The Haddens

Matt, Amanda, Jacob, Leah, Noah

Matt and Amanda both grew up just south of Atlanta GA, surrounded by people who loved Jesus and were both actively involved in church ministry from a young age.  In 2011 God began to move in their hearts to serve Him alongside the Oglala Lakota people group. By the spring of 2012 they had moved to the Porcupine SD area.  Over the years they have seen the hand of the Lord move in supernatural ways to protect, provide and nurture their family. Matt and Amanda both serve and have vital roles on the leadership team for the Čhaŋkú Wašté Ranch. Matt and Amanda have been married for 16 years and have three children;
Jacob (15), Leah (12), Noah (8).

The Deibles
Chad & Sarah

Chad & Sarah moved from Ohio to the Ranch in  August of 2017.  
Chad is the Senior pastor at Creator's Fellowship, Sharps, runs a program at the JDC, and is a nationally certified anger management specialist.
Sarah is the women's ministry director, runs the Sharing Hope program at the Pine Ridge jail for ladies, is a licensed grief recovery specialist, and is the administrative assistant for the camp.
Chad and Sarah have 3 adult children.  Clayton (27) is finishing his veterinarian degree in TN.  Brice (24) is a firefighter in VA and is married to Megan.  Bella Grace (24) is in college for Human services here in SD.
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Raegan Hadden

Raegan Hadden, was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta Georgia along with her eleven older brothers and sisters! (including Matt Hadden!)

As the youngest, Raegan liked almost everything her siblings did, but as she got older she developed a love for music, sports, the outdoors, and many other things! 

She is excited that God has invited her to join Him at work in South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation at the Chanku Waste Ranch as the Medical Administrator as well as helping in the local church.

Something God has put on her heart the last few years is the desire to see Jesus not just heard about, but known, loved, and experienced. "I believe to know Christ is to love Him, I've seen this as I've gotten to know Him more and have seen the scripture Psalm 34:8 that says "Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in Him." come alive to me."

Raegan's hope and prayer are that when people sit at the table God has given her, (figuratively and literally) that she offer a taste of Him so that Jesus isn't just seen sitting at her table but met and experienced.

Anne Bazemore

Anne was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated in December 2020 from NC State with a degree in Public Relations and Nonprofit studies. She loves hiking, reading in a cozy chair, eating/cooking good food, big dogs, clean rooms, and watching Pride and Prejudice with her mom and sisters.

"I am so overwhelmed by the blessings of being chosen as a child of the Most High God, and am humbled by the opportunity to serve him in a community where I believe he has many who belong to Him, but who do not yet know him."

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