Huchton will be the sixth president/CEO of Mo-Ranch, located in the Texas Hill Country. He follows the visionary and transformative leadership of the Rev. Dick Powell, who will retire in January after more than nine years of dedicated service.
“For more than seventy years, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly has been a place of welcome, of faith formation, and spiritual refuge for Presbyterians and other faith backgrounds,” said the Rev. Dr. David M. Evans, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Now, a new generation of leadership has been selected by the Board of Trustees to lead us into the next chapter of Mo-Ranch’s storied history.”
Huchton, an elder at First Presbyterian Church of Kerrville, will join Mo-Ranch on Feb. 1.
“He is an innovative, creative and visionary leader in his own right who will join our dedicated staff at Mo-Ranch as the next president,” Evans said. “Tim is passionate about his love for Mo-Ranch. His creative vision will lead our beloved Mo-Ranch into its next chapter in God’s story. We look forward to welcoming Tim, his wife Becca, and their children, Parker and Timothy, to the Mo-Ranch family.”
Martha Richardson, a board trustee and chair of the search committee, said, “Throughout our nine months of work, the committee sought and keenly felt God’s presence and the leading of the Holy Spirit in choosing Tim Huchton. Tim understands the mission and the ethos of Mo-Ranch and is a person whose own faith has been shaped by Mo-Ranch. He brings a wealth of knowledge and skills from the camps and conference industry that will enable him to lead Mo-Ranch into a bright future. We are excited about where Tim and the exceptional Mo team will take us in the years ahead.”
From 2004-2011, Tim was the summer camp director at Mo-Ranch. For the past nine years, he has worked with the American Camp Association in a number of positions, rising through the ranks to become the Camps on Campus manager.
In that position, he envisioned, initiated and created a new market for developing best practices for institutions of higher education across the nation with regard to programming for youth. He also worked with hundreds of college and university presidents, boards of trustees, and other key constituents on public policy issues, risk management, best practices and strategic planning. He is attuned to current trends and is an innovative and tireless advocate of the transformative promise of conference centers like Mo-Ranch.
Tim attended Schreiner University and Texas State University and holds certifications in fundraising management from the Indiana University Lilly School of Philanthropy and in hospitality and employee engagement from the Disney Institute.
Since 1949, Presbyterian Mo-Ranch Assembly has been a camp and conference center affiliated with the Synod of the Sun, a four-state region of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Located on 500 acres along the north fork of the Guadalupe River, Mo-Ranch annually hosts thousands of guests of all ages who attend a wide range of conferences, camps, retreats and gatherings of family and friends. For more information, visit www.moranch.com.