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Adult and Teen Challenge USA National Office


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

President & CEO

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

For over fifty 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

Mark Maynard, Secretary
Evangel University, Former Business Professor

Holly Geyer
Mayo Clinic, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Jay Martin

Charles W. Marvin
Captain, U.S. Navy Chaplain, Retired

Timothy Myer

Zollie Smith
Assemblies of God, Executive Director of US Missions

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

Johnathan Taylor, 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.




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.


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, and local centers call to receive customized media or to launch a media outreach.


Christa Teachout, Administration

I’m the friendly voice on the other side of the phone when you call, but in addition to that I am responsible for recording and receipting donations. Let me know if you have any questions about our programs.


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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