This is a  staff list for Teen Challenge of Oregon (Locations: Portland, Bend, Eugene, Shedd, Tillamook, and Lebanon)  

(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  If 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 don’t place your loved one in Teen Challenge and rescue them if they are there now. 




Additional Information
Mike Mikaele Director Portland Location--Portland Men's Induction Center
Robert Cinnamon Program Coordinator  
Dan Clausen Intake Coordinator  
Paul Clark Thrift Store Mgr  
Greg Means Food Services  
Matthew Morris Fundraising  
Travis Craig Labor/Slave Management  
Jerome Russell Asst. Thrift Store Mgr.  
Paulette Chandler Receptionist  
Dawn Coonrod Admin. There is no additional info on staff at this location.*
Ron Wenning Director Shedd Location--Willamette Valley Training Center--He has been pastor at three churches in Oregon including “New Creation Ministries”, a Teen Challenge church/cult.
Russ Johnson Program Coordinator Teen Challenge "graduate"--2006.
Bob Tranthom Intake Has worked for Teen Challenge since 1995.
Bob Lewis Coordinator He has worked for Teen Challenge since 2005.
Mike Scott Supervisor Teen Challenge "graduate"--2007.
Kyle Randleman Intake Coordinator Teen Challenge "graduate"--1995.  Unsuccessfully tried to leave the cult in 2001.
Evone Miller Admin Asst.  
NO NAMES NO TITLES Tillamook Location--There is no info on staff at this location.*  This appears to be a thrift shop location only and does not appear to be a program location.
John M. Jefferies Executive Director Lebanon Location--Teen Challenge International Ministry Institute--
Danyel Jefferies Admin Asst. There is no additional info on staff at this location.*
Terry VanAntwerp Director Bend Location--Central Oregon Men's Outreach--VanAntwerp is a "recovering addict".  No additional staff info is available for this location.*
Mike Clig Executive Director Eugene Location--Hannah's House Single Mom's Home-- Clig no longer works at Hannah's House and is now the "Lead Pastor" at Goshen Assembly of God Church in Goshen/Eugene, OR.  The Goshen Assembly of God Church is reportedly affiliated with: Creation Outreach Ministries, Inc. is recognized as a 501(c)(3) ministry by the Internal Revenue Service. This status requires accountability to the Internal Revenue Service as well as the Arizona Corporation Commission. Contributions and expenditures made to this ministry are carefully tracked. Financial Statements are available upon request. Receipts are sent to all donors for income tax purposes because the contributions are tax-deductible to the donor.
Starlene Clig Director Starlene no longer works for Hannah's House Single Mom's Home.
Ralph Pueschel Executive Director  
Theresa Pueschel Student Coordinator Wife of Ralph.
Teen Challenge Information--See
HEAL Review-- Teen Challenge Ranch in Morrow, AR Contract & Enrollment Materials  There are no enrollment materials available to the public for the above programs.  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: February 19th, 2012


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