Matt and Chantal McGee
Matt and Chantal Matt and Chantal McGee moved to Cimarron, Colorado in 2004 to help start Sonrise Mountain Ranch. Before following a call into vocational ministry, they 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. Since 2017, they have added two sons-in-law – Cole Fritz and John Weary – as well as two beautiful granddaughters.
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!
2023 Summer Staff
Brooke Selby | Youth and Children’s Program Director
Hello Sonrise Families! My name is Brooke Selby and I am from the Boulder, Colorado area. I graduated from Colorado Christian University in 2022 studying Communication, Ministry, & Psychology. I have been working in ministry for 3 years across Colorado and plan on doing missionary work these next couple years. In my free time I enjoy rock climbing, swing dancing, playing musical instruments, camping, traveling, and as an extrovert I enjoy being around people! I am so excited to see how God is going to move within each child and student at Sonrise, and what God has in store for all of us staff and families!
Isabel Cheeseman | Intern/Counselor
Hey, I’m Isabel. I also go by Izzy! I’m from Arvada, Colorado and I’ll be a sophomore next year at Point Loma Nazarene University, which I absolutely love! I’m studying multimedia journalism, and I plan to attend law school to pursue a career in media law. I enjoy thrifting, photography, camping, and hiking. I’m also a big music person and I love to sing and worship the Lord. I can’t wait to meet y’all, and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the amazing ways God is going to work this summer!
Drew Osko | Intern/Counselor
What’s up everyone! My name is Drew Osko. I am from Colorado Springs, Colorado and I just finished up my freshman year at Colorado Christian University. I am currently Undeclared for my major so I’m looking forward to working at Sonrise this summer so that I can gain some ministry experience. No matter what I end up doing as a career, I’m confident that the Lord will use this summer as an opportunity for me to grow and mature in so many ways. And I’m privileged to get to do it alongside you guys. Some of my interests and favorite hobbies include: Politics, Sports, Astronomy, Fishing, Camping, Hammocking, and catching Reptiles/Amphibians (particularly snakes).
Elizabeth Mostellar | Kitchen Assistant
Hey y’all!! My name is Elizabeth (or Ebeth for short)! I grew up in the North Georgia Mountains and just finished my second year at Kennesaw State University where I’m studying accounting. I love anything adventurous and outdoors! Bouldering, playing the guitar and piano, watching the sunset, and reading on the dock have a special place in my heart. I cannot wait to see how God will move in your lives this summer!
Abby Jo Utecht | Intern/Counselor
Hey y’all! My name is Abby Jo Utecht, and I’m from Rapid City, SD. I’m 19 years old and I just finished my Freshman year of college at Black Hills State University as a Music Education major. I love animals of all kinds and I hope to someday start my own homestead. I’m an avid reader and writer, and I love lifting weights, hiking, kayaking, fishing, listening to music, singing, playing games, and spending time with my people. I look forward to seeing how God works in and through me this summer and eagerly await meeting you all!
Caleb Mohr | Intern/Counselor
Hello everyone! My name is Caleb and I am from Colorado Springs, CO. I am currently going into my senior year at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. While at Samford, I hope to graduate from nursing school and continue to a Nurse Practitioner school in the future. Growing up in Colorado, I found a love for skiing, hiking and fishing and can’t wait for more outdoor adventures! I am so thrilled to see how the Lord works through this summer and Sonrise!
Maddox Davis | Intern/Counselor
Hey y’all! My name is Maddox Davis and I’m from Fairhope, Alabama. I just finished up my senior year of high school and plan to attend Delta State University in the fall to pursue a degree in aviation. Some things I love are flying, being in nature, working on old vehicles, and growing vegetables. I also enjoy sports, working out, and being in or around the water. I’m so excited to meet everyone and work alongside you as we grow closer to God!
Susanna Swicegood | Intern/Counselor
Hi everyone! My name is Susanna Swicegood and I’m from Spartanburg, South Carolina. This fall I will be a senior at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. A few things I am passionate about include dance, worship, being outside (beach, mountains and anywhere in between), working with little ones, and having deep conversations with people. I am so excited to be working at Sonrise this summer and can’t wait to see what the Lord will do!