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2021 Family Vacation Weeks in Colorado

Week 1 [Healing Warriors/First Responders]

May 30th – June 5th

Speaker: Paul  Capo

Availability: Private

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

First Responder Application

 

Paul Capo is married to his middle school sweetheart where they live in Estes Park, Colorado with their two children, Michael and Bella. Paul has been a firefighter since 1996 and serves as the Division Chief of Operations and Training with the Estes Valley Fire Protection District in Estes Park, Colorado.  Paul is a Paramedic and served on the S.W.A.T. team for the Clearwater Police Department in Florida. In addition to his passion with emergency services, he is passionate about spreading the Gospel.  Paul led the college ministry at a large church in Florida and he is currently in an ordination program through Harvest Connextion Church in Amarillo, TX.  Paul loves the Lord and all aspects of our First Responder force.

Week 2 [Desire Street Ministries]

June 6th – June 12th

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 3

June 13th – June 19th

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.

Speaker Bruce Deel with people

Week 4

June 20th – June 26th

Speaker: TBA

Availability: Private

 

Evening firesides in the lower meadow

Week 5

June 27th – July 3rd

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!

Week 6

July 4th – July 10th

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.

Speaker Chris Stull with his family

Week 7

July 11th – 17th

Speaker: Mac Powell

Call for Availability

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!

 

Week 8

July 18th-July 24th

Speaker: Trevor Morgan

Call for Availability

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 25th – July 31st

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.

Speaker Jeff Warren with his Family

Week 10

August 1st – August 7th

Speaker: TBD

Call for Availability

 

Horses near the hills

Week 11

August 8th – August 14th

Speaker: Tim Harrison

Call for Availability

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 high school-aged son Noah, and have had many awesome family adventures, including 7 summers at Wind River Ranch.

 

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Week 12 [Healing Warriors/Veterans]

August 15th – August 21st

Speaker: Rob Pitts

Availability: Private

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

Veteran Application

Week 13 [Healing Warriors/First Responders]

August 22nd – August 28th

Speaker: Hal Irvine

Availability: Private

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

First Responder Application

 

 

A Bike Traveller With Many Bikes

Week 14 [Healing Warriors/First Responders]

August 29th – September 4th

Speaker: Curtis House

Availability: Private

Discount: Apply for Scholarship

First Responder Application

Veteran 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.

Speaker Curtis House with his Wife

Mission’s Get-A-Way

September 8th – September 12th

Speaker: Stan Horrell

Availability: Private

Discount: Apply For Scholarship

Mission’s Getaway Application

 

Couples’ Getaway

September 15th – September 19th

Speaker: Gil & Pam Martin

Call for Availability

Gil began counseling in 1980 and his extensive counseling experience and giftedness has enabled him to provide help to individuals and couples that previously felt they had no hope. He bases his counseling on the Great Commandment and believes that Biblical principles accurately applied still transform people’s lives.

Gil’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Louisiana State University, a Master’s degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master’s degree in Psychology also from Louisiana Tech University. Gil is also a Board Certified Christian Life Coach and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor, through the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Gil is licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor and as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the State of Louisiana. His background includes working in a drug rehabilitation program, working with the developmentally disabled, working in a private psychiatric hospital, having a private practice for over ten years. He feels he was used by God as the counseling pastor, based at a local church, to start the largest Christian counseling center in North Louisiana. Gil is a licensed and ordained minister and is a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition to his work in counseling and life coaching, Gil is a chaplain with the West Monroe Police Department and range safety officer with the

Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s office.

Gil’s passion is working with God through counseling to transform lives and helping churches get counseling ministries started. As a counselor, he has been using Gary Smalley’s material in marriage counseling for more t than thirty years. He loves the way that Gary makes complicated things simple and easy to understand.

Gil was married in 1977 to Pamela and has two children, and two grandchildren.

 

Speaker Gil & Pam Martin

Pastor’s Get-A-Way

September 20th – September 24th

Speaker:  Renaut Van der Riet

Discount: Apply For Scholarship

Availability: Private

Speaker Renaut van der Riet with his Family

Private Women’s Conference

September 27th – October 1st

Availability: Private

 

 

Horses near the hills