About the Founder

Christine M. Stroble, Ph.D. 

Christine M. Stroble, Ph.D. is the founder of Teen Moms Anonymous. In 2020, Dr. Chris founded Teen Moms Anonymous because from her research, professional, and personal experience, she knew there was a need to minister to them. She knew that many are emotionally wounded and in need of healing. She created Teen Moms Anonymous to give them a safe place to heal.

Dr. Chris also knew the effectiveness of support group programs like Codependents Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery. As a trauma survivor, she had attended several CoDA meetings and completed the 12-Step program with Celebrate Recovery.

In the same way that Codependents Anonymous and Celebrate Recovery bring together people, who share a common bond, to support each other, Dr. Chris wanted to create a support group program to bring together teen moms, who share a common bond, to support each other.

She created Teen Moms Anonymous. We are a Christ-centered support group program for pregnant and parenting teens ages 15-19 and women who have been teen moms. We are a safe place where participants can (1) meet others who've walked a similar path, (2) find emotional and moral support, and (3) learn skills and find resources to help them grow into a more confident, skilled woman and mother. 

Dr. Chris is a former public school English teacher and college professor. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research focuses on improving education for pregnant and parenting students (teen moms). She is the award-winning author of Helping Teen Moms Graduate: Strategies for Families, Schools, and Community Organizations, and her newest book is Love For Black Single Moms: You Are Not The Problem (May 1st, 2024).  

Dr. Chris is herself the daughter of a teen mom, and her story mirrors the research on the many Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) that teen moms and children of teen moms have faced. The difference is that she broke the cycle of teen pregnancy and has been on her journey of healing from trauma for over 15 years. She is now using what helped her to help other teen moms and their children heal from trauma.

Dr. Chris shares her journey in her inspirational memoir, Daughter of a Teen Mom: A Memoir (Forthcoming 2025). Click HERE to request her as a speaker. 

Board Members

Charlotte Wright, M.Ed

School Counselor

Glenda Boone, Ed.D.

Retired Professor

Tracy McCauley, MA

Domestic Violence Survivor and Advocate/Coach