This is a  staff list for Teen Challenge of Ohio (Locations: Columbus, Milford, Martins Ferry, & Youngstown)  

(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 Teen Challenge.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Teen Challenge, you have the right to take action.


If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Teen Challenge, please contact 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 Teen Challenge and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Linda Hercenberg Executive Director Columbus Location--Teen Challenge Columbus (a.k.a. Teen Challenge for Girls)
Phillip Hercenberg (Linda's husband) Asst. Exec. Director There is no additional information for staff at this location.*  This program does not include its enrollment materials online or make those materials available to the public.
George Martin Executive Director Milford Location--Teen Challenge Men's Ranch  (Also Teen Challenge Adventure Camp for children as young as 8!)  The enrollment materials for this program are not made available to the public.
Danielle Wilson Receptionist  
Patti Smith Executive Asst.  
Pastor Lonnie (no last name) Intake Coordinator  
Chad Werner Program Supervisor  
Doug Rebholz Staff Program "graduate".
Jerry Reiner Staff Affiliated with:

Foundation Builders International


Scott Feist Staff From Scott's words: "My parents first tried family counseling, then boarding school, and then finally a live-in residential secular program called Straight."
Lonnie Richardson Staff  
John Janis Former Staff Used to be Program Supervisor prior to Chad Werner. 
Danny (no last name) Staff  
Chris (no last name) Staff Program "graduate".
Jason Nie Staff Program "graduate".
Marty Martin Director Milford Location--Teen Challenge Women's Maternity Home  The enrollment materials for this program are not made available to the public.


Rick Santa Board President  
Courtney Laginess Vice President  
Charlotte Lumley Secretary  
Rev. Chris Beard Treasurer  
Rev. Martin Huff Board Member  
Betty Lindner Board Member  
(Dr.) Lee Davidson Life Member  
Rev. James C. Gray Life Member  
Rev. Clyde C. Miller Life Member  
(Dr.) Hugh E. Rosenburg Life Member  
Pierre Paroz Life Member  
Robert D. Lindner Honorary Member  
Kenneth L. Bagwell Jr. Founder Bagwell is reportedly deceased.
Willie Smith Intake Coordinator There is no additional information for staff at this location.*
NO NAMES NO TITLES Martins Ferry Location--Teen Challenge for New Life*  This program appears to have moved to Triadelphia, WV.
Kevin Rauch Director Youngstown Location--Ohio Valley Teen Challenge (formerly Lamb's House Teen Challenge)--Rauch is a "graduate" of the Rehrersburg, PA Teen Challenge  The enrollment materials for this program are not made available to the public.
Cindy Rauch (Kevin's wife) Office Manager  
Bobby Pavlich Admissions "Graduate" of the Muskegon, MI Teen Challenge.  Has been a cult member/staff since he "graduated".
Peggy Jones Office Volunteer  
Mark Hines Outreach Volunteer  
Teen Challenge Information--See
HEAL Review-- Teen Challenge Ranch in Morrow, AR Contract & Enrollment Materials  These programs do not have their enrollment materials available to the public.  However, we invite you to read the review of the Teen Challenge Ranch of Morrow, AR contract linked in this segment as the contracts are likely very similar and the program ought to be avoided.

 *Teen Challenge, 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.


 Last Updated: September 27th, 2012


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