Meet Our Board

Chad Johnson - Chairman Of The Board

My wife and I moved to Durango in 2001, and met the Program Director of CBX within a month of our arrival. I have had the opportunity to serve in a number of roles:  a counselor,  an accountability partner, I’ve worked the ropes  course, served on the board, and currently serve as the Chairman for CBX.   My wife and I have been blessed with three wonderful children.  I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa, and accepted Christ as my Savior there in 1984.  I have been fortunate to work with the McAlvany Financial Group since 2002. I currently serve on theleadership team at our church, and in 2014 stepped down as the Chairman the for the Durango Pregnancy Center board.  If I am not working on CBX business, at the church, or advising clients, you will find me in the woods, with my family, enjoying all that Durango has to offer.
Matt Gray - Secretary
Matt is a Vice President at Peak Energy in Durango, CO.

Curt Powers-Ackley - Treasure

Curt is a state licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Ken Bates

Ken is the president of Durango Insurance in Durango, CO.  Ken has been involved in the ministry of Cross Bar X for over 20 years.

Louise Powers-Ackley

Louise has an MA in French and Education from the University of Northern Colorado.   Louise has taught in the Durango public schools for 31 years.  She and her husband, Curt have one son.

Steve Thweat 

Steve is a licensed therapist and spent 30 years as a public school counselor.

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Contact Us

Cross Bar X Youth Ranch
2111 County Road 222
Durango, CO 81303
office: 970-259-2716
fax: 970-259-8006