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 

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

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

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Early Childhood: Diane Krommendyk 

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

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Diane Krommendyk has been in education for 30 years; the last 22 she’s taught Kindergarten at Orange City Christian School. She holds a Master’s in Early Childhood Education.

Elementary: Lori Rogers, melissa MacDonald, Ross Van Kley

Entering 1st grade to 5th grade

Monday - Friday 

10:00am - 12:00pm

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 teaches third graders during the school year in Marion, Iowa.

Melissa is an author, coach, speaker, and master storyteller. She's been speaking at camps for 10 years and has the unique ability to connect with any age audience.

Ross has participated in Conference since he was born. He serves at the Pastor of Youth and Discipleship  at First Reformed Church in Hull.

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Youth: Brad Mock, Clayton Taylor, Aaron Petersen

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

Monday - Friday 

10:00am - 12:00pm
Drop-off begins at 9:45am

Location: Roof Garden Ballroom


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

Clayton Taylor loves investing in students as they learn to own their faith by growing in their personal relationship with Jesus. He has joyfully served in student ministry for over 12 years, most recently in the Twin Cities area.

Aaron Peterson will be joined by two of his favorite band mates, sons Sam and Ezra, as they lead the conference youth to encounter God through music.

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