Thank you StatPush. I went searching for details, and found a couple of recent entries on Mike Rinder's blog that shed much light on the current scene in St. Louis. Man, it's really depressing to see them struggling so much. I knew most of the folks who are still sticking around, and there are some decent, albeit deluded people there.
Sadly, many Scientologists came down with cancer over the years. I imagine that the stress caused by being connected to the Scientology organization has been a contributing factor, at least in some cases.