Meet The Team
Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada is led by a leadership team with several decades of experience, with a combination of practical experience and advanced education, the team works together to ensure that the students in the program have their needs met.
Randy Rowe | Chief Executive Officer
Randy has been involved in Teen Challenge since 1979. Randy has a Ph.D in Christian Psychology, and is an ordained minister. He has a passion for helping addicts find recovery. Learn more about his story and background here.
Dana Rowe | Chief Development officer
Dana has been involved in Teen Challenge since 1979. She has developed a passion for helping women who have suffered from sexual and physical abuse. Learn more about her story and background here.
Scott Nessel | East Bay Director
Scott found out about Teen Challenge through a long-time friend. He entered the program as a student, feeling without family, friends, or hope. Scott successfully graduated from Teen Challenge in 2011, having been transformed by a relationship with Jesus. After graduation, he was called back to Teen Challenge, where he now oversees the Oakland Men's Center. To learn more about Scott's story, click here.
Jeff & Kim LeCocq | Nevada Directors
Jeff and Kim have a passion for rescuing young women from life on the streets and in captivity of the sex trafficking industry. The couple are driven to share the message of freedom and recovery with the young women who most need to hear it.
David & Kari Davis | Las Vegas Directors
After personally experiencing the transformation of God through Teen Challenge's one-year program, David was given a chance at new life. David and Kari-- the love of his life-- heard a calling to go to Las Vegas and continue the mission of Teen Challenge. Hear David's testimony here.
Jered & Kelly Rowe | Reno/Sparks Director
Since before his birth, Jered's family has been involved in Teen Challenge. During the summer years of high school he worked part-time with Teen Challenge before becoming a full-time teacher and adviser. Since graduating from Evangel University with a double-major in Theology and Psychology he has become a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. Hear Jered's testimony here.
Steven & Sophia Gonzalez | South Bay Directors
Steven and Sophia found Teen Challenge when their marriage was hanging by a thread and they were drinking away their future. Though they came into the program with no real hope for change, God intervened and saved their marriage and their family. Today, Steven and Sophia lead the South Bay centers, bringing recovery to other families who, like them, need help. Learn more about their story here.