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

Shannen Freeman

Shannen is a Missouri native, turned Kansan, graduating from Benedictine College in 2016 and joyfully enters into her 4th year on mission at Prairie Star. Shannen loves a good hot cup of chai, life chats, fishing and hammocking in high places. She very recently conquered her fear of the Powerpole, is a C.S Lewis addict and sports an ever-growing collection of Marvel movies. Give the Ranch a call today and you might hear Shannen’s voice!


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