Children & Youth Ministries

We are excited to provide engaging, Bible-based programming for our children and youth! From infant childcare to high school students, we want each one to know and experience the love of Christ at Okoboji Bible Conference.

The health and safety of your children is our priority. We ask that all children and youth (birth through age 17) be registered.

We encourage the children to bring their Bibles with them to their classes.

Nursery: Leisl Lidiak, Director
Erin Lidiak, Assistant

Infants to 3 years (still in diapers)

Begins Saturday, August 5, 7:15pm

Available all morning and evening sessions with exception of Sunday evening outdoor concert in Arnold's Park.

Location: Chapel, south of Tabernacle
(check in begins 30 minutes prior to session)

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Leisl is from Sheldon, Iowa, and has been teaching preschool for 18 years. She returns for her fourth year leading the nursery team.

Early Childhood: Diane Krommendyk, Director 

3 years (out of diapers) to entering Kindergarten

Sunday, August 6

10:00am - Check-in

10:30am - Activities Begin

There is no early childhood programming during the Sunday evening outdoor concert in Arnolds Park.


Monday - Friday

9:45am & 7:00pm - Check-in

10:00am & 7:15pm - Activities Begin

Location: Ella’s House, south of Tabernacle

Children must be picked up by their parent oradult guardian immediately following sessions

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Diane Krommendyk has been in education for over30 years; the last 23 she’s taught 1st grade at OrangeCity Christian School. She holds a Master’s in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys spending time with her husband of 32years and her 3 children. She’s thrilled to be part of the conference again this year.

Elementary: Lori Rogers, melissa MacDonald, Ross Van Kley

Entering 1st grade to 5th grade

Monday - Friday 

10:00am - 12:00pm
(Drop off begins at 9:45. Look for the large blue ‘WELCOME’ flag)

Location: Roof Garden Ballroom

7:15pm Children begin in the Tabernacle with their parents. The children will be dismissed for their age group activities at approximately 7:45 pm. Elementary will meet in Founders Hall when dismissed in the evening.


Lori Rogers is passionate about sharing the Gospel with children. She teaches third graders during the school year in Marion, IA.

Melissa MacDonald is a master story teller and uses this gift to teach children the Word of God. She is also an author, coach, and speaker. She’s been speaking at camps for over a decade. She has the unique ability to connect with people of any age.

Ross has participated in Conference since he was born. He serves at the Pastor of Youth andDiscipleship at First Reformed Church in Hull. He will be assisted in leading Elementary children’s worship by his parents,Dave and Jody(now that’s a blast from the past!)

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Youth: Brad Mock, Clayton Taylor, CenterPoint Band

Entering 6th to 8th grade & 9th to 12th grade

Monday - Friday 

10:00am - 12:00pm
(Drop off begins at 9:45. Look for the large blue ‘WELCOME’ flag)

Location: Roof Garden Ballroom

Evening activities are also planned- schedule distributed at Conference.


Brad Mock is a Christ follower who has been involved in student ministry for over 20 years.He presently serves the youth community at Christ Community Church in Omaha,Nebraska.

Clayton Taylor loves investing in students as they learn to own their faith by growing int heir personal relationship with Jesus. He has joyfully served in student ministry for over 13years, most recently in the Twin Cities area

CenterPoint YTH Worship came together over a shared passion for music and a desire to create space for their generation to encounter God.Students Makayla Belgarde, Grace Sherman, andSam & Ezra Petersen all serve their local church in Mountain Lake, MN.

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