School of Discipleship Staff
Matt and Jenni Cox
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 serves as his secretary and has homeschooled all of their five children, three of which are out of the house now. Their eldest is married and living in TX with their three grandchildren. Jenni also assists with the “Marriage Dynamics” class. Both Matt and Jenni are School of Discipleship alumni.
Mark and Jen Brenner
Mark is the Chief Financial Officer and teaches classes for the School of Discipleship. Mark and Jen are both graduates of the School of Discipleship.
Mark and Shari Carpenter
Mark and Shari came on staff in 2001. Mark is the Director of Operations. Mark heads up all construction and maintenance, in addition to teaching the School Of Discipleship class on Servant Leadership. Shari enjoys assisting in the Buckboard store and hosting in their home. God has blessed them with six adult children (five of them married), and 10 beautiful grandchildren.
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 homeschools for their four children, George, Cole, Grant, and Karis.
Daniel and Kara Stanley
Daniel and Kara Stanley are both graduates of the School of Discipleship. Daniel came on staff in 2015, and now serves as the Director of the School of Discipleship. He is heavily involved with teaching and writing curriculum for the students. He has a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Bethlehem College and Seminary. Kara works in the home, and occasionally teaches horsemanship lessons to the barn students. They have one son, Gavin.
Tyler and Harmony Chundrlek
Tyler Chundrlek, is a graduate of the School of Discipleship. In 2010, Tyler came on staff and is currently serving as the Camp Director and is responsible for summer camp, retreats, as well as several aspects involving the School of Discipleship. Tyler earned a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership Studies in 2013 from Liberty University. Harmony is a Miracle Mountain Ranch summer staff alumni. They have four children; Frank, Grace, Gideon, and Jael.
Teddy and Noelle Purdie
Noelle is a 2010 graduate and Teddy a 2011 graduate of the School of Discipleship. They were married in April 2018. Teddy has been on staff since September of 2014 and works in the Program 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. Noelle has been on staff since September of 2011 and is our Guest Services Manager and Accountant’s assistant. Her responsibilities include organizing volunteers, overseeing the cleaning and upkeep of the facilities, and general work in the accounting department. Teddy and Noelle have two daughters, Hannah and Ruby.
Adam and Chelsea Marshall
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. He married Chelsea (McCormick) Marshall in the fall of 2018. Chelsea is a stay-at-home mom and volunteers at the Ranch when she can. Adam and Chelsea have three children, Titus (4), Eliza (2), and Lara (8 mo).
Benjamin and Stephanie Freeman
Benjamin grew up in Brazil and Stephanie comes from Oklahoma. Having met at the Ranch while Benjamin was a student (class of 03-05) and Stephanie (class of 99/01) was serving as the receptionist, they were married in 2005. A passion for ministry and discipleship led them back to the Ranch after 10 years of ministry as missionaries in Brazil. They have been a part of the staff team since 2015. Benjamin currently serves in the Equine Department and Stephanie is found helping out here and there, but mostly at home with their 4 daughters. Rebekah, 15, Rachael, 13, Esther, 12 and Janessa, 4.
Nathan and Kelsey Snyder
Nathan and Kelsey are both graduates from the School of Discipleship. Nathan’s primary role is working in Operations, he also assists in blacksmithing, vaulting, and promotion. Kelsey stays home, raising their four children: Judah, Hadassah, Jane, and David.
Joshua and Alyssa Bridges
Josh and Alyssa are both graduates of the School of Discipleship program. Josh serves as the Program Director; his job primarily entails scheduling retreats and overseeing summer camp. They both have a passion for discipling young men and women and enjoy the opportunities the Ranch avails them. They have one daughter, Tessa.
Daniel and Cherish Benedict
Daniel and Cherish both graduated from the School of Discipleship and then joined our staff team in 2019. Daniel is the Assistant to the Director of the School of Discipleship. He is involved in teaching Bible classes, helping with school admissions, and assisting the students on a daily basis. Cherish serves in the office as our part time Receptionist and Registrar. Her job entails answering phones and emails, registering people for retreats and summer camps, and assisting in finances as needed. They have one daughter, Caroline.
Chad and Miriam
Chad and Miriam both graduated from the School of Discipleship in the summer of 2020. Miriam stayed on in housekeeping throughout that winter. After their wedding in October 2021, both Chad and Miriam came on as resident staff. Miriam currently does landscaping, taking care of the flowers and rock gardens around the property. Chad works primarily in the School of Discipleship overseeing student worktimes as well as teaching some classes. He also assists with maintenance projects as needed.
Darci Hatley has been coming to the ranch since she was eight years old and graduated from the School of Discipleship. After graduating, she moved to TX to complete her degree in Equine Science. Darci and her son, Christopher moved to the ranch in the Spring of 2016. Darci currently serves as our Kitchen Manager.
Hannah Snyder began attending camp as a rancher, and then continued on to be an in-training and summer staff. She then came as a student and graduated from our School of Discipleship program. From there in the fall of 2016, Hannah began working as staff as the head cook in the kitchen.
Matthew & Marisa Hungerford
Matthew Hungerford grew up at the Ranch, where he spent many of his summers working as a Wrangler and as a counselor. After graduating high school, Matthew attended Ethnos Bible Institute (New Tribes Bible Institute), where he received his associates in Biblical Studies. He came on staff in 2019 and serves in our Barn assisting our Equine Director with everyday work projects, horse training, and student education. Marisa graduated from the School of Discipleship in 2019 and there went on to graduate with her BSN in Nursing in 2022. She helps with retreats and will be working in town as a nurse this winter.
Katy joined our staff in January of 2021. She has previously served as summer staff and volunteer during our summer camp season for multiple years. As resident staff Katy will be serving in the Guest Services department in the area of Hospitality. Her principle focus will be preparing our facilities for guest along with minor facility upkeep, she will also assist in hosting our guest as well as having direct one on one ministry with our students and summer volunteers.
Rachel Rothey grew up coming to the Ranch for Summer Camps and Retreats. She graduated from the School of Discipleship in August 2021. Rachel joined us on staff in the Operations Department in the fall of 2021. She will be doing landscape as well as light construction work and operations paperwork.
Josiah Gross is joining our Programming Staff! He graduated as a second year student with the Class of 2022. He will be planning and facilitating retreats and events and working with the programming area of focus students. Josiah is excited to see how God uses him at the ranch!
Hunter grew up in Warren, PA and has been coming to Miracle Mountain Ranch since she was ten years old. She came as a first-year student in our School of Discipleship program and graduated in August of 2021. After graduating, Hunter went back home where she had the opportunity to manage and run her own lesson and training barn. In her year away from Miracle Mountain Ranch, she has been a volunteer in our barn and has assisted in the student’s horsemanship lessons. Hunter joined our resident staff in August of 2022, and her responsibilities will be to assist in the equine department and to instruct and facilitate the student’s horsemanship lessons.
Caitrin graduated from the School of Discipleship in August 2022 as a 1st year student. She then came on staff in the Guest Services department in the main office where she helps register guests for events and summer camp throughout the year as well as doing other office work. She will also be in an advisor position mentoring students in the School of Discipleship program.
Melissa graduated from the School of Discipleship in August 2022 as a 1st year student. She then came on staff in the Guest Service department in housekeeping where she helps clean the facilities along with preparing for retreats and events that come in. She will also be mentoring and leading students in chores throughout the year and working with volunteers during the summer.
Hannah is from Bucks Country, PA and has served as summer staff at the Ranch for three summers. She is now on staff in the kitchen department and will be assisting with cooking as well as mentoring the students that come through the kitchen. Hannah is excited to see how the Lord uses her to further His kingdom while at Miracle Mountain Ranch.