Teen Challenge Central Canada

Regional Support Team

Regional Support Team

Pastor Daniel Emond interim executive director

Pastor Daniel Emond

Chief Executive Officer

Katie Emond

Chief Operating Officer

Mike Froese

Finance Director

Tony Schaefer

Operations Manager
Beverly Ajtay operations manager

Beverly Ajtay

Regional Administrative Coordinator
Jennifer Ahuja director

Jennifer Ahuja

Curriculum and Staff Training Director
Rev. Terry Thiessen ministry Pastor

Rev. Terry Thiessen

Ministry Pastor

Kevin Ronald

Donor Care Representative

Deborah Mcveigh

Marketing Director

Meg Vale

Development Director

Susan Cooper

Store Manager
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Mark Giesbrecht

Regional Events Coordinator
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Tim Hamm

Program Communications Administrator

Zach Dixon

Court Communicator
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Oluwatoyin Akinyede

Accounting Analyst
Josee Góngora Accounting

Josee Góngora

Finance Team

Jordan Lange

Program Development and Staff Training Administrator

Sarah Reimers

Accounting & Payroll

Board of Directors

Ken Funk Director

Ken Funk

Jonathan Boettcher Secretary

Jonathan Boettcher

Harold Barg Treasurer

Harold Barg

Herb Buller Board Chair

Herb Buller

Board Chair

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.