Horn Creek Camp Hosts

2022 Horn Creek Family Camp Hosts

Mt. Elbert – Lodge 
June 5-11

Host will be announced soon!

Crestone Peak – Meadows
June 5-11

Host will be announced soon!

 

Little Bear – Lodge 
June 12-18

Host will be announced soon!

Cheyenne Mountain FC - Meadows
June 12-18

Clint & Aimee Bruce

Clint Bruce is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, former college and professional athlete, and former Naval Special Warfare Officer. He and his wife, Aimee, have been married since July 21, 1997 and count their daughters, Maddie, Lilly Claire, and Sutton Rose as the blessings in their life. Born in Arkansas and raised in Texas, Clint is one of the most decorated athletes in Naval Academy history. He was a four-year letterwinner in football, captain and MVP of the ‘96 Aloha Bowl Champion team, was named to multiple All-Star Teams and enjoyed opportunities with both the Baltimore Ravens and New Orleans Saints. But a deep desire to serve was instilled in him at an early age by a patriotic family with a deep faith in Christ. Selected for the elite Navy SEAL community out of Annapolis, Clint left the NFL and completed BUDS (Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL) Training in 1997 with Class 217. He reported to SEAL Team FIVE and did multiple deployments both pre and post 9/11 in direct support of National Security and the Global War on Terror. Leaving active duty in 2005, Clint became a serial entrepreneur and continues to support the national security effort in a variety of ways. A cofounder of Carry the Load (carrytheload.org), he also remains deeply committed to serving veterans and first responders professionally and philanthropically. Clint’s entire life has been colored and shaded by a deep love for and trust in Christ. Through the loss of his father at a young age and over countless hardships and intense adversity, he’s seen Christ prove true where all others fail. In Clint’s words, “Sky Ranch has been the ‘fall back’ point for my family and I as I transitioned from service. Their relentless love for my family and tireless capacity to serve who served is powered by an unfaltering love for our Creator.”

Mt. Harvard FC – Lodge
June 19-25

Danny & Kara Loeffelholz  

Dr. Danny Loeffelholz has been on staff with Grace Community Church (Tyler, TX) since September, 2007, originally as Associate Pastor and now as the Pastor of the University Blvd. Campus. Prior to his arrival at Grace, Danny served as the Director of Pine Cove’s Bluffs Family Camp and Shores Camp from 2005-2007. Before Pine Cove, he worked for three years as Youth Pastor at Grace Community Church in Bartlesville, OK. Danny’s undergraduate work was done at the University of Central Oklahoma. He also completed his Masters of Arts and Ph.D. in Pulpit Communication and Expository Preaching at Trinity Theological Seminary. Danny and his wife, Kara, are the parents of three boys, Eli, Nate, and Thadd. In his free time, Danny first and foremost enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys being active by participating in marathons and coaching his boy’s sports teams!

Mt. Wilson FC – Meadows 
June 19-25

Lewis & Erin Pollard  

Lewis and Erin Pollard have been married for 21 years and have six children: Isaac, Karis, Elijah, Ellee, Samuel, and Korbyn. He has served at Grace Community Church in Lindale as the Campus Pastor since August of 2015. One of the great privileges of serving at Grace Lindale has been being able to both shepherd and co-labor with many of the staff from Sky Ranch-Van. He has also had the privilege of being a Community Group leader for Sky Ranch-Van counselors for the past five summers. Their children have gone to camp for the past 5 years and have loved it.

Capitol Peak - Lodge
June 26-July 2

Dr. Michael & Katie Gossett

Dr. Michael and Katie Gossett are excited for the opportunity to be hosting this year at Sky Ranch. Michael and Katie have been leading in various ministries for the past 12 years. Michael currently serves as the Teaching Pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, Texas. He is a proud graduate of Liberty University where he has received his master’s degree as well as his doctorate. Katie is the author of the kids book, Dax the Fire Dog, and is looking forward to more future writing. Michael and Katie love serving the local church and love teaching on the subject of family discipleship. Their greatest honor and privilege is raising their four children, Ryleigh, Reagan, Rowan and Lincoln. They both have a passion for helping busy families focus on the calling that God has given them.

Mt. Lincoln FC - Meadows
June 26-July 2

Matt & Jamie Boswell

Matt Boswell joyfully serves as pastor of The Trails Church in Celina, Texas. He is a Native Texan who has been involved in church planting and pastoral ministry since 1998. Matt is also an author, hymnwriter, founder of Doxology and Theology, and Assistant Professor of Church Music at Southern Seminary. He and his wife, Jamie, are the proud parents of four children- Caden, Avery, Addison, and Cannon. Boswell earned advanced degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, including a PhD in Christian Worship. He and Jamie are excited to return to Sky Ranch for a third summer!

Kit Carson Peak FC – Lodge
July 3-9

Jason & Jennifer Bankhead  

Jason Bankhead serves as the Family Pastor at The Avenue Church in Waxahachie, TX. According to Outreach Magazine, The Avenue Church has been one of the 100 fastest growing churches in America. Jason graduated from Howard Payne University and received his master’s degree from Southwestern Seminary. He met his wife, Jennifer, on a blind date in 2002 and they now have 3 kids: Julia, Johnathan, & Jacob. They can usually be found at a ball field or volleyball court cheering on Julia and Johnathan, but more likely chasing Jacob! Over the last 22 years, Jason has had the privilege to serving in many capacities in the Church before becoming the Family Pastor at The Avenue Church. He has a passion to see families thrive and wants to equip parents to raise their children to “love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, and strength.” This is one of the reasons Jason is excited about the ministry Sky Ranch offers through Family Camp and other family ministry opportunities. Jason and his family are honored to be able to spend a week in the mountains getting to know other families on the same journey. They hope to meet you this Summer!

Mount Columbia FC– Meadows
July 3-9

Weyland & Emily Glenn

Weyland Glenn has been on staff with Providence Church (Frisco, TX) since February 2015, originally as Pastor of Discipleship and now as the Executive Pastor. Prior to Providence Church, he spent seven years working in the corporate worlds of finance and human resources. Immediately after college, Weyland served as a Regional Director of K-Life Ministries from 2001-2008. Weyland earned a BA Degree in Finance from Texas A&M University and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Leadership degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Weyland and his wife, Emily, are the parents of four children, Tausten, Harper, Chapel, and Hudson. In his free time, Weyland enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys being active by participating in endurance racing and coaching his kids’ sports teams!

Longs Peak FC – Lodge
July 10-16

Host will be announced soon!

Mt. Lindsey FC - Meadows
July 10-16

Carter & Julie Morris

Carater and Julie are excited to host a week of Family Camp this summer! They have been married for 14 years and are blessed to have three children - Lily, Kyndall and Wyatt. Family Camp has been a highlight for them over the past three years and they are looking forward to helping other families have a great camp experience. Carter has served in various ministry roles after moving to Texas from Tennessee in 2001 to attend Southwestern Seminary. He serves as the President/CEO of the Master Cares Foundation which oversees Grace Bridge Food Bank and The Master Cares - Africa. He and Julie helped establish the work of these ministries in 2011, and together as a family have had the opportunity to serve families in need by providing the basic neessities of life and creating opportunities for families to provide for themselves while learning about the depth of God's love for them. 

Pikes Peak FC - Lodge
July 17-23

Rope & Candice Myers

Rope Myers is the 2001 World Champion Steer Wrestler and a nine-time National Finals Rodeo qualifier. He earned a gold medal at the 2002 Olympic Command Performance Rodeo in Salt Lake City, during the Winter Games, and was featured on History Channel's Full Metal Jousting, a competitive reality television show. Rope and his wife, Candice, began their relationship with Sky Ranch in 2004, when they were called to the ministry to evaluate and expand the horse and rodeo program. Candice’s background includes experience in television news, commercial production, freelance writing, and customer service. A seasoned speaker, singer and songwriter, she has been involved in full-time ministry work for over 20 years. Born and raised in the central Midwest, the former Miss Kansas has a passion for authentic and transparent ministry, and a heart for moms who are navigating their children through today’s rapidly changing culture. Candice now serves as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Rope serves as Director of Champions Rodeo at Sky Ranch.The pair live in East Texas and are the parents of four children. 

Mt. Princeton FC - Meadows
June 17-23

Chris & Hillary Kouba  

Chris Kouba serves as the Lead Pastor at United City Church located located in Houston, Texas, his hometown. Prior to United City Church, he served for 17 years at one of the largest churches in the country, Prestonwood Baptist Church. Chris is a proud graduate of Baylor University, where he met his wife, Hillary. He received his master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his educational achievements, Chris is most proud of his role as father to Katelyn, Mackenzie, Hudson and Griffin. He is passionate about building the local church, strengthening familiy units and serving Christ. He and Hillary feel right at home in the mountains, and are excited to spend a week of encouragement and enrichment with fellow Sky Ranch families.

Mt. Bross FC – Lodge
July 24-30

Dr. Paul & Pam Pettit  

Dr. Paul Pettit serves as Director of Placement and teaches in the departments of Pastoral Ministries (PM) and Educational Leadership & Ministries (EML) at Dallas Theological Seminary. Paul’s background includes experience as a sportscaster, author, and speaker. His wife, Pamela, is a neo-natal nurse practitioner at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. They have five children, and have co-authored Congratulations, You’re Gonna be a Dad! In addition, Paul has written Dynamic Dads: How to be a Hero to Your Kids, Congratulations, You’ve Got ‘Tweens, Foundations of Spiritual Formation, and Blessed are the Balanced. Paul holds degrees from the University of Kansas, Moody Bible Institute’s Advanced Studies Program, Dallas Theological Seminary’s Master of Theology, and the Doctor of Ministry degree also from Dallas Seminary. He enjoys developing emerging leaders, golfing, and searching for excellent barbecue.

Sunshine Peak FC - Meadows
July 24-30

Brad & Lisa Clark

Brad and Lisa are excited to be hosting again this year. They consider it a highlight of their summer. Brad and Lisa are longtime members of Prestonwood Baptist Church where they have been in leadership for 30+ years. Currently, they teach a young, married bible-fellowship class called 'The Blend.' Brad has his own recruiting firm, Excellerate Sales. They are parents to Caroline and Camryn. Caroline and her husband, Brent, live in Norman, Oklahoma and lead a ministry on the OU campus called Crossover. They have 3 boys, Revan, River and Bodie. Camryn and her husband, Brett, live in Dallas and have 2 boys, Ezra and Miller. That's right, Brad and Lisa have 5 grandsons! Lisa helped launch the SkyMoms Ministry in 2007 and is a parent mentor. She is also the author of Raising Sinners

Mt. Evans FC – Lodge
July 31-August 6

Cole & Christy Hedgecock 

God has blessed Dr. Cole Hedgecock with a unique ability to creatively communicate His Word in a way that is easy to understand, relate to, and apply to our daily lives. He has a passion to reach people for Jesus, help believers grow in their relationship with God, and equip parents to become the primary spiritual developers of their children. Since 2014, Cole has served as the Pastor of FBC Rowlett. During his time in Rowlett, the church has almost tripled, and people from all ages and life stages has been transformed by the Good News of Jesus Christ. He received his Doctor of Ministry degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has led parenting seminars in Texas and Oklahoma. Having had attended Sky Ranch Horn Creek Family Camp with his family last year, he & his wife Christy, along with their four children (Chloe, Coleman, Clay, and Carly) are excited to host this summer!

Mt. Cameron FC - Meadows
July 31-August 6

Malcom & Stacey Marshall

Pastor Malcolm & Stacey Marshall are coming up on 18 years of marital bliss. They met serving together in student ministry and have collectively ministered the Word of God while on international mission trips and at various sports camps. They enjoy sharing God's Truth to all age ranges, but they'll tell you their favorite group to minister to is married couples because God has used their marriage to teach them more about Him. Pastor Malcolm serves as the campus pastor for the Sienna Campus of Houston's First Baptist Church. In this capacity, he cultivates ministry culture and builds healthy infrastructure by prayerfully shepherding 3 concentric teams: church staff, core leaders and the congregation. He also serves as the lead chaplain for the NBA's Houston Rockets, and he ministers via hip-hop as nationally known recording artist Excelsius. Stacey provides leadership fro the Women's Ministry of Houston's First - Sienna and disciples young women. In addition to serving as a pastor's wife, she is an assistant athletic director at The Kinkaid School, where she also heads the basketball and tennis programs. Pastor Malcolm & Stacey are the proud parents of one son, Jaren, and two daughters, Madison & Sydney.

Mt. Shavano – Lodge
August 7-13

Jason & Betsy Bradshaw

Jason and Betsy met working at a summer camp in 2002 and have been loving marriage with each other for the last 14 years. They currently live in Fort Worth and have 5 kiddos (Jayden, Bay, Sawyer, Makayla, and Timmy), the youngest two were adopted through foster care. They worked together in Student Ministry with K-LIFE in Fort Worth for seven years and then Jason moved to be the Family Director of Watermark Fort Worth where he has been since 2014. The Bradshaw’s love camp and think it is an amazing opportunity to get away, have a blast, and focus on the things that matter most.

Castle Peak FC - Meadows
August 7-13

Geared towards Adoptive and Foster families, but all families welcome.

Ryan & Kayla North

Ryan and Kayla North have 6 children, 4 adopted from foster care. They spent 10 years as foster parents and have learned many of the things they share with families and churches in the trenches. They are co-founders of One Big Happy Home and are considered experts on childhood trauma. Together they have developed training materials and programs for churches, schools, and parents educating them on trauma and its impacts. Kayla is a Trauma-Competent Caregiver and the Executive Directory of Tapestry Family Ministry, a non-profit that supports and equips local churches and families with the tools and resources need to help the families they serve. Ryan leads One Big Happy Home and serves as the President of Tapestry after leading Empowered to Connect for many years. They have trained and mentored hundreds of ministry leaders and trainers in the United States and Canada. They are both TBRI Practitioners and speak at churches, conferences, and retreats nationwide. You can hear them on The Empowered Parent Podcast and read their thoughts at OneBigHappyHome.com.