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What Services Does The National Office Provide?

The Adult & Teen Challenge national office exists to provide a leadership role while functioning as a service and resource agency for the Adult & Teen Challenge ministries throughout the United States. In addition, the national office serves as an ombudsman and public relations liaison for the ministry.

The services provided include accreditation standards; Christ-centered, biblically-based student curriculum; staff training; promotions and media support; management and financial guidance; a student information system; and a referral service to help Adult & Teen Challenge USA ministries accomplish their mission of evangelism and discipleship to people with life-controlling problems.

President & CEO

President & CEO

Rev. Joseph S. Batluck, Sr. D.Min

“For over sixty years, thousands have found freedom from addiction through the Christ-centered work of Adult & Teen Challenge USA. That mission continues as Adult & Teen Challenge USA provides resources and training to our local programs who utilize our effective tools to maximize the positive impact they have on their students, families, and communities.”

Board of Directors

Steve Trader, Chairperson

John Rossi, Treasurer
U.S. Army Officer, Retired

Dr. Mark Maynard, Secretary
Retired Professor

Malcolm Burleigh
Assemblies of God, Executive Director of US Missions

Juan Cruz, Jr.
Senior Technology Manager – Clinical Engineering

Dr. Sue Gengler
Health Education, Retired

Jim Goins
Clinical Director of American Addiction Centers – Desert Hope

Jay Martin

Daniel Ruiz
Institute for Learning and Innovation

Patrick Wood
Integrity Claims Service

Russ Tappero, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Northwest region

Snow Peabody, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Southwest region

Eric Vagle, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, North Central region

Wayne Gray, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, South Central region

Dave Rose, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Great Lakes region

Gary Bentley, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Gulf region

Beth Greco, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Northeast region

Brice Maddock, Regional Rep
Teen Challenge, Southeast region

Office Staff


Patty Baker, Promotions & Sales

“Managing product inventory and communications  are my primary focus, but my most frequent phone calls come from centers with questions about promotional materials.”


Lisa Bornert, Administration

“I manage the day-to-day office operations and assist the president. Staff often contact me with questions about the various grant processes.”




Wendy Buttacy, Curriculum Development Specialist

“I oversee the development of new discipleship curriculum for our students.”


Jonathan May, Multimedia & Visual Communications 

“I am responsible for managing our social media accounts. I also produce film and other digital content for our websites and training courses.”


Lynette Scherber, Media

“I oversee the Adult & Teen Challenge media outreach, including radio, television, and online media content. Stations contact me for free programming.”


Christa Teachout, Curriculum Development & Training Assistant

“I am glad to assist you with questions related to conference registration and online training. Additionally, I assist with online course development, preparing for on-site training, and managing the ASNC site.”


Allen Turley, Curriculum Development & Training

“Management of staff training is my primary duty. I also oversee the curriculum that we use with the students in our programs.”


Vanessa Turley, Sales & Certification

“I process curriculum/merchandise orders, deposits, and certifications. Staff often contact me with questions about accounts and the various certification processes.”

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