PASCO MANZO, President
Since Pasco’s introduction to Teen Challenge thirty-five years ago, he has been actively involved and passionate about its mission. As the Chairman of the Board of Outreach Ministries Inc., he participated in the consolidation of the ministries that brought about what is known today as Teen Challenge New England, Inc. While traveling abroad, he played a supportive role on many occasions with Teen Challenge International. Having served on the Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey Board of Directors for many years, he is delighted to bring his experience in leadership, management and finances to his role as President.
His studies have earned him Master of Arts of 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 has taught over ten years as an adjunct professor and authored two books Urim & Thummim – Discovering the Will of God and Broken Flowers: A Commentary on the Tragedy of Sex Slavery in America.
Pasco established North Providence Assembly of God in Rhode Island in 1982 where he served as the Senior Pastor for 25 years and mothered seven church plants.
He served as a Presbyter and Alternate Presbyter for ten years for the Southern New England District of the Assemblies of God. He served with distinction at Northpoint (Zion) Bible College as a member of the Executive and Trustee Boards for ten years.
Pasco is the founder of Dream Again Ministries, d.b.a. Run For Freedom and an appointed U.S. Missionary Human Trafficking specialist 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!
TODD SHEEHAN, Associate Director
Teen Challenge New Jersey
Todd Sheehan is the dynamic leader of Teen Challenge New Jersey. Since 2009 he has served with a passion and enthusiasm to make the ministry effective in reaching an increasing number of the addicted with the message of freedom and hope.
Todd entered Teen Challenge hopeless and desperate for a change. He describes his turning point: “Death was made very real to me, as I held my lifeless girlfriend, dead of an overdose of heroin and cocaine. That night we had been talking about changing our lives, and we decided that tomorrow was a good place to start. Tomorrow we would make a change. The tragic reality is sometimes we put things off until tomorrow and tomorrow never comes.”
Since Todd completed the recovery program in 2005, he served in various capacities at the Teen Challenge ministry in Manchester, New Hampshire before assuming leadership in New Jersey. He attended Global University and is a credentialed minister with the New Jersey District of the Assemblies of God.
Today Todd and his wife, Samantha, joyfully make their home in North Jersey with their cherished daughter, Evangeline.
Todd’s mission is to see even more lives transformed and families restored through the power of Christ in New Jersey. He believes “the best is yet to come!”