David and Gabrielle Swanson

David serves as the Global Internship Coordinator for Global Teen Challenge, managing the details of short term trips and individual internships to Teen Challenge programs internationally. Gabrielle serves as the Administrative Assistant for Strategic Ministries of Global Teen Challenge. David has a rich Teen Challenge heritage as he grew up with a mother that founded and directed a Teen Challenge center in Arizona. As a teenager, David was passionate for missions and serving others through Christ, participating in outreach to Haiti, inner city evangelism in Kansas City and cleaning up after hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. He worked at an adolescent boy’s home pursuing ministry with Teen Challenge. His goal is to help people to spark a fire in their heart for missions via Teen Challenge.

Gabrielle grew up in Casa Grande, AZ. While interning at her home church, she obtained her credentials as a Certified Minister with the Assemblies of God. She graduated from Western Bible College with her Associates in Biblical Studies in 2015. God put Global Teen Challenge on Gabrielle's heart in July of 2014. Almost a year later, she took her first international mission trip to Australia and saw the powerful impact of GTC and knew she needed to be a part of the team. She is dedicated to see lives transformed by the opportunities the Lord gives them and she is a full believer that He does it though Teen Challenge. David and Gabrielle are newly-weds, married in September 2015. They love the Lord and want to see many come to know their purpose in Christ.