Meet Our Boarding School Directors
Bryan and Amanda Rule
Bryan and Amanda were married in 2003 and have two children.
Bryan grew up in a Christian home but learned very early in life the painful challenges that come from addiction when his father abandoned the home because of alcohol addiction. With this background, Bryan has realized God’s calling on his life to help troubled teens and young men find purpose and freedom from life controlling issues through a relationship with Jesus Christ and the very practical steps of spiritual living.
Bryan began his ministry training as a volunteer in his church and completed a college accredited internship program. He assisted in planting a sister church and was on staff for eight years which included ministry to children and youth.
When the opportunity came to work at a Christian recovery ministry, Bryan accepted the role of Program Coordinator for a year-long residential recovery program. In this position and as an ordained minister, he counseled and worked directly with clients of all recovery stages. He helped to create and oversee the peer mentor and internship programs, as well as shared the responsibilities of class/ curriculum development and facilitation.
Most recently, Bryan has served as the Student Ministries Coordinator and Program Manager at Teen Challenge’s Emerging Leaders Campus for the Southeast region. He has had the privilege of training and equipping Teen Challenge graduates who have responded to God’s call to ministry.
Amanda was raised in a Christian home with parents who served in full-time ministry to youth and young adults. Her father served on the Teen Challenge executive board for the Southeast region for over 25 years, so Amanda has a heartfelt appreciation for Teen Challenge and the ministry it brings.
After graduation from Southeastern University, Amanda served a year-long internship with a missions organization, Shake the Nations, where she traveled extensively. From there she returned home to teach elementary students in the public school system. She later served as a church administrator for several years. After their first child was born, Amanda worked part time developing a private tutoring business for elementary and middle school students.
Amanda has worked alongside Bryan at Teen Challenge’s Emerging Leaders Campus. Besides administrative duties, she had the privilege of mentoring young women involved in leadership training.
The ministry call has been strong in both Bryan and Amanda from a young age. It has always been their desire to see lives changed through a relationship with Jesus Christ and for these young men it is the same – families healed, young lives transformed through true discipleship.