Pasco A. Manzo
President / CEO

Since Pasco’s introduction to Teen Challenge some 35 years ago, he has been passionately involved in its mission. As President, his leadership, management, and financial skills bring countless positive changes. 

Some of these changes are: “Resident First” as our motto; one way this is implemented is in the last phase of the program each resident chooses from four tracks; college, career, ministry, or TC apprenticeship, and everyone graduates with their GED. Pasco has also established clinical counseling, life coaching, the annual Leadership Management Conference, the Alumni Network, and reestablished the girls home “Bloom.”  He has put systems in place that have created synergy between leaders and the campuses. He has reduced debt, created Coffee for Change and the Changed Life book series.  He has raised funds for the building of new facilities and several were remodeled, making them more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.

Pasco has also established our “End Addiction Campaign”. Through city billboards and promotional materials such as postcards, t-shirts and wristbands, Teen Challenge is on the front lines fighting addiction. The End Addiction teams bring our interactive, multimedia substance abuse prevention presentation which includes actual changed lives’ stories to schools, youth groups and/or community events. 

Pasco’s studies have earned him a Master of Arts in Christian Ministries with a concentration in Culture and People distinguished with Summa cum Laude. He also received a Master’s of Divinity Equivalency from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He loves the classroom and has taught over twelve years as an adjunct professor. He is a seasoned preacher/teacher with his own unique style. He authored two books: Urim and Thummim – Discovering the Will of God and Broken Flowers: A Commentary on the Tragedy of Sex Slavery in America and compiled Changed Lives Books One, Two, Three and Four – Ten True Stories From Addiction to Freedom. 

Pasco also served as an appointed U.S. Missionary with the Assemblies of God. He has had the honor to minister for Jesus on every populated continent and has traveled to over 50 countries. He gives God ALL the glory for everything He has done. 

Contact by way of Melissa Oliveira:
moliveira@tcnewengland.org

President Assistants

Mary Ann Manzo

President Assistant

Contact via email:
mmanzo@tcnewengland.org

Melissa Oliveira

President Assistant

Contact via email:
moliveira@tcnewengland.org

Karen Henriksen

President Assistant

Contact via email:
khenriksen@tcnewengland.org