Meet Mo Ranch
Open to the public to meet, stay, play and pray, year-round at Mo-Ranch!
Nestled on 500-acres along the spring-fed Guadalupe River, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly is located in the heart of the beautiful Hill Country in Hunt, Texas. Mo-Ranch is open to the public for spiritual retreats, conferences, summer and day camps, weddings, reunions, group meetings, corporate retreats, vacation getaways and individual reservations. Enjoy an overnight stay with conference center facilities, hotel rooms, unique historical housing and group lodging.
Come explore the adventure of the Hill Country with an abundance of land and water recreation, sports activities, hiking trails, high and low ropes course and the great outdoors.
The Art of Transitional Ministry offers a small Week 1 class each fall.
Art of Transitional Ministry with Mo
This introductory course delves into how to navigate a congregation through a time of change.
Leading a congregation and faith community through transition is both challenging and rewarding. Whether it is a change in leadership or a changing neighborhood, it takes knowledge, skill, resilience and spiritual strength to navigate the waters of transition in a way that allows a congregation and its leaders to be open to possibilities, go deeper and thrive. The Art of Transitional Ministry offers education in the skills and understanding necessary for leading a congregation and faith community in transition. Leaders and participants come from several mainline traditions, which creates rich opportunities for additional learning.
This education is offered by the Transitional Ministry Education Consortium, a 20-year old group dedicated to offering up-to-date educational ministry for the PCUSA and other mainline denominations.
Meet the Team
The Rev. Renée Rico confesses to be both excited and challenged by the opportunities of ministry in these times in the church. She began her “accidental intentional interim” ministry career straight out of seminary, serving in churches across the west as interim solo, head of staff and associate pastor positions, as well as in a couple of United Methodist congregations.
Renée currently serves as transitional pastor at Faith Presbyterian Church in Sierra Vista, Ariz. She has served on and led faculty teams for education events on The Art of Transitional Ministry for the Presbyterian Church (USA) since 2002. Outside of church, she has many interests, including a love of Mexican food, knitting (she teaches and designs her own line of patterns) and spinning, and is a certified aquatics fitness instructor. Her two cats, Izzie and Brandy, are her companions at home.