Children and youth are our priority! 

All of our nursery through high school leaders from 2021 are returning for 2022!

 

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.

 

NURSERY

Leisl Lidiak 
* Infants - 3 years old (still in diapers)
*Begins Saturday, July 30, 7:15 PM, available all morning and evening sessions with exception of Sunday evening outdoor concert in Arnold's Park.
 Location: Ella's House, south of the Tabernacle (check-in 30 mins prior to session)

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
*Children 3 years old (out of diapers) - children entering Kindergarten
*Begins Sunday, July 31, 10:30 AM (check-in 10 AM and 7 PM). There is no early childhood programming during the Sunday evening outdoor concert in Arnolds Park.

*Location: the school across the street from the Tabernacle - enter through the main doors and follow the signs for Early Childhood

 

Elementary Children's Ministry

Lori Rogers, Melissa MacDonald & Aaron Petersen
*Children entering first grade - entering fifth grade
*Begins Monday, August 1, 10:00 AM
*10 AM weekdays and dismissed from the Tabernacle during the 7:15 service
*Location: the school across the street from the Tabernacle

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.

Aaron is a familiar face on the Conference worship team but in his day-to-day life, he's a K-12 music educator in rural Minnesota.

 

Youth Ministry

Brad Mock, Clayton Taylor & Kent Van Kley
*Youth entering sixth grade - entering eighth grade (Junior High)
Youth entering ninth grade - entering twelfth grade (Senior High)
*10:00 AM - Noon, Monday - Friday
*Location: the school across the street from the Tabernacle
*Evening activities are also planned - schedule distributed at Conference

Brad is a student pastor at Christ Community Church in Omaha.

Clayton serves a children's pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN.

Kent is the worship pastor of Grace Church in Tracy, California.

 

Leisl Lidiak
Leisl Lidiak
Diane Krommendyk
Diane Krommendyk
Lori Rogers
Lori Rogers
Melissa MacDonald
Melissa MacDonald
Aaron Petersen
Aaron Petersen
Brad Mock
Brad Mock
ClaytonTaylor
ClaytonTaylor
Kent Van Kley
Kent Van Kley