Founder and Executive Director Glenn Yankowski has invested more than thirty years in recovery ministry. As a recovering addict and alcoholic, he started his ministry at North Atlanta Church of Christ in Dunwoody, GA, where he served for thirteen years. The following seventeen years of his recovery ministry were out of Campus Church of Christ located in Norcross, GA. He is an ex-Marine and Viet Nam Veteran with thirty years in management, buying, and sales in the automotive industry. Glenn celebrated thirty-seven years of sobriety in 2022 and continues to serve and love those who seek recovery.
Glenn's vision for ATB has always been to put into practice the vision of God's Spirit. Through all the years of leading addiction recovery ministries he has learned that the traits of love, acceptance and excellence in service are the keys to ATB's growth. Every day is a day to validate others who have either invalidated themselves or been cast aside by others as useless. In every move that we make we consider how that move will create space for personal recovery and growth as a human being that can be led into a successful life in our community.
Through the experience of war and personal struggles with alcoholism, Glenn has learned how to lead through conflict and teach others how to lead others out of harms way. In so doing, lessons learned in the corporate world of sales and marketing have shown that by delivering a full menu of services, developing mind, body and soul, with impact and validation of the individual receiving them brings forth the full potential of a recovering life.
Across The Bridge Board of Directors: President: Barry Henson, Founder Recovery Connections & Recovery Foundations Treasurer: Jill Cauthen Edwards, VP, United Community Bank Secretary: Jennifer Coyle, Special Assistant at ATB, former President of WMES PTA Member: Jason Moore - Graduate UGA, Owner A-1 Signs, Norcross. Building Your legacy, Boys Mentoring at City of Refuge Member: Darryl Stinson - Graduate Central Michigan University, Executive Pastor of Growth Ministries, Life Church International, Founder, Second Chance Athletes Member: Tim "Casey" McGraw - Graduate Millikin University, Founder & COO, Marcom Technologies, General Manager & Former Franchise Owner in the Automotive Business, 20 years experience Member: Tabatha Trammell - Graduate ICDC College, Addiction Counselor, Founder & CEO of Woman With A Plan, Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist (CARES) through Georgia Dept. Of Disability and Behavioral Health Member: Stephanie Kottmann - Mortgage Loan Processor at Mortgage Solutions Network, Cocaine Anonymous leader and serves on CA World Services Finance Board
Additional Staff: Jennifer Lindquist, General Manager - Jen leads our Women's Group, is involved with meetings at the Gwinnett County Jail and brings an incredible heart to serve at ATB. She also coordinates most of our events and is involved with our long term planning. Joel Lindquist, Property Management Engineer - Joel leads our Men's Group and is a builder and fixer literally and figuratively with an equally incredible heart to serve along with his wife Jen. He is also involved in our long term planning. Robert Colbert, Community Outreach Director - Smooth as we affectionately call him leads our Smooth Talk meeting on Tuesday's and brings a wealth of pastoral and recovery experience to ATB. He is also responsible for our community development. Allison Miller, Marketing and Public Relations - Allison brings a strong background in spiritual formation in women's ministry and extensive business experience. She is also an author (Desperate For Love), Speaker, and Artist.