Staff Directory

Craig Harper
Rev. Craig Harper, Executive Director

craig@greatlakesatc.com

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. Read More 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.

Jennifer Harper
Rev. Jennifer Harper, Associate Director of Programs and Services

jen@greatlakesatc.com

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. Read More 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, through which she is ordained. 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.

Allison Godwin
Mrs. Allison Godwin, Marketing Coordinator

specialevents@greatlakesatc.com

Allison Godwin is our Marketing Coordinator. She is passionate about ministry and serving people in Milwaukee, where she grew up. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Cross Cultural Communication from Southwestern Assembly of God University in Dallas, TX. Read More Upon college graduation, she came to GLATC to work as our Intake Director. She loved working with the women and soon became the Women’s Program Director. She then married her husband and returned to Texas to serve as youth pastors. They recently moved back to the Milwaukee area, and she is happy to be back serving at GLATC in a new capacity. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, and passion for planning engaging events is why she enjoys this job. Allison and her husband have two children. They like to take adventures, try new foods, and spend time together as a family.

Kourtney Thyrion

Kourtney Thyrion, Dean of Women

kourtney@greatlakesatc.com

Kourtney from the south suburbs of Chicago, IL. In 2016, she entered the doors of Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge. She graduated the program in 2017, which is a testament of God’s grace on her life. After completing the program, she was hired as staff to be the Dean of Women. Her heart’s desire is helping women get from where she once was to fully becoming the women that God intended them to be. In 2019, Kourtney married her husband, Brandon. They have two sons and a daughter. Kourtney loves seeing God move right before her eyes through the transformation that happens in women’s lives at the “Robbie Dawson Home for Women.

Carol Suelflow

Carol Suelflow, Women’s Recovery Coach

carol@greatlakesatc.com

Carol is the Women’s Recovery Coach. She is originally from Saukville, WI. Carol completed the program at Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge in 2018. She completed her internship and was hired as program staff. She loves working with the ladies side by side and seeing the transformation in their lives from the first day until they graduate. In May 2021, Carol graduated from MATC with an associate’s degree in Human Services. She is certified as a Mental Health Coach. She is continuing her education at UWM to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Carol has two daughters.

Melanie Leitinger

Melanie Leitinger, Education Coordinator

mel@greatlakesatc.com

Melanie was a student at Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge at the very beginning. She went on to complete the program at Nashville Adult and Teen Challenge in 2001. After graduation she attended Bible school at Teen Challenge Ministry Institute in Jacksonville, FL in 2007. She was hired at Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge in Milwaukee in 2008. She also holds associate’s degrees in both accounting and early childhood education. Melanie has worked in many roles here over the years! She has done accounts receivable, women’s program staff, merchandising manager at SuperThift, and most recently the Education Coordinator. She has a heart serve and always gives her best to the students.

Mark Rainey
Mr. Mark Rainey, Dean of Men

mark@greatlakesatc.com

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. Read More 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 Rehrersberg, Pennsylvania 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.

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Anthony Buyher

anthony@greatlakesatc.com

Anthony lived in Los Angeles, CA all his life, until moving to Milwaukee in 2021. He completed the program at Riverside Adult and Teen Challenge in 2020 and then served as an intern for a year. He came to Great Lakes Adult and Teen Challenge to serve as Men’s Program Staff. Anthony is passionate and full of life! You can find him exploring his new city or leading a workout for the guys.

Denise

Denise O’Brien, Finance Coordinator

denise@greatlakesatc.com

Denise grew up and has lived in the Milwaukee area all her life. As a student at Custer High School she took a class in accounting, which started her on a path for Bookkeeping. Denise has been a bookkeeper for over 30 years working for a mortgage broker, preparing taxes, and at Adult and Teen Challenge. Denise has been the Finance Coordinator for Adult and Teen Challenge for over ten years. Her goal is to be servant for Christ and using her skills for the ministry. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her children and grandchildren, walking her dog, shopping, and helping around the condo complex where she lives and is on the board for.

Jon

Jon Kurozawa

superthrift@greatlakesatc.com

Jon grew up in Milwaukee. He has been entrenched in many different businesses and activities throughout Southeastern Wisconsin during his lifetime. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Communications from Ottawa University and he brings a wealth of experience from retail, media, restaurants, and sports to the SuperThrift team. He is a husband and father of six children. Jon is actively involved with Children’s Ministry and Upwards Sports at Spring Creek Church in Pewaukee. He has also been a faithful customer of SuperThrift for over a decade.

Sherry Linton

Sherry Linton – Assistant SuperThrift Manager

superthrift@greatlakesatc.com

Shannon

Shannon Perrault, SuperThrift Digital Sales

shannon@greatlakesatc.com

Shannon has been working at Adult and Teen Challenge since 2020. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Carthage College in Biology. She initially started at Adult and Teen Challenge as the SuperThrift Store Manager. She and her husband welcomed their first baby in 2021, and she then transitioned to her current position of Director of Online Sales. Previously, Shannon was the Farm Manager of an agricultural based work therapy program for high school aged students. Shannon has a passion for the way that God can use work to help people grow and move forward in their lives. She was drawn to the SuperThrift model of utilizing work therapy to help Adult and Teen Challenge students on their road to rehabilitation. She is passionate to be working with a ministry that truly believes in the saving grace of Jesus Christ to help each of us find freedom.

Jonathan Primero

Jonathan Primero – SuperThrift Staff

superthrift@greatlakesatc.com

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