Board of Directors
Scotty and Cindy Vaughn
Scotty-Senior Pastor, Founding Board Members
Scotty spent twenty-nine years as the resident emcee and storyteller at the world famous "Flying W Ranch" in Colorado Springs until he answered God's call to step out into ministry and became a founding member of the "Colorado Cowboys for Jesus” and the founder of “Cowboy Up", a men's outreach of Life Network. Calling himself “the most broken person in the Church”, Scotty then responded to God’s call to be the Senior Pastor of Church on the Ranch. Scotty met his wife Cindy shortly after he became a Christian and they have now been married 29 years. Cindy is a gifted teacher and encourager who leads with a servant’s heart and a shepherd’s compassion. When asked if she’s ever witnessed a miracle, Cindy points to Scotty’s transformed life and their long marriage. Scotty and Cindy thouroughly enjoy their children and grandchildren and especially enjoy their roles as "Papa" and "Nana", in addition to their role as shepherds of Church on the Ranch
Bob and Deb Worthington
Board Members since 2019
Bob and Deb were introduced to Church on the Ranch while scanning the Internet for a group tour to the Holy Land. Family business caused us to postpone a previously scheduled trip. We found a wonderful replacement in the first Israel trip for Church on the Ranch, led by Pastor Scotty Vaughn in 2012. Joining the group for dinner at the Outback Restaurant near the Denver airport prior to the start of our journey was an instant bonding experience and we have been a part of the Church on the Ranch, one way or another, ever since. Although still living in Chattanooga, Tennessee at the time, we had a Colorado retreat in Colorado Springs that we frequented throughout the year on vacations and other ‘getaways’. We attended Church on the Ranch services whenever we were in town and met many of the folks who are our dear friends today. Our ‘partial’ status ended when we moved to the Springs in October 2016.
Bob is a native born Coloradoan and grew up in the Myron Stratton Home, leaving Colorado after high school graduation to attend Bartlesville Wesleyan College to study for the ministry. Deb comes from California. We met there while working for the same company. Now in our thirty-fifth year together, with three adult children and three grandchildren, we cherish our Church on the Ranch family and its wonderful leaders.
Deb is a certified lay minister, having done hospital and shut-in visitation for nearly thirteen years. Our passion is to reach out and touch others in need and to show the love of God to all. We also enjoy team-teaching Wednesday night adult Bible Studies as scheduled throughout the year.
Board Members since 2015
After growing up in a pastor’s home, attending college and marrying his college sweetheart, Arnie worked full time in the corporate arena with fortune 100 companies, most recently for Johnson & Johnson. He holds degrees in business, education, counseling, and in theology from Fuller Seminary. During these 30 years, Arnie worked in various ministries including Christian School Education, Inner City Missions and Addiction.
Arnie and his wife, Cathy, live in Colorado Springs. They have two sons, James and Jeff, a daughter-in-law, Kris, and three grandchildren, Ben, Natalie, and Sammy, who are the lights of their lives. Arnie & Cathy have experienced the unimaginable loss of 3 children.This trauma has shaped their lives in deep and profound ways and eventually led them to Church on the Ranch to serve in whatever way God directs them. Proverbs 3:5-6
Wayne and Kim Simshauser
Board Members since 2016
Wayne and Kim discovered Church on the Ranch in 2011 at the Flying W Ranch while attending and helping with the 75th anniversary celebration of Western Horseman Magazine. That morning’s church service left quite an impression on us and over the next few months we thought about it a lot. In 2012 God drew us here to Church on the Ranch for the Christmas Eve service and we knew we had found what we had been looking for and that He has a purpose for us being here. The Lord has truly blessed us through our walk with Him, with this Church family and for the many wonderful friendships that have resulted. We thoroughly enjoy being a part of this church and helping out wherever we can. We are honored for this opportunity to serve on and be a part of the Church on the Ranch Board. Wayne and Kim are Colorado natives and grew up on horse and cattle ranches here in El Paso County. They’ve both shown horses since childhood, competing in team roping, barrel racing, ranch roping and ranch horse competitions. They met at a team roping and will celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary in 2016. Wayne has worked for Colorado Springs Utilities for 28 years and is an operations supervisor for gas construction and Kim is employed by Wigwam Mutual Water Company. They enjoy a western lifestyle and live midway between Colorado Springs and Pueblo, on land which has been in Kim’s family since 1945.
Board Member since 2020
Tammara has been attending Church on the Ranch since 2018. After growing up with horses and working on a ranch, when she first visited the church, she knew that she had found her kind of people! Tammara currently enjoys the simplicity of living in Black Forest, CO amid the hustle and bustle that is life. Having worked for over 10 years at a public accounting firm that serves faith-based non-profits and holding a background in accounting and finance, Tammara feels honored to be able to use her skills and knowledge to be able to serve as the accountant for Church on the Ranch.
Board Member since 2023
When Rich Furrer and his wife Linda began searching for a church in 2010 they landed at Church on the Ranch and never looked back! Since then, Rich has had the privilege of serving wherever there was a need, from washing tables on Sunday mornings at the Flying W Ranch to serving on the Security Leadership Team.
Rich was raised in the church but his relationship with Jesus began in earnest when he was baptised in the Jordan River in Israel. That relationship led him through the death of his son Brian, but also deepened the enjoyment he has in his life and especially in his children, Anthony, Shannon and Kayleen and his grandchildren, Sawyer and Rowan.
Rich believes his position as a board member is to support the leadership of Church on the Ranch as they follow their mission in "telling people about Jesus and why they need him."