Barry Gerard Prendergast

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Barry Gerard-Prendergast, 2006
Zack Prendergast, late 1990s

Barry Gerard Prendergast (aka Zach or Zack and Zacchaeus Star) founded the Colorado non-profit corporation Family Services Colorado, Inc. in February 1997. In July 1999, Mr. Prendergast and his spouse Naomi Prendergast received the "Parents of the Year" award from the National Parents Day Foundation at a ceremony on Capitol Hill. Former members of The Family International who heard of the award identified Mr. Prendergrast as a member of the cult who had abused children at a Victor Camp in Italy in the 1980s. After inquiries from Houston Chronicle reporter Evan Moore and others, the Prendergasts returned the award. Mr. Prendergast also illustrated some True Komix and other Family Publications. In December 2006, Modesto Bee staff writer Michelle Hatfield reported that Mr. Prendergast was teaching sociology at California State University, Stanislaus and had received a Master of Arts degree from the University of Exeter (UK).[1][2]

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Download: VideoABC "Extra" on the Prendergast 'Parent of the Year' controversy (3:12, 1.2MB) — 1999-08-06


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