Find out more about PSR's Amazing Team

Full Time Staff

These lucky folks have the pleasure of working at Prairie Star Ranch all year and work to keep the ministry of the Ranch alive and well year-round.  Find out who they are and how they serve the Ranch during the year. (Click on an image to learn more about our staff members.)

Dcn Dana Nearmyer
Executive Director

Gregory Wellnitz

Gregory Wellnitz

I came to Prairie Star Ranch with my lovely wife Katie at the beginning of 2011. We both wanted to find a home in which we could serve the Lord and raise a family. It was Prairie Star Ranch who gave us that opportunity. Since those first days, Katie and I have poured out energies into serving the parishes and schools that come to Prairie Star Ranch, looking to connect with Jesus.

In 2013, our family welcomed our first child, Leo, who was blessed with his brother, John Paul, in 2016. I hold a Bachelors degree from the University of Kansas in Secondary Education and a Masters in Theology through the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. Our family loves being able to serve the youth and families of Northest Kansas and we hope to carry on the mission of Christ here at the Ranch for many years to come.

Dale Hutcheson
Ranch Maintenance

Casey Baker
Horse Program Manager

Current Retreat Team

Prairie Star Ranch offers an exciting opportunity to become a missionary for the New Evangelization through our Retreat Team Internship Program. As a member of the program, you will lead retreats, help out around camp and have the opportunity for great personal and spiritual growth. It is a wonderful chance to share your faith, build Christ’s Kingdom and serve others in a beautiful natural setting.


Tori Gambino
Retreat Coordinator

Megan Staley

Grace Malinee

Shannen Freeman


Learn More About the Retreat Team