Carissa Miller joined the intern team last fall after graduating from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, MO. Originally from Salina, KS, Carissa found a second home in CA when she landed at Christian Encounter. “I feel like I am well supported here. The Ranch cares about my personhood and is committed to my spiritual development, as well as my mental health.”
Julia Brown, from Merced, CA, arrived in early November. Julia had participated in previous Agony rides as a sagger before coming to intern. At the Ranch, Julia has seen a special picture of the church body working together and each individual being valued and honored.
Jacqui Nunez returned to the Ranch to complete a second year of internship almost a year after her initial stint. Jacqui made frequent visits in the interim months, continuing to build on relationships with students and interns. Jacqui recognizes the Ranch as a safe place for all its residents and in returning to help uphold that safety says, “The Ranch was always home.”