2016 Speakers


One of the highlights of the week is hearing and getting to know our featured speaker. With the ranch capacity at 55 guests, the setting for the morning study and evening firesides are very informal and cozy. The speaker and his family hike the mountains, play golf, ride horses, fish for trout, laugh along with everyone, participate in the events and roast marshmallows with all the guests. We have been blessed to have nationally known authors, speakers, evangelists, and pastors who love this type of setting. Listed below is the line up for the summer. Please call if you have any questions. Believe me, if they are coming to speak they are the best of the best. Each have their own style, but all of them are fabulous.

Week 1

[Wounded Heroes 1]

May 29 - June 4

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This is a private week.



Week 2

[Desire Street Ministries]

June 5 - June 11

Danny Wuerffel 



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The Wuerffel family is no stranger to Wind River Ranch.  We have been blessed to enjoy the friendship of this great man and his family for several years now.  Danny retired from pro football to become Executive Director of Desire Street Ministries.  We are very excited to have a week devoted to serving this ministry at Wind River Ranch.

Desire Street Ministries exists to train and send leaders to revitalize impoverished neighborhoods through spiritual and community development, education and replication of leadership in the neighborhoods that it serves.


Week 3

June 12-June 18


 Bruce Deel




Bruce Deel is the Executive Director of City of Refuge in one of the worst areas in the City of Atlanta. When he was sent to a church in the area his assignment was to shut the doors of the struggling church. What he found were people with a desire for God and out of this desire the amazing ministry of City of Refuge was birthed. To learn more about this ministry click here.

Week 4

June 19 - June 25

Bill Brewer

Bill is currently a Senior Pastor at Woodcreek Church. He and his wife Carol began attending Woodcreek one week after the church started in September, 1976. In May of 1979 Bill was hired on as full-time Senior Pastor. Since then, Bill and his wife have seen God do many great things in and through this church.

Bill is passionate about seeing people grow in their love for Christ, his church and God’s Word. “I love seeing the church have a visible impact for the Gospel in the community and the world. I get excited about seeing people respond to the Gospel and begin their journey as followers of Christ.”  Bill’s favorite part of his job is serving with the Elders and staff and seeing people transformed by the power of the Gospel and God’s Word.

Bill and his wife Carol have been married since 1978 and have one daughter, Rebecca Brewer Mercer (Husband, Drew) and one son, Clint Brewer (wife, Kelly).



Week 5

June 26-July 2

Chris Stull




 This will be Chris Stull's ninth year coming as a speaker to Wind River Ranch. He is the pastor at Wellspring Church (wellspringchurch.com) in Phoenix, AZ. Chris is a gifted speaker, awesome athlete, great dad and a God seeking man. The Stull's are a wonderful family and you will be blessed to get to know his wife, Brenna, author of the book, "Coach Mom" and all 5 of their kids throughout the week.  Book now and come rest, relax, and renew at Wind River Ranch and get to know this great family.

Week 6

July 3 - July 9

Steve Stenstrom


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Steve and his wife, Lori, live in Denver, Colorado with their four children. After a six year career as a quarterback in the National Football League, the Lord led them into ministry where they founded Kingdom First Ministries. Currently, Steve serves as president of PAO. Steve says, "The 10 years I spent as a student of the West Coast Offense continues to teach me foundational lessons for life." As Steve shares his football playbook experiences as a quarterback, you'll find yourself inspired to get to know the Bible: The true Playbook for Life.


Week 7

July 10 - July 16

Mac Powell 

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Week 8

July 17 - July 23




Week 9

July 24 - July 30

Jeff Warren






Jeff has been Senior Pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX since September 2010.  Jeff began his calling after seminary at Park Cities as the youth minister then became minister to young marrieds and later minister to married adults.  In addition, he was coordinator of the men's ministry and the organizer and speaker for Fast Break, a ministry that presented the Gospel to the business community.  His last year was served there as associate pastor of evangelism.  Jeff served there for 11 years before going to First Baptist McKinney in 1999 as Senior Pastor.  Jeff has now come full circle by returning to PCBC.

He has been married to Stacy for 26 years. They have twin daughters at Baylor University and a son who is in high school.  This will be Jeff's sixteenth year as one of WRR's guest speakers.



Week 10

July 31 - August 6 







Week 11

August 7 - August 13

 Gary Stroope




 I have always loved film, theatre, music, art, and love that I get to use them as tools to express God's love for His children. I’m crazy blessed that my life experience, training, and passion have allowed me to lead a gifted group of technical directors and artists at Watermark. My greatest joy is knowing that my wife and I share our life together.  We have two married sons, (the best daughter in-laws ever) and two grandkids so far. We love being outdoors, hanging out with friends, family and two dogs. I marvel that God would allow a broken rebel like me to serve Him, and even more that He would restore joy and life where there should be death. 



Week 12

August 14 - August 20

Tim Harrison







Tim is the lead pastor of a new church called Grace 242, and his wife Karen is Assistant Pastor.  Tim’s ministry journey includes serving in Young Life, as a youth director, associate pastor and lead pastor at several churches in Florida. Texas, Washington, New Jersey and now Wisconsin.  Over their 30 years of marriage, the Harrison’s have always served together in ministry.  Their latest adventure has been planting a new church called Grace 242 in Mequon, Wisconsin.  Tim is an experienced teacher and pastor, and is gifted at making the Scriptures understandable and relevant.

Tim enjoys fishing, soccer and playing guitar; while Karen enjoys running, reading and hanging out with people.  They love to travel with their son Noah, and have had many awesome family adventures, including 5 summers at Wind River Ranch.


Week 13

[Wounded Heroes 2]

August 21 - August 27

Eddie Taubensee




Week 14

[Wounded Heroes 3]

August 28 - September 3

 Hal Irvine




Mission's Getaway 

September 7 -September 11





Couple's Getaway

September 14 - September 18







Ladies' Getaway 

September 21 - September 25

Vanessa O'Neal   



Pastor's Getaway  

September 27- October 2






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