For some reason, scientology is proud of the fact they recruit children for staff.
It seems like that is virtually all they can get these days. I suspect these are children of scientologists – Brennecke is definitely a familiar name to me. There was a Jan Brennecke at Int.
Pasadena doesn’t really have the ability to reach out to Venezuela and the former Soviet bloc countries for staff (though somehow Cincinnati has managed to do so). These are the two most fertile areas for Sea Org recruits for Flag and LA. Apparently there are two general categories of people that join staff or the SO today:
1. People who have been in scientology for many, many years – or the children of such
2. Those who are in countries where the promise of a roof over your head and food 3 times a day is too good to turn down, especially if it comes with the promise of being brought to the US.
The category of people that does NOT join staff is pretty simple. Anyone with unfettered access to Google.