Christ Serve Ranch to be dedicated
Dr. Dean Wenthe, interim president of the Concordia University System for The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, will preside over the dedication and worship service.
Opening the ranch is “one of the most significant developments” for the nearby Lutheran Island Camp, where leaders had long envisioned such a place, said Bill Schultz, director of planning and resource development for the camp. “It allows us to work with young people in a new and different way with science and the outdoors.”
Across from West Mason Lake, the ranch is home to a wildlife pond with a beaver dam, three observation towers, a network of roads and trails, a challenge course, an outdoor riding arena, an apple orchard, a garden and stands of popples and oaks. Ranch property includes lakeshore where leaders have installed a handicapped-accessible dock and may someday build a primitive campsite.
Leaders said they wanted to give people a chance to experience nature while reassuring them about their place in the universe. Young people are turning away read entire story. . . .