Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada
Dec 08, 2020
Dr. Randy Rowe, Teen Challenge CEO
Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada

Randy has worked with Teen Challenge since 1979. He started ministering in Denver, CO as the Director of a 40-bed facility. It was there he saw the high value of helping people turn away from their destructive lifestyles.

Randy has a Ph.D in Christian Psychology from International Seminary. His BA is in Biblical Literature from Northwest College, and his MA in Psychology and Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. Additionally, he is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God.

In 1984, Randy and his wife, Dana, founded a Teen Challenge Christian Academy in Wyoming. They served 45 students with a residential Junior High/High School education program. Watching confused teens gain control of their lives was amazing. They expanded operations to South Dakota where he helped revitalize an existing program.

In 1996, Randy and Dana took the opportunity to lead the Teen Challenge organization in Northern California and Nevada. They brought the region to a new level of effectiveness and growth. They also opened new centers in Humboldt County, CA, Reno, NV, and Las Vegas, NV.

In 2017, Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada opened a new Adolescent Girl's Center in the Nevada territory. This is a dream come true for Randy and Dana who have been praying for this property for years.

A year later, Sacramento Valley Teen Challenge fell under the leadership of Randy and Dana. This includes four centers which are located in Sacramento, Redding, Lincoln, and Yuba City.

Under the guidance and direction of Randy as CEO, Teen Challenge NorWestCal Nevada has grown to include ten residential centers, two thrift stores, and numerous outreaches. Randy also serves on the Board of Directors for Global Teen Challenge.