meeting three months prior, and are owned by our two dogs, one horse and probably too many house plants. In my spare time, I enjoy house projects as we chip away at updating our old farm house, hiking all the trails with my trusty dog sidekicks, a good taco, planning our next trip, and quietness.
I have been a part of CFR since 2019. I am currently the business manager at Ecumenical Partnership for Housing where I coordinate volunteers, donations, maintenance, and accounting. I have 3 sons. The two oldest attend UWGB and my youngest is a senior at Wisconsin Virtual Academy. We have 3 dogs and a tortoise that rounds out our family.
C. Dominica McGinnis
Advisory Board Member
I am the executive coach and CEO of BridgeField Group where I coach professionals, owners, leaders, and their teams in the art of advancing their personal and professional goals. I enjoy working with clients to drive performance, growth, culture, and leadership success. As a strategic partner and ally, I help clients implement strategies, align vision and culture, grow their practice, strengthen leadership, break through barriers, and attain goals. I have worked with Crossfire Ranch since 2017. My husband and I enjoy life off the beaten path outside of Austin, Texas.
Executive Director & Lead Mentor
I currently serve as executive director & lead mentor at Crossfire Ranch to carry out the vision and execute the steps God encourages. I enjoy observing the relationships between others and connecting with others. I love watching kids "unfold" and grow confidence, leadership skills, and experience the goodness of God.
Fun tid-bits… I hitch hiked through New Zealand, bungee jumped off a 125 foot bridge, and find that it is in solitude or deep conversation I find I am renewed. I’m thankful for my dad who always exhibited that I had what it takes to do life and offered opportunities to try many things, who had the playfulness of a child tucked in his heart and a twinkle in his eyes.
It was about three years ago that Darlene heard Pastor CT & Becky Townsend sing the song “For the Children’s Sake” and it perfectly illustrated the burden of her heart for lost and hurting children. Her favorite line in the song says “So, it’s up to you and me to rise and stand for the children’s sake.” After hearing this song, Darlene began to ask God to use her life, to send her to stand up for children that are being overwhelmed with hurts
and pressures that most of us can't even imagine. After three years of actively seeking Him, and four weeks of dedicated fasting Darlene felt that God had answered her prayers when He led her to Crossfire Ranch at the
recommendation of a very close friend. "When I learned of the vision of Crossfire, I knew that I wanted to be a part of this ministry and by His great kindness, I was added to the team in April of 2023."
Darlene brings to the ranch an intense love for kids and a love for horses as magnificent and fascinating animals. She worked in elementary special education when her own daughters were very young. From there, she has had varying degrees of involvement in children’s ministry from volunteer to Director of Children's Ministries. Truly, there’s not much Darlene wouldn’t do to have the chance to share the Gospel and Christ's love with kiddos!
"My wonderful husband and I love living just steps from Lake Michigan, and close by to my beautiful, adult daughters and a soon-to-be son-in-law. We love to travel and entertain, and I really love to spend time with my little grand-godson, James." As a middle child, with five brothers and one sister, Darlene admits to being highly competitive and ranchers should beware that she thoroughly enjoys a good practical joke!
Community development director
Dawn Eggers is a nonprofit professional who believes in the power of being a part of a team that works towards a common goal of helping others. There’s power in a group of people who work together in servant leadership with a focus on Christ. They seem unstoppable. She feels blessed to join the Crossfire team.
She began her journey in the nonprofit sector with Habitat for Humanity then later with The John Michael Kohler Arts Center. She is inspired to roll up her sleeves helping to bring hope, trust and growth into the lives of those who come to the Ranch..
Dawn started out on Crossfire Ranch as a mentor. She is a self-published children’s book author, an Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary volunteer, (and has adopted her horses from Amazing Grace Equine Sanctuary!), and she is a respite provider for kids in foster care. She lives just off the shores of Lake Michigan and enjoys hiking with her husband James, working with her horses, growing heritage vegetables in her garden, spending time with her family of cats, chickens, grand kids, parents and neighbors.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not unto your own understanding; in all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths."