Ute Trail Camp Hosts
2022 Ute Trail Family Camp Hosts
Chris & Lainie Montgomery
May 29-June 4
This is Montgomery Family’s 10th year serving as the Host Family for Family Camp. They live in Plano, Texas and are active members at Prestonwood where Chris serves as a deacon and they both lead table groups in the Student Ministry. Chris graduated from Baylor University and has worked at IBM for 23 years. Lainie is a graduate of Texas A&M University and she has worked as the Director of Campus Ministry at Prestonwood Christian Academy for 11 years. Lainie is also part of the SkyMoms teaching team and leads some of the Parent/Child weekends. Their family loves Sky Ranch! They have five children: Reece, Jake, Luke, and Connor, and Ella. All five kids are Sky Ranch campers, and a part of the Life Map Program. With five children, Chris and Lainie enjoy plenty of things: basketball, volleyball, theater, fishing, baking shows, sports shows, friends, laughs, disagreements, teaching opportunities, and dirty laundry! They also love to have family game nights, watch movies, and travel.
Wes & Brandy Butler
Wes & Brandy Butler have been married for 23 years and are incredibly excited to be hosting Family Camp for their 7th time. Along with Wes and Brandy, their kids, Josiah, Selah, Malachi and Ella. All consider Ute Trail Family Camp their favorite week of the year! The Butlers live in Richardson, TX where Wes has served on staff at Watermark Community Church (Dallas Campus) as the Director of Family Ministry for the last 15 years. Their family enjoys soccer (Go Mustangs & Lil Ponies!), arts & crafts, fishing, musical theater and family movie nights!
Jim & Nikki Gribnitz
Jim and Nikki will have been married 23 years by the time you see them at camp this summer! They have come quite a long way since they first met serving on summer staff at Sky Ranch in Van back in the day. They have three kids: Hannah, Seth and Abigail. They are from Dallas and went to TCU (Jim) and A&M (Nikki). Jim got an MBA in international business then God called him to be a pastor - they have quite a journey they’ve been on together and stories to tell! Jim went to Dallas Seminary, served as a pastor in Dallas for about 15 years, and is now the lead pastor in Colorado at Rockland Community Church - just west of Denver. This is their 8th summer at Sky Ranch now and they love it.
Meigs & Tori Miller
Meigs and Tori have been married for 28 years and reside in Prosper, Texas since 2004 with their two daughters. Sterling is a senior at Texas A&M where she is studying Allied Health. Kyndall is a recent graduate of Ouachita Baptist University and will begin teaching in the district where she grew up this Fall. Meigs and Tori grew their family in May 2019 when they welcomed their son in law, Bryant to the family. Thankfully, Kyndall and Bryant are staying close! To keep their nest from being completely empty after the girls went to school, their baby Goldendoodle, Camp, keeps them busy. Meigs serves on the Prosper Town Council, has a career with JW Logistics, and is on the Ute Trail Operating Board. Tori is back at Sky Ranch in the role as SkyMoms Ministry Director. Together the Miller family serve at Prestonwood Baptist Church, love their community and the heart of Sky Ranch.
Larry & Delinda Taylor
June 26-July 2, July 3-9, July 10-16
Dr. Larry Taylor is beginning his 23nd year as the Head of School at Prestonwood Christian Academy (PCA) in Plano, Texas and Prosper, Texas. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Dallas Baptist University. Prior to this position, Dr. Taylor has served as the President of Texas Private Schools Association (TPSA) and currently serves as the Dallas Co-Director for TPSA. He currently serves on the board for the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Dr. Taylor served for many years in various capacities in the Christian educational realm. He also developed a training program for parents titled, “Becoming a Kingdom Family” and published the book, Running With The Horses. Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. in Philosophy in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University (2009); his Master’s Degree from Nova University (1993) and his Bachelor’s degree from University of Central Florida (1986). Dr. Taylor has been married to Delinda Rose Taylor for 34 years and they have four sons, Bryce, Luke, Zeke, and Chas. His son Luke married Ruthie Christensen in 2013, Chas married Madeline Rose Mittel in 2017, and Bryce married Julia Farrell in 2019.
Mark & Kristina Davis
July 17-23 and July 24-July 30
Mark was called by the Lord into ministry prior to his graduation from the University of Central Oklahoma where he graduated with a degree in Sociology that focused on human resource management. He served at Heritage Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oklahoma City for five years before going to Covenant Theological Seminary in 1994. He completed seminary in three years while working full-time so he could get right back into ministry. Following graduation from seminary, Mark served in pastoral roles at various churches. In May 2008, Mark was installed as the second Senior Pastor at Park Cities Presbyterian Church where he currently serves. Mark met his wife Kristina at a Young Life camp in 1988. They started dating two years later and married in 1991. He considers Kristina a woman of great insight and wisdom, and one of his best counselors. They have five children: Kara, Madalyn, Cayden, Esther Kate, and Samuel Greyson.
Host will be announced soon!
July 31-August 6
Charley & Erin Hellmuth
Charley and Erin have been married 23 years and live in Dallas TX with their 3 children; Avery, a junior volleyball athlete, studying education at Oklahoma Baptist University; Emily, a freshman volleyball athlete at Pepperdine University with plans to study education or sports psychology. Reiter is entering 6th grade and is very active with faith, friends, sports, and most outdoor activities, especially fishing. Currently serving as the Minister to Families, Kids and Students at Highland Park Presbyterian Church (ECO Presbyterian), Charley and Erin have served together in local church ministry around the Dallas area for the past 24 years together. Charley came to know Jesus as his savior in high school and was called to full time ministry shortly after. Erin grew up in a home where Jesus was talked about from the earliest age she can remember. Both played college sports and have a passion for the intersection of sports and faith. Erin also participated in camp ministry growing up and served in camp ministry through college. With degrees in biblical studies and social work, Charley and Erin have given their lives to partnering with families and pointing them to Jesus, both in the valleys and on the mountain tops. They are excited to be at Ute Trail this summer to help families connect with God and each other.