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.

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 his most important ministry and he loves being a husband and a dad.

Ethan Knowles

Sr. 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. Ethan fell in love with the ministry and has 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 enjoys getting to watch kids' love for Jesus grow out here at Sky. In 2016 Ethan married his camp crush, Allie, and delights in 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.

Paul Fritzsching

Sr. 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.

Rebecca Rund

Camp Manager

Becca grew up in Grove, Oklahoma and went on to graduate from Oklahoma State University in 2013 with a degree in Child and Family Services. During her summers in college, Becca worked at Sky Ranch Cave Springs and fell in love with the way camping ministry gives people a place to meet Jesus. Becca went on to join the Sky Ranch Legacy Fellowship in 2013 in Van, Texas and then joined the retreats team full time 2014. In 2016, she married Robert Rund and they both love serving together at Sky Ranch Horn Creek in Colorado. Becca is passionate about bringing young people to a safe place where they can ask questions, dig deeper into who they are, and build a relationship with the one that won’t let them down - Jesus!

Lucas Aubrey

Launch Camp Manager

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 joined the summer camp team in 2017 and is very honored and excited to do the work of the Gospel in the Dallas area, in hope that God would graciously use him to make Christ’s life known to youth and families. In his free time, you can find Lucas sipping on great coffee, reading Marvel comics, or enjoying some quality time with his wife and German Shepherd, Odin.

Rope Myers

Director of Champions Rodeo

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 full time, as Director of Champions Rodeo. 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 Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Sky Ranch. They live in Van, TX with their four children.

Summer Camp Staff

Sky Ranch receives applications from and interviews roughly 1,200 college and high school students each year. 600+ students will be hired to become members of the Sky Ranch Summer Staff Family. Most college students attend school in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Arkansas, though each year there are representatives from all over the US. Most of the high school staff have attended our Sigma Leadership Program and are from the DFW area. Each summer staffer has submitted two references and attends a two-week staff training evaluation period where we make our final decisions based on onsite personal interaction. Each cabin consists of three to five college-aged cabin counselors and each activity has an Activity Team member overseeing it, keeping our staff to camper ratio no greater than 1:5. Cabins remain consistent over the course of the summer with counselors staying together each week, to help with continuity, as well as learning how best to work with their age group and be the most effective ministry team possible.

Sky Ranch Cabin Counselors

  • Completed first year of college
  • Majority attend school in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas
  • Must submit an Application, 2 References
  • Required to attend two-week staff training evaluation period

Sky Ranch Cabin Structure

  • Contains three to five co-counselors, depending on size of cabin
  • Every cabin has a Senior Counselor, Senior Assistant and one to three Assistant Counselors
  • Our goal is for counselors to stay together and work with same aged campers each week