State Class Directors
It is our great joy to partner with godly men from around the nation as they serve alongside our student leadership teams. The role of Class Director is to provide spiritual leadership and adult oversight on all our classes, often teaching additional sessions in the evenings. We are honored that these men take time to partner with TeenPact in training up the next generation of leaders.
Cal Callen is a Financial Consultant with Trustmark Wealth Management in Laurel, Mississippi. He has worked in the financial services industry for more than 35 years. He and his wife Janet have been married for 39 years and have 10 children who they homeschooled for 30 plus years. Six of their children are married. Two are in college; several own their own businesses and 2 are still at home. In addition they have ten marvelous grandchildren and number eleven is on the way. Cal graduated from Belhaven University and Southern Trust School. He has served as the President of the Board of Trustees for both the Laurel-Jones County Public Library and the Center for Pregnancy Choices for South Central Mississippi. He and Janet are members of Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel, where they live. They have worked with the High School Ministry, have led church-wide mission trips, and have taught adult Sunday school and small group bible studies. Over the years all of their children have been involved with TeenPact. They have been State Coordinators for Mississippi for the past ten years. They love TeenPact because they love America. They see God raising up future leaders through the ministry of TeenPact and count it a great privilege to play a small role.
Tommy Carrington served as a Youth Evangelist and Area Director with Miami Youth for Christ for 12 years. In 1997 he began training student leaders and adult youth workers, and later founded Impact 922 Ministries (formerly the Urban Training Network), a national ministry designed to train and equip student leaders and youth workers. He travels extensively, speaking at youth events, churches, camps, retreats and seminars. Tommy earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Biblical Studies from Trinity International University, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Tommy’s passion is to provide leadership training for young emerging leaders, with the goal of raising a generation of transformational leaders. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Trinity International University in South Florida and at Palm Beach Atlantic University.
Dave Caucutt is a father of eight children who were home educated through High School and has been married for 46 years. Life is full as a father and grandfather of seventeen grandchildren located in 4 States. He has been a community ministry volunteer with the Navigators since 1976 leading small groups in the community. His passion is training Christians in Bible Study skills and is currently an active Precepts Bible Study leader which he has done for over 20 years. He works out of his Wisconsin home office as the Vice President of Sales and Technical Services for a Chicago, IL based company. Has responsibility for the US sales of bakery ingredients to large manufactures. A team member of the American Bakers Association which educates members of Congress and the Senate on how pending Bill’s impact the private sector, he lobby’s in Washington, DC as an advocate for the industry. He has held the position of co-chair for the Executive Leadership Development Committee for the American Bakers Association. I am excited to be part of the ministry of TeenPact as a Class Director. I am looking forward to seeing God work in the lives of Teens as they grow in faith and influence across our country.
Bob Chambers is the Founder/Executive Director of PeopleLinQ, Inc., a non-profit targeting life coaching, consulting and leader development with a relational focus. He married his wife Joy over 38 years ago and they are blessed parents to 7 sons and 1 daughter, with 11 grandchildren (so far)! They love to do parenting workshops and are actively involved in mentoring others, seeking to share God’s wisdom through their real life experiences. They are also working on numerous writing projects that they hope to begin publishing in the near future. Having been a pastor, church planter and business owner for nearly 40 years, Bob has loved serving and encouraging students in his TeenPact role and feels this investment is producing life transformation and eternal impact. He completed his BS at Palm Beach Atlantic University in south Florida and earned a Master of Theology through Southwestern Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas, along with national certifications in DISC, Team Building, Marriage Development, Church Consulting and others.
Quinton attended his first TeenPact class when he was fourteen years old. It was at TeenPact that Quinton says he was first “awakened” to the idea that he was a leader. As he grew in his servant leadership abilities, he had the opportunity to staff, intern, and program direct for TeenPact. Before moving to Virginia to work for TeenPact, Quinton lived in his hometown of Portland, Oregon with his family. While his official role with TeenPact has changed several times, Quinton currently serves as the Vice President of Operations and Director of Communications. Having earned his B.S. in Business Administration, Quinton is currently pursuing his Master of Divinity through Western Seminary. He and his wife Kelsey lead the youth ministry at their church and are looking forward to starting their own little family in the near future.
Steve Crum is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Spirit of Life Ministries in Kingman Indiana. Married to his wife Becky for over 31 years the Crum’s have five children and soon to be six grandchildren. Steve and Becky currently live in Tangier Indiana with their two youngest sons Josh and Nate. Steve has a great love for people which motivates him to be involved in several ministries. After giving his heart to Jesus in 1983 Steve became the Associate Pastor /Youth Pastor of Kingman Community Church. Steve is an International member of the Board of Trustees of Quality Computer Training Center of Africa, as well as President of the Tangier Youth Association and Vice President of the Tangier Community Club. He recently received his Bachelors degree in Biblical Studies from White Horse School of Ministries. He began serving TeenPact in 1999 when he chaperoned for his oldest son’s class, then transitioned to Indiana State Coordinator and then to Class Director. His five children have multiple years of attending and or staffing Indiana TeenPact classes. Steve’s passions are serving Christ, enjoying time with his family, hunting and target shooting and touring the country with his wife on his Goldwing.
Dr. Brent Freeland is a native of Tennessee. His first experience with TeenPact was in 2009 when his wife, Sabrina, registered him to take their oldest child to the one-day class in North Carolina. That evening he told his wife, “This is something we want all our kids to do!” Having worked in secular jobs as well as a ministry, he understands “both sides of the coin”. He has started and pastored churches in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia and Tennessee. He has spoken to thousands of people about Christ in churches; schools; jails; corporations; living rooms; men, women and student conferences; and anywhere someone will listen to the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. His passion is making the message of the Bible clear and simple through memorable, meaningful and sometimes funny ways. He is excited to invest in the lives of students through TeenPact. Brent enjoys exercising, eating donuts (not always in that order) and traveling with his family. He holds an undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Ministry from Liberty Seminary. Brent and Sabrina have been married for twenty years and home school their four children in Knoxville, TN.
Kevin Gentzler is an assistant professor of leadership studies at the US Army Command and General Staff College. Mr Gentzler retired from active duty with the US Army in 2008 after serving 22 years in concluding his service as Commander of the 15th Finance Battalion, commanding at Ft. Hood, Texas and in Iraq in 2006 and 2007. Kevin and his wife Kathy have four adult children whom they homeschooled. Kevin is an elder for the Church of the Open Door in Leavenworth Kansas where he oversees the AWANA ministry and an annual community-wide outreach as well as teaching adult Sunday school. Kevin and Kathy became interested in TeenPact after hearing of its merits from other homeschooling parents and listening to an early intern speak at a local homeschool meeting. TeenPact has been a major part of their children’s lives, and theirs as well, for more than 14 years especially while serving as state coordinators for Kansas since 2010. They continue to serve with the ministry because they have seen the results in changed lives and because of their concern for America’s future. Kevin is currently completing his dissertation and doctoral studies in Leadership and Management with the University of Phoenix.
August Huckabee is the Dean of Students at Worldview at the Abbey – a gap-year program in Cañon City, Colorado where students can earn up to 30 college credits through taking classes such as Literature, Economics, and Political Science. August has worked with Worldview Academy Leadership Camps in some position since 2009, and helped start Worldview at the Abbey in 2014. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Finance in 2013, and he is passionate about entrepreneurship, empowering others to reach their potential, theology, and outdoor sports. August was a TeenPact intern in 2010, has been a Class Director since 2015, and loves teaching students and staff the topics of apologetics, critical thinking, and Biblical worldview.
Bill Jack is an educator with ten years experience in secular schools and 14 years with The Caleb Campaign, a creationist youth ministry. Bill Jack is faculty advisor for Worldview Academy, an academic leadership program that seeks to train Christian students to think and live in accord with a Biblical worldview so that they will serve Christ and lead the culture. Bill has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs and is the producer of several apologetic and worldview training DVDs. Bill’s passion is to raise up a generation who have the vision to reach their culture with the gospel, who have the valor to engage that culture with the truth and who rely on the virtue of the Word of God. Bill and his wife, Tabby, and their three children live in Colorado.
Peter has been the President/CEO of TeenPact Leadership Schools since 2010 and has been blessed to see God work in miraculous ways in the ministry in that time. He and his wife Lydia will celebrate their 34th anniversary in May and live in Chesterfield, Virginia. They are proud parents of eight children, two sons-in-law, and the cutest grandson, Azariah Peter. They have been homeschooling for over 25 years, and now have six homeschool graduates, with two more students to go. He is looking forward to a great year in 2017, trusting God and encouraging students to be the servant leaders that God has called them to be through TeenPact. He is thankful to God for His indescribable gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ and believes that TeenPact’s best days are in front of us!
Reverend Dean Nelson, B.A., is an executive leader with over 25 years of experience in ministry and non-profit work. Dean serves as the National Outreach Director for Human Coalition, which is a prolife, non-profit organization. Additionally, Dean is the Chairman of the Frederick Douglass Foundation, a conservative, grassroots political organization. As well as being the is the Chairman of the Douglass Leadership Institute which exists to educate, equip, and empower faith-based leaders to embrace and apply Biblical principles in life and the marketplace. Dean has served as the Vice President of Underserved Outreach at Care Net where he led Care Net’s nationwide efforts to equip and train urban leaders and churches in the development of pregnancy centers in underserved communities. He is a licensed minister from Salem Baptist Church and an ordained pastor with Wellington Boone Ministries. He is the former Executive Director for the Network of Politically Active Christians (NPAC), and the former National Director of Global Outreach Campus Ministries. Dean and his wife, Julia, live in Montgomery Village, Maryland, and have three children together: Michaela, Amani, and Brandon.
Chris met his bride, Connie, at a Campus Crusade for Christ meeting shortly after giving his life to Christ as a Freshman at Michigan State University. After marrying in 1983, they joined CCC’s FamilyLife Division and moved to Little Rock, AR, where they served for 12+ years. In 1999, God called them to the International Headquarters of CCC (now called Cru in the US) in Orlando, FL, where they served for 14 years before transferring back to FamilyLife. As a Ministry Rep, Chris works to develop godly marriages and families who change the world one home at a time. // Chris & Connie home educated their six sons and caboose daughter. Three of the five boys who have moved out are already married . TeenPact has played a significant role with their eldest son, Anthony (Director of Economic Research for Reason Foundation), and with Vincent (Chik-fil-A Mgr) and Philip (FSU Senior), who both Interned and Program Directed several years ago. Chris is excited to serve again as a Class Director. His heart and passion is to help be a part of building Christ-centered marriages and families, and to help encourage the “next generation” of Americans to engage the culture in a meaningful way as Ambassadors for Christ.
Dale Stewart from Dillon, Montana – Coming to the realization that I had broken God’s moral law and was guilty before him at an early age in my life led me to repent and accept God’s free gift of Salvation. Since that time I have been actively seeking to know Him better and serve Him where every He leads in my life. I have been married for 30 years to my best friend Jill. We have 7 children and 2 grandchildren. We also are foster parents who currently have 3 young foster daughters. In 1998 God called me to leave a successful business career and move to Montana as a missionary to rural America. I have been involved in a variety of youth ministries for 33 years, ministering and speaking to young people across the US as well as Canada and Mexico. I currently serve as the President of Westland Bible Mission and the Director of the Clark Canyon Bible Camp, in Dillon, Montana. I have served as the Interim Pastor of 3 churches in Montana, taught as a visiting Professor at Arrowhead Bible College in the subject of Biblical Worldview, and also serve as a frequent guest speaker at many churches around the state of Montana. I have been sworn in as the Chaplain of the Beaverhead County Sheriff’s Department. I am a sworn Reserve Police Officer with the Dillon City Police Department. I am an Advanced EMT as well as an EMT Instructor with the State of Montana. I have been involved with Teen Pact for the past 12 years, first as a parent, then as a chaperone and bus driver and now enjoying the opportunity to serve as a Class Director for the past 5 seasons. My passion is to preach the Gospel to anyone that will listen, either in a group setting such as church, or hanging out at Pizza Hut talking with folks, which seems to get better results. I love to challenge young people to live life from a biblical worldview and enjoy the adventures that God gives them. My life’s verse is Prov. 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
Scott Wylie and his wife Lorie live in North Carolina. They have been married since 1987 and have two sons. Scott serves as the Pastor of Family Ministry at Colonial Baptist Church in Cary. Scott leads the various ministries for children and adults, teaches men’s and parenting groups, leads a homeschool support group, and teaches worldview and apologetics classes for high school age students. In addition, he is the Broadcast Host for the international radio ministry, Wisdom For The Heart. Prior to moving to North Carolina in 1995, Scott served for six years as a Youth Pastor in Michigan. He has a Bachelors degree from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois, and a Masters degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Scott enjoys hiking, camping, home and auto repair and working in his yard. He has been a Class Director with TeenPact since 2009. He’s especially grateful for the opportunity to invest in the staff and students on TeenPact state classes and alumni events.