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We are thrilled to welcome Gary Blackard as our new President and CEO

December 17, 2018    

Press Release: New President and CEO at Adult & Teen Challenge USA

The Board of Directors for Adult & Teen Challenge USA (ATCUSA) is pleased to announce that Gary Blackard has been selected to become its next President and CEO with transition beginning January 2, 2019. Gary has a diverse non-profit and corporate executive background including his recent role as Vice President, Strategy & Innovation at Evangel University in Springfield, MO. He also served on the board of directors for ATCUSA the last four years. ATCUSA is excited about our vision and future with this new leadership change.

Dr. Joseph Batluck, current President of ATCUSA announced his retirement in August 2018. After faithfully serving the ministry for four years at the national level and thirteen years overall, Joe and his wife Irene plan to spend time with family and work in various ministry capacities.

Adult & Teen Challenge USA is a sixty-year ministry focused on the transformation of lives struggling with life-controlling issues such as addiction. Through effective discipleship, mentoring and life-skills training, ATCUSA and its affiliates have seen tremendous outcomes in life transformation through its faith-based programs.