Meet Our Dedicated Staff
Meet the dedicated staff of Ozarks Teen Challenge. As your rehab and treatment center staff, we consider ourselves servants of Christ. We PLEDGE to nurture and develop each student according to their unique needs. We COMMIT ourselves to faithfully mentor and serve the young men and families that we have the distinct privilege of working alongside. We DEDICATE ourselves to do so with the same passion, love, and grace that Christ has shown to each of us.
Rev., M.B.A. & Missouri Recovery Support Specialist
Hailing from Long Island, New York, Michael is a proud husband and father of one boy and one girl who inspire him everyday to work towards life change for the students and families he sees everyday. From a young age, Michael felt called by God to stand in the gap…
B.S. Wildlife Biology & Missouri Recovery Support Specialist
Steven is a proud husband and father of two boys and two girls. He grew up in Montana which fed his love for the outdoors and exploring God’s creation. He is also passionate about running and has led several student marathon teams to attempt the impossible and succeed. His passion for…
Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Drug Counselor & MRSS-P
At the the age of 21 Derrick walked through the doors of Teen Challenge. At first, he was skeptical of what Teen Challenge or Christ could do to help him, but it was the staff’s investment in time and relationship building with him that ultimately broke through. He gave his…
Assistant Discipleship Coordinator
M.S. Criminal Justice, M. Div., & Missouri Recovery Support Specialist
Adam is a native of Illinois and loves spending time with his wife and two kids who inspire him to take joy in the small things everyday. Adam has been on staff with us since 2010. During his time with us, Adam has worked both as Support Staff, School Administrator,…
B.S. Bible & Missions
Scott hails to us from Long Island, New York. He and his son currently live in Springfield, Missouri. A passion for discipling youth has led him to his position at Ozarks Teen Challenge. “Experiencing loss and pain can open doors for great victory.” After experiencing the ugly divorce….
Originally from Iowa, Peggy spent 29 years in Illinois as a pastor’s wife, graphic designer and mother of four. Feeling ready for a transition, Peggy felt God’s call to minister in a new capacity. That is when she joined the team here at Ozarks Teen Challenge in 2015 as our…
Direct Care Staff
Wesley grew up in the northeast and is a graduate of Southern California Teen challenge. After a long battle with addiction and the prayers of friends and family he was able to enter the doors of Teen Challenge in California where God released him from the bondage of addiction to…
Kitchen Coordinator/Direct Care Staff
Bradley is a graduate of Pensacola Teen Challenge where God dramatically transformed his life. Bradley then decided to further develop his leadership skills while giving back to the Pensacola Center, that had given him so much, by completing an internship within their wood shop department. He then moved to Missouri…
Special Events & Marketing Director
B.S. Advertising & Public Relations; Minor in Nonprofit & Social Enterprise Business
Originally from Arkansas, Madison is an avid Arkansas Razorbacks fan! She grew up in Ozark, Missouri where she spent most of her time with friends and family. In her free time, Madison enjoys hunting, watching college football, cooking, and spending time with her boyfriend & dogs….
B.S. Church Ministry
Nick hails to us from Lansing, MI. He graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL with a Bachelors of Science degree in Church Ministry…
Assistant Recreation Coordinator/Direct Care Staff
Missouri Associate Alcohol Drug Counselor 1
Luke hails to us from Ypsilanti, MI where he was born and raised. At the age of 24 Luke entered the Detroit Teen Challenge program. Shortly after completing the program in 2012….
B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Mitchell is a native Texan, avid outdoorsman, husband, and proud father of two boys. The majority of his childhood was spent growing up in Malawi, Africa…
Direct Care Staff
Daniel Jones came to us from Kansas City, MO. On January 7th, 2013 he walked through the doors of Ozarks Teen Challenge an angry and broken teenager….