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Regional Support Team

Regional Support Team

Pastor Daniel Emond interim executive director

Pastor Daniel Emond

Chief Executive Officer
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Katie Emond

Chief Operating Officer
Rev. Terry Thiessen ministry Pastor

Rev. Terry Thiessen

Pastor of Alumni & Community Development
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Pastor Danny McVeigh

Chief Program Officer
Jennifer Ahuja director

Jennifer Ahuja

Chief Learning Officer
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Amy Marasco

Community Office Director
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Zach Dixon

Court Communicator
Josee Góngora Accounting

Josee Góngora

Finance & Administration Manager
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Tony Schaefer

Operations Manager
Beverly Ajtay operations manager

Beverly Ajtay

Events Director
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Kevin Ronald

Donor Care Representative & Finance Technical Liaison
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Deborah Mcveigh

Marketing Director
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Susan Cooper

Thrift Store Director
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Mark Giesbrecht

Events Coordinator
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Pastor Tim Hamm

Communications Director
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Julie Rettaler

Prevention Education Manager
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Cory Rettaler

Development Director Northwestern Ontario
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Jordan Lange

Program Development and Staff Training Administrator
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Sarah Reimers

Accounting & Payroll
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Socheata Vithiea

Office Assistant
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Austin Fehr

Office Assistant

Board of Directors

Ken Funk Director

Ken Funk

Director
Jonathan Boettcher Secretary

Jonathan Boettcher

Secretary
Harold Barg Treasurer

Harold Barg

Treasurer
Herb Buller Board Chair

Herb Buller

Board Chair
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Derek Friesen

Board Member

About our Founders

Rev. Steve & Margaret 

Rev. Steven & Margaret Paulson have devoted their lives to providing others the opportunity to change theirs. In 1993, they founded the Central Canada chapter of Adult & Teen Challenge, where they served faithfully for 27 years.

Under Brother Steve’s leadership, Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada grew to include numerous inpatient and outpatient programs throughout the region, dedicated to helping put the hope of the gospel within reach of addicts and their families.

Brother Steve is an ordained minister with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, and a member of the executive council for Global Teen Challenge, where he serves as a regional director for Canada/North America. He provides mentorship to programs in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thunder Bay, Denare Beach, Abbotsford, Chilliwack & Kelowna.

Rev. Paulson has served on the board of governors at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) and currently serves on the board of trustees for Adult & Teen Challenge USA and as an advisory board member for Winnipeg’s Lighthouse Mission and Flin Flon’s Freedom Outreach. In 2012, he was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal by the former federal justice minister for his work.

Brother Steve has been married to his wife Margaret since 1975. Together they have four children and six grandchildren, and make their home in Manitoba, Canada.