Survival and ASAP have a strong community of families  from across the country that help make these life-changing events possible for students. 

We are forever grateful to the staff and parents who have supported Survival, and who will continue to support Survival events as we transition them to their new home in the exciting Bold Acts ministry. Our pledge to you, as the on-going directors of Survival, is to continue the same high standards and focus on Jesus which have made Survival events life-changing for thousands of teens during the past 20 years.   

Board of Directors


Bryce and Holly Melvin live in Marianna, FL.  Bryce has been involved with TeenPact and Survival since 1999, attending the very first Survival event.  He currently works for Mightycause which provides online fundraising and donor management solutions for nonprofits.  


Justin and Cheryl LaVan live in Iowa.  There family has been involved in TeenPact and Survival since 2014. Justin has been instrumental in serving at many Survival events that his children attended. He is currently an attorney in Iowa and has served on the board of directors of Bold Acts since its foundation.  


Curtis and Jenna Whatley live in Florida. They have been involved in TeenPact since 1998 and 2001 respectively. Curtis has been involved in Survival since 1999 and together have been the directors since 2012. Curtis owns his own business in Orlando where he does construction and repair on homes.  They homeschool their four children and run Bold Acts and Survival.