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Hall of Fame – 2012 Inductees

Anna Montgomery June 20, 2012
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Elizabeth Owens

Elizabeth is the eldest of 9 children and first attended TeenPact in Georgia in 1995. She then the Alumni Weekend (became National Convention) in 1996 where she was elected Governor at that event, the first elected TeenPact Nationwide official (became President). In some respects Elizabeth is the George Washington of TeenPact. After her passion ignited at TeenPact, she attended Georgia State University and was an on air political reporter. Elizabeth continued blending her reporting and political interest after college, and has worked in television in South Carolina, Ohio, North Carolina, and now back in Georgia. She is currently an investigative reporter for WRDW TV in Augusta, working to uncover corruption and misuse of government money, using skills she learned at TeenPact.





Curtis Whatley

Curtis attended TeenPact Alabama in 1996 and went on to staffer, Intern, Program Director, and later Guest/Class Director. He started TeenPact’s outdoor alumni events, Survival, Challenge Basic, and Challenge Extreme. He also started several state classes like Oklahoma (4 students) and Wyoming. He currently serves on the TeenPact board as vice president and is Event Directing Survival. A funny TeenPact experience would be the time he program directed the Hawaii class and all week long felt awful – runny nose, cough, congestion, etc. He had all the classic signs of the common cold. It wasn’t until the end of the week that he realized he was allergic to the flowered lei he had been given when he arrived. He had hung it on the bed post and slept by it every night that week! And a fun fact: Curtis had the uncanny ability of getting rooms and speakers in Capitol buildings around the country.





Jenny Whatley McGoldrick

In the book, Experiencing God, by Henry Blackaby, the author suggests that we look for where God is working and join Him. Jenny Whatley McGoldrick joined God at work by allowing God to change her plans and join His work at TeenPact. In the year 2000, TeenPact had a time of crisis: Mrs. Echols was ill, and Mr. Echols could not keep traveling to continue running TeenPact. At twenty-one years old, Jenny quit graduate school so that she and her brother, Curtis, could keep TeenPact going. In the next few years, Jenny and Curtis poured themselves into TeenPact. They opened TeenPact in new states and they started the staff training program. Jenny worked as the first Development Director for TeenPact, raising funds to keep the ministry alive.  Outside of TeenPact, they led others to be involved in campaigns by starting Student Project. Jenny’s willingness to change her plans and go to work for TeenPact allowed TeenPact to grow.  This ministry is better because of Jenny’s joy, energy, and investment in others.





The TeenPact Hall of Fame exists to recognize and honor TeenPact Alumni who have significantly impacted the TeenPact community or their world with the vision and goals of TeenPact Leadership Schools by living a life of excellence. Nominees must be out of TeenPact as a student or student-staffer for at least 3 years to qualify. To nominate someone, please email

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Anna Montgomery

Anna Montgomery (and her crazy sidekick pup, Flynn), happily call the cornfields of Columbus, Indiana home.   She got her start in TeenPact… Read More

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