Steve May has been a resident of Clay County since 1982. He has previously served as an educator with the Oneida Baptist Institute and Alice Lloyd College and as a pastor at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church. Steve holds undergraduate and graduate studies in psychiatric social work and two masters degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary. Additionally, Steve is licensed by the state of Kentucky as an LSW and plans to pursue CADC certification. Steve has been serving with Chad's Hope since 2014.
Forest was a student at Chad's Hope in 2014 and after graduation he felt the draw and desire to serve God through the Teen Challenge ministry.
Terry came to Chad's Hope in 2014 and completed the program in January 2015. In August of 2015 Terry joined the Chad's Hope team as a volunteer and that October he was asked to join the full-time staff.
Pam is a lifelong resident of Clay County, KY and a retired teacher of nearly 34 years. After retirement, Pam opened a Christian bookstore with a laser engraving business for 2 years. God stirred a deep desire to work in some capacity at Chad’s Hope in Pamn's heart and that desire never left. Pam applied to be a volunteer and thus began the journey. The volunteer role turned into a part time employment as the wood shop director and now to full time as the Dean of Students.
Pam says "Looking back, every trial and blessing along the way were steps that were completely ordered by the Lord. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve in this wonderful ministry."
John arrived as a student at Chad's Hope Teen Challenge in February 2016 bound by the chains of a 15 year drug addiction. He became a new creation in Christ during his time as a student and was absolutely set free by te power of God. After his graduation, John wanted to stay and give back to other students what he had so freely received. He worked as a staff assistant and then staff intern before becoming a full time staff member. John states, "It's amazing to serve and work with men who face the same life controlling issues I struggled with. It's a blessing watching them find the same freedom I've found."
John is originally from Breckenridge County, Kentucky.