Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center

Leadership Team

   Mike Barres - Executive Director

  

DEDICATED STAFF

Program Director - Keith McWhite   

   Thrift Store Manager - Norma McClure  

   Secretary - Betty Barres

  

Staff 

   Aaron Morin

    Jason Henshaw

Rick Shays

Jon Walker


Interns

Josh Deleski


BOARD MEMBERS   

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 

Testimonials

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“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  

Directors

Mike Barres

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Pastored for 36 years prior to becoming Executive Director of Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies

Keith McWhite

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Keith is our Program Director. Keith has over 17 years experience in Teen Challenge. 

Betty Barres

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Betty is our secretary and also does our newsletter and does many other tasks. She has been a church secretary at two different churches. 

Staff

Aaron Morin

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Aaron was on staff at Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg, PA for five years as a teacher and a counselor

Jason Henshaw

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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.

Rick Shays

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Rick graduated from Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies in August 2018. After serving as an intern, he was brought on fulltime and currently serves as our Kitchen Supervisor and Graduate Program Supervisor.

Staff

Jon Walker

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Jon entered Teen Challenge on September 9, 2016 through the Induction Center at Sandhills Teen Challenge. After 8 months at Sandhills, Jon transferred to the Training Center at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge on April 30, 2017. During his time as a student, the Lord laid it on his heart to continue to give back. Upon his graduation from the Training Center on February 23, 2018, he entered the internship program. After 15 months as an intern, the Lord opened the door for him to serve as a full-time staff member at Men’s Teen Challenge of the Smokies on July 1, 2019 where he continues to serve others with life-controlling issues.

Interns

Josh Deleski

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Josh graduated from Cape Girardeau, Mo on June 28th 2019. Wanting to give back to the community, he decided to intern at Men's Teen Challenge of the Smokies.

Cole Hastings

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Cole graduated Men’s Teen Challenge of the Smokies in February of 2019. He went home to work for family but felt led to come back and help out at the center as an intern. He works part time and is going back to school for real  estate. 

Thrift Store Manager

Norma McClure

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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.

Your Support is Appreciated

Thank you for your generous donation to Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center. 

Your gifts make it possible for Teen Challenge of the Smokies Men's Center to help others break free from the bondage of drug and alcohol addiction and life controlling problems. 

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