Staff - Teen Challenge Boston
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j-mellJonathan Mello,
Teen Challenge Boston

Although Jonathan was exposed to Christian principles and biblical practices early in life, he drifted away from those teachings and adopted an atheistic worldview. Jonathan eventually found himself facing significant legal issues first as a juvenile and then as an adult that led him to
seek help at Teen Challenge. He enrolled in the Brockton Campus program in July 2001 at the age of 20.

Three weeks after Jonathan entered the program, God revealed Himself to him mightily through Lamentations 2:17 and completely changed his outlook on life. Jonathan graduated the program in 2002, received his ministerial credentials in 2004, and is currently earning his Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

He and his wife, Tabatha, make their home in Rhode Island along with their two dogs, Spurgeon and Buster .


To contact Jonathan Mello:

 JFavazzaJayson Favazza, Program Supervisor
Teen Challenge Boston

My name is Jayson Favazza and I am the Program Supervisor here at Boston Adult and Teen Challenge. I have been affiliated with this ministry for 6 wonderful years. I’m thankful that a place like this exists where I ws able to gain a relationship with Christ and make steps in getting my life back together. The hope I have today because of what God has done in my life grows daily because I know that with Him all things are possible.



To contact Jayson Favazza:

frankg-2 Frank Goodrich, Student Life Supervisor 
Teen Challenge Boston

Frank walked through the doors of Teen Challenge a hopeless, broken addict in June of 1990.  After about a month into the program Jesus brought him to a place of total surrender and radically saved him, set him free and called him into a life of full time ministry.  After graduating TC, Frank went on to receive his ministerial credentials in 1993 and was ordained in 1995.  Over the years Frank has pastored and planted several churches both here in the United States and abroad, and has been blessed to be involved with the ministry of Teen Challenge for the past 25 years.  Frank has three wonderful children and currently lives in Brockton, MA with his wife NolaJean and their son Robert.  Frank and his wife have dedicated their lives to loving those that have been held hostage by the epidemic of addiction and walk in the belief that “addiction ends with love”.


To contact Frank Goodrich:

fred-s-3 Fred Svenson, Development Supervisor
Teen Challenge Boston

Fred is a Massachusetts native, and a 2010 Teen Challenge Boston alumni. After losing himself in a twenty year downward spiral of drug addiction, he entered the doors of TC Boston in 2008 seeking hope, freedom and a purpose in life.  Fred now serves TC Boston as our Program Development Supervisor.  He oversees our men’s choir ministry, special event coordination, our “End Addiction” street teams and assists as administrative support for our program director.  Five years ago, he traveled to El Salvador as part of a missions team and met his wife there.  After many years of trusting that God would finally join them together, they were recently married in April 2016.  They look forward to their future together in ministry and to experience what God has in store for them.


To contact Fred Svenson:

 Jovan Tyler, Admissions Coordinator
Teen Challenge Boston 





To contact Fred Svenson:

Jack Gomes, Academics Coordinator  
Teen Challenge Boston






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