Regional Support Team
Pastor Daniel Emond
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Development Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Rev. Terry Thiessen
Curriculum and Staff Training Director
Board of Directors
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.