Watch Kanakuk abuse survivors testify at the Missouri House Judiciary Committee Public Hearing on February 13, 2023:
Watch the Emmy Award-winning VICE News feature:
Watch the National Center on Sexual Exploitation feature:
The following video clips are from a previously settled “John Doe” case involving hours of depositions, and none of the clips have been edited. The Kanakuk leaders interviewed are under oath.
Joe White (CEO, Kanakuk Kamps) responds to "do you hold any professional or vocational licenses or certifications?"
Joe White (CEO, Kanakuk Kamps) responds to questions on whether his "counseling practice" could have been hurtful to victims
Kris Cooper (Former ED, Kanakuk Kamps) "was it alarming that someone on your staff was four-wheeling naked with children?"
Kris Cooper (Former ED, Kanakuk Kamps) responds to "how did you...get Pete Newman to understand the consequences...?"
Doug Goodwin (President, Kanakuk Kamps) "over the years, Pete had been involved in...situations that involved nakedness"
Doug Goodwin (President, Kanakuk Kamps) "we took the computer, locked it up, and then sent him home"
“What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear
in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs.” (Luke 12:3)