Meet the Staff

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 have seven children: Maddison, Abby Grace, Rebekah, Eden, Zeke, Vivian Joy and Colson.



Roger and Val Drown

Roger and Val joined the SMR staff in March of 2012. 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 runs a small construction company in nearby Montrose.  Roger and Val have six adult children and nine grandchildren.  In their spare time they enjoy exploring the Cimarron valley on horseback.

Adam and Kim Turner

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 two adult children who are both married and live close by.  Together they love to serve and pray for the families who come to Sonrise.


Nathan and Staci Schulz 

Nathan and Staci Schulz, along with their children Paige, Levi and Ayden moved from Olathe, Co to Cimarron to serve on the Sonrise Mountain Ranch summer staff in 2018, but in fall of 2019 transitioned to full time staff members. Nathan is serving as Facilities Director 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!

2022 Summer Staff

Josh Alafat

Hey everyone! My name is Josh Alafat and I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado. I am 19 years old and have two older sisters, a younger brother, and a younger sister. I just finished my freshman year at Liberty University and am studying Business Administration. I love Musical Theater, singing, board games, reading, hiking, and doing anything outdoors! I am pumped to see how God works this summer and to further my relationship with Him!




Rachel Cathey

Hey there! My name is Rachel Cathey, and I am from Grand Junction, Colorado. I am the youngest of three, and have an older brother and an older sister. I am a Freshman at Colorado Mesa University. I am  working towards an Associates degree in Applied Science and majoring in Medical Office Assisting. I enjoy things like playing piano, singing, tennis, photography, and drawing. I have loved Sonrise for many years and am so excited to be a part of the staff and to share God’s love and truth to each person I meet!


Matt Foster

Hello everybody. My name is Matthew (Matt) Foster and I am here from Hampton, Virginia. I am a recent graduate from Summit Christian Academy High School. My goal is to join the Air Force as a Combat  Rescue Officer (CRO). In the fall I plan on taking an EMT course followed by a nursing major at James Madison University. After I complete my degree, I will hopefully join the United States Air Force. I enjoy anything outdoors, from hiking and camping to sports. I’m looking forward to  working at Sonrise this summer and spreading God’s word to families every week.


Elizabeth Mostellar

Hi! My name is Elizabeth Mostellar or Ebeth for short. I grew up in the North Georgia Mountains and just finished my first year at Kennesaw State University. I’m currently a business major but I’m still not sure what exactly God has in store for me career-wise. I absolutely love anything outdoors and in pursuit of fun! I cannot wait to grow alongside the staff and families at Sonrise this summer!!



Zach Oraker

Hello. My name is Zach Oraker and I am very excited to be serving up at Sonrise this summer. I am from Denver Colorado and I have a younger sister. I’m still currently trying to figure out next steps in life but am excited to see what the summer has in store. I really enjoy playing/watching basketball. I am also a Denver Nuggets super fan and will try to drop anything to go see the back-to-back MVP of the NBA, Nikola Jokic, play. I am excited to meet y’all this summer!



Heather Ruelet

Hey there! I was born and raised in Chicago, but have always been a nature girl at heart. After visiting once, I fell in love with Denver and have stayed for the past 15 years. I’d visited Sonrise a few times in the past, so when the opportunity to work at the ranch presented itself, I said, “Yes and Amen!” I enjoy hospitality and getting to know people. And I’m excited to see how the Lord uses this summer in His future plans for me.



John Marshall Williams

Hey y’all! My name is John Marshall Williams and I am from Fairhope, Alabama. I recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. I will be working in the Gulf of Mexico in the oil field and will serve as an officer in the United States Navy Reserve. I enjoy spending time outside, fly fishing, working out, and taking naps in a hammock. Can’t wait to see what God has in store for us at Sonrise and I am so excited to meet y’all.