Adult and Teen Challenge USA Services
The Adult and Teen Challenge national office exists to provide a leadership role while functioning as a service and resource agency for the Adult and 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 and Teen Challenge USA ministries accomplish their mission of evangelism and discipleship to people with life-controlling problems.
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 and Teen Challenge USA. That mission continues as Adult and 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
Gary Blackard, Chairperson
Evangel University, CIO
Steve Trader, Vice Chairperson
Patrick Wood, Treasurer
Integrity Claims Service
Dr. Mark Maynard, Secretary
Assemblies of God, Executive Director of US Missions
Clinical Director of American Addiction Centers – Desert Hope
Charles W. Marvin
U.S. Navy Chaplain, Retired
U.S. Army Officer, Retired
Institute for Learning and Innovation
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
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.
Doug Lance, Accreditation
I am often contacted by individuals interested in starting an Adult and Teen Challenge center. Directors also contact me with questions about our national standards and accreditation reviews.
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 and 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.