Meet the Staff of Adult & Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin
Kevin Schaler, Executive Director
Kevin Schaler – Executive Director
Kevin was born and raised in Neche, North Dakota. After high school, he attended North Dakota State University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice / Psychology. Kevin spent the next four years working at a secular treatment center, specifically with women, called Centre Inc. in Fargo, North Dakota. All throughout Kevin’s younger years, the Adult & Teen Challenge choir would visit his church and share their powerful testimonies. It was always a dream of Kevin’s to work for Adult & Teen Challenge. An opportunity arose to work at the North Dakota Adult & Teen Challenge facility, so Kevin applied. Shortly after, in 2011, Kevin became that center’s men’s counselor and worked there for the next four and a half years.
In the fall of 2015, Kevin spent a season away from Adult & Teen Challenge and entered the construction industry becoming an outside sales representative where he would rent and sell equipment. Kevin quickly excelled in this new line of work, and continued in it until August 2017. Kevin and his wife Jessica, got wind of a new Adult & Teen Challenge center being birthed in the La Crosse, Wisconsin area. They, along with their son Gracin, relocated to Wisconsin and are in the process of opening the doors to an Adult & Teen Challenge program for adult women.
Jessica Schaler, Executive Assistant
Jessica Schaler – Executive Assistant
Jessica was born and raised in central Wisconsin. After high school, she studied Psychology/Human Development at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. After earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 2009, Jessica interned with the interdenominational campus ministry known as Cru. She spent extended time in the Middle East ministering the gospel message to the Muslim world. Her passion has always been for women, specifically those who are broken and hurting. After returning stateside in 2011, there was an opportunity and open door to move to Bismarck, North Dakota. Shortly after moving, Jessica started to work at North Dakota Adult and Teen Challenge as program staff, and eventually would become the women’s counselor for the next 3+ years.
Jessica’s passion is to see individuals who are lost and suffering find hope and freedom through Jesus Christ. She believes Adult & Teen Challenge is the very place where this beautiful collision takes place. She and Kevin are working diligently as a husband and wife team to see that Adult and Teen Challenge of Western Wisconsin become a reality.