Mike Barres - Executive Director
Program Director - Keith McWhite
Thrift Store Manager - Norma McClure
Secretary - Betty Barres
Chris La Frienier
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, Bryson City
“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
Chris completed Teen Challenge in Portland Oregon and did his internship in Wasilla Alaska
Jose has previously served on the staff of Dare Challange in NC and Western New York 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.