Julie has been serving with Adult & Teen Challenge of Kentucky since starting as a residential staff member in 2003. In 2011, Julie was appointed by the Board of Directors as the CEO for Adult & Teen Challenge of Kentucky, overseeing both Priscilla’s Place and Chad’s Hope. Julie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Central Bible College and is completing her Master of Divinity Degree at Global University. Julie is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and is dedicated to bringing the message of hope to men and women trapped in addiction.
Emily is originally from Minnesota where she worked as a professional photographer with experience in administrative support, public relations, and marketing. In 2011, God brought Emily into a new life with a passion to reach out to those who are without hope and struggling in addiction. In April 2013, Emily responded to God’s call to be a part of His work at Adult & Teen Challenge. She joined the team as a residential staff member at Priscilla’s Place and now serves as Executive Assistant in the Adult & Teen Challenge of KY Administrative Headquarters and is the Intake Coordinator for Priscilla’s Place.
Lori comes from the shores of Lake Erie in Northern Ohio. She has taught adult and children’s Sunday school and was a youth group advisor for over 7 years. She felt the call to ministry while living in Ohio then followed God’s leading when He directed her and her husband to Kentucky. The ministry of Adult & Teen Challenge has always had a special place in her heart and she is very thankful and amazed at how God has directed her to serve in this great ministry of putting lives and families back together. She is a Credentialed Minister with the Assembly of God Fellowship. She served on the Priscilla’s Place Advisory Council for 5 years before joining the full-time staff. She loves watching the hand of God work in the ladies here at Priscilla’s Place.
Tronda joined the Adult & Teen Challenge team July 2016 after a chain of events were set in motion by God that shifted her and activated a new opportunity to use the call on her life to Minister, Mentor and Motivate. Tronda is an Ordained Minister with CGIA and has over twenty-five years of business and leadership experience. She is the Owner of Align Total Wellness, the Founder of Ms. POWER Mentorship Ministry for Girls and a member of The Kingdom Center Church, serving on the Pastoral Care Team. Tronda has a passion to see people saved, healed and set free by Jesus Christ!
Dani joined our team in October 2017 as an intern from Louisiana Adult & Teen Challenge. She did her required 6-month internship here and graduated in March 2018. She has felt that this center is where God has called her to be. Dani was in a car accident and got hooked on pain pills which eventually led to her family finding her cold and lifeless on the ground. It is only by the grace of God that she survived. She walked into the doors of Teen Challenge and now her life will never be the same. God is restoring all the things that she lost and family members that she hadn’t spoken to in years. Dani wants to stay in the Teen Challenge ministry so that she can help people who are just as broken as she was.
Jen joined the team in April 2018. She grew up in Bakersfield, California. After battling a pill and alcohol addiction for 19 years, she entered Teen Challenge of Southern California in December of 2015. There she accepted the Lord into her heart. After graduating, she enrolled and completed a year at the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in March of 2018. Jen knows there is a call on her life to help and teach the Word of God to women with life controlling problems.
Anna became part of the team in May 2018. She is from Waukesha, Wisconsin. She came into Teen Challenge of Southern California in 2015 broken, suicidal, addicted to heroin and crack and an atheist. It was there that God grabbed a hold of her and she never looked back. She felt the calling on her life to stay in ministry so she completed a 6 month apprenticeship at one of the centers and then went to the Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in Los Angeles, California for another year. There she was able to evangelize and help the broken hearted while taking ministry education courses. She knows that she has a calling on her life to help others who are broken just like she was.