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Board of Directors


  • Faith: in God, His Son's redeeming Love, and in His Promises 

  • Relationship:  built on trust, caring and communication

  • Respect:  for Others, for self, and for God's Creation

  • Responsibility:  Commitment, work, and good stewardship


           Robin Bower, Chairman

MPA, University of Cincinnati

BS in Business Admin., Univ. of Cinti.
IT Administrator at Montgomery Community Church, Cincinnati, OH

Robin has served on the board since 2014, and has formerly served on a mission board. He resides on site with his wife, Carole, and manages the facilities and equipment.  He is active at Christ’s Fellowship at Little Miami, and enjoys their pets, family and technology.

         Scott Schitter, Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant,

B.S. In Accounting, Indiana University

M.S. in Taxation, University of Cinti.

VP of Taxation, Mercy Health Systems.


A board member since 2016, Scott is active in St. Margaret of York Church and his family participates in the Warren County 4-H program. Scott resides in Lebanon, Ohio with his wife Colleen, their two sons, their dogs and 2 horses.


        Lavinia Hultgren, Secretary

DVM, The Ohio State University

Veterinarian, Little Miami Veterinary Services

Lavinia has attended the horses and other animals of Heavenward Farm since its inception.  She attends Christ's Fellowship at Little Miami, and is a volunteer with Mars Hill Academy.  She resides in Oregonia with her husband and youngest son.  She enjoys hiking and riding horses.

Fiscal Responsibility

One of our 4 Core Values includes Good Stewardship.  Our Director, Board members and Volunteers are committed to our mission and work hard to accomplish what we have been led to do.  We make a promise to you and to God to be good stewards of any resources we are blessed to receive.

We manage all funds in a most frugal manner, so that every dollar counts.  You can donate to HFH knowing that your hard-earned money will not be wasted on mass mailings, telephone solicitation, office decor, or high salaries.  It goes toward necessary upkeep of the horses and facilities, capital improvements, staffing of programs and needed equipment.  If you have questions about tax-deductible contributions or would like information on our financials, we offer complete transparency and will provide that information. 

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   Carole Bower, Founding Director

M.A. in Mental Health Counseling, University of Cincinnati

B.S. in Criminal Justice
Clinical Director at 3C Counseling  & Consulting Services, Lebanon, OH

Carole has been designing and directing Equine-assisted Growth and Learning programs for 17 years. She resides at HFH with her husband and their pets.  She is active in Christ’s Fellowship at Little Miami, in the MC2 network groups, and in the Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce.


Patsy Uebel

CNP, RN, Children's Hospital Medical Center,   Retired

Patsy has been an active volunteer and riding student since her retirement in 2022.  She volunteers as a Horse Helper, HorsePower and Day Camp youth program staff, and for fund-raising events. 

Patsy is a mother and grandmother, residing in Maineville.  She is active in Crossroads Church in Mason. 

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