People we served in 2023
4 WV Counties
1 MD County
1 PA County
Adopted Parents 29%
Biological Parents 7%
Single Parents 43%
Foster Parents 7%
We are a Christ-centered home and school. We reach the hearts of young men and restore broken families through a structured, loving community.
Restoring 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
About the Ranch
Chestnut Mountain Ranch (CMR) is located just 6 miles south of Morgantown, West Virginia on 300 beautiful acres. (Link to map.)
The Ranch is a Christ-centered safe haven for boys and families in crisis… a place for family restoration, where boys can enjoy school again, and all can experience positive family values.
We modeled CMR after the 40+ year program called Eagle Ranch. (www.eagleranch.org) CMR Founders, Steve and Dawn Finn, worked for Eagle Ranch for three years as Houseparents. This is where the vision for CMR began to gain clarity and traction as Steve and Dawn witnessed a working model under their own roof.
The 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.
Seed to Vision: How God-inspired Ideas Become Reality
By Steve Finn, Executive Director, Chestnut Mountain Ranch
Seed to Vision is a must-read for anyone with a God-sized idea who is unsure what to do next. Peppered with personal stories, former metro-Atlanta police officer turned boys’ home and school founder Steve Finn shares the eight key tools God used to turn his seed of an idea into a vision and ultimately a reality–and how you can use them too. Be inspired to see that with God nothing is impossible–the idea He gave you can become reality.