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Wheaton University Study Results

Passion At Wildwood Hills Ranch we are passionate about developing leaders. To instill leadership skills in our students requires a well-equipped staff. We are grateful to be blessed with impactful full-time and summer staff to mentor our hundreds of students…

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Alumni Reunion

Alumni Reunion Recap

Recently, 50 past staff members, graduated participants, and key volunteers reconnected at a Wildwood Hills Ranch Alumni Reunion. It was an evening full of team building, worship and memory sharing. Alumni Wildwood Hills Ranch alumni in attendance represented every year…

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Al Lorenzen

Al Lorenzen Resigns as CEO

Effective 2 January 2018, Al Lorenzen has resigned from his role as CEO of Wildwood Hills Ranch of Iowa to pursue other interests. Al has been affiliated with the Ranch for nearly 10 years—the last 7 years as CEO and…

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2017 Wild About the Child Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors—with your help we raised a record $260,000!   Atomic Coffee Capital Sanitary Supply Co., Inc. Chuck & Karen Ullrich Cottingham & Butler Deloitte and Touche Glen Gery Brick Great Southern Bank Great Western Bank Holmes…

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Hippie at the Ranch

Honoring Hippie

This November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. We honor ‘Hippie’ who served 5 years in the United States Marine Corps. Here’s the story of how Wildwood Hills Ranch helped him find redemption and belonging:   So, Hippie, you’re…

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foundations laid

Foundations Matter

The Ranch recently laid five foundations for our new cabins. They are strong, stable and ready to be built upon. The role the foundations plays for a cabin—a steady base upon which to build that will hopefully never fail—is like…

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Fruit is born in a student

Fruit is born

Earlier this summer we shared a story about seeds planted at the Ranch—seeds of confidence, faith, love, trust and forgiveness. Slowly growing and maturing over the years, and by slowly we mean sometimes it feels like watching paint dry, we…

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