Church Relations Officer





From the Desk of Pastor Cliff Nunn

Greetings in the name of Christ,


Where is the time going?  It seems to be passing so quickly.  It was just over one year ago that I became a part of the Wernle mission as the Church Relations Officer.  Since that time I have had the privilege, and been blessed to get to know so many of you.  I have traveled throughout Indiana, Ohio, and into Kentucky.  I have been welcomed into so many wonderful churches of various traditions, met some amazing Pastors and leaders, engaged Wernle Representatives, and so many more.  Our youth and staff are humbled by the love, care, and generosity of you all.  Thank you!


In case you haven’t heard, construction has finally begun on our new Administration building.  A beautiful, state of the art facility that will house our administrative team and allow us to increase our outpatient services.  With God’s blessings, and a determined project manager, we are told that we should be in our new space by May of 2018.  It is so exciting to see it “rising” up from the ground and to know how wonderfully it will impact our services.


Additionally this summer we have acquired some property adjacent to our campus expanding our campus to over 120 acres.  Our Clinical Director has some wonderful plans to expand and enhance our services to youth and their families.  Wernle is truly on its way to becoming one of the most impacting and respected family treatment centers in the United States, and we couldn’t do this without your love, prayers, and generous support. 


To the many churches that I have visited over the past 18 months, to those that are already scheduled for a visit in 2018, to those that are working on determining a good date for a visit, and finally to those that I am constantly bugging, it is a joy and pleasure to work with you all.  I encourage you to reach out beyond your walls, to challenge yourselves, and to discover new and exciting ways to impact our youth and to help us bring hope, healing, and restoration into their hurting young lives. 


Until we meet again,

Pastor Cliff


“May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV.



Thrivent Choice - An opportunity to make a difference to our youth. 

Thrivent Choice is a member-advised charitable grant program that makes it easy for eligible Thrivent members to help support our organization and its mission to help the hurting children. You have the opportunity to distribute Choice Dollars charitable outreach funds to Wernle. 


Current Needs List


Sometimes it may seem that we always need the same items.  Well, actually we do.  With so many youth on campus and with them frequently coming and going, we are always in need of certain items.  We try and keep them listed and current, but these items are always needed.

Body Wash for both male & female (we are no longer able to accept bar soap)

Shampoo for both male & female

Netted laundry bags with drawstring

Men’s boxer briefs in all adult sizes, sm, md, lg, xlg, xxlg

Adult sized socks for both males & females. 

Twin sized sheet sets

Plastic pillow protectors

Plastic twin size mattress protectors

Full size bath towels & wash cloths

Twin size blankets


We also accept and need gently used clothing and shoes for our youth.  Please remember that we generally need adult sizes as our population is primarily jr high and high school aged.




Thanks everyone for your support and generosity for this past Christmas season!