The Apple Barn Dream

"Dreams do come true!  When dreaming of what I like most to do in life, I love organizing and creating excellent environments for people to enjoy. The best fit to fulfill my dream would be to own an event center. What would be even better is to get to do it with family." — Karen

An unexpected opportunity opened up for us to purchase a five-acre farm and apple orchard with yep, you guessed it, an event center on-site.  Now we are a three-generation family working together to make this property something special for the community.  We are incredibly blessed and thankful to be here and we can’t wait to meet you.

A staircase on the exterior of the Apple Barn event venue.

The Team

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Duane and Karen.

We are a Family and Organization that Gives Back

Desiring to bring hope to our world, we founded “Living Gateways”, a Christian non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor in third world countries. In India, we partner with rural pastors committed to bringing hope & help to undeveloped regions and mountain villages. The India ministry includes an orphanage, two leper colonies, sex traffic rescue and vocational training, village boreholes (water wells), plus ongoing village evangelism, leadership training, and several hundred village churches.

In addition to providing financial support for hundreds of indigenous pastors in India and The Philippines, over the past 20 years it has been our joy to put our ‘boots on the ground’ each year to labor in love with those in spiritual and physical need. Building a lasting legacy is a core value for our family, therefore an extension of the Apple Barn.

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People dancing at a dedication event in India.
Dedication of a borehole in the village of Bhimanapalli, Andhra Pradesh India (Feb 2020)