Chris Hodges has a heart to see people change and reach their potential. Chris is a second generation leader following his father, Mike Hodges, as the CEO/President of Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge.
Chris graduated with his BA from Southwestern A/G University in Waxahachie, Texas. Having a passion for leadership he completed his Master degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in 2009.
Chris started in full time ministry in 1998 at Mid-America Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Chris was selected to serve at the Executive Director of Spokane Teen Challenge in 2000. Chris was then elected to serve as the CEO/President of Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge in 2005 and continues to serve in this position.
During his tenure Pacific Northwest Adult and Teen Challenge has experienced significant growth adding residential centers in Bend, Boise, Eugene, Pasco and Wasilla, Alaska expanding student enrollment capacity to over 350. In addition, PNATC has also opened several new Donation and Resale centers including locations in Albany, Bend, Eugene, Milwaukie, and Pasco.
Chris has also served on a number of committees and boards including the Teen Challenge USA corporate board, Teen Challenge Africa Advisory committee and most recently on the Global Teen Challenge corporate board of directors.
Chris and his wife Lindy have been married for 27 years and work side by side in the ministry and are proud to be the parents of Breanne (married to Josh), Grandson Elijah Howard, and son Benjamin.