This is a  staff list for Masters Ranch in Couch, MO

(a.k.a. Masters Ranch and Christian Academy)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)


We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Masters Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Masters Ranch, you have the right to take action. 


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Masters Ranch, please contact if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.


HEAL recommends against placing any child at Masters Ranch.



Additional Information
David Bosley Owner/Director  
Tresa Bosley Owner Wife of David Bosley
Adam Walters Staff Only "qualification" is having "graduated" the program at Masters' Ranch.
Bill Dunleavy Staff Former prison guard, reportedly very abusive. (Source: survivor e-mail dated February 12th, 2012)
Jacob Dostler Staff Friend of Bosley, other job is working at a saw mill.  Weekend staff at ranch only.
Robert Belilos Staff Only "qualification" is having "graduated" the program at Masters' Ranch.
Jimmy Saddler Staff Son-in-law of Bosley.
Jessica Saddler Staff daughter of Bosley.
Josh Morgan Staff Friend of Bosley, no other known qualifications.
Russell Cookston Staff Formerly with Genesis by the Sea, a program shut down in Mexico.  Cookston also formerly worked for Palmer at Victory Christian Academy.
Kim Cookston Staff  
(Masters Ranch, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
This program does not provide program details or enrollment forms online or to the general public.
Masters Ranch is a "faith-based" program.  HEAL has reviewed the contracts for other "faith-based" programs that appear to be unrelated to Masters Ranch.  However, we advise that if the contract for Masters Ranch is similar to those as can be found at and that you avoid this program.  Also, Missouri has one of the worst records in regards to regulating and enforcing child welfare laws.  Please do not send your child to Missouri, unless you live there and will monitor your child's care in person on a regular basis.
HEAL has received reports from parents alleging extremely brutal physical abuse at this program.


 Last Updated: September 7th, 2016

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