Our Mission

Passion for people.

Our heart’s desire is to see people be healed from emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual issues in their lives. Connecting with the Lord through prayer and nature, bringing leaders closer to Him.

An oasis.

We provide a place of refreshing, refilling and re-energizing for Christian leaders.  It is a place of rest and recovery (R&R), counseling and healing to pastors, church leaders, missionaries and their families.  The Inn@TheGate Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to come for a weekend to rejuvenate and draw closer to the Lord.

Our Vision

The Present:

We have a place where the Body of Believers and their families can come and get off the Grid! A place that is quiet and off the main flow of traffic where we can provide rest and relaxation. We are working with other organizations in the area to provide recreation of all kinds, from horseback riding, camping, fishing, hiking etc. We are also working to secure a conference facility in a beautiful mountain setting.

The Gate of Heaven, Inc.™ is a 501(c)(3) organization.

The Future:

Welcoming those who have experienced or are experiencing burnout.

The future will include a 2500 acre Ministerial Retreat Center, with Cabins, Conference Center, Video and Audio Recording Studio, a Prayer Ministry and Counseling Center, two outdoor chapels. The conference center will also house a large chapel for worship services.

There are Church leaders thinking about or actually leaving the ministry in the United States due to burn out and other personal, financial, and family issues. We provide a place for them to recover, heal and recharge, with fresh fire from the Lord so they can go back to fulfill the calling God has placed on their lives.

Welcome from our Founders, Russ & Cathe


We are Russ and Cathe Myers. Married in September 1981, we have four grown children, who have blessed us with ten grandchildren.  We moved to the beautiful mountains of Virginia in 2014, residing in Waynesboro, Virginia.  We want to welcome you to the Gate of Heaven website.  It would be our pleasure to have the opportunity to serve you in the name of Jesus.

Board of Directors

  • President: Russ Myers
  • Vice President: Jeremiah Myers
  • Secretary: Darlene Myers
  • Treasurer: Cathe Myers
    Director: Kaj Overgaard
  • Director: 'Stina Jenkins

Spiritual Committee

  • Deb Jones (Crozet, VA)
  • Fidel and Nellie Ramirez (Waynesboro, VA)
  • Sam and Karen Martz (Felton, DE)
    Rachel Jones (Staunton, VA)
  • Lee and Vera Reed (Richmond, VA)
  • Colin Campbell (Redding, CA)
    Neal and Patti Tobias (VA)