Jenifer Wakefield

Founder & Executive Director
E-mail: jwakefield@restorationranchtx.org
Brief info

Jenifer's vision for Restoration Ranch, TX is to provide a first-class safe haven for women who are in personal crisis or transition while offering hope and stability, to eventually be productive citizens, and rejoin the community.

Jenifer has lived in the greater Austin, Texas area for over 30 years with her husband and family. While not born in Texas, she considers herself a “Texan at heart.” Jenifer loves the Central Texas area and has a passion for supporting women in all seasons of life with a Christ-centered focus.

Formerly a Vice President in the corporate relocation industry, Jenifer responded with a leap of faith in 2010 and joined a full-time vocational ministry. Through this ministry role, she has worked with women in the context of the church and the community at large including families in crisis. Restoration Ranch, Texas™ emerged as a response to a consistent need in the community. The dream has taken flight and expanded now to include a twelve-month work-study program within a ranch setting, which includes customized care for women.

Her vision for Restoration Ranch, Texas™ is to provide a first-class safe haven for women who are in personal crisis or transition while offering hope and stability, to eventually be productive citizens, and rejoin the community.

Jenifer holds a Master’s degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a second-year doctoral student in the Educational Ministries at SWBTS program focusing on biblical counseling.

Jenifer hopes to use her training in corporate logistics and organization and ministerial planning together in Restoration Ranch, Texas™.

Jenifer and her husband Gary of 35 years enjoy spending time with their grown children and grandkids. Personal hobbies include watching sports, gardening together, and occasionally planning road trips throughout the Texas Hill country.