Deb McDonald
Director, Adult & Teen Challenge Rhode Island

When Deb heard of her friend Jacqui Strothoff’s long awaited vision for a women’s home, the beauty of God’s plans for her life truly began to unfold. Together, they found the house on Elmwood Avenue that would eventually become the first Adult & Teen Challenge New England and New Jersey Women’s Home.

Since the doors of the Adult & Teen Challenge Women’s Home opened in 1994, Deb’s heart has been for the women of this ministry. Throughout her 20 years of service,  she has had the privilege of witnessing the miraculous power of God to transform lives in the face of addiction. It has been a tremendous honor and blessing to serve the ministry of Adult & Teen Challenge and she is constantly reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness because while using her to nurture broken women, He ministers to her own heart as well.

Deb lives in North Providence with her husband Joe and her dog Gloobie.  They have three adult sons, Joey, Tony and Mikey.

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