Rev. Snow Peabody
Teen Challenge USA, National Representative to Washington D.C.
Arizona Executive State Director
Rev. Snow Peabody, Executive State Director of Teen Challenge of Arizona. He has served on staff with Teen Challenge of Arizona for the past 44 years and for 39 years has served as Executive State Director. In addition to overseeing Teen Challenge in Arizona, Rev Peabody served as the Teen Challenge National Director from 1987-1991 and is currently the National Representative to Washington D.C.
Rev. Peabody serves on the Board of Directors for numerous nonprofit organizations in Tucson, Arizona, as well as on national boards. These include the National Religious Broadcasters Association President’s Council, the SAMHSA National Recovery Month Planning Partners Council, the Arizona National Day of Prayer Board of Directors and the Arizona Coalition for Tomorrow. He also served as a member on the National Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) from 1989 to 1994. From 2006-2012, Snow was the TC Southwest Regional Representative and served on the Teen Challenge USA Board of Directors.
In Arizona, he oversees five residential centers statewide with a 230-bed capacity, two contact offices, and the Corporate Office and Training Center. In 1976 he began the Springboard Home for Youth in Crisis that has cared for over 9,000 youth through this Tucson-based 90-day shelter home. Springboard is the only Teen Challenge adolescent girls’ crisis shelter. Snow also began the Home of Hope, the second Teen Challenge center in the nation to allow children to stay with their mothers while in the residential recovery program. Home of Hope’s program is used as a model for other women recovery centers across the nation. Rev. Peabody was ordained in 1975 with the Assemblies of God.
Snow has received commendations on behalf of Teen Challenge nationally and locally, including ones from Presidents George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan, George Bush Sr., Vice President Dan Quayle and Arizona Governor Janice Brewer.
As an alumnus of the University of Arizona, he was one of thirteen students selected to be on the Bobcats Senior Honorary and was selected for Who’s Who in American Universities for 1971-1972. Most recently he was honored to receive the University of Arizona Alumni Association 2012 Professional Achievement Award, and in 2013 he received the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from Association of Fundraising Professionals, Greater Arizona Chapter. Rev. Peabody’s wife Ladelle is a talented song writer and musician. Snow is a native of Tucson, Arizona, and graduated from Tucson High School in 1968.
Snow and his wife, Ladelle, have been married for 39 years. Ladelle serves as the State Music Director for Teen Challenge of Arizona. They have three adult children: Sunny, Heaven, and Crystal Rain.