“Whole people create thriving communities. Thriving communities are the inspiration for a whole world.”
—David Karchere


David Karchere has been fascinated all his life by the opportunity that is present in community. He believes that thriving communities can lead the way to our global future.

Currently, David is the spiritual director of Sunrise Ranch, a thriving community of about eighty people in Loveland, Colorado. He is also connected with various communities around the world. Through his leadership of Emissaries of Divine Light, he is associated with these communities:

David is also a member of Care First Network and works closely with the Wrekin Trust. He and the Sunrise Ranch community host the Arise Festival and the community of people that produce it.

David’s philosophy of thriving community is expressed in the philosophy of Sunrise Ranch:

Sunrise Ranch honors Universal Being in all its forms—through people, through nature and through all creation. We see this attitude of honor for Universal Being as the pivotal factor for the future of humanity.

Most of all, we honor and welcome the expression of Universal Being through ourselves. We believe that this orientation in living is what opens the door for a full knowing of the wisdom and love that is within everyone. It is what lets the individual give their greatest gift to the world and know the greatest fulfillment that is possible for a human being.

All of Sunrise Ranch is dedicated as a teaching and demonstration site for this essential wisdom—both the inner knowing of Universal Being and the practical application of that knowing. This is why we practice and teach sustainable agriculture and farm-to-table food preparation. This is what is behind all the workshops, conferences, concerts and courses that we offer. This is what we teach in our internship programs and in all our courses for spiritual awakening and personal development. Sunrise Ranch exists to embody this truth and to bring it to the world.

We believe that Universal Being is doing its best to incarnate and express fully through each person, not as a separate reality but as the core reality of who they are. And when it does, that person becomes whole and creates wholeness in their world. They bring healing to the land, to other people and to the planet. Whole people—whole world.

This is what allows our individual worlds to thrive. This is why Sunrise Ranch is flourishing. And it is the experience of this simple, profound truth that will let Planet Earth become the garden home that it is destined to become.

To us, this is not just a nice idea but a guiding principle to be embodied in everything we do. If you agree, we welcome you to join with us in bringing this experience to the world.