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
Matt and Sandie Cockroft
Board Members since 2014
Matt and Sandie Cockroft discovered Church on the Ranch in 2010 and quickly realized that it was going to be their church home. Married at the Flying W Ranch in 2003 and long time friends with Scotty Vaughn, their connection to the church was strong from the very beginning. Matt has felt the Lord's calling in his life to play a very active role in this church he loves, using the talents he has been blessed with to glorify God through Church on the Ranch. Matt is the Chairman of the board, plays Banjo with the praise team and is owner of Crosswood Homes, Inc.
Sandie has been one of the leaders for the Church on the Ranch "MOPS" group as well as the Sunday school program of 2-5 year olds. The Cockroft's live in a mountain home that Matt built which is tucked firmly in the arms of God's Rocky Mountains just west of Woodland Park. Their son Westin was born shortly after they joined church on the ranch in 2010 and their daughte Kaylee in 2016. Both Kids also loves their Church!
Adam and Gretchen Dill
Board Members since 2014
Adam and Gretchen Dill have been attending Church on the Ranch since its founding in 2008. Having been on the typical “church-hunt”, finding Church on the Ranch was such a blessing! Engaged in early 2009, they were married in the little white church at the Flying W Ranch by Scotty Vaughn. They feel God led them to right where they needed to be as they embarked on their new marriage. They have enjoyed getting to know the young couples group at Church on the Ranch and are continually amazed at the blessings Church on the Ranch has brought into their lives through the new people they have met. Adam has experience in the field of construction and business and jumps at any opportunity to serve where he is able and needed. Gretchen enjoys serving in the women’s ministry, leading small group Bible studies and helping with events and retreats. They enjoy living the “rural” lifestyle in Black Forest, CO and love to spoil their two fur-kids with lots of hiking and outdoor adventures.
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.
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.