ETC Director Tom Bremer will be one of the main speakers at the 2019 Conference. Tom Bremer joined the ministry of Europe Teen Challenge in 1983. He served as coordinator of ministries in Eastern Europe and assisted with the development of Teen Challenge programs there. He has been serving as the ETC Director since 1999.
Pastor JoĆ£o Martins will be one of the main speakers at the 2019 Conference. JoĆ£o Martins is the Vice Chairman of ETC and former Director of Teen Challenge Portugal. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor of a large church in Lisbon, Portugal.
ETC Founder Dr. Howard Foltz will be one of the main speakers at the 2019 Conference. In 1969, he began the first Teen Challenge in Europe, and in the next sixteen years, expanded Teen Challenge programs into 27 countries.
Teen Challenge Slovakia was founded in August 1995. They run a resocialization center for men called Restart. Early 2011 the accredited Children's Home Compass was established and later that year they started a re-entry.
Teen Challenge in Slovakia was founded in 1995. In 2007 the institution was transformed into a non-profit organization called Teen Challenge Slovakia n.o.
From 1996-2000 they ran a resocialization center for women, called Bethesda. In 1998, the resocialization center for men with the same name Bethesda was founded. Since 2005 it has been housed in a former primary school in a quiet part of the town SereÄ. In 2007, the resocialization center for men was accredited and since 2010 it carries the name Restart.
Children's Home and re-entry
Within the non-profit organization Teen Challenge Slovakia, are also two other organizational entities operated. On 1 January 2011 the accredited Children's Home Compass was established, and on 9 September 2011 the work in the Midway sheltered accommodation Progress (re-entry) started.