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Charisa Coulter, “VP and co-founder” of New Life Children’s Refuge released from Jail in Haiti

As I wrote last Friday, see Charisa Coulter’s release papers signed, Silsby becomes a useful scapegoat, it was clear her release would most likely happen today.

Not exactly surprising, especially considering her medical condition.

(How insane do you have to be to be diabetic and yet run off to a post earthquake disaster zone where access to electricity and access to refrigeration is marginal at best?)

In any case, she was released this afternoon and taken to the airport by U.S. Embassy staff.

See Haiti frees US missionary; group leader still held

and American missionary held in Haiti released

Silsby answered questions in Saint-Vil’s office Monday. Later, she refused to comment on what the judge asked her, but she said she was happy Coulter had been released. She added that she expected to be released soon.

Silsby repeated comments denying she’d done anything wrong and said she was still in custody “because I’m the leader.

Saint-Vil said that he has some additional questions that he needs answered but that he expects to make a decision about Silsby’s detention by the end of the week.

While Laura Sislby is listed as the New Life Children’s Refuge “Executive Director and Founder” Charisa Coulter was certainly more than merely Sislby’s live in nanny.

Coulter was listed in the Central Valley Baptist Church online marketing material for the mission as New Life Children’s Refuge “VP and co-founder.”

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2 Responses to “Charisa Coulter, “VP and co-founder” of New Life Children’s Refuge released from Jail in Haiti”

  1. Marley Greiner Says:

    The “nanny” thing has bothered me since I read that her ex-husband has custody of their 2 kids. If that is true, what does she need a nanny for except visitation?

    She’s a co-conspirator at best.

  2. Teresa Says:

    I believe that the “nanny” shenanigan is certainly a cover. My impression of Coulter tells me that she is a blind follower of Silsby’s, tagging along for the “glory” and income that she was promised once the “orphanage” got off the ground. I’m sure some of Silsby’s former “personalshopper” employees had fallen under her spell prior to her business collapsing as well. I am hoping that once Coulter realizes that she has attained a “glory” all her own, and can retain an income of sorts by talking to hte press, that she will disclose more information about Silsby’s failed plans in Kuna, ID for the “runaway home” she intended to open. This is very important to our group of “Survivors of New Bethany” in that just days ago, house bill HR 4247 was passed, but with no restrictions on unlicensed, church funded, unregulated children’s homes.

    With the allowed abusive practices of these places not withstanding, it needs to be made public knowledge as to what type of “moneymakers” homes such as “Reclamation Ranch” (Jack Patterson), and “Second Chance Ranch” (Olen King), that operate under the radar, with money donated by unsuspecting churchgoers who are oblivious to or in outright denial as to what really happens to children who are placed there. I hope Coulter sings like a bird about this…….

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