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The Cox Family
Matt and Jenni Cox came on staff in 1992. Matt has served as Farmer, Program Director, Director of Equine Ministries and now as the Executive Director. Matt teaches multiple classes for the School of Discipleship. Jenni homeschools three of their five children. Their eldest is married and living in TX. Jenni also assists with the “Marriage Dynamics” and “Preparation for Ministry” classes. Both Matt and Jenni are School of Discipleship alumni. For more information, click here.
Hungerford Family
Chip and Sandy Hungerford came on staff in 1988. Chip serves as the Business Manager and Guest Service Director overseeing Finances, Guest Registration, and Housing. Sandy teaches Vaulting, is the camp store manager, and assists Chip with budgeting & year-end finances. They have six children. Sandy is a graduate of School of Discipleship (1986). For more information, click here.
Cooper Family
Dan Cooper serves as the Director of the MMR School of Discipleship (formerly the C.A.M.P. program). He has his Master’s Degree in Biblical Counseling through Trinity Seminary and College of the Bible. Dan and his wife Connie have three children. Connie graduated from the program in 1983, and is currently heading up the Food Service Department. For more information, click here.
Mark and Jen Brenner Mark is the Chief Financial Officer and teaches Music Appreciation and Christian Ethics classes for the School of Discipleship.  He is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Religion from Liberty University.  Jen teaches Horse Science class for the School of Discipleship and home-schools their three children.  Mark and Jen are both graduates of the School of Discipleship. For more information, click here.
Patty May has been part of the ministry here since July of 1997. She served first as the Food Service Director, and now she serves as the Director of Nursing as well as the Dean of Women for the School of Discipleship. Patty has completed her Masters Degree in Christian Education from The Florida Bible Institute and Seminary, as well as her Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Education from Magister University. She also has 3 children, and 13 grandchildren. For more information, click here.
Carpenter Family
Mark and Shari Carpenter came on staff in 2001. Mark is the Director of Operations. He heads up all construction and maintenance, in addition to teaching the School Of Discipleship class on Servant Leadership. Mark and Shari have six children. Shari homeschools, runs the Ranch library, and assists in the Buckboard store. For more information, click here.
Rosie Family
Donnie and Tonya Rosie. Donnie attended the School of Discipleship program from 2000 to 2002, and works as the Marketing Director for the Ranch. In 2010 he graduated with Bachelors of Science in Business at Edinboro University of PA. Tonya teaches several history classes online for The Potters School, and is busy with three young boys. She is a 2005 graduate of Malone University with a degree in Integrated Social Studies, and just finished her Master’s Degree in Middle and Secondary Instruction from Edinboro University. They have three sons and one daughter; George, born in December 2010, Cole, born in November of 2012, Grant, born in February of 2014, and Karis their daughter, born in August of 2016. For more information, click here.
Piger Family
Roger and Cathy Piger came to the Ranch in 2008. Together, Roger and Cathy work with the students in the School of Discipleship and with summer volunteers. Roger is currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies at Summit University. He now serves as the Camp Director at Miracle Mountain Ranch. He also teaches the Anger Transformation class for the School of Discipleship. They have two daughters, Nicole and Rebecca. Cathy also oversees the Landscaping at the Ranch. For more information, click here.
Kara Baratta joined the Ranch staff in 2008, following her graduation from School of Discipleship (’06 – ’08). She currently serves as the Equine Program Director, and she has her Bachelor’s degree in Youth Ministry. For more information, click here.
Smith Family
Matt and Kim Smith joined staff in 2009. Matt is our Director of Equine Ministries, and also oversees the shooting sports. Matt and Kim have two daughters, Josie and Emma. Josie is currently serving in the U.S. Navy. For more information, click here.
Tyler and Harmony Chundrlek
Tyler Chundrlek, Originally from Columbus Pennsylvania, is an 09′ graduate of the School of Discipleship. In 2010, Tyler came on staff in the Program Department and is responsible for Wilderness Camps and retreats, as well as several aspects involving the School of Discipleship. Tyler has earned a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership. Harmony is a Miracle Mountain Ranch summer staff alumni and met Tyler through her volunteering in the horse barn during special Ranch events. Tyler and Harmony were married in December 2012 and have a son named Frank, as well as a baby girl due to arrive in November 2015. For more information, click here.
Benjamin & Stephanie Freeman, both 2nd year graduates of the discipleship program, were married in the fall of 2005 and spent ten years on the mission field in Brazil. Now led to transition back to MMR, Benjamin is working in the Operations department, as well as assisting with Message from the Mount. Benjamin and Stephanie have three young girls, and are excited to be a part of a ministry where discipleship and education are both taught and lived out. For more information, click here.
Nichole Smith, originally from Hanover, MA, joined the MMR staff in 2011 after graduating from the School of Discipleship. She is working in the Equine Department. Some of her responsibilities include overseeing the Critter Corral program, horse training, and teaching riding lessons. For more information, click here.
Adam Marshall came on staff in January of 2014. He went through the School of Discipleship in 2004 after being a Rancher and on summer staff for about six years. He graduated from the program in 2005 and went into the work field where he held multiple jobs throughout the years. From his work, he was able to obtain different skills that he now applies in the Operations Department where he now serves. For more information, click here.

Teddy Purdie grew up in Hartford, CT. He graduated from the School of Discipleship in 2011 and returned as staff in 2014. He works in the Programming Department as the Activities Director. His job includes maintaining current programming activities, handling the Boys Wilderness Camps, paintball, assisting with retreats and events, leading student work crews, and researching and implementing new ideas. For more information, click here.
Noelle Miner is originally from Newfield, NY. She is a 2010 MMR School of Discipleship graduate and is now serving as the Receptionist and Head of Housekeeping. Her responsibilities include answering phones, e-mails, and summer camp and retreat questions, registering guests for retreats and summer camp, and overseeing the cleaning and upkeep of the facilities. For more information, click here.
Heidi Halcomb grew up in Orange County, CA and came on staff following her graduation from the School of Discipleship in 2013. She now works in the Media and Promotional department. In addition to fundraising for the Summer Camp Scholarship Program and coordinating promotional events, she serves as the Print Design Manager and oversees the Photography/Videography Team. She also assists with music and enjoys spending time with the student girls in the School of Discipleship. For Heidi’s newsletter, click here.
Dan Stanley graduated from the School of Discipleship as a second-year student in 2009. He then went on to earn a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary before coming on staff in 2015. He currently serves as the Dean of Men. For Dan’s newsletter, click here.
Melody Weaver grew up in the farm country of Lancaster County, PA. She recently graduated her second year at the School of Discipleship at MMR and is now serving in the Programming Department. Some of her current responsibilities include scheduling retreat groups, updating and organizing paperwork for summer staff, summer camp preparation, and assisting with year round retreats and events. For Melody’s newsletter, click here.
August 2015 began Katie Clarahan’s time on staff at MMR. Katie is from Franklin, Pennsylvania where she grew up with her four siblings and parents. Katie is a graduate of MMR’s School of Discipleship from 2013-2015, having stayed as a second year. She loves children and ministry, as well as serving others through any means available, particularly cleaning. Currently Katie serves in the Guest Services department by seeking to keep the facilities of MMR clean and welcoming, and she also enjoys working alongside the students in the School of Discipleship in the different departments of the Ranch. Katie is excited to see what each day holds as God continues to shape and mold her into the servant He wants her to be.
For Katie’s blog, click here.
Nathan Snyder joined the Miracle Mountain Ranch Staff in the fall of 2015. He has been actively involved in the ranch since he was nine years old, progressing from a rancher, an in-training, summer staff, and apprentice. He attended the CAMP program from 2008-2010, and was a second-year graduate.
After attending Mission Farrier School, Nathan returned to his home town in northeastern Indiana, and worked as a blacksmith and in construction. Nathan also has experience in landscaping, painting, health care, and snowplowing. He will use these varied skills throughout the ranch. While his primary role will be in Operations, he will also assist in Blacksmithing, Vaulting, and the Outreach Ministry.
For Nathan’s newsletter, click here.