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

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

Grace Malinee

Grace is originally from St. Louis and is a graduate of Truman State University, where she studied English and Latin. Before coming to Prairie Star, Grace was a catechist with Totus Tuus and a missionary with Catholic Youth Expeditions in Bailey's Harbor, Wisconsin. Additionally, she worked in St. Louis for a year in homeless ministry and Catholic education. She loves to read, write fiction, and create acrylic paintings. Grace also enjoys listening to podcasts and collecting obscure European folklore. Grace has a particular fondness for raccoons and is a friend to all cats.


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