We PLEDGE to serve every student with Christ-like compassion, respect and guidance.
We COMMIT to address the needs of students and to assist them in the development of godly character.
We DEDICATE ourselves to mentor and to nurture meaningful relationships, inspiring hope for the future.
Kyle and Derenda Brown – Executive Directors
Kyle and Derenda have three daughters-Madison, Olivia and Emma. Kyle was born and raised in Bastrop, LA and is a graduate of Teen Challenge. Kyle also a graduated the Georgia School of Ministry and has served as a Youth Pastor for two years upon his college graduation. For the last five years Kyle has served as the Program Manager of another TC boys program preparing for the opportunity to direct his own program. Derenda grew up in Barnesville, GA and has worked alongside her husband in ministry, but is currently a stay at home Mom, homeschooling their children.
Kim Richards – Office Manager/Admissions
Kim Richards has been with the Vero Beach Boys Ranch for over 5 years. She came to know about our program by attending the same local church, Central Assembly, where she is active in the children’s ministry. Here at Teen Challenge she is the Office Manager and handles Admissions. She has a compassionate heart for the families here and works closely with parents during the admissions process. Kim’s background includes a BA degree in Psychology from West Virginia University. She has a certified nursing assistant certification and an addictions specialist certification. Recently she was enrolled in an Administrative Assistant Program at Indian River State College.
Connie Jenkins – Education Coordinator
Connie Jenkins is the Education Administrator for Vero Beach Teen Challenge. Although her skill set is varied, her primary duty is to see each and every student succeed academically. Implementing values such as hard work, respectability, and meticulous preparation, she reminds each student that no matter what depths they’ve been too; or how far behind they’ve fallen academically theirs is a life worthy of redemption. Connie is a former graduate of the Teen Challenge program herself and it’s that servant’s heart that she learned to nurture while at Teen Challenge that is still beating today.
James Petty – Program Manager
James has been married for 15 years to Sherry Anne Petty and they have five amazing kids, James, Samantha, Brianna, Josh and Donavan. James received his Bachelors Degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University and is now a candidate of a Masters of Organizational Leadership. He currently serves as the Program Manager providing program support and leadership to the staff.