Mike Barres - Executive Director
Program Director - Keith McWhite
Thrift Store Manager - Norma McClure
Secretary - Betty Barres
Rick Westerman - Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity Franklin
Richard Tirrell - CPA/Owner of Richard C. Tirrell, CPA, PA, Waynesville
Richard Yinger - Accountant, Franklin
Reggie Holland - Owner Holland Construction and Real Estate Franklin Rob Loafman - Edward Jones Financial
Dave Odell - Retired EMT
Alise Sutton- Probation Officer
“I’ve believed in this ministry since its very beginning. And I continue to support it. I consider it a real privilege to endorse this work. Thank God for Teen Challenge!”
-Rev. Billy Graham
“In Teen Challenge, I learned REAL life skills. God erased the “street skills” I once knew and renewed my mind. I was surrounded by the love and grace of God… God has restored my family, my marriage and a once broken life!”
—Bethany Marler, TC graduate
“I sincerely appreciate your efforts to reach and rehabilitate the many young people who have, at present, no hope in life. The ministry and dedication of Teen Challenge deserve the commendation of every citizen.”
—President Ronald Reagan
Pastored for 36 years prior to becoming Executive Director of Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies
Keith is our Program Director. Keith has over 17 years experience in Teen Challenge.
Betty is our secretary and also does our newsletter and does many other tasks. She has been a church secretary at two different churches.
Aaron was on staff at Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, PA for five years as a teacher and a counselor
Jason graduated from Teen Challenge in 1997 and was on staff at St. Louis TC for two years before attending University of Valley Forge. He was a youth/associate pastor from 2000-2010. From 2010-2012 he worked at Timber Ridge in Cross Junction, VA as a teacher/counselor. From 2012-2018, he was senior pastor at a church in WV.
Michael graduated from Mid America Teen Challenge in Missouri and completed his internship at Pensacola Teen Challenge
Norma is our Thrift Store Manager. She has many years experience in the this type business. Many say that it is the nicest Thrift Store they have ever been in.