(Edited RTCA release)
The Race Track Chaplaincy of America announced Aug. 20 that the national office of the organization will be formally moving to Georgetown, Ky., as of Jan. 1, 2010. The RTCA and Georgetown College, an interdenominational Christian liberal arts college founded in 1787, announced the signing of a working agreement in 2008
that provides for the enhancement and facilitates the mission and programs of both organizations.
"While RTCA has had a terrific home for our national office at Hollywood Park these past ten years—we will certainly miss their hospitality—now is the time for us to move," said Dr. Enrique Torres, RTCA executive director. "The opportunities to collaborate with Georgetown College staff and students, especially the Equine Scholars and ministry students, are endless. We look forward to expanding our mission, recruiting the chaplains of the next generation, and providing more beneficial services to the horse racing tracks and breeding farms workers in the U.S., neighboring countries, and abroad."
Dr. Paul D. Ransdell has been hired as director of fund raising for RTCA effective Aug. 1. He is a graduate of Georgetown College, has master’s degree from Spalding University, and a PhD in education from Vanderbilt University. He has been active in education and development in Kentucky and Tennessee for the past 20 years.
"Kentucky is the horse capital of the world, and RTCA belongs here," Ransdell said. "My aim is to help the organization build a broader base of supporters at all levels of giving. Operating from Kentucky will make that much more attainable."