Jay & Gail Caress: Former Baptist Missionaries – The Journey Home Program

November 13, 2000 | no responses

Jay grew up in a Christian home but as a teen in the mid 1960’s he began to question everything. After high school he became involved in rock music and moved to California where he met Gail. Gail was brought in an Evangelical family. When she went off to college she got involved in the […]

Kirk Kramer: Former Disciple of Christ – The Journey Home Program

May 19, 2000 | no responses

Kirk grew up in a little town in southwest Missouri, in an active and committed Disciple of Christ family. When he was in the 8th grade, he saw the movie “In This House of Brede” and then read the book it was based on, about a woman in an English village who entered a Benedictine […]

Terrye Newkirk: Former Uniterian – The Journey Home Program

December 12, 1997 | no responses

Terry was reared in as a Disciples of Christ. As a young woman she was pulled into the counter culture movement of the 1960′s. She became involved in many New Age activities. Later she was a Unitarian. A Methodist friend invited her to attend a Catholic retreat with him. At that retreat she encountered the […]

Fr Ray & Ruth Ryland: Former Episcopalians – The Journey Home Program

October 10, 1997 | no responses

Fr. Ray & Ruth were both brought up in the Desciples of Christ denomination. After serving in the Pacific during World War II, Fr. Ray attended seminary and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1950. Ministering in that denomination for over a decate, both he and Ruth were led by the Holy Spirit to seek […]