Steele Haven is a restoration center being developed in Johnson City as a place where those recently widowed and orphaned, families facing terminal illness or battling addiction, and humanitarian workers home from abroad can find a place to visit, relax, refresh, enjoy, know and worship their Creator.
Cody & Sarah and the Tremendous Ten have endured all of these challenges and tragedies and have seen how God has provided all that they needed to experience lasting joy despite the sorrows.
In 2020, in the midst of the COVID lockdowns, we two were married along with our ten children and we became a great big, mixed up, joy-filled family. We don’t always get it right, but we’ve learned much over our more than 45 years of combined marriage experience. And while our kids aren’t perfect (and neither is our parenting), we have seen how simple principles can produce lasting benefits in the lives of our children.
The property at Steele Haven was in sad shape when we purchased it in 2020 with over-grazing, erosion, multiple trash dumps, and dilapidated out buildings. Over the past two years, we’ve seen our meadow return to health, our forest cleaned up, and wildlife return in abundance.
As a first step in becoming a welcoming place for friends near and far, we’ve purchased a 2400sqft event tent where we have hosted performers like Jon Troast and events like The Chosen Watch Party. In the spring of 2023, we anticipate the installation of dedicated power and water as well as a few RV hookups with a single trailer on-site.
In the years to come, Steele Haven will feature “Tiny Havens,” a collection of tiny homes, cabins, cottages, yurts, vardos, tree houses, and other eclectic and whimsical places for those who yearn for a place to visit, relax, refresh, enjoy, know and worship their Creator. This effort has become eligible for charitable donations to help fund construction through the fiscal sponsorship of Allegro, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Our desire is to help others find the same hope, delight, and purpose in life after tragedy, trauma, and challenge that we have found.
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