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Vermont Men’s Center

1296 Collins Hill Rd • Johnson, VT• 802-635-7807

The Adult & Teen Challenge Vermont Men’s Center sits among the Green Mountains in Johnson, Vermont. With panoramic views of sunrises, fall foliage, and cascading winter snowfalls on Mt. Sterling, one is commanded by the beauty of Vermont to step outside! 

Since 2005 the grounds have been the base for personal transformation and family restoration. As a 10–12 month discipleship training program, Adult & Teen Challenge Vermont Men’s Center serves to equip men for leadership in both the marketplace and ministry, fulfilling the Great Commission in all spheres of influence.

The spring and summer allow for horseshoe tournaments, fishing, hiking, swimming, and good barbequing. With the center Chapel serving as a multi-purpose space; weekly worship gatherings, community events, and weddings are easily facilitated. 

We invite you to experience the power of the human heart, connected with its Creator, in the full landscape of creation. Upon “The Holy Hill” sits a diverse community of disciples of Jesus that have been confronted by hope, who now walk in freedom, and live with a passionate purpose.

If you or anyone you know is looking for a way to end addiction in their lives, please contact us.

Richard Welch

Sr. Director, Adult & Teen Challenge Vermont and Northern New England Women’s Home

In 1997 Rick Welch was desperate to change his life after years of drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Hopeless and destitute, he decided to give Adult & Teen Challenge a try.

At the Adult & Teen Challenge center in New Haven, Connecticut, Rick found new life and new purpose. Eternally transformed, he longed to bring God’s healing touch to those who are as hopeless as he once was. Upon completion of the program, Rick decided to stay on and serve in the ministry, first as an intern and then moving to a staff position. He soon realized that he would never desire to do anything with his life except to serve God and to passionately bring the inspirational message of the Gospel to the addicted and to their hurting families.

After years of visiting and ministering in Vermont with the Connecticut choir, Rick desired to expand the ministry there and in 2003 he was appointed Director of the first Adult & Teen Challenge in Vermont.

Rick attended Global University and is credentialed with the Northern New England District of the Assemblies of God. He and his wife, Carrie, live in Johnson, Vermont with their son, Timmy.

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