This is a  staff list for Evangeline Christian Home for Girls in St. Martinville/Lafayette, LA

(aka EvangelHouse, EvangelHouse Christian Academy, Live Oak Behavioral Health Group, LLC)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Evangeline Christian Home for Girls.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Evangeline Christian Home for Girls, you have the right to take action.

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Evangeline Christian Home for Girls, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.This will help!†  Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

 

Please donít place your loved one in ECHG and rescue them if they are there now. 

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
Mark Barrentine Founder/Executive Director Also worked at Cypress Behavioral Health Hospital.  He was also the Executive Director of Teen Challenge in Acadiana (Lafayette, LA).  Teen Challenge is a confirmedly abusive cult.  Barrentine is not a licensed educator in Lousiana.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416.  Barrentine is not a licensed counselor nor therapist.  Source: http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=5  Barrentine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in LA.  His license # is 4720.  You can file complaints about him at  http://www.labswe.org/complaint.html
Leslie Beckman Home Director Beckman has been with ECHG since 2004.  Beckman is not a licensed educator, social worker, mental health nor medial professional in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Tola Olufade Home Director Olufade is not a licensed educator, social worker, mental health nor medial professional in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Karen Barrentine (Mark's wife) Teacher Mrs. Barrentine combines the Teen Challenge curriculum with supplemental materials.  This is stated on the ECHG website as of July 20th, 2009.  Karen Michele Dodd Barrentine (may be a different person) is licensed solely to teach grades 1-8.  She is not certified to teach beyond an 8th grade level.  Yet, this academy claims to provide educational services for grades 9-12, something for which Barrentine is not qualified.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416   And, you can file a complaint about her by telephoning: 1-877-453-2721 
CERTIFICATE TYPE NUMBER VALID
TEACHING CERTIFICATE B 076674 Life
This Certificate is issued to KAREN MICHELE DODD BARRENTINE
By the Louisiana Department of Education, based upon the following:
B.A., SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY, 1992
ELIGIBILITY: The holder of this certificate is eligible for the following area(s) and/or terms:
ELEMENTARY GRADES 1-8 - 6/29/1992
Verity DeJean Teacher DeJean is not a licensed educator in LA.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416
Dana Gates Office Staff HEAL does not perform licensing and background information checks on office staff unless they have direct contact with clients. 
Laura Clark Office Staff Licensed minister with Assemblies of God church.  Teen Challenge is affiliated with the Assemblies of God. HEAL does not perform licensing and background information checks on office staff unless they have direct contact with clients.  
Lynn & Peggy Aurich Retreat Staff Retreats held in Pensacola, FL.  Lynn Aurich is a licensed psychologist in LA.  Source: http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf  You can file complaints about Aurich with the board by filing a request for investigation complaint following the directions here: http://www.lsbep.org/disciplinary-action/Peggy Aurich is not a licensed educator, social worker, mental health nor medial professional in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Tommy & Lisa Faulk Retreat Staff Pastor/Wife of Lafayette First Assembly of God church (associated with Assemblies of God/Teen Challenge).  Tommy and Lisa Faulk are not licensed educators, social workers, mental health nor medial professionals in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Phillip LaFleur Psychiatrist Phillip Conrad LaFleur/Lafleur may be a different person.  Phillip Conrad LaFleur/Lafleur is a licensed medical doctor specializing in psychiatry in LA.  His license number is MD.06560R.  You can file complaints regarding LaFleur/Lafleur here:  http://www.lsbme.la.gov/content/investigations
Michelle Grisham Dorm Supervisor  Grisham is not a licensed educator, social worker, mental health nor medial professional in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Crystal Jones Therapist HEAL requires Jones' full legal name (including middle name) and/or license type and number to verify whether or not Jones holds any professional licenses in LA.
Tommy Faulk, Sr. Pastor Faulk is not a licensed educator, social worker, mental health nor medial professional in LA.  Sources: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416, http://www.lpcboard.org/search_all.php?search_option=6, http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf, http://www.labswe.org/SearchLABSWE.asp, https://apps.lsbme.la.gov/verifications/lookup.aspx, and  https://services.lsbn.state.la.us/services/service.asp?s=1&sid=8.
Lynn Aurich Psychologist Lynn Aurich is a licensed psychologist in LA.  Source: http://www.lsbep.org/wp-content/uploads/llp_list.pdf  You can file complaints about Aurich with the board by filing a request for investigation complaint following the directions here: http://www.lsbep.org/disciplinary-action/
Mable Stutes Operations Manager HEAL does not perform licensing and background information checks on office staff unless they have direct contact with clients. 
Jennifer Bearden PRN Staff Member HEAL requires Bearden's full legal name (including middle name) and/or license type and number to verify whether or not Bearden holds any professional licenses in LA.
Brian Theriot Martial Arts Instructor Theriot is not a licensed instructor nor educator in LA.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416
G. Michael Beduze Accounting HEAL does not perform licensing and background information checks on office staff unless they have direct "therapeutic" or "authoritarian" contact with clients. 
Bebe Brown Riding Instructor Brown is not a licensed instructor nor educator in LA.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416
Esther Tyree Mertz Music Instructor Mertz is not a licensed instructor nor educator in LA.  Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416
Andrea Noegel Etiquette Instructor Noegel is a licensed educator but is only certified to teach elementary school children and not 9th-12th grade which is the population this program claims to serve. 
CERTIFICATE TYPE NUMBER VALID
NON-PUBLIC TEACHING CERTIFICATE B* 434325 Life
This Certificate is issued to ANDREA FELICE LISTI NOEGEL
By the Louisiana Department of Education, based upon the following:
B.A., UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT LAFAYETTE, 1996
ELIGIBILITY: The holder of this certificate is eligible for the following area(s) and/or terms:
PK-3 - 9/27/2004
LOWER ELEMENTARY GRADES 1-4 - 6/18/1996
ELEMENTARY GRADES 1-8 - 6/18/1996
UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES 5-8 - 6/18/1996
VALID FOR LIFE FOR CONTINUOUS SERVICE - 9/27/2004

Source: https://www.teachlouisiana.net/teachers.aspx?PageID=416
OTHER OTHER Affiliated with NATSAP.  Also, they use a 5 level behavior modification phase system.  This is standard coercive thought reform and psychologically damaging to children/teens.  They are also associated with confirmedly abusive Lighthouse Christian Academy (a.k.a. Victory Christian Academy).
NO OTHER NAMES NO OTHER TITLES Please contact us to report additional staff/staff information.*
*(Evangeline Christian Home for Girls, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)
Teen Challenge Information--See www.heal-online.org/StraightandTeenChallenge.htm
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for EvangelHouse Christian Academy.  In the meantime, we recommend families compare the EvangelHouse contract to the contract and review of Teen Challenge Ranch's enrollment materials
 

 

 Last Updated: May 26th, 2017

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