More Team Members

Mark & Debbi Witt

Founders/Executive Directors/Camp Director
Phone: 814-444-9500 x 110

Mark & Debbi Witt have been in youth ministry all their adult lives.  They met at Liberty University where Mark taught and were married in 1974, knowing God has  led  them as a couple to reach teens with the Gospel of Christ in full time missions.  They founded Teen Quest in 1976 to fulfill this vision.  Mark, an ordained minister of the Gospel is the Executive Director of Teen Quest.  Debbi is Camp Director and Operations Director. They make their home in  Somerset, Pennsylvania.

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Jason & Chelsea Witt

Program Directors / Directors of Student Ministries
Phone: 814-444-9500 x104

Jason and Chelsea are graduates of Word Of Life Bible Institute in New York where they met.  They have been on Teen Quest’s full-time missionary team since 2003.  Jason, an ordained minister and his wife, Chelsea are Directors of Student Ministries and  Jason is the Ranch Manager of all ministries at the Ranch.   Chelsea coordinates our food service program.   Jason & Chelsea currently live with their daughters Alexa and Briana and their son, Jaxon in Somerset, Pennsylvania.

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Betty Abbott

Horse Wrangler
Phone: 724-970-3349

Betty started riding horses at 8 months old and hasn’t stopped! Last year alone, Betty competed in over 35-horse barrel racing competitions! She brings over 46 years of professional horse training experience and care to the Teen Quest Ranch. Betty has been married to her husband, Jonathan for over 16 years and they live in Confluence PA with their two sons. They love caring for horses as a family.


Laura Nickel


Horse Wrangler
Phone: 814-444-9500

Laura is a mother of five, an author, artist, teacher, Child Development Specialist, and equestrian. She has always had a heart for kids and has worked in schools, hospitals and camps designing activities for educational and therapeutic benefits. Laura’s ministry began with Teen Quest when she felt called to bring her pottery wheel and clay up to the Ranch. Laura says, “It’s at that time I saw the impact of being able to share the Gospel in the context of outdoor activities with the teens.” She has jumped in with both feet and has not looked back.


Lisa Shroyer

Secretary/ Administrative Asst.
Phone: 814-444-9500 (x 1)

Lisa came to Teen Quest in 2004 and serves as our secretary. Chances are, you’ll hear her voice first when you call Teen Quest Headquarters. She resides in Stoystown Pennsylvania with her husband, Dan and they have two grown children, Brittany and Brady.


Dave Benoit


International Director
Phone: 434-258-6608

Dave Benoit is the International Director for Teen Quest. He works with international students attending Teen Quest Camps throughout the year. He has been working with international students since 2005. He is the former Chaplin of the men’s basketball program at Liberty University.

Dave lives in Lynchburg, VA and has been married to his lovely wife, Debbie  since 1977. Debbie is Chair of the Consumer Science Department at Liberty University.