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Teen Challenge Regional Conference

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Monday, July 10, 2023 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Marriott Hotel | Providence, Rhode Island

Please join us for the 2023 NE/SE Regional Conference, which will take place July 10th – 12th, 2023, in beautiful Providence, Rhode Island! Exceptional speakers and thought-provoking breakout sessions will challenge and inspire you to greater levels of ministry, while available childcare and nearby attractions will ensure fun for the whole family. When we join as regions and work together for the Kingdom, there’s no limit to what God can do!

Looking forward to seeing you there! 


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Keynote Speakers

General Session Speakers:

Gary Wilkerson

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentGary Wilkerson is an author, public speaker, and the President of World Challenge Inc., an international ministry organization founded by his father, David Wilkerson. He has traveled to speak at leadership conferences in 70 different countries and has helped support church planting, relief, and evangelism among some of the most unreached people groups on earth. Gary has served over 40 years in ministry and is the author of three books. He hosts a podcast to address the tough questions that trip up many believers. He and his wife, Kelly, live in Colorado Springs with their four children and nine grandchildren.

Brice Maddock

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentOver the past 28 years, Brice Maddock has felt called to give hope and encouragement to those struggling. His time with Teen Challenge began in 1994, volunteering as a college student. He has helped to open adult and adolescent centers both in the U.S. and overseas, in countries like India, where he started a Community Transformation Program in the heart of a major slum area that reaches hundreds of people daily. Brice also served as Eurasia Regional Director for Global Teen Challenge and oversaw the function of Teen Challenge in 38 countries. Brice currently serves as the President/CEO of Teen Challenge of the Southeast Region, overseeing 21 campuses in six states and eight thrift stores. Because of his passion for global missions, he has also led the region in strategically planting Teen Challenges abroad. Brice has been an ordained minister for twenty-four years and holds a BS in Theology/Missions, an MA in Theology, and an MS in Psychology. He has a passion for family and has been married to his high school sweetheart for 29 years. He has three amazing children, two stellar sons-in-law, and one wonderful granddaughter. Besides spending time with his growing family, Brice is refreshed by enjoying the beauty of the outdoors.

Michael Zello

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentRev. Michael T. Zello is the President of Teen Challenge North Central Virginia and has served in the Adult and Teen Challenge ministry for thirty-nine years. Michael is an ordained minister and U.S. missionary with the Assemblies of God Church. In 2020, Michael was elected as the Northeast Field Representative for National Adult and Teen Challenge and serves on the National Board. Michael and his wife, Cindy, have been married for thirty-nine years and have three happily married children and nine beautiful grandchildren. Michael’s passion is his family and serving God with the anointing and the calling He placed on his life many years ago. Michael enjoys everything about nature and the outdoors but especially hunting and fishing.

Special Guests:

SAK Comedy

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentSee the talented and funny improvisers from SAK Comedy Lab perform an interactive and completely improvised comedy show. That’s right! SAK will make everything up, from songs to characters to skits, all created spontaneously, with nothing to spark the comedy except YOUR suggestions and ideas! But the fun doesn’t end there! Some of you will even star in the show with the amazing cast! The SAK Comedy show is energetic, interactive, and, best of all, split-your-sides funny!

Wesley Nichols

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentWesley Nichols is a certified Narrative Enneagram Teacher and founder of Enneagram Chattanooga. With over 200 hours of hands-on Enneagram training, Wesley works with teams, groups, and individuals to help people thrive personally and relationally through the Enneagram. With experience teaching on college campuses, with non-profit organizations, and in the business sector, Wesley has a wealth of experience meeting people wherever they might be and helping them learn and grow. As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Wesley uses his skills and experience with people and relationships to teach the Enneagram in an impactful and accessible way. Residing in Chattanooga, Tennessee, with his wife, Megan, and daughter, Isabel; when Wesley is not teaching the Enneagram or working with therapy clients, he can be found bird watching, trip planning, or playing a board game. 

EMCC Mike Cordry

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentA life of addiction brought Mike to his lowest point in 2004. Facing 14 felony charges, Mike had little faith that he could ever live a sober life. His father bailed him out of two counties on the condition that he quickly find a long-term residential treatment program. Being an atheist, Mike tried to get into several secular programs, but none would take him in. Someone in jail had told Mike about a program called Adult & Teen Challenge, which would take anybody. Reluctantly, Mike called Adult & Teen Challenge and was immediately told he had a bed waiting for him. Over the next 15 months, his life was transformed beyond recognition. In 2005, Mike completed the program and has been involved ever since. On his wife’s suggestion, he performed stand-up comedy at a talent show at Teen Challenge New England, and it was a wild success. Since then, he has performed comedy throughout much of the United States. Much of his material comes from an honest look at his past. He married his wife Apryl in 2007, and they live in Blackstone, Massachusetts. He is the Marketing Manager for Adult & Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey. On August 29, 2015, Mike and Apryl welcomed their daughter Norah into their family.

Meet the Worship Team:

Matt & Carla Stinton

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentMatt and Carla are worship pastors at Kingdom Life Church in Gray, Maine. They moved to New England six years ago from Redding, CA, and currently live in Portland, Maine, where Matt works in IT, and Carla is a Special Education Teacher. They both have a passion for helping people experience the love of God through worship and counsel. They travel throughout the year to various parts of the US, leading worship for the local church and other events. They are committed to seeing New England come into a deeper understanding of worship and the heart of the Father.

Kelly Wilkerson

Teen Challenge addiction treatmentKelly Wilkerson is a singer and songwriter who has recorded three inspirational Christian albums and various EPs. Kelly has collectively worked for World Challenge for 45 years. Alongside her husband, Gary Wilkerson, Kelly has helped plant intercity ministries in Washington, DC, Detroit, MI, and Brooklyn, NY. They also helped plant Time Square Church in New York City in 1987. Gary and Kelly continue to travel internationally and domestically at Pastor’s Conferences, where Kelly leads worship. They have been married since 1978 and have four children and 10 grandchildren. She has a passion for praying and watching God work in miraculous ways. 





Check into Hotel
(Eat dinner before session)

Dessert and General Session
(Gary Wilkerson)



General Session
(Brice Maddock)

Breakout Session 1

-Transformational Micro-Enterprise – Adult Programs
-What next? Re-Entry/Aftercare
-Organizational Health
-Enneagram Teaching #1

Breakout Session 2

-“Teen” Challenge – Adolescent Programs
-Hot Off the Press – Curriculum/Bridge
-Got Debt? – Financial Health
-Enneagram Teaching #1


SAK Comedy

Breakout Session 3
-Children Change Everything – Women and Children Programs
-Welcome Home – Admissions/Retention; Cultural Sensitivity
-Healthy Team Diversity – Generational Diversity
-Enneagram Teaching #2

Breakout Session 4

-Mental Health – Clinical Programs
-Discover Recovery
-No More Crisis! – Crisis Liability/Legal or (Above Reproach)
-Enneagram Teaching #2

Free-Time/Dinner on your own

General Session
(Michael Zello)



General Session (Panel Discussion)


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Kids Camp

Are your kids ready for an experience they will never forget? Our amazing childcare team has many engaging activities and exciting entertainment planned to keep your children smiling all conference long!

TCKids Camp & Childcare is available for children ages 12 and under — click the link to register them now!

Register for childcare here

Conference Venue

Providence Marriott Downtown 

1 Orms Street Providence, RI 02904

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Find comfort and peace of mind at the Providence Marriott Downtown,
a resort-style hotel providing a welcoming atmosphere and experience.

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Sponsorship Opportunities!

Multiple sponsorship levels are available; each opportunity includes customization to meet diverse marketing needs. For more information, please contact Christina Kupsch, the Regional Events Coordinator, at 352-857-7163 or email at christina.kupsch@teenchallenge.cc


Diamond Sponsor: $5000
  • Sponsorship recognition from the platform before a general session

  • Promotional Literature on tables throughout the conference (sponsor provided)

  • Logo on Conference Signage

  • Pre-conference email to all NE/SE Teen Challenge centers

  • Ability to place a brochure or small logo-branded item in attendee goody bags

  • 6-foot x 30-inch display table in Exhibitor Hall

  • Company name and link on the conference website

  • Company logo looping on screens throughout the conference

Gold Sponsor: $2500
  • Pre-conference email to all NE/SE Teen Challenge centers

  • Ability to place a brochure or small logo-branded item in attendee goody bags

  • 6-foot x 30-inch display table in Exhibitor Hall

  • Company name and link on the conference website

  • Company logo looping on screens throughout the conference

Silver Sponsor: $1000
  • Ability to place a brochure or small logo-branded item in attendee goody bags

  • Company name and link on the conference website

  • Company logo looping on screens throughout the conference

Bronze Sponsor: $500
  • Company name and link on the conference website

  • Company logo looping on screens throughout the conference


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This exciting event is a unique opportunity to present your business and leave a lasting impression on staff nationwide. We aggressively promote the Strong & Courageous Conference through mailings and our website with our centers and similar ministries.

Sponsorship opportunities end on 6/15

We look forward to seeing you there!


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Monday, July 10, 2023 – Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Marriott Hotel | Providence, Rhode Island


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