Summer Camp Team
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 Day 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.
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.
Director of Summer Camp Ministries
Zach Schroeder grew up in the small town of Madisonville, Texas. Before coming to Sky Ranch, he served as a pastor for sixteen years. Most recently, he made the transition to Sky Ranch from Crosspoint.tv, a multisite church in Nashville, where he served for the last six years as Campus Pastor. Zach served ten years in youth ministry, where he first fell in love with serving the next generation, children through college. His ultimate calling is leading the next generation to find and follow Jesus, which is why Sky Ranch feels like a dream job! Zach’s beautiful family includes his wife, Weslee, and their three precious little girls. His favorite thing about this new role is that his family loves Sky Ranch as much as he does, maybe even more, and always begs to go to the Ranch. He loves that Sky Ranch intentionally creates an environment outside of the walls of the church that allows families, students, and children to find and follow a relationship with Jesus.
Sr. Camp Manager, Phase 2
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. In 2017, Paul married his wife Kevyn, who is his most important ministry. In their East Texas home you can find them puzzling, making gluten-free dishes, or playing with their black lab, Colt. 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.
Director of Day Camp
Kenli grew up all over Texas and a few places in New Mexico. She graduated from ACU in 2005 and then went on to get her Masters in 2010. Kenli began working for Sky Ranch in the summer of 2013, as the Day Camp manager. After three years of serving in that role she transitioned into working with the Legacy Programs as the Master’s Program Manager. She has now come out of retirement and serves as the Director of Day Camp. She loves helping people know who they are and how to understand others better. She is passionate about scripture and the ministry of Sky Ranch. Kenli is a truth speaker and is a maximizer of people’s abilities and loves getting to encourage the fellows as they come and serve at Sky Ranch. And she pretty much owns every book ever written on all the Presidents.
Summer Camp Manager
Scott grew up in Dallas, Texas and attended Texas A&M University. During his time in college he spent several summers in different programs at the ranch. Following graduation, Scott moved to East Texas to work for Sky Ranch. Scott and his wife, Annabel, love living amidst the pine trees of East Texas. In their free time you can find them playing board games, exploring the outdoors, watching movies, or brewing quality coffee. Scott is passionate about God’s Word and has a desire to teach truth from Scripture. He and his wife are fervent advocates for Sky Ranch’s focus on discipleship and training the next generation in righteousness.
Summer Camp Manager
Claire grew up in the great city of Plano, TX before going off to College Station. It is there where she got her Bachelor’s degree at Texas A&M University Class of 2018. Claire was first introduced to Sky Ranch as a Sky 1 camper, worked her way through the Life Map, and became a Sigma camper. This summer will be her fourth summer on staff at Sky Ranch. In 2018 Claire joined the summer camp team full time as the Sky 3 & 4 Camp Manager. Claire and her husband Marc love being apart of the East Texas community and living in their little yellow house. You can probably catch Claire behind the lens of a camera, throwing confetti, or quoting movies. Claire is passionate about God’s glory and the ways He uses Sky Ranch as a vessel to draw youth & families to Himself. She could not be more excited, humbled, and expectant for what the Lord is going to do in the Sky 3 & 4 programs this summer.
Jonny Van Ommering
Summer Camp Manager
After growing up in San Diego, California, Jonny graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2017. He was introduced to Sky Ranch during his sophomore year of college, but it took some persistent friends to finally get him out to East Texas. After his senior year of college, Jonny worked his first summer as a counselor in Van. He immediately transitioned into the Fellowship, a discipleship program at Sky Ranch. His number one priority is Jesus Christ, and right after that comes his wife Autumn. You can find Autumn and Jonny enjoying a quaint meal at Chick-Fil-A or playing a game of Jokers and Marbles with friends. Jonny is passionate about building relationships and making Jesus the main thing within them. After a semester of being a recruiting specialist, Jonny joined the Summer Camp full-time in January of 2019 as the Morph/Quest Manager. He could not be more thankful for the opportunity to serve at Sky Ranch.
Summer Camp Manager, Horn Creek
Lizzy grew up in Denton, TX, and is a member of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 2015. She received her degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Lizzy’s passion for ministry, teaching, and discipleship lead her to work at Sky Ranch on summer staff starting in 2012. During her years at Sky Ranch, Lizzy worked as a counselor at Van, Ute Trail, Dallas Launch Camp, and Horn Creek. Upon graduating college, Lizzy became a Legacy Fellow in 2015 and then continued on in the Sky Ranch/DBU partnership to receive a Master’s Degree in Global Leadership. Lizzy loves being a part of the Summer Camp Team full-time, continuing in the ministry of creating life-long memories and spiritual growth for youth and families!
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
- Are a year removed from graduating high school
- Majority are recruited from colleges in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas
- Must submit an application and two references, pass a national background check and complete an extensive interview
- Required to attend ten-day staff training evaluation period
Sky Ranch Cabin Structure
- Contains two-to-five co-counselors, depending on size of cabin and program needs
- Counselors stay with their campers during their time at camp while activities are overseen by activity specific staff
- Cabins with three or more staff have a structure of a senior counselor, senior assistant and one to three assistant counselors
- Our goal is for counselors to stay together as a cohesive team and work with the same aged campers each week