This is a  staff list for Morning Star Boys Ranch in Spokane, WA

(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 Morning Star Boys' Ranch.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Morning Star Boys' Ranch, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Morning Star Boys' Ranch, please contact info@heal-online.org 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.

 

Please don’t place your loved one in Morning Star Boys Ranch and rescue them if they are there now. 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Thornton Murphy Founder  
"Father" Joseph Weitensteiner Director The Rev. Joseph Weitensteiner, the longtime director of Morning Star Boys' Ranch who found himself the subject of allegations of physical and sexual abuse last year, announced his retirement from the boys' home on Thursday.  Morning Star still lists Weitensteiner as the director as of August, 2009.  Information obtained from www.spokesmanreview.com.  The latest known allegations of sexual and physical abuse were reported in 2008.
Joe Pickert CEO Pickert has been with Morning Star since February, 2008.
Brian Barbour Vice President-Programs  
Colene Warrick-Rubertt Vice President-Development  
Jenn Kantz Vice President-Communications  
Daniel Kuhlmann CFO  
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES There is no additional information on staff at this location at this time.*
*(Morning Star Boys 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.)

Newly released documents reveal pattern of sexual abuse at Washington state boys home for troubled youth:  SPOKANE, Wash. – Newly released documents reveal multiple allegations of sexual abuse stretching back more than 25 years at a home for troubled boys and indicate problems have continued in recent years.  State Department of Social and Health Services records obtained by The Spokesman-Review newspaper for a story published Sunday include five allegations of sexually inappropriate interactions between boys and adults associated with the Morning Star Boys' Ranch in the past decade.  For complete story, click here.  (source: signonsandiego.com)

 

 

Newly released documents reveal pattern of sexual abuse at Washington state boys home for troubled youth:  SPOKANE, Wash. – Newly released documents reveal multiple allegations of sexual abuse stretching back more than 25 years at a home for troubled boys and indicate problems have continued in recent years.  State Department of Social and Health Services records obtained by The Spokesman-Review newspaper for a story published Sunday include five allegations of sexually inappropriate interactions between boys and adults associated with the Morning Star Boys' Ranch in the past decade.  For complete story, click here.
 

 

 Last Updated: March 2nd, 2014

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