Pacific Northwest Adult & Teen Challenge

Leadership Team & Board of Directors

CEO & President

Chris Hodges

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 Adult and Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest in 2005 and continues to serve in this position.

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.


Brian Nelson

Prior to accepting the role of Chief Operating Officer of PNW Adult & Teen Challenge, Brian Nelson had served the ministry as the Division Leader of Licensed Treatment. A former graduate of Adult & Teen Challenge PNW, Brian has served over a decade as a substance disorder professional, became credentialed as a Foursquare pastor, is pursuing an MBA in organizational & ministry leadership, and along with his wife, is leading a house of teenage girls and a preteen boy.

Chief Financial Officer

Josh Howard

Josh is an Oregon native, raised in the Albany area. After having served in the US Navy, he completed his Bachelors of Science in Finance from Oregon State University. Josh went onto complete an MBA in Finance from Arizona State University. Josh began serving Adult & Teen Challenge, Pacific Northwest over five years ago because he loves seeing and being a part of true transformation in the lives of our students. Josh lives in the Portland area with his wife and two children.

Division Leader, Women’s Centers

Lindy Hodges

Growing up with an alcoholic father and knowing the pain and heartache of having a loved one bound in addiction, Lindy Hodges grew up with a passion for seeing men and women set free from addiction by the power of Jesus Christ. Chris and Lindy started their journey together of full-time ministry in 1998 with Adult and Teen Challenge in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. After their time there, God positioned Lindy and Chris in Spokane, Washington where Chris became the Executive Director of the campus and Lindy served in many roles as Intake Coordinator, Service Coordinator, and Office Manager. In 2005 they moved to the Regional Admin Office where her many roles included Donor Service Specialist, Chris’s Administrative Assistant, and now her current role, as the Division Leader for the Women’s Centers.

Advancement Director

Tim Card

Tim brings over 30 years of successful business, advancement and ministry leadership experience. Prior to ATCPNW, Tim operated a consulting and coaching business over the past 14 years working with non-profit organizations primarily in the PNW. He also worked with Dale Carnegie Training as a Leadership, Sales and Personal Skills Development Trainer. Tim is deeply passionate to see people’s lives transformed through the healing power and love of Christ. Tim thrives on seeing others invest in the Kingdom work happening through Adult & Teen Challenge as it Puts Hope Within Reach of those struggling with addiction and other life controlling challenges.

Board of Directors

Voting Board Members

Robert (Bob) Barham (Chairman)

Chris Hodges (President, Chair)

Lindee Stanford (Vice Chairman)

Kyle Ball (Secretary/Treasurer)

Stuart MacDonald

Dan Snavley

Gordon Bartel

Phil Birk

Dr. William (Willy) Foster

Non-voting Board Members

Brian Nelson

Josh Howard

Make a Donation


6902 SE Lake Rd Ste 300
Milwaukie, OR 97267


Adult & Teen Challenge Pacific Northwest is a U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit, EIN 93-0844063