Ron Griffin – Executive Director – Shepherd’s Fold Ranch

Ron Griffin joins Shepherd’s Fold Ranch as Executive Director after more than three decades of involvement with the Ranch. He brings years of entrepreneurial and management experience to the position and will be responsible for the overall business and spiritual development of the camp.

Clay Staires – Chief Executive Officer – Shepherd’s Fold Ranch

I’m the Executive Director for Shepherd’s Fold Ranch and the youngest son of the founders; Don and Shirley Staires. I am also the President of the Board of Directors. My wife and I, along with our two daughters Maddy and Clare, moved to the Ranch in 2002 and have loved being a part of such a wonderful ministry. I also teach Science classes and Leadership classes at Bishop Kelley High School

Shirley Staires – Founders – Visionaries

Staires moved to the Ranch in 1972 and remained the Executive Directors for 25 years.  Dr. Staires is currently mentoring women in Tulsa.  She experienced a burden for children early in life and now that has transferred to mothers.  Counseling, life coaching, mentoring and encouraging are all a part of her daily life. She was … Continued

Kelly Gibson – Board Member

Kelly is the daughter of Don and Shirley Staires. She is married to Gip Gibson, President of Tulsa National Bank. She and Gip have two kids ages 19 and 13. She moved to the ranch with her family when she was 12. “I loved being with my dad and got to go to his office … Continued

Josh Tietsort – Agent to the Board

“SFR has always been a very special place for me. I’ve grown up here and feel the people are just my extended family. I’ve always been attached here and have always wanted to contribute. Being engaged with the ranch over the last 6-8 months has been extremely beneficial to me as it’s helped me remember … Continued

Roger Gerstenberger – Board Member

Roger is the current Administrative Pastor of Substance Church in Minneapolis, MN and former CFO of Metro Christian Academy in Tulsa, OK.  He has a diverse operational and financial background in both business and ministry.  Roger has a pastoral heart and a desire to see leadership and passion instilled within the hearts of young people.  … Continued

Gary Sparks – Board Member

Gary knew Don and Shirley before they moved to the ranch.  He was Very surprised when they moved, “wow, that’s a huge leap”, he said.  “I wanted to be a part of it and support it as much as I could.  We gained a lot by being connected to the people that were involved.  We … Continued

Dan Sanders – Board Member

Sanders started going to SFR in the 70’s.  He loved being involved at every level – camper, cit, counselor, director, work crew boss, and now board member.  Every level has been a tremendous training ground.  Met his wife, Tami, at the ranch while on leadership.  “We have the same foundations built into us mainly because … Continued

Danny Kittinger – Board Member

Danny has been the CFO of Tinity Chem for 20 years.  He spent 4 years in ministry with Impact Productions in Tulsa.  He has a CPA background.  He and his wife, Carrie, have 2 kids, Luke (16) and Kellie (14).  Kittinger got invited to SFR through Dan Sanders.  He sent his kids and they loved … Continued

Mary Waller – Public Relations – Waller PR

Mary Waller here, parent of a three-summer camper @ SFR (and for full transparency, also member of the ranch’s marketing committee). We became acquainted with SFR through one of the Staires first gen daughters, Kelly Gibson, and the same spring when I met a camp young leader,