Our Staff

Debra Patterson
Executive Director

Debra Patterson and her husband Joe are lifelong residents of the area and active members of its community.  A former educator and school administrator, as well as an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God, Pastor Debra holds degrees in education, counseling, and leadership.

John Arbona
Assistant Director

As a 1969 graduate of Teen Challenge in Brooklyn, NY, John is living proof that life-controlling issues are NOT PERMANENT and CAN BE CHANGED.  For over thirty years, John and his wife Angie have served on staff in women’s recovery programs on the east and west coasts.

Hope Farms has additional staff and volunteers that serve as mentors, coaches, and instructors. All staff and volunteers have been trained as Living Free Facilitators and in the Teen Challenge discipleship model.