About Us

Staff Directory

Teen Challenge exists because of the generosity and help of many donors and volunteers. We sincerely appreciate the many volunteers that help us each and every year! May the Lord bless their efforts as we together labor in His harvest!

Rev. Craig Harper

Rev. Craig Harper, Executive Director

Craig Harper has been working with Milwaukee Teen Challenge since 1992. Craig and his staff have been able to develop a great place on a great lake! The Milwaukee centers represent two of over 1191 Teen Challenge centers world-wide.

Craig obtained a bachelors degree in Math and Chemistry Education from Louisiana State University in 1987. He has done graduate work at Cardinal Stritch University and Marquette Graduate School of Business. In 2007, Craig was awarded a scholarship to attend classes in the Executive Education Program at Harvard Business School. He was chosen for this opportunity by members of the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin and attended additional classes in 2009 and 2014 both at the business school and at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

Craig served on the National Teen Challenge Board of Directors and as a National Teen Challenge Regional Representative from 1996 to 2002. He is an ordained Assembly of God Minister and Nationally Appointed Home Missionary. He is past President,Vice President and Treasurer of the Northwest Milwaukee Chamber of Commerce, and a past Board Member for a Mission of Mercy School and Orphanage in Rupaidia, India. Craig also served at County Executive Scott Walkers's request on the Executive Committee for Wiser Choice. He is also a member of the U. S. Swimming Foundation, U. S. Golf Association, the Northshore Republicans, the Harvard Business School Club of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Rotary, and Milwaukee Rotary's Partners in Education Committee.

In 2012, Craig was appointed to the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse by Governor Scott Walker as his appointed Designee.

Mr. Mark Rainey

Mr. Mark Rainey, Dean of Men

Mark Rainey currently works at Teen Challenge as the Dean of Men. He does an outstanding job and is one of the best.

Mark grew up here in Milwaukee and graduated from Washington High School as an all city running back. In 1981, he was recruited as a full scholarship Division 2 NCAA athlete by Minnesota State University located in Mankato, Minnesota. A crack cocaine addiction stopped Mark's dreams and desires.

By God's grace, Mark entered Teen Challenge Wisconsin in 2004. After completing the induction phase in Milwaukee, he entered phase two at "God's Mountain" in Rehersberg Pennsylvainia in 2005. For the last nine years he has served faithfully here at our center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Our additional staff members include...

Ms. Denise O'Brien

Ms. Denise O'Brien

Associate Director Finances

Ms. Jennifer Fyock

Ms. Jennifer Fyock

Women's Program Director

Ms. Melanie Leitinger

Ms. Melanie Leitinger

Women's Program Staff

Ms. Jordan Bodwin

Ms. Jordan Bodwin

Women's Program Staff

Mrs. Martha Haile

Mrs. Martha Haile

Education Coordinator

Mr. Robert Bell

Mr. Robert Bell

Men's Program Staff

Ms. Katie Morrow

Ms. Katie Morrow

Development Director

Ms. Brenda Etzel

Ms. Brenda Etzel

SuperThrift Store Manager

Ms. Cindy Zuelsdorf

Ms. Cindy Zuelsdorf

Women's Program Staff