Teen Challenge New England | President
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President

 
Pasco A. Manzo,
President/CEO        
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey 
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Since Pasco’s introduction to Teen Challenge some 35 years ago, he has been passionately involved in its mission. As President, his leadership, management, and financial skills bring countless positive changes. 
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Some of these changes are: “Resident First” as our motto; one way this is implemented is in the last phase of the program each resident chooses from four tracks; college, career, ministry, or TC apprenticeship, and everyone graduates with their GED. Pasco has also established clinical counseling, life coaching, the annual Leadership Management Conference, the Alumni Network, and reestablished the girls home “Bloom.”  He has put systems in place that have created synergy between leaders and the campuses. He has reduced debt, created Coffee for Change and the Changed Life book series.  He has raised funds for the building of new facilities and several were remodeled, making them more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

 

Pasco has also established our “End Addiction Campaign”. Through city billboards and promotional materials such as postcards, t-shirts and wristbands, Teen Challenge is on the front lines fighting addiction. The End Addiction teams bring our interactive, multimedia substance abuse prevention presentation which includes actual changed lives’ stories to schools, youth groups and/or community events. 
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Pasco’s studies have earned him a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Culture and People distinguished with Summa cum Laude. He also received a Master’s of Divinity Equivalency from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He loves the classroom and has taught over twelve years as an adjunct professor. He is a seasoned preacher/teacher with his own unique style. He authored two books: Urim and Thummim – Discovering the Will of God and Broken Flowers: A Commentary on the Tragedy of Sex Slavery in America and compiled Changed Lives Books One, Two, Three and Four – Ten True Stories From Addiction to Freedom. 
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Pasco is also an appointed U.S. Missionary with the Assemblies of God. He has had the honor to minister for Jesus on every populated continent and has traveled to over 40 countries. He gives God ALL the glory for everything He has done. 
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To contact Pasco Manzo, contact Melissa Oliveira, President Assistant at moliveira@tcnewengland.org or 508-408-4378 
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.Assistants



Mary Ann Manzo, President Assistant

Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey 
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Mary Ann assists the President with Meetings with Donors, Campus Visits, Annual Marriage Retreats, and Special Events. 
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Her love for Teen Challenge began as far back as the early 80’s when she saw firsthand God’s strong anointing on the changed lives of the Teen Challenge Choir visiting her home church. Over the years she has known many of these changed lives personally and watched them walk in complete freedom bringing glory to God. 
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Mary Ann finds it an honor to now serve Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey. 
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To contact Mary Ann Manzo: mmanzo@tcnewengland.org

Melissa Oliveira, President Assistant
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey 
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After serving as a sales and marketing account executive for a number of years in the corporate world, Melissa chose to take her expertise and follow her heart into ministry work. She joined the Teen Challenge team in September 2015 as one of the assistants to the President. She is responsible for a wide-range of administrative functions under the President including scheduling, travel arrangements, various communications from the President’s office, and Director and Board meeting preparations. Melissa is also the Assistant Secretary for the Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey Board of Directors. 
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Melissa has served on the Brockton Teen Challenge Women’s Guild for over two years, and loves hearing the testimonies of changed lives and aspires to help Teen Challenge end addiction. She enjoys spending her free time reading, crafting, and with her husband, daughter and three sons on various family adventures. 
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To contact Melissa Oliveira: moliveira@tcnewengland.org 

 

KHenriksenKaren Henriksen, President Assistant
Teen Challenge New England & New Jersey 
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Karen has been with Teen Challenge since August 2014. She is responsible for overseeing all Teen Challenge New England campus wide events, the monthly Challenge Report e-newsletters for each campus, managing the vehicle fleet, overseeing publishing of the Changed Lives book series along with various other duties. 
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Karen uses her varied skills to further the ministry of Teen Challenge and delights in interacting with the students in the program, offering encouragement and support. 
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Karen also leads the Brockton Women’s Guild, a volunteer group of women who support the Brockton Teen Challenge center in a variety of ways. 
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To contact Karen Henriksen:  khenriksen@tcnewengland.org