Matt and Chantal McGee
Matt and Chantal McGee moved to Cimarron, Colorado in 2004 to start Sonrise Mountain Ranch. Before following a call into vocational ministry, Matt and Chantal both served as U.S. Air Force pilots for several years. After their time in the Air Force, Matt attended Denver Seminary completing a Masters of Divinity program and Chantal began homeschooling their children. The McGees now have seven children: Maddison, Abby Grace, Rebekah, Eden, Zeke, Vivian Joy and Colson.
Roger and Val joined the SMR staff in March of 2012. Roger spent the previous twenty-five years building custom homes in Boulder and Montrose, Colorado. He uses his building experience as the Facilities Manager here at SMR. Val served as Director of Children’s Ministry at Grace Community Church, and office manager of R.D. Construction before joining SMR as the Operations Assistant. Roger and Val have six adult children and nine grandchildren.
Sonrise is blessed to have Adam and Kim as part of the Sonrise family for several years. Along with their kids, they have been able to serve in various ways around the Ranch. In 2013, Kim took on the role as lead cook and Adam, in between his day job in Montrose, washes a few dishes and helps with the facilities crew when he can. They have a married daughter and a son who recently graduated from high school. Together they love to serve and pray for the families who come to Sonrise.
2019 Summer Staff
The Schulz Family
Nathan and Staci Schulz, along with their children Paige, Levi and Ayden have recently moved
from Olathe, Co to Cimarron to serve on the Sonrise Mountain Ranch summer staff. They are excited to be a part of all the amazing work being done at Sonrise as they continue to seek God’s direction for the next chapter of their lives. Nathan is serving as Facilities Assistant and Staci is serving as Assistant Cook in the kitchen. Their children, Paige, Levi and Ayden are learning to trust and serve God in many ways. They are helping in the Children’s ministry and anywhere else they can; their favorite area to serve is crawdad fishing lessons! They are thankful to be on staff and look forward to the plans God has for them.
Lauren is from Monument CO, the second of 5 kids and is a psychology major at Taylor University, a small Christian university in the middle of nowhere Indiana. She has traded the middle of cornfields for the middle of the beautiful Cimarron valley. Lauren says, “I am so excited to be here in the kitchen at Sonrise this summer! I have always had a love for cooking so I love being in the kitchen. A big hobby of mine is photography so I hope to practice a lot this summer in such a pretty place. I cannot wait to see how the Lord will transform my heart this summer and also use me to love and serve all the families that get to come up to Sonrise!”
Jack grew up in Fairhope, AL and is the youngest of three boys. He is currently enrolled at Auburn University and is a junior majoring in Civil Engineering. He enjoys hanging with friends and family and just about any sport with a ball. Jack is super excited to serve this summer and see what God has in store!
Adlai Greene resides in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She is a junior year at Bridgewater State University, majoring in Elementary Education. She has five sisters and one brother and falls in the middle of the sibling line up. For the majority of her life, Adlai’s father has served in the United States Air Force, so she has moved around her entire life; a total of nine times! This experience allowed Adlai to appreciate the diversity and unique attributes of different states and countries. Adlai loves to do things outdoors with her family and friends. She also loves trying to roast the perfect marshmallow. She is super excited to be at Sonrise on the Youth and Children Program Team this summer and looks forward to the opportunity to serve others in the name of the Lord.
Ansley is from Pearisburg, Virginia and is the youngest of four children. She is going into her junior year at Liberty University as a vocal performance major. Some of her passions include soccer, hiking, music, and enjoying time with family and friends. Ansley is extremely excited to be serving on the Youth and Children Program team this summer and is hopeful for what the Lord has in store!
Anna Claire Noblitt
Anna Claire is from Fairhope, Alabama and attends Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. She is studying Communication Studies and Political Science and hopes to be involved in public policy making. In her free time, Anna Claire enjoys playing sports, enjoying warm weather and the beach at home, fishing, traveling, reading, and writing. She is so excited to lead in Youth and Children Program Team and enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime experience of living in Cimarron.
Asa Williams is from Birmingham, Alabama and is the youngest of three boys. Asa is a junior at Auburn University and is studying Accounting with a Minor in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies. Some of Asa’s passions include being a Young Life leader back in Auburn, anything outdoors, and most sports. Asa is excited to serve so many families this summer as well as grow in his walk with the Lord.