Staff Directory

Rev. Craig Harper
Rev. Craig Harper, Executive Director

Craig has been working with Teen Challenge since 1992. Craig obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Math and Chemistry Education from Louisiana State University in 1987. He has done graduate work at Cardinal Stritch University and Marquette Graduate School of Business. In 2007, Craig was awarded a scholarship to attend classes in the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He was chosen for this opportunity by members of the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin and attended additional classes in 2009 and 2014, both at the business school and at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Craig served on the National Teen Challenge Board of Directors and as a National Teen Challenge Regional Representative from 1996 to 2002. He is an ordained Assembly of God Minister and Nationally Appointed Home Missionary. He is past President, Vice President, and Treasurer of the Northwest Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the U.S. Swimming Foundation, U.S. Golf Association, the Northshore Republicans, the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Rotary, and Milwaukee Rotary’s Partners in Education Committee. In 2012, Craig was appointed to the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse by Governor Scott Walker as his appointed Designee.

Mark Rainey
Mr. Mark Rainey, Dean of Men

Mark grew up here in Milwaukee and graduated from Washington High School as an all-city running back. In 1981, he was recruited as a full scholarship Division 2 NCAA athlete by Minnesota State University located in Mankato, Minnesota. A crack cocaine addiction stopped Mark's dreams and desires. By God's grace, Mark entered Teen Challenge Wisconsin in 2004. After completing the induction phase in Milwaukee, he entered phase two at "God's Mountain" in Rehersberg Pennsylvainia in 2005. Mark Rainey currently works at Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin as the Dean of Men. He does an outstanding job and is one of the best, serving faithfully at our center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Jennifer Harper
Mrs. Jennifer Harper, Women's Program Director

Jennifer was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Oral Roberts University, as well as Rhema Bible College in Oklahoma. In 1997, Jennifer received a Diploma in Bible and Ministerial Training from Rhema Bible College while working at the headquarters of Domata School of European Missions located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In 1999, Jennifer moved to Ladispoli, Italy to work as an administrator and teacher at the Domata Bible School-Italy. Jennifer then moved to Juiz de Fora, Brazil to help start Domata Bible School-Brazil. Jennifer worked as a youth minister at Harvest Family Church in Toronto, Canada and then at East Coast Believer’s Church in Orlando. In 2007, Jennifer moved to Hartland, Wisconsin to work as a youth minister and administrative assistant at Lake Country Family Church, while also working part-time at Teen Challenge Wisconsin in development, accounting, and general administration. After seven years as a part-time employee, Jennifer accepted the full-time position of Women’s Program Director for Teen Challenge Wisconsin’s Robby Dawson Home for Women. Jennifer’s hard work, ministry experience, and dedication to the Lord have been a great benefit to Adult & Teen Challenge of Wisconsin’s Women’s program.

Our additional staff members include...
Mr. Robert Bell
Men's Program Staff
Mr. Ben Bowdin
Intake Coordinator
Ms. Jordan Bodwin Mrs. Jordan Bodwin
Women's Program Staff
Ms. Brenda Etzel Ms. Brenda Etzel
SuperThrift Store Manager
Mrs. Martha Haile Mrs. Martha Haile
Education Coordinator
Ms. Melanie Leitinger Ms. Melanie Leitinger
Women's Program Staff
Ms. Katie Morrow Mrs. Katie Morrow
Development Director
Ms. Denise O'Brien Mrs. Denise O’Brien
Associate Director Finances
Ms. Cindy Zuelsdorf Ms. Cindy Zuelsdorf
Women's Program Staff

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