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2020 Family Vacation Weeks in Colorado

Week 1 [First Responders]

May 31st -June 6th

Speaker: Curtis House

Availability: Private – Healing Warriors Program

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

First Responders Scholarship Application

Curtis grew up on a farm thirteen miles from Tulia, Texas, a small town located in the Texas panhandle. He attended McMurry University for one year, followed by West Texas A&M the following year. He joined the U.S. Army where he began as a 91A, then 91B, (medic & field medic), and later became a 91J and was certified in burn care. His highest award is the Meritorious Service Medal. After his service in the Army, Curtis attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a biology degree. He attended Duke Divinity School, and has served as a pastor in Happy, Texas, Lubbock, Texas, and planted Harvest Amarillo Church eight years ago. Curtis and his wife Allison have four children. He enjoys anything that involves his family. They love to camp, fish, hunt, and simply hang out with one another. His ministry is one of service, and his theology emphasis our identity and the freedom we have in Christ.

Week 2 – Desire Street Ministries

June 7th-June 13th

Speaker: Danny Wuerffel

Availability: Private

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 2

Week 3

June 14th – June 20th

Speaker: TBD

Availability: Private

 

Kayaking

Week 4

June 21st – June 27th

Speaker: Bruce Deel

Call for Availability

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.

Bruce Deel

Week 5

June 28th – July 4th

Speaker: Pike Wisner

Call for Availability

Pike Wisner has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Tyler, TX since March of 2011. Before coming to First, Tyler, he served as the Student Minister, and then Associate Pastor of Teaching at Park Cities Baptist in Dallas for 14 and a half years. A graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997, Pike grew up in St. Petersburg, FL, and received his Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Florida State University in 1990. Yes, the National Champions!

While at Seminary, Pike served 3 summers with Centrifuge Baptist Student Camps where he honed his frisbee, basketball and water balloon throwing skills (while shepherding teenagers, of course). Pike married Andria Cook, in 1999 and they have two boys; Nash and Drew. It is likely that Pike will tear up at some point while preaching. Bless his heart, he just can’t help it!

Wind River has been blessed to have Pike and his family for several years now. You will love them!

Pike Wisner

Week 6

July 5th – July 11th

Speaker: Chris Stull

Call for Availability

Chris Stull has been a very welcomed guest speaker to Wind River Ranch for many years. 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 7

July 12th – July 18th

Speaker: Mac Powell

Call for Availability – Premier Week

MacPowell grew up in Clanton, Alabama. His love affair with music began at an early age as both of his parents would sing and play guitar around the house. Mac soon began to sing in the little bitty Baptist church by day, and listen to his dad’s record collection by night.

When Mac was a sophomore in high school, he moved to Atlanta, Ga where his passion for music and faith found an outlet in the band Third Day. The band has traveled the world and earned 4 Grammy awards while selling millions of albums and building a devoted fan base. Third Day has helped transform Christian music, and Third Day was honored by being entered into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.

Mac and wife, Aimee and their children have been at Wind River Ranch for five years and we are very glad to include him as a guest speaker again this year!

Mac In The Mountains with Mac Powell

Week 8

July 19th – July 25th

Speaker: Trevor Morgan

Call for Availability – Premier Week

Trevor Morgan, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and guitarist, is the Worship Pastor at CrossCity Christian Church in Fresno, California. Trevor and his wife Murray have three kids – Max, Milly and Anne Madelyn – and most recently lived in Austin, TX before making their home in the Central Valley. Trevor believes that music is a powerful, God-given artform, and embraces the challenge of harnessing that power to not only emotionally move others, but to lead them into their own response.

The Morgan’s have been at Wind River Ranch for several years leading worship with Mac Powell but this is Trevor’s first summer as our guest speaker and we are very excited about that!!

 

Week 9

July 26th – August 1st

Speaker: Jeff Warren

Call for Availability

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.

Jeff has a wonderful wife, Stacy, and they have been married since 1985. They have twin daughters, Whitney and Emily, and a son, Travis.

Jeff has been a speaker at Wind River Ranch since 1998.

 

 

Week 10

August 2nd – 8th

Speaker: TBD

Call for Availability

 

Fishing

Week 11

August 9th – August 15th

Speaker: Tim Harrison

Call for Availability

Tim is the lead pastor at the Kirk of the Keys in Marathon, FL. His wife Karen is also a 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, Wisconsin and now the Florida Keys.

Over their 30 plus years of marriage, the Harrison’s have always served together in ministry. Their latest adventure has been serving with gap year students on a 9 month mission trip with Adventures in Mission: World Race. Tim is an experienced teacher and pastor, and is gifted at making the scriptures understandable and relevant.

Tim enjoys fishing, soccer and playing guitar. Karen enjoys running, reading and hanging out with people. They both love to travel with their college-age son, Noah and have had many awesome family adventures including 9 summers at Wind River Ranch.  Find Tim on Facebook and twitter.

Week 12  [Disabled Veterans/Military]

August 16th – August 22nd

Speaker: TBD

Availability: Private – Healing Warriors Program

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

Disabled Veterans/Military Scholarship Application
Vacation Resort House in Colorado

Week 13 [Disabled Veterans/Military]

August 23rd – August 29th

Speaker: Hal Irvine

Availability: Private – Healing Warriors Program

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

Disabled Veterans/Military Scholarship Application

Week 14 [First Responders]

August 30th – September 5th

Speaker: TBD

Availability: Private – Healing Warriors Program

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

First Responders Scholarship Application

Week 15 – Missions’ Get-A-Way

September 9th – 13th

Speaker: TBD

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

Pastors and Missionaries Getaway Application

 

Horseback Riding

Week 16 – Couples’ Getaway

September 16th – 20th

Speaker: TBD

Call for Availability

 

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Week 17 – Pastor’s Get-A-Way

September 21st – September 25th

Speaker: TBD

Discount: Apply for scholarship

Pastors and Missionaries Getaway Application

Week 18 – City of Refuge

September 28th – October 8th

Speaker: Bruce Deel

Availability: Private