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Wayne & Cheryl
Travis sharing Gospel
Starla and team
Pastor Brian with team
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Pastor Brian and Joslyn with team
Julianne and team
Katie and team
Julianne Andrea team
Joslyn and team
Irene with team
Josiah & Benji
Brenda, Irene Wayne with team
Andrea with team


This ministry is made possible with Wayne's dedication to serving the Lord. He manages the business aspects and the physical labor involved in maintaining a 10-acre horse ranch. He truly has a heart for God and the people who come to Safe Haven.



Cheryl is a Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) who has worked with children and families since 1984. She has received EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning) training. She loves serving the Lord by working with children and horses.



Starla is a horse girl at heart and designer by day. She leads opportunities for our junior wranglers and loves discovering new ways for kids to connect and grow in their horsemanship skills!

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Pastor Brian is the Middle School Pastor at Lenexa Baptist Church. He has a deep understanding of God's Word and has extensive experience working with youth. Both Pastor Brian and his wife, Cassity have been a tremendous asset to Safe Haven's camps. Both of them are wonderful group leaders amd Pastor Brian leads many of our devotions. They both have a great way of reaching kids. Cassity has taken many of our camp photos - they're pretty amazing!

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Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers are the core of our team. Our experience spans from horse trainers and handlers, teachers, administrators and childcare workers.

You don't have to have horse skills to volunteer at Safe Haven, although we are always looking for people with horse experience. Many of our volunteers help with mentoring children during horse camps, encouraging them to complete the camp.

For many kids, just having someone listen to them is a big deal.  Most people would agree that today’s children and teens face pressures and challenges that are far greater than ever before.

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