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.
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 an Ordained Minister with the Assembly of God Fellowship. She served on the Priscilla’s Place Advisory Council for 5 years before coming on staff as Executive Director of Priscilla’s Place where she served for 5 years before becoming ATC-KY Director of Operations. She loves watching the hand of God work in the ladies here at Priscilla’s Place.
Gwen has served as a Youth and Young Adult Pastor for 11 years at Good Shepherd Worship Center and is an ordained minister with Church Growth International. Gwen attended Bible College with a focus on ministry and leadership. She has over 18 years of leadership experience, team management, developing leaders and community outreach from her previous positions as a Store Manager, District Manager and Director. She is passionate about Jesus and her family! A wife of 28 years, mother of 3 and “Nanny” to 3 amazing grandchildren. She has always wanted to serve full time in ministry! Being part of what God is building and doing in Priscilla’s Place has answered the desires of her heart. To serve Christ in loving others, discipling others and leading others to Him! Her desire is to see all who come to Priscilla’s Place know that they have been rescued, they are loved and that they can live free in Christ!
Krissa joins Priscilla’s Place with a heart for hurting women. Her story is one of wrong choices, addiction, and life trauma, including adoption as an infant, that ultimately led to the freedom, healing, restoration, and joy that God brought into her life. Some of Krissa’s past experience in ministry includes: serving under Gwen Smith in the Youth Program, Master’s Commission at Christ’s Chapel in Northern KY, and a mission trip to Nicaragua where she experienced a deep love for others who are less fortunate. During her career, Krissa has been blessed to work with special needs children and adults as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Krissa looks forward to walking out this journey with the ladies God has placed in her life as they experience that same freedom and healing that only God can give.
Paige is from Loveland, Ohio and was brought to Louisville by the grace of God. She graduated the program in 2017 and has since worked on and off at Priscilla’s Place, in between taking time to build her family with her husband. She will be having her third child this year, but says she will always return to Priscilla’s Place because this is where she turned to God and her life was saved. She loves pouring her heart into the students and wants to help those who God places in her path. Her goal is to show the students that recovery is possible through Jesus, that the chains of addiction can be broken, and to give them hope.
Chasity comes from Northeast Ohio by Lake Erie is married and working in ministry in Shepherdsville. Kentucky. She currently leads the praise dance ministry at her church and is leading the signing here at Priscilla’s Place. Chasity have been in praise dance since 12 years of age and loves sharing her passion of dance with others and leading them to God. Before getting married and moving, Chasity was going to college part time studying to become a drug counselor. She has had a heart to help people in recovery and has plans to go back to college to get her degree in addictions counseling so that she can pursue it as her career. I am very excited for what God is going to do at Priscilla’s Place and very glad to be part of it.
Bre is 29 years old and comes from Madisonville, Kentucky. She began her higher education at Evangel University where she studied in Youth Ministry and Music Education and then transferred to Murray State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music degree. Bre now serves as Youth Pastor, alongside her husband, at Radcliff Church of God. She is the daughter of Children Pastors and was raised in a Christian household; however, she witnessed the damage that drug and alcohol addiction can cause in her own family, and later on, in her husband’s family. Breanna takes confidence and joyful delight in knowing that her Jesus can save and deliver ANYONE from any bondage we may face in life. It is with that confidence that she desires to share that good news with women who are in broken places and stuck in bondage. She could not be more thankful that God led her to Priscilla’s Place where she gets to do just that!