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Joe Widner joins Sky Ranch as the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

New VP Brings Added-Value and Extensive Experience to the Organization

Sky Ranch, one of America’s premiere Christian camps, school program providers and conference centers, is excited to announce the recent hiring of Joe Widner. Widner joins Sky Ranch as the Vice President of Finance and Administration.

The expansion of our management team further strengthens our ability to meet the needs of the campers, families and organizations that we serve at our locations throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado,” said Linda Paulk, President and CEO, Sky Ranch.  “Joe’s extensive professional experience, his call to serve and leadership skills will greatly benefit Sky Ranch to provide people with a positive recreational, fun and memorable experience while being exposed to the truths of the Word of God.”  

Widner brings more than 25 years of experience in executive level management, strategic planning and financial analysis to Sky Ranch. 

He is the co-founder of a faith-based mobile technology company focused on providing solutions for the church to connect and serve each other.  Previously, Widner was a managing director and on the senior management team with Markit and its predecessors for 15 years.  He was responsible for the Dallas site and managed its global syndicated loans, regulatory and settlements businesses. Widner joined Markit as part of their acquisition of a J.P. Morgan subsidiary where he served as managing director and COO. 

As the Sky Ranch Vice President of Finance and Administration, Widner will lead several administrative functions including Human Resources, Accounting/Finance and Information Technology.  Widner will report directly to Paulk and partner with the Sky Ranch Leadership Team to develop and implement workforce, technology, financial reporting and accounting strategies across the organization.  He will play a key role in financial planning and economic modeling to ensure the core infrastructure is scalable for future growth.

Widner will also be responsible for overseeing all administrative and fiscal management aspects of the organization, in conjunction with the CEO and the Finance Committee of the Board of Directors.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. 

Widner and his wife, Kate, have been married for 23 years and are blessed with three children:  Ross, Chloe and Emily.  He has been in and around Sky Ranch for almost 10 years, starting when his son first went to summer camp as a 5th grader.  Widner and his family reside in Frisco, Texas and are members of The Village Church in Plano, Texas.

Please join us in welcoming Joe Widner to the Sky Ranch team.  For more info call: 903.266.3300; or email

About Sky Ranch

Impacting over 70,000 guests each year, Sky Ranch offers an unparalleled array of programs, activities and experiences in a safe, positive and exciting environment. Since 1955, Sky Ranch has been dedicated to creating excellent and unique camp opportunities while promoting intentional, recreation-based learning and personal growth at each of their four locations.

Its caring and carefully selected counselors encourage fun, purposeful interactions and provide extraordinary and meaningful camp experience that impacts lives forever.  Visit:

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