1961: Victor Arden Barnard born in Hennepin County.
1979: Barnard graduates from Breck School in Minneapolis and earns a scholarship to Hobart College in New York.
Early 1980s: Barnard meets a recruiter for The Way International at college and soon drops out to devote his life to the movement.
1985: Victor Paul Wierwille, founder of The Way International, dies and the movement begins to splinter.
1986: Barnard graduates from The Way College in Emporia, Kan.
1988-1993: Barnard and his wife, Stephanie, have four sons.
1990: Barnard “fell off the map,” a Way spokesman says, cutting ties with the group.
1992: Barnard founds River Road Fellowship at his River Road home in Rush City.
1996: River Road Fellowship buys “Shepherd’s Camp” in Finlayson.
1998: Barnard encourages followers to move to Finlayson.
2000: Barnard sets up Maidens Group, or Alamoth, at Shepherd’s Camp.
2004: Shepherd’s Camp sold for $3 million.
2008: A former member writes Barnard, threatening to expose their extramarital affair. Barnard stuns members telling them that he’d had affairs.
Aug.: Barnard and his wife, Stephanie, file for bankruptcy.
Sept.: More questions of adultery surface. River Road Fellowship begins to splinter.
Oct.: Many members of the congregation move to Washington.