Teen Challenge of Mississippi 

​help for life-controlling problems

5 Buford Lane Poplarville, MS 39470   601.795.8063

Office hours: Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Vera Ashcraft
6 Word Testimony: I was the one lost sheep!
Favorite things to do: I love to praise & worship my Father in heaven and fish.
One of my favorite Bible verses: Isaiah 43:18-19, Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. 

​​​Shelia Patterson

​6 Word Testimony: ​Delivered, Healed, Joyful, Hopeful, Grateful, Focused

Favorite things to do: Read, plan, clean and organize, watch Duck Dynasty, teach, and take care of people. 

One of my favorite Bible verses: 2 Timothy 1:7​, For God has not given us a spirit of Fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

​​Pat Peyton

6 Word Testimony: I'm a sinner saved by grace.

My favorite thing to do: Anything outdoors, camping and fishing.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Philippians 4:1, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

Center Director

Program Director

​​Admin Assistant & Fundraiser

Education Director

Lissa Saucier
6 Word Testimony:  Blessed more than I ever deserved!
Favorite things to do: Watch sermons on YouTube, spend time with Carleigh, and drink Dr Pepper.
One of my favorite Bible verses: James 1:2-4, 6, When troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. 

Education Staff

Jayne Kotter

6 Word Testimony: Loved, redeemed, and blessed beyond belief!

My favorite things to do:

Writing, making jewelry, and talking about and to Jesus.

One of my favorite Bible verses:Philippians 1:6, And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.​​

Emily Crawley
6 Word Testimony: He turned my tears to joy!
Favorite things to do: Arts & crafts, outside sports, animals, and studying my Bible. 
One of my favorite Bible verses: Genesis 50:20, You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good. He brought me to this position so that I could save many people. 


Leah Daughdrill

6 Word Testimony: Not a thing has been wasted!

Favorite things to do: Human videos, mow the grass, show others the love of Jesus!

One of my favorite Bible verses: Acts 16:31, So they said, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be save, you and your household.

Dee Matthew

6 Word Testimony: His unfailing love sustains me always!

My favorite thing to do: Bowling, mini-golf, scrabble, or any game.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Psalm 86:11, Teach me your way, oh Lord, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me the purity of heart that I may honor you.

​​Proverbs 11:14

Where there is no counsel, the people fall, but in

the multitude of counselors there is safety.

Teresa Emswiler

6 Word Testimony: Restorer of hope for the broken-hearted.

My favorite thing to do: Spend time with my grandchildren.

One of my favorite Bible verses: Isaiah 61:1, The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the broken-hearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.

Ministry Coordinator