Lots of different people were involved in imagining and dreaming and praying about Flatlanders Inn for well over five years before it opened. We’re grateful for every ounce of energy that was invested in those important and formative years. Some of the initial ‘dreamers’ became founding members in 2006: Andy and Beckie Wood, Jeff and Amanda (Penner) Leighton, Matt Beynon, and Adam Ward. Four founding members continue to be on the current leadership team.
The initial dreams and the Flatlanders Inn we see today are remarkably similar. The visions of being a loving presence, offering transitional housing, living in sustainable ways, and providing holistic support are still the guiding principles shaping Flatlanders’ community life.