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Centre Staff

HELPING PEOPLE OVERCOME ADDICTION EVERY DAY

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Mark Pope

Director

Mark served for five years at Teen Challenge Atlantic and has been Centre Director at the Ontario Men's Centre since June 2015. He is a graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and has been involved in various ministries including pastoral ministry and missions work in Thailand.
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Chuck Butler

Program & Counselling Coordinator

Chuck currently serves as the Program & Counselling Coordinator, sharing the love & grace of God in an effort to help people overcome addictive/destructive behaviours, as well as helping them find a place of belonging in Jesus Christ..
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Ernie Tell

National Intake Coordinator

Ernie coordinates the Intake Department for all of the men's centres in Canada. Through program experience and working in various capacities over numerous years at Teen Challenge, Ernie has a unique perspective from which his passion for seeing lives transformed by God has been utilized.
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Jim Wilde

Choir Director

Since 2005, Jim has held the position of Choir Director for the Teen Challenge Farm in London, Ontario. Jim travels with the choir in and around Southern Ontario and across Canada.
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Marica Neilands

Receptionist

At her last employ, Marica performed various duties at a large non-profit agency, developing strong office and people skills. She is highly experienced in public relations, communication and writing as well as having over 20 years experience in social services.
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Sid Rolo

Addictions Counsellor

Sid has eight years of counselling experience in the addictions field, helping people overcome compulsive and destructive behaviours. He works with people to help them find love, acceptance and forgiveness in their relationship with Christ.
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Norm MacLaren

National Church Relations

Rev. Norm MacLaren has served as a lead pastor both in the Maritimes and in Ontario. After retiring from Crossroads, Norm joined the Teen Challenge Canada team and now serves in the area of National Church Relations.
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Iner Smith

Donor Relations

Iner currently follows up with individuals looking to give special gifts such as shares, stocks and estates to Teen Challenge Canada. Iner joined Teen Challenge Canada in early 2012 after having worked approximately 17 years with Crossroads Christian Communication and YesTV.
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