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

Tori Gambino

A fourth year veteran from St. Louis, MO, Tori is excited to continue her service to Prairie Star Ranch as Retreat Coordinator. Before joining the PSR family, she attended Truman State University in Kirksville, MO, where she earned her Bachelors degree in Communication Disorders and was highly involved in campus ministry. Some of her greatest joys in life include a hot cup of coffee on a cool morning, tearing it up in the Gaga ball pits, and sharing laughter and adventures with the youngest of the Wellnitz clan.

Grace Malinee

Shannen Freeman


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