professionals doing god’s work
Our experienced staff are professionals in their fields who love working with teens. Each of them has a personal and growing relationship with God, which they share with our students through mentorship and in daily interactions.
Matt & Heather Shaw
Executive Director & Program Coordinator
Matt and Heather Shaw have been married for 28 years and involved in full-time ministry throughout their life together. They have two children Isabelle age 25 and Isaiah age 23. They have been helping hurting families and struggling teens in their role as Directors with Adult and Teen Challenge for the last 13 years. Matt likes to rock hound, garden, cook and eat delicious foods as well as yard sale or thrift at every opportunity. Heather loves Matt, but also to bake, shop, decorate, read, and spend time with her family.
Hello, My name is Madelynn Fluetsch and God placed me at BGA in December of 2021. I feel like He has called me here in order to help teach our students more about Christ and what He has to offer them.I know that God has given me the calling of living in China one day. My favorite Bible passage is Mark 16:17-18 because it shows the power that I and anyone who believes, have been given through the Holy Spirit.
Hey y’all, my name is Bethany and I began working at Teen Challenge in 2022. I have never felt a stronger calling to ministry than I have felt while being here. I love to worship and spend time with God via nature and art. I am the oldest of six kids so working with youth and kids comes naturally to me.
Education Coordinator, PSNL Facilitator, & Finances
I began working at BGA as a volunteer in 2012 and was officially hired approximately one year later. I love spending time with my family- my husband Earl, our five daughters, and our 4 grandbabies. My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 4:1-3 and I am the person that I am today because of how Jesus has worked in my life. Some of my favorite things to do during my free time include spending time with my grandkids, hiking, camping, fishing, gardening, sewing baby quilts, and traveling.
Administrative Assistant and Direct Care
Howdy, my name is Isabelle! I have been working with Teen Challenge since 2014. I love and get excited about being part of what God is doing in the next generation. In my free time, you can find me snuggling a chicken or learning to swing dance.
My name is Montana and I had the opportunity to join our BGA team half way through 2020. I am so thankful that God has allowed me to work with some of the most stubborn, resilient, vivacious, and world changing students that have graced the grounds of our campus. I have a passion for serving others and hearing their soul-stories. In my free time, I enjoy being with my wonderful husband and our many animals, reading books, writing, going for walks, and dabbling in painting. If I had to choose one verse that sums up my walk with Christ right now, it would be John 8:36. I am so thankful to know that true freedom does exist and is accessible to each and every one of us.
Staff Manager and Direct Care
I began working at BGA in 2017. I live with my sweet husband Tyler and our 3 adorable kitties. We enjoy spending time outdoors, reading, preparing for the possibility of an apocalypse, and traveling. One of my life goals has been to visit all 50 states. I currently only have 2 left to visit-Hawaii and Alaska!
Medical Coordinator and Direct Care
I began working at Teen Challenge (BGA) in 2020. In my free time, I love spending quality time
with my two daughters, snuggling my sweet grandbaby, and doing a variety of craft projects.
When I have some extra time off, I enjoy activities outdoors such as camping and fishing as well
as embarking on adventures to traditional travel destinations.
My name is Lorena-I love Jesus and helping others in need. I came to BGA at the beginning of 2023 and have past experience serving youth and young adults in need. I am currently attending NNU, majoring in psychology, in order to further my passion of helping struggling youth to find healing in Christ. I have a lovely husband and three kids. In our leisure time we
enjoy spending time together and being outside.
PSNL Facilitator and Direct Care
Hi, my name is JoAnn. My family and I served as missionaries in Haiti for 23 years where I was
originally introduced to Teen Challenge. I began working at BGA in 2020 and can honestly say
that it is my favorite job to-date! During my free time, I enjoy making mosaics and painting
pictures. If I could visit anywhere in the world, I would visit the country of Mongolia.
Top of the morning! My name is Cat and I began working at BGA in 2022. Prior to my current
position with TC, I embarked on multiple trips to Guatemala helping to run youth conferences for
their local teens. I would love to live in China one day in order to spread the love of Christ and eventually build my family through adoption with my husband. In my free time I enjoy playing video games and reading good books. Angela loves spending time outdoors camping, fishing, hiking, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Direct Care and Classroom Assistant
Hi, my name is Emily. I was born in Guyana, South Africa and lived overseas as a missionary
kid for 10 years. God brought me to BGA in August of 2022. I enjoy hanging out with my best
friend-relaxing, hiking, laughing, and other leisure activities when I am not working. I Love Jesus
and my favorite verse is 2nd Corinthians 12:9.
My name is Bonnie and I began working at BGA in June of 2021. I feel blessed to be able to use the gifts of teaching and administration each day with our sweet girls. Seeing how God faithfully works through me in order to accomplish his purposes is absolutely fulfilling. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my dear husband, family, and friends.
Direct Care and Development Coordinator
Salutations-my name is Kelly and I began working at BGA in April of 2022. I love having the opportunity to work with teens on a regular basis and have the opportunity to pour Jesus into their lives. My husband and I have been happily married since 2014 and we are eagerly hoping to be blessed with our first child sometime soon. My hobbies are studying apologetics, playing video games, camping, and hiking.
Overnight Care Specialist
I just recently joined the crew at BGA. I enjoy spending time with my animals and drinking
coffee. I love playing in the rain. I enjoy classic cars and I highly dislike public speaking.