About Us

About Us

Welcome to Closure for Jesus!  We are a growing group of conservative Seventh-day Adventist Christians, and a self-supporting ministry based in beautiful rural Kentucky.  Presently our staff includes: Kalon and Danna Gesellchen, David and Debbie Brummel, and Dr. Don Miller.

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Kalon Gesellchen was born in North Dakota & raised in the small town of Goodrich, as a fourth generation Seventh-day Adventist. He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from North Dakota College of Science in Wahpeton, ND in 1983. Kalon later furthered his education at University of Mary in Bismarck, ND when he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in X-Ray Technology in 1997. Kalon rededicated his life to Jesus 2004. Along with his wife, Danna, Kalon attended medical missionary school at Centurion Ministries in Cypress Inn, TN in 2014. Kalon is an elder in the Sev- enth-day Adventist church and has taught Bible studies and natural remedies in small group settings along with his wife in their ministry, Closure for Jesus. Kalon has been accepted and plans to attend the RISEN school of health October, 2016.

Danna Gesellchen was born at Fort Benning, Georgia and raised in Alabama. She developed an interest in the Seventh-day Adventist faith early in life after becoming friends with the Drs. Thrash and their family. She obtained an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from Chattahooche Valley Community College, and an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from New York State University in 1986 and 1990, respectively. Danna joined the Seventh-day Adventist church in 1988 and obtained training in medical missionary work from Uchee Pines Institute, graduating in 1993 from the Lifestyle Counselor program. She subsequently taught in the Lifestyle Educator program for three years. Danna has traveled as a teacher/speaker for Closure for Jesus ministry.

 Dave and Debbie

David Brummel was born in St. Charles, Illinois and raised in a Catholic home. He joined the Seventh-day Adventist church May of 1980 after reading the book, The Great Controversy. He attended Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan, graduating in 1989 with a degree in Agriculture with a minor in residential construction. Dave worked as farm manager for Laurel- brook Academy in Dayton, Tennessee for 2 years, and is also experienced in greenhouse management. He has also worked in consult with other academy agriculture programs. Dave has 7 years of experience in construction work. It is Dave’s desire to follow the counsel in the Spirit of Prophecy to establish agriculture as the basis of our training.

Debbie Brummel was born in Bequia, SVG as a third generation Seventh-day Adventist. She attended Sev- enth-day Adventist schools from early on through college, obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 1983. Debbie obtained training in medical missionary work in 2008 at the LIGHT school at Wildwood’s Iron City campus. She has traveled to Cuba for the past 6 years to teach the LIGHT program to laymen. While Debbie still works as an RN, her focus is “catching fish”. Indeed, wherever she goes, a Bible study will pop up! Debbie is also a profi- cient teacher of stop smoking clinics.

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Dr. Donald Miller, a Naturopath, graduated from Mt. Vernon Academy, and then attended Campbellsville University, graduating in 1970. He then enlisted in the US Marine Corps, in which he served for 14 years. After the Marines, Don spent a year on a farm in Missouri before being called to Uchee Pines Institute, where he worked as an editorialist for Drs. Calvin and Agatha Thrash, as well as edited the health journal Emphasis Your Health. Don took all the training courses offered at Uchee Pines, and taught in them as well. Since the mid-90’s, he has lived up to his motto, Have God, Will travel, spending the majority of the year in other parts of the world, lecturing, teaching, counseling. He has visited every continent but Antarctica.

 

 

Those who would like more information, please feel free to contact us.  We seek dialogue with those of like mind and conviction, and further, we wish to arouse conviction in the minds of others.

THE GREATEST FREEDOM

The greatest freedom I have found I have found in You-

Free indeed, no longer bound, free to will and do.

Bowing at the cross, surprised at finding liberty,

I wonder in my repose, Lord, are You, too, free?

I see the work that You still do, in dealing with my sin.

How can You ever be, if I’m not pure within?

In my heart of hearts I know, I see!

I hold the key within my choice to set my Savior free.

Danna Lott,  May 2010

On September 28, 2012, Kalon Gesellchen and I united our lives in service to the Lord.  The Lord gave me a song to sing to him at the wedding, “A song for my beloved.” 

 

12 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Danna, I stopped by your mother and step-father’s home Sabbath to offer them a copy of Forks Over Knives, but was pleasantly surprised to find that you had beat us to it… As I surveyed some of your website, it seems to me that you are RIGHT ON THE TRACK! How little we humans think about anything but our feelings, our comforts, our temporal security. Thank you for what you are doing in the RIGHT direction…
    May God continue to richly bless your very special ministry.

    -Irvin & Julie

  2. I say your video of D/E on face book and I am now using D/E. Have you ever listened to “dead Doctors do not lie”

    I am taking collodial minerals I also take Dr Shultz super food alone with Calcium tables from a plant source I also take 2000 Vitamin e a day for my skin.

    I was raised a third Gen SDA but I am no longer a SDA because I believe Jesus is the literal Son of God.

    How ever I do like and enjoy the health message and I like and agree with natural healing God bless.

  3. Hi dear Danna Gesellchen,
    I am so grateful for your wonderful videos on youtube.
    May God continue blessing you immeasurably.
    Does your ministry offer full time medical missionary training?If it does,what are the qualifications that a foreign student has to meet for admission?

    1. Greetings Brother Leonard,

      We are presently in the process of getting established so that we can take students. We hope to be ready by the end of this year or sooner. If you wish to attend school sooner, you may wish to contact other places such as Centurion Bible Health or MEET Ministry, depending on your level of present understanding of the Medical Missionary work.

      We rejoice in your interest in equipping yourself to help God’s children!

      Blessings,
      Danna Gesellchen

  4. Dear Danna

    I was given your website by a friend of mine and would like to stop by your ministry sometime. My name is Lee Wellard and I’m a SDA herbalist and used to teach physiology and nutrition at Wildwood lifestyle center. I taught one of your workers Debbie when she was single and went to Iron City training and would like to get back in touch with her. I’m very interested in what you are doing and wish there were more people doing it. God richly bless you all richly and let me know if you ever would like to have a herbal seminar up there, would be a good excuse to come and see you all. Grace and peace be unto you. Brother Lee

  5. Hi Danna
    I have been visiting your website for a few months now and I have been watching your videos too. Before I started visiting your website, my plan (once I graduated high school) was to join the old order Amish near where I live (in Pennsylvania.) But after watching some of your videos, I have wondered if maybe God is leading me to become Seventh-day Adventist. So I wanted to ask you a few questions about Seventh-day Adventists. Do they believe that Jesus is Lord and savior? Also, do Seventh-day Adventists believe in living a life “separate” from the world, and not conforming to the ways of the world? God bless you 🙂

  6. Hi Danna, I am a young man looking for an outpost center to continue my training to go overseas, but I would love to help with launching a ministry while learning! I’ve got about a year and a half agriculture experience, as well as some other practical skills (though still limited). I love hard work, too. Give it a prayer and let me know if you are interested!

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