Mountaineer Christian Ashram

Join us July 29-August 1, 2021 at the Parchment Valley Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia.

The Mountaineer Christian Ashram

The Mountaineer Christian Ashram is held at Parchment Valley Conference Center in Ripley, West Virginia. Nestled in a valley within the Appalachian Mountain range, the beauty of God’s creation accentuates the beauty of the people He created who come to the Ashram. Young and old, rural and urban, black and white, new Christians or seasoned Christians – we all come together in genuine Christian love and fellowship.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Mountaineer Christian Ashram or would like to register, you can contact our registrar, Myra Wheeler, at [email protected] or (937)204-5368.

Keith Sholl

Bible Teacher

Keith returns once again to the Mountaineer Christian Ashram. Keith has served on staff at several churches. After serving as both Associate Pastor and Lead Pastor of First Alliance Church in Toledo, OH, Keith was named Pastor Emeritus in 2016. Keith has taught and preached at numerous Ashrams, including ours, as he is truly a favorite. His greatest joy is to awaken people to God’s truth through the preaching and teaching of God’s Word.

Marjorie Black


New to our Ashram is Marjorie Black. With a Master’s Degree in English Education, she is a gifted Bible Teacher and leader in church music, missions, visitation, Lay Servant ministries, and ministry to women, children, youth, senior adults, and small group leader. Her passion to help people of all ages understand and live the sacred scripture.

Gary Wheeler


Gary began attending Ashrams in Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina and Kansas as a teenager with his family. As Director, he guides the daily events during the Ashram as well as the Board of Twelve leadership team during the rest of the year. Gary is married to Myra, who serves as the Registrar for the Ashram. Gary is passionate about helping people growing in the relationship with God, and reaching out to people who are far from Him. His favorite passage of Scripture is Joshua 24:15 “But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.”