"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

According to the 2010 Census, there are 54 million families affected by disability in the United States. Many of them feel alone in their fight against the overwhelming struggles of daily life. As one of the most overlooked groups of people, there are very few places where these families feel loved, accepted, welcomed, and safe. Barren Heights' vision is to create more compassionate communities through families serving families with the love of Christ and led by the Holy Spirit to further the Kingdom of God. Together, we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ for these families so they know they are never alone.

We accomplish this mainly by providing free weekend retreats, and community outreach events and ministry programs for families who have children with physical or developmental disabilities. While we are a faith based organization, we do not discriminate families on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. Our greatest desire can be summed up in Isaiah 41:18-20 (emphasis in bold added):

"I will make rivers flow on barren heights,

and springs within the valleys.

I will turn the desert into pools of water,

and the parched ground into springs.

I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia,

the myrtle and the olive.

I will set junipers in the wasteland

 the fir and cypress together,

so that people may see and know,

may consider and understand,

that the hand of the Lord has done this,

that the Holy One of Israel has created it."

 

Board of Directors

Andy Burdsall, Chairman Dana Blayney Matt Miller
Stuart Wilson, Vice Chairman Chris Cunningham Bill Reynolds
Kevin Porter, Treasurer Darren Foote Karen Rogers
Erica Brieschke, Secretary Timothy Hill Mindy Terrell