Ronald J. Blevins, Chairman
James H. Frederick, III, Vice Chairman
Craig Redcay, Treasurer
Vincent Johnson, Secretary
Kristopher J. McFadden, Sr., President & CEO

Brad Chivington
Dr. Don Immel
Jeff Vanino
Neil Wells


Update Kris McFadden



Kris was appointed to serve as Pennsylvania Adult & Teen Challenge’s (PAATC) President & CEO in 2015. Since stepping into this role, PAATC has developed and implemented the first medical detox program throughout Teen Challenge International. Kris’ vision for PAATC is to provide extended levels of care which help patients and students become equipped and empowered to live out their faith, and be productive members of their families, work places, churches and local communities.

He is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University (B.S.) and holds a Master’s degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary (MAR) in Myerstown, PA. Kris also obtained his MBA from Liberty University in 2020. He is married to Toni and they have four small children: Isaac, Ayriana, Isabella, and Kristopher, Jr.




Shawn comes to PAATC with 20 years’ experience in business development. He has worked with corporations such as Cisco, Nortel, and Benjamin Moore. Shawn was once caught in the grip of addiction and knows the struggle. He is a graduate of Teen Challenge and has a passion to share the good news of Jesus. His battle with addiction and his business background is what brought him back to serve at the ministry. He his happily married with five beautiful children. His hobbies are coaching his children’s basketball team, reading his Bible, and golf.

Jeff D.



Jeff started at PAATC in March, 2020 and is the Vice President of Finance. He is responsible for the oversight of all financial operations at PAATC. Jeff comes to PAATC with over 32 years of fiscal management with industry experience in health care, government, and publishing environments.

He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Florham Park, New Jersey. Additionally, he is a Registered Nurse having graduated from the Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in 2015.

When he is not in Rehrersburg he enjoys spending time with his wife Patti and four sons Jeff, Neal, Derek, and Shane. Jeff and Patti are also proud grandparents of Isabella, their first grandchild.

Amber Didden_



Having experienced the painful effects of addiction in her own family, Amber is passionate about the mission of PAATC. Every day she sees hope growing in the lives of the people served and their family members. She enjoys telling the story of the mission and ministry of this organization.

She has been on staff since 2014, growing with the ministry in a variety of positions including Student and Family Enrichment Coordinator, Admissions Director, and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. She has also supervised multiple projects and departments including Community Outreach, Events, and software implementations.

Amber earned her B.A. in Christian Ministry from the University of Valley Forge and obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Liberty University. She enjoys reading novels, traveling, and spending time with her kids and her pets.




Bryan’s professional life began at the age of 18 when he was drafted as a catcher with the Chicago White Sox organization. He spent almost four years fulfilling his dream of being a professional baseball player. However, his baseball career ended abruptly when he sustained an injury from a 90 mile-an-hour fastball that hit him in his left eye. 

Bryan’s faith and calling lead him to become an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He served as Lead Pastor of GT Church for twenty-nine years. In June 2015, Bryan experienced something that would change his life forever when he and his wife were hit by a drunk driver while riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle.  That accident caused him to lose his wife of 28 years and his left leg. Bryan’s faith helped him as he adjusted to a new life as an amputee. He is the co-author of the discipleship book Follow, and the author of I’m All Right, his personal story about his journey from tragedy to triumph.  

 In April 2021, he retired from pastoral ministry to further share his story through various speaking opportunities as well as to join the Executive Team at Pennsylvania Adult and Teen Challenge as the Vice President of Development. Bryan also does leadership coaching and speaks at churches, colleges, and other organizations.

He enjoys spending time with his three sons and two grandsons. Bryan likes to cook, hunt, watch football and root for the Chicago White Sox.



Vice President, Human Resources and Programming

As Vice President of Human Resources, Heather Powell is responsible for oversight of employment processes, performance management, training, benefits, and complaint resolution.

Heather comes to PAATC with over 10 years of operations, management, and government compliance experience. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Arcadia University and a Certified Professional Human Resources certification from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Heather is a proud mother and wife and has a passion for animal rescue when she has spare time.


Vice President, Facilities

Bill has been with PAATC for six years and has over 17 years of construction and facilities maintenance experience with an OSHA certification.
As a 2012 graduate of our long-term faith-based program, he feels a strong call of God on his life and wants to help others find that same call. In his position at the ministry, he is able to help mentor students and interns while teaching them valuable skills and preparing them for the workforce.
Bill is a father of two who enjoys sports, coaching, and physical fitness and has been married to his beautiful wife since 2016.