Sky Ranch Ministry Staff

The Sky Ranch Ministry Team takes care of the curriculum, activities and safety of all summer camp programs. God has brought together an amazing group of leaders that have over 40 years of camp leadership experience combined. From Launch Camp all the way to Leadership Camp, this team works hard to ensure that every camper has a ton of fun, learns good character and experiences a week full of God's love.

Linda Paulk

Linda S Paulk, President & CEO

Linda accepted God’s call to Sky Ranch in 2007. Prior to serving at Sky Ranch, Linda spent 20 years in the corporate world. Linda was President and CEO of Snelling and Snelling, Inc., one of the nation’s largest staffing firms. Her passion is to help children tap into God’s greatness within them by equipping them with spiritual truth to grow into Godly character leaders. She is a recognized speaker and leader in Christian camping and was awarded 'Texas Women." honoring women who have blazed trails in their respective fields. Linda's zeal for helping others goes far beyond business, as she serves on boards that focus on strengthening families, providing hope through Christ, and promoting patriotism within our youth today. Linda is married to her high school sweetheart Bob, who is a Retired Captain in the Naval Reserves. Linda and Bob are blessed with two children and three grandchildren.

John Morgan

John Morgan, Vice President of Ministry Programs

John Morgan grew up around Dallas, TX, and he has been a part of Sky Ranch in many different ways since 1998. John is passionate about ministry and feels like God called him into ministry when he was 16 years old. He was the song guy for Sky Ranch in 1998 and a counselor in 1999. He was a youth minister at White’s Chapel UMC in Southlake, TX for almost two years before becoming the Sky 3&4 Camp Manager at Sky Ranch for four years. Over the last several years, John has grown in roles at Sky and is currently Vice President of Ministry Programs. He is passionate about bringing fun into the programs of Sky Ranch and making it a place that kids love. Sky Ranch feels like home to John and he is excited about the ways that he is challenged and grows in his relationship with Christ. John’s family, his wife Amanda their four children, are the most important ministry and he loves being a husband and a dad.

Clinton Pfalser

Clinton Pfalser, Director of Legacy Programs

Clinton started working for Sky Ranch in the summer of 1996 as a summer staffer and has worked on and off at Sky Ranch over the years. He grew up in a strong Christian military family and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003. Before coming to Sky Ranch full-time, he worked for a traditional summer camp in Marble Falls, TX called Camp Champions where he was the Lower Camp Boys Director. While at Camp Champions, he married his college sweetheart, Jill, whom he met while working at Sky Ranch. Clinton and Jill returned to Sky Ranch in 2005, and they joined the summer camp ministry team in 2008. Clinton is now the Director of Legacy Programs at Sky, which includes Base Camp, our one-year program for college graduates called the Fellowship, and our two-year Master Program where we partner with DBU.

Kenli Edwards

Blayne Harvey, Sky 1 & 2 Summer Camp Manager

Blayne grew u in Southlake and went on to graduate from the University of Oklahoma in 2016 with a degree in Communication. Her journey at Sky Ranch started in college working on summer staff and immediately she fell in love with the way that Sky Ranch does ministry. After working two summers, Blayne became a part of the full-time Summer Camp team, serving as Sky 1 & 2 Camp Manager. In 2017, Blayne married Travis Harvey, and they love serving the ministry of Sky Ranch in the departments where the Lord has placed them. Blayne loves working with Elementary kids and getting to see them begin to understand and grow in their relationship with Christ. She feels humbled and is so excited to have the opportunity to love on campers, guide counselors and be a part of the amazing full-time Sky Ranch Ministry Team.

Lanie Holbrook

Ethan Knowles, Sky 1 & 2 Summer Camp Manager

Ethan grew up in Magnolia, Texas and went on to graduate from Texas A&M University in 2014. He came to Sky Ranch in 2011 and served his first summer as a counselor, fell in love with the ministry and continued to come back every summer since. Ethan has a heart for discipleship of counselors as they impact the lives of campers for Christ and he loves getting to watch kids' love for Jesus grow out here at Sky. In 2016 Ethan married his camp crush, Allie, and has loved getting to serve with her through this ministry. After serving four summers at Sky Ranch, Ethan joined the summer camp team in 2014 and has been humbled and honored to be a part of all that God is doing through the ministry of Sky Ranch.

Lanie Holbrook

Allie Knowles, Sky 3 & 4 Summer Camp Manager

Allie grew up in Plano. Her journey at Sky Ranch started as a camper in Sky 3 and that is where she fell in love with the Lord. Allie came back to Sky Ranch in 2011 as a counselor for middle and high school girls and after that spent two more summers serving at Sky Ranch. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Communication degree and minored in Nonprofit Studies. In 2016 Allie married her college sweetheart, Ethan, and loves getting to serve along side of him in this ministry. Allie is passionate about investing in the lives of students and empowering them to find their value and worth in Christ. Allie loves working as the Sky 3 and 4 Camp Manager and feels honored to have the chance to love campers, mentor college staff and be a part of the most amazing full-time Sky Ranch Ministry team.

Chrisleigh Jones

Paul Fritzsching, Leadership Camp Manager

Paul grew up in Waller, Texas and is proudly a part of Texas A&M University’s graduating class of 2015. Paul was introduced to Sky Ranch in 2013 when he came out to serve his first summer as a counselor and after falling in love with the ministry of Sky Ranch he continued to come back every summer after that. Paul is passionate about discipleship, and has a desire for youth to understand the love Christ has for them and how to live out a relationship with Jesus. In 2016 Paul joined the full-time team and is now serving as the Leadership Camp Manager, and he could not be more excited or humbled to continue to serve the ministry of Sky Ranch.

Max Heller

Max Heller, Director of Summer Camp Ministries

After growing up in San Antonio Max went to Texas A&M and is a proud Aggie graduate. During his summers in college, Max came to Sky Ranch to serve as a counselor. After three years of being summer staff, Max realized that working at Sky Ranch would be a dream job. That dream came true when he joined the full time team in 2012 and every day since has been a blessing as he has the opportunity to disciple staff and campers through the ministry of Sky Ranch. In 2017, Max married the love of his life, Chrisleigh. Max is humbled to be one of the vessels that God uses to accomplish His mission of bringing youth and families to know and follow Christ.

Kenli Edwards

Kenli Edwards, Launch Camp Manager

As the child of a youth minister, Kenli's family moved each time they ran out of games for the youth group. She grew up all over Texas and a few places in New Mexico. She graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2005 and then went on to get her Masters in 2010. She worked at ACU for 5 years and jumped at the opportunity to work at Sky Ranch. She loves camp, she loves working with kids and mentoring high school and college age students, and she loves equipping them to share the gospel with Sky Ranch campers. And she pretty much own every book ever written on all of the Presidents.

Kyle Hess

Kyle Hess, Director of Family Camp Ministries

Kyle grew up in Norman, Oklahoma with a family that valued the importance of faith and family. In the summer of 2007, Kyle fell in love with Sky Ranch working first as a counselor in Van, TX. After graduating, Kyle was hired full-time to assist in managing the Operations Assistant internship program. In 2010, Kyle married his beautiful bride Brittany and they moved to Colorado where Kyle first managed Sky Ranch’s Family Camp at Ute Trail. Kyle now serves as the Family Ministries Director leading Family Camp at our two Colorado locations in the summers and coordinating Parent-Child Weekends on our Texas site during the school year. Kyle and Brittany love investing in families and have a heart for equipping parents to love and lead their families with God's design in mind. Kyle and Brittany live in Lindale, TX with their sons.

Rope Myers

Rope Myers, Equine Ministries Director

As the 2001 PRCA World Champion Steer Wrestler, Rope’s career is peppered with championships and titles. His record of 37.4 seconds on ten head of steers still stands today. In 2004, Rope began a consultant relationship with Sky Ranch Camps, and now serves there full time, as Director of Cowboy Ministries. In addition to the camp’s horse program, Myers developed and directs Sky Ranch Champions Rodeo Camps, a series of events, camps and clinics designed for the next generation of rodeo competitors – developing their skills, character, and faith. Rope’s wife, Candice Myers, serves as the Director of Marketing at Sky Ranch. They live in Van, TX with their four children.

Summer Camp Counselors

Summer Camp Counselors

Sky Ranch Camps is blessed to have the opportunity to work with and minister to over 600 college aged men and woman from over 30 universities across the U.S who will pour into the lives of our campers. Each counselor takes part in an introductory interview, undergoes a national background check and provides us with two references. Before the summer begins, each counselor will take part in a 2-week staff training that is also used as a probationary period, which allows Sky Ranch Camps to evaluate each individual in person. During the summer each cabin will have a CPR certified counselor as well as a radio that is connected to our Nurse Station. Our cabins will hold to our 1 to 5 counselor to camper ratio.

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