Mr. Ron Luce | President and Founder of Teen Mania Ministries
In 1986 Ron Luce and his wife Katie started Teen Mania Ministries with a dream to raise up young people who would change the world. The ministry has expanded greatly and has become very influential within today’s Christian youth culture.
Ron received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Theology from Oral Roberts University and his master’s in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tulsa, along with an honorary doctorate from Jerry Falwell of Liberty University. He is a sought-after speaker who has traveled to more than 60 countries and has made numerous media appearances, such as Dr. James Dobson’s Focus on the Family radio broadcast, CNN, The O’Reilly Factor, ABC Nightline, The 700 Club, Trinity Broadcasting Network, and the Sean Hannity Show. Ron has also written 35 books for teens, youth pastors, and parents and continues to speak at leaders conferences helping parents and pastors understand the plight of today’s youth and showing them how all of us can be part of the solution.
Ron and Katie currently live in Garden Valley, Texas, with their son Cameron. They have two daughters, Hannah and Charity, who recently graduated from college.
Dan Mcleod | Chief Financial Officer
Dan has worked in Teen Mania’s Finance Department for a more than a year, and prior to that served as the CEO, CFO, and Finance Director for numerous corporations and non-profit entities of various sizes for more than three decades. He is a versatile professional with finance, accounting, management, and administrative expertise in multiple industries and various size corporations. He has also served as a board member and corporate officer for several corporate entities, both for-profit and non-profit.
Along with working in Teen Mania’s Finance Department, Dan has also served as the Men’s Life Coach for the Honor Academy Christian Internship program.
David Neal | Director of Contact Centers and Professional Development
David Neal has spent over 45 years in business learning from the ground up starting with his father’s business in managing work teams at age 12 to working with Fortune 50 companies, organizations and individuals eliminating the walls of hierarchy between management levels, associates departments and operational sites.
For the past 8 years has worked with Teen Mania Ministries, one of the country’s largest youth organizations concentrating on equipping college age youth to change the world of today. Currently is Director of Professional Development and Executive Director of all Contact Centers focusing as an internal coach, and organizational development. David’s passion is to equip the younger generation to more than survive but excel in market place of tomorrow. In addition is President and owner of Neal Leadership Group, specializing in executive coaching and business development. Passionately believing one’s ability to achieve their dreams with balance. Blessed in marriage to his bride of 38 short years, which includes 2 awesome and successful daughters. Felicia resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Davina along with her husband and 2 children living in Corpus Cristi, Texas.
Kemtal Glasgow | Acquire the Fire Executive Director
As a leader, Kemtal Glasgow is highly regarded for his boldness, innovation and passion for people. As a minister he is known for his pastoral touch, commitment to the cause of Christ and practical teaching filled with vivid object lessons and humor. His continuing passion is to build God’s Church and Kingdom on the earth, and see everyday people released into their purpose and calling. To his team he is like a ‘dad,’ a minister who loves God and loves people.
Kemtal has held numerous roles relating to reaching young people, including serving as the Executive Director of Teen Mania Canada and his current role at the helm of Teen Mania’s Acquire the Fire, one of North America’s premier youth ministries which ministers the Gospel to teens, young adults and parents. He has appeared on God TV, ATF TV and is committed to reach generations young and old with the Word of God.
Chris Lay | Director of Acquire the Fire Contact Center
Chris came to Teen Mania as an Honor Academy intern in 2003, after going on his first Global Expeditions mission trip in 2001. As an intern in the Honor Academy, Chris served in the Acquire the Fire Contact Center and excelled in this department. He was promoted to staff in 2006, and now serves as the Director of the Acquire the Fire/Battlecry Contact Center. He is devoted to seeing Acquire the Fire reach thousands of teens each year and empower them to a greater passion for and intimacy with the Lord.
Jeff Pruett | Director of Honor Academy Internship
Jeff has been in full-time ministry for 26 years. He was mentored by revivalist Leonard Ravenhill and has served in both senior pastor and youth pastor capacities. He served under Keith Green as a staff member in Last Days Ministries, and has always been passionate about preaching the Gospel and reaching the lost for Jesus Christ. He was introduced to Teen Mania Ministries through a friend in the School of Worship, and was brought on staff in December of 2009 to serve as the Director of Acquire the Fire Marketing. Jeff is pursuing a degree in Communications from Regent University and divides his time at Teen Mania between the marketing department and teaching classes for the Honor Academy internship. His passion for Christ is evident and inspires interns to a new level in their walk with the Lord.
Heath Stoner | Director of Honor Academy Operations
After participating in the Honor Academy Internship, Heath went on to graduate from Oral Roberts University with a Bachelors in Communications, then obtained his Master’s in Business Administration from Liberty. He is now beginning to pursue a Doctorate and hopes to someday write books on being a godly man, husband, and father. Heath is passionate about the Honor Academy and is particularly excited about the men’s program, known as “Trailer Club” which is the outworking of a men’s discipleship curriculum Heath spent several years developing. He is also an ordained minister and spends time outside the Honor Academy serving as the lead Youth Pastor for Community Christian Fellowship in Garden Valley. He and his wife Alisa have three children and live in Lindale, Texas.
Tonjua Shepherd | Director of Executive Relations
Tonjua graduated from the University of Texas in 1988 with a Bachelors of Science in Education with a Specialization Endorsement in Gifted and Creative Education. She joined staff at Teen Mania 5 years ago and has operated in a variety of capacities throughout the ministry. She is currently the Director of Development and loves to see growth, creativity, and revelation in the people. Tonjua believes that developing strong relationships is key in growing the Kingdom. Tonjua taught in public school for 13 years, dedicating 2 years of that time period to working with college age young adults. She has served in her church’s youth group, taught high school Bible studies in her home, and lead a number of youth fundraising events.
She is the wife of a wonderful godly man, Dave Shepherd, and the mom to a large family of six; Brittani, Kesli, Jake, Brittany, Beth and Brooke. She enjoys being with family and loved ones, being outdoors, adventure, reading, music, riding horses, missions, the arts, offering hospitality to others and serving people.
At age 17, Patrick was called to the youth ministry and after graduating high school, he attended Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. While attending college, God diverted Patrick and led him into the Air Force, where he served in a variety of locations and jobs. During his 20-year career, he experienced and saw the struggles and temptations that bombard our young men and women entering the military on a daily basis. The last six years of his military career, Patrick worked in criminal investigations where he dealt with numerous young men and women committing suicide, using drugs, committing sexual assault, and even homicide. Because of what he was seeing with the epidemic of our young men and women, he and his wife, Tricia, established a Military Ministry for military members and their families to guide and mentor them in the daily struggles of not only being a Christian in the military, but giving them the right tools needed to transition from teenager to adult.
Patrick has recently joined Teen Mania Ministries to continue to follow God’s calling to work with our youth and prepare them for the race of life. Patrick and Tricia have two children and they live in Hideaway, TX.
President and Founder
Director of Honor Academy Graduate Programs
Executive Director of Acquire the Fire
The staff members who serve at Teen Mania Ministries are chosen for their strong character and leadership. They are individuals who have a passion for teenagers and missions and are committed to investing their lives into moving forward the Great Commission through ministering to this young generation.
When evaluating the effectiveness of a staff member, their spiritual maturity and influence is as important as the quality of their work.
For this reason, there is a process in place that allows for a 360 evaluation to be done on each full time staff member annually. The review process includes collecting broad based feedback from a group of their peers as well as those who serve under their leadership, a self evaluation, and a manager’s evaluation.
Staff members are held accountable to the mission and core values of Teen Mania Ministries and are kept up-to-date on staff policies and procedures designed to increase their effectiveness and ensure a positive experience for those working alongside them.
There is also a grievance procedure in place that allows for strong accountability and a system that initiates executive leadership to take action towards resoving concerns in a timely fashion.