PA ADULT & TEEN CHALLENGE
Ronald J. Blevins, Chairman
James H. Frederick, III, Vice Chairman
Jeff Vanino, Treasurer
Vincent Johnson, Secretary
Kristopher J. McFadden, Sr., President & CEO
Dr. Don Immel
KRIS MCFADDEN, SR., MAR, MBA
PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
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.
SR. VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
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.
VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE
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.
VICE PRESIDENT, DEVELOPMENT
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.