Chestnut Mountain Ranch is a Christ-centered home and school. We reach the hearts of young men and restore broken families through a structured, loving community.
Our vision is to restore hope to children and families.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:17
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After Graduating from the Ranch, Nathan went to work in the federal prison system. After a few years in a supermax prison and dealing with some of the toughest and hardest of criminals, he decided to get into local law enforcement. He enjoys fishing, hiking, and traveling. Nathan was our very first child at the Ranch.
Justin graduated from Trinity Christian School in 2021 and enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was promoted to squad leader and trained as a mortarman at Fort Benning. Justin is now stationed in Virginia where he has the duty and honor of helping with military funerals at Arlington National Cemetary. If you happen to be visiting, he is the one loading and discharging the cannon.
Kyler graduated from Trinity Christian School in 2021 and he is currently working full time and pursuing a career with the FBI (in the interviewing process). Kyler enjoys country music, going to sporting events, and spending time with his family.
Brady graduated from the Mountaineer Challenge Academy, got his High School diploma, and graduated from the Army National Guard. He worked at Chick-fil-a before enlisting in Army Basic Training. He graduated from there and is now in Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, VA where he will earn his Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Certification. Brady will graduate from there in May 2022 and will attend Airborne School. His plans are to return to WV to attend college and work part-time in the WV Army National Guard.
Anthony graduated from the Ranch a few years ago and enrolled at Trinity Christian School. He is now wrapping up his senior year of high school. He enjoys fishing, hunting, sports, and working on his car. Among other awards, Anthony was ranked 9th in state overall for the most tackles in football. He plans on entering the trade of welding after high school.
Ranch Boys: The Story of Chestnut Mountain Ranch
By Steve Finn, Dawn Finn, Bradley Clotfelter, & Trey Dunham
Ranch Boys is the story of how the vision of Chestnut Mountain Ranch began. This is the story of three paths converging. This is the story of redemption and healing. Chestnut Mountain Ranch is a children’s home and school located on 300 acres near Morgantown, West Virginia. The vision of Chestnut Mountain Ranch was slowly forged over decades, and today a wonderful program exists to bring hope to children who have none, and to show families the love of Christ. This is God’s story.