​Legacy Programs

Building Future Leaders

The Legacy Programs at Sky Ranch exist to invest in the lives of college graduates who desire to positively impact their future communities for Christ. We accomplish this through two distinct on-site programs: The Fellowship and the Master’s Program.

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Our one-year program refining future leaders.

The Fellowship is a year-long refinement program designed to invest in the lives of recently graduated college students who desire to look more like Christ.  This is accomplished through our Four Pillars – Work Experience, Biblical Community, Spiritual Formation and Leadership.  These pillars keep the Fellowship program focused as we seek to be intentional about how we refine future leaders

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Master's Program

Our two-year program equipping future leaders.

The Master’s Program is a cutting-edge partnership between Sky Ranch and Dallas Baptist University where students will pursue a graduate ministry degree through DBU’s online program while serving full time as instructors for the Sky Ranch School Programs department.

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Legacy Programs Staff

Clinton Pfalser

Legacy Programs Director
ClintonP@SkyRanch.org | 903.266.3310

Clinton began working for Sky Ranch on summer staff in 1996. He served continuously throughout college and in 2000 served as an Intern. After graduation from the University of Kansas, he worked for a camp in the Hill Country called Camp Champions where he was the Lower Camp Boys Director. While at Camp Champions he married Jill, whom he met while working at Sky Ranch. In 2005, Clinton and Jill returned to Sky Ranch and in 2006, he helped start the Legacy Fellowship as its first Manager. After serving at Sky Ranch full-time for ten years, he now leads the Legacy Programs in both Texas and Colorado. Jill and Clinton have three wonderful children, Cannon, Nixon and Austen.

Doug Carichner

Fellowship Manager, Horn Creek, Co
DougC@SkyRanch.org | 719.429.9662

Doug began working for Sky Ranch in the summer of 2011, at Sky Ranch Cave Springs in OK, prior to leaving in 2013 to create the bridge year, Base Camp program at Horn Creek in Westcliffe, CO. When Horn Creek became Sky Ranch Horn Creek in the winter of 2015, Doug was asked to implement the Legacy Fellowship into the ministry at Sky Ranch Horn Creek. Doug grew up in Southern California where he met his wife Holly. Both Doug and Holly graduated from The Master’s College, and together have served in a variety of roles within youth ministry over the past 20 years. Doug and Holly have four wonderful children, Jonah, Ivy, Levi, Lucy.

Julie McClain

Fellowship Manager, Horn Creek, CO
JulieM@SkyRanch.org | 918.533.8665

Julie and her husband Doug joined the Sky Ranch family in 2004 while they were serving at what is now Sky Ranch Ute Trail. Since then, they have lived and served at all of the Sky Ranch properties (CO, TX and OK!)  – most recently at Sky Ranch Horn Creek. Over the years, Julie has served by leading and orchestrating the ‘staff ministry’ components to summer staff at the different Sky Ranch locations they have served at. In 2015, Sky Ranch acquired Horn Creek Camp and her family now lives in the beautiful mountain town of Westcliffe CO. Julie serves alongside Doug Carichner in the leadership and ministry to the Horn Creek Legacy Fellows. Julie and her husband Doug have two teenage kids, Caleb and Molly who have had the privilege of growing up at camp.   

Lucas Aubrey

Fellowship & Master's Program Manager, Van, TX
LucasA@SkyRanch.org | 903.266.3336

After growing up in the Dallas area, Lucas graduated from Texas A&M University and then went on to get his Masters of Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. Lucas worked many summers at Sky Ranch throughout high school and college, where he fell in love with the ministry and looked for any opportunity to serve. Before coming back to Sky Ranch, he worked as a Youth coordinator at Grace Bible Church in College Station for 4 years. In 2016, Lucas married his one-and-only, Michelle. Lucas came on full time in 2017 and is very honored and humbled to be a part of the Fellowship Program It is his hope that God would graciously use him to challenge and encourage others to look more like Christ. In his free time, you can find Lucas sipping on great coffee, reading Marvel comics, and loving on his twin kiddos.