Retreat Team Missionary Program

Become a missionary for the New Evangelization, bearing witness to the joy and adventure of a life lived in Jesus Christ.

We Share Your Desire for More

There is a great longing in the body of the Church, a yearning to carry forward the mission Christ entrusted to each of his disciples. Our missionary staff recognize this thirst and seek to guide the thousands of souls who enter our gates to fall ever more in love with Jesus Christ.

Men and women from all walks of life, whether right off a college campus or out of the workforce, are choosing to respond to the world’s need for missionaries.

How We Serve

Our missionaries are looking to be a part of a life-changing adventure, transforming the world for the good, and bringing hope to youth and families. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to grow as disciples of Jesus and make disciples for Jesus.

We serve as guides and trustworthy friends to the souls who pass through our gates and the people we serve. Through intentional retreat ministry, we invest in each person as we strive to model Christ with them.

As we journey with the youth and families who come to the Ranch, we also reach out to the parishes and communities which surround PSR. Together, our missionaries and the Church find ways to share the truth of our faith in dynamic and culturally-relevant ways. 

Ready for an adventure?

The Church is calling for missionaries. She is looking for Christian disciples to go out and find ways to re-propose the Gospel message to our generation in a way that is relevant to everyday life. 

For many that adventure has begun right in the nation’s heartland, sharing the love of Jesus Christ as a Retreat Team Missionary. 

Reach Out

While the desire to serve the New Evangelization might be great, the uncertainty of going off on mission can be taxing. Our team is here to answer any questions you might have about our life, our joy, and our zeal for the Gospel. 

Feel free to give us a call to talk one-on-one with one of our missionaries or our director. You can email us with your canon of questions, and our team will race to answer them all. You can also learn more about the program by checking out some of our FAQs below.

How to Apply

1. Reach Out – contact our team to find out more about the position and get your questions answered.

2. Complete the application.

3. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by Prairie Star Ranch with next steps!

FAQs

  • As a missionary, you will be tasked with living a life that is fully alive, while witnessing to the joy and truth of the Gospel. You will be building relationships both in our PSR community as well as with the retreatants and parishes you serve.
  • Living as a missionary at PSR is about living the New Evangelization in the daily tasks of retreat ministry. It is about connecting youth and families to Christ and his Church, through retreat facilitation, high adventure activities, and Christian hospitality; witnessing to a life lived in, with, and through Jesus Christ.
  • Our missionaries strive to inspire and serve all who enter through the gates by their joy, generosity, and fun. 
  • Fervor for sharing the Gospel in the details of everyday life
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • A love and desire to draw closer to Jesus Christ
  • An undergraduate degree
  • Participation in high adventure activities
  • Living in an intentional Catholic community
  • Jesus is our model, therefore, our missionaries’ first task is to offer their very selves in service to youth and families. We ask our missionaries to be open and zealous, pursuing at all times the salvation of souls. 
  • Every morning begins in prayer with the team, where we offer our day to the Lord. After prayer the day can take a missionary along many different paths, so your availability and flexibility are crucial elements of success. There are duties for all temperaments at PSR and we work to place every missionary with tasks and responsibilities that bring them success and joy.
  • A common thread throughout all their daily tasks is the fun that our team inspires. Here is a shortlist of responsibilities that our missionaries infuse with joy:
    • Christian hospitality
    • Guest services
    • Retreat group coordination
    • Outdoor education
    • Horseback riding
    • Garden care
    • Chapel care
    • Curriculum development
    • Parish networking
    • Ongoing faith formation
    • Retreat facilitation
    • Challenge course facilitation
    • Office management
    • Facility improvement projects
    • Adventure hikes and tours
    • Retreat planning
    • Social media and marketing
    • Website development
    • Photography and video
    • Post-retreat cleanup
  • Every summer Prairie Star Ranch serves as the home of Camp Tekakwitha, a high adventure Catholic summer camp for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. From late May until early August, thousands of campers and their families come through our gates and have a deep and personal encounter with Christ and His Church.

  • Retreat Team Members do not serve as a part of the Camp Tekakwitha staff; however, they work in close relationship with the Camp leadership and staff to ensure that Prairie Star Ranch is providing the highest level of service. During these two months, our missionaries prepare for the upcoming retreat season and work with Camp on projects and activities. 

  • Some of our missionaries have also chosen to apply to become members of the Camp Tekakwitha staff. We encourage those who apply, knowing the excellent training and formation Camp’s leadership provides. Retreat Team Members who choose not to apply for Camp Tekakwitha will begin their mission year in mid-July, while those who work at Camp will begin their ten months in early August. 

Contact Us Today

Retreat Team Missionary Program

Become a missionary for the New Evangelization, bearing witness to the joy and adventure of a life lived in Jesus Christ.

We Share Your Desire for More

There is a great longing in the body of the Church, a yearning to carry forward the mission Christ entrusted to each of his disciples. Our missionary staff recognize this thirst and seek to guide the thousands of souls who enter our gates to fall ever more in love with Jesus Christ. 

Men and women from all walks of life, whether right off a college campus or out of the workforce, are choosing to respond to the world’s need for missionaries. As a member of the program, you will lead retreats, help out around camp and have the opportunity for great personal and spiritual growth. It is a wonderful chance to share your faith, build Christ’s Kingdom and serve others in a beautiful natural setting.

How We Serve

Our missionaries are looking to be a part of a life-changing adventure, transforming the world for the good, and bringing hope to youth and families. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we seek to grow as disciples of Jesus and make disciples for Jesus.

We serve as guides and trustworthy friends to the souls who pass through our gates and the people we serve. Through intentional retreat ministry, we invest in each person as we strive to model Christ with them.

As we journey with the youth and families who come to the Ranch, we also reach out to the parishes and communities which surround PSR. Together, our missionaries and the Church find ways to share the truth of our faith in dynamic and culturally-relevant ways. 

Ready for an adventure?

The Church is calling for missionaries. She is looking for Christian disciples to go out and find ways to re-propose the Gospel message to our generation in a way that is relevant to everyday life. 

For many that adventure has begun right in the nation’s heartland, sharing the love of Jesus Christ as a Retreat Team Missionary. 

Reach Out

While the desire to serve the New Evangelization might be great, the uncertainty of going off on mission can be taxing. Our team is here to answer any questions you might have about our life, our joy, and our zeal for the Gospel. 

Feel free to give us a call to talk one-on-one with one of our missionaries or our director. You can email us with your canon of questions, and our team will race to answer them all. You can also learn more about the program by checking out some of our FAQs below.

How to Apply

1. Reach Out – contact our team to find out more about the position and get your questions answered.

2. Complete the application.

3. Your application will be reviewed, and you will be contacted by Prairie Star Ranch with next steps!

Common Questions

  • As a missionary, you will be tasked with living a life that is fully alive, while witnessing to the joy and truth of the Gospel. You will be building relationships both in our PSR community as well as with the retreatants and parishes you serve.
  • Living as a missionary at PSR is about living the New Evangelization in the daily tasks of retreat ministry. It is about connecting youth and families to Christ and his Church, through retreat facilitation, high adventure activities, and Christian hospitality; witnessing to a life lived in, with, and through Jesus Christ.
  • Our missionaries strive to inspire and serve all who enter through the gates by their joy, generosity, and fun. 
  • Fervor for sharing the Gospel in the details of everyday life
  • Practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
  • A love and desire to draw closer to Jesus Christ
  • An undergraduate degree
  • Participation in high adventure activities
  • Living in an intentional Catholic community
  • Jesus is our model, therefore, our missionaries’ first task is to offer their very selves in service to youth and families. We ask our missionaries to be open and zealous, pursuing at all times the salvation of souls. 
  • Every morning begins in prayer with the team, where we offer our day to the Lord. After prayer the day can take a missionary along many different paths, so your availability and flexibility are crucial elements of success. There are duties for all temperaments at PSR and we work to place every missionary with tasks and responsibilities that bring them success and joy.
  • A common thread throughout all their daily tasks is the fun that our team inspires. Here is a shortlist of responsibilities that our missionaries infuse with joy:
    • Christian hospitality
    • Guest services
    • Retreat group coordination
    • Outdoor education
    • Horseback riding
    • Garden care
    • Chapel care
    • Curriculum development
    • Parish networking
    • Ongoing faith formation
    • Retreat facilitation
    • Challenge course facilitation
    • Office management
    • Facility improvement projects
    • Adventure hikes and tours
    • Retreat planning
    • Social media and marketing
    • Website development
    • Photography and video
    • Post-retreat cleanup
  • Every summer Prairie Star Ranch serves as the home of Camp Tekakwitha, a high adventure Catholic summer camp for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. From late May until early August, thousands of campers and their families come through our gates and have a deep and personal encounter with Christ and His Church.

  • Retreat Team Members do not serve as a part of the Camp Tekakwitha staff; however, they work in close relationship with the Camp leadership and staff to ensure that Prairie Star Ranch is providing the highest level of service. During these two months, our missionaries prepare for the upcoming retreat season and work with Camp on projects and activities. 

  • Some of our missionaries have also chosen to apply to become members of the Camp Tekakwitha staff. We encourage those who apply, knowing the excellent training and formation Camp’s leadership provides. Retreat Team Members who choose not to apply for Camp Tekakwitha will begin their mission year in mid-July, while those who work at Camp will begin their ten months in early August.