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Wyoming Rancher Family camp set for 74th year gathering in the hills


The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp will be celebrating 74 years as they gather at Bottle Creek Campground outside Encampment from July 11-14. According to a press release, “what started out by Wyoming ranchers with families some 74 years ago as a Mountain Top Christian get-together has survived and grown.” The press release went on to state that the event has become “a really neat way to have a blessed gathering for a weekend.”

Those interested in the event are invited to bring their camper or tent to the campground and take part in either the entire session, a day or stay for just a meal. The Wyoming Ranchers Family Camp is financed by donations which means that there’s no registration fee. The generosity of campers each year helps keep the event free to all who would want to attend.

The speaker this year for the Wyoming Rancher Family Camp is Brand Buller. Buller was born in Nebraska and raised in Wyoming. After graduating from high school, he attended the Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyo. before graduating in 2002. While attending college, Buller worked in construction as a tree care specialist and a fence contractor.

In the spring of 2013, Buller applied to the Rural Home Missionary Association (RHMA) where he would come to serve in two churches and become a missionary. Buller currently serves as the pastor at Glendo Community Church with his wife of 13 years, Nelli, and their four children.

The bible study and music leader this year will be Pastor Shon McIntyre. McIntyre serves at the Real Tree Church in Farmington, Minn., but grew up in the southern tip of Illinois attending a Southern Baptist church. In high school, McIntyre was involved in the rodeo were he rode bulls and attended college at Fort Scott Community College on a rodeo and music scholarship. Following college, he rode bulls for 18 years as his only source of income.

Following his time in rodeo, McIntyre went into the ministry and founded the Real Tree Church. McIntyre, and his wife Becky, have a 12-year-old son and a 10-year-old daughter. Along with an associate degrees in music and construction management, McIntyre has a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and is pursuing a master’s degree in theology.

For more information, call 307-326-8293 or 307-321-1645.


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