Dr. Nathan Crockett is the Director of Ministry Training at Bob Jones University. He is also the owner of CrockettDoodles.com, a network of family raised puppies. Nathan has served as a youth pastor, interim senior pastor, and currently serves college students at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He regularly preaches at churches, teen camps, children’s venues, and student leadership conferences.
Nathan loves the opportunity to bring dozens of BJU students to oversee the children’s programs at TTD conferences. Nathan and his wife Abigail have five young children. They also have three dogs and love the outdoors.
Jack Ramler serves as a Special Assistant for Recruitment at BJU. He currently works for the Executive Vice President for Enrollment and Ministerial Advancement, planning conferences and trips as well as providing support for executive initiatives. He graduated from BJU in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in Bible, and he is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Theological Studies.
Since BJU started to facilitate the Children’s Program, Jack has been to all but one conference. He began as a helper in the 4-year-old group and has continued to serve the children ever since. In his new role in the Children’s Program, Jack supervises the counselors and directs the main sessions—leading songs, playing games, and teaching scriptural lessons. Jack currently serves in his local church as an elementary school Sunday School teacher, taking difficult doctrine and making it accessible.
When not in the office or classroom, Jack loves reading literature and watching movies with his fiancé (and wife in December, 2018), Lindsay. He is eagerly waiting for how God will prepare him for a life of ministry, and he can’t wait for the next Teach Them Diligently Children’s Program to begin.
Noah Kephart has served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corry, PA since July, 2018. Before moving to Pennsylvania he traveled as an Admissions Representative for Faith Baptist Bible College. He also led various short term mission trips while he was at Faith. He is a frequent speaker at various camps and Student Leadership Conferences around the country. Noah and his wife Nikki were married in October of 2015. Noah holds a undergraduate degree from Faith Baptist Bible College. He loves basketball, traveling overseas, and loves to read.
Thomas Cardona is a Senior student at Bob Jones University studying Christian Ministry with an emphasis in youth ministry. He has had a passion for discipling and ministering to youth since he was in high school, and has been actively involved with young people ever since. He has worked at camps teaching, counseling, discipling, and teaching guitar. This past summer, Thomas worked at a church in Pennsylvania and built a youth program from the ground up including starting and teaching a teen Sunday school and youth group.
Since BJU began to facilitate the Children’s Program, Thomas has been to every conference. He first started working as a counselor with the 1st and 2nd grade, and has worked with all age groups except K4 and K5. He currently serves as the team lead for the 3rd and 4th grade and plays his guitar for the general sessions.
Thomas has a wide range of things that he enjoys including music, the outdoors, sports, art, history, astronomy, and spending time with friends and family. Upon graduation, he is excited to see where God will lead him, and hopes to make a great impact for Christ and His kingdom.
Rebekah Mierta currently works at a marketing firm in Greenville, SC. She graduated from BJU in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Since BJU started to facilitate the Children’s Program, Rebekah has been to all but two conferences. She began as a helper in the 4th grade group and has continued to serve the children ever since.
When not working, Rebekah enjoys hanging out with friends and learning new musical instruments. She can’t wait for the next Teach Them Diligently Children’s Program to begin.
Sarah Seeley is currently a college senior finishing her bachelors degree in Elementary Education at BJU. Over the summer she was able to intern for Chick-fil-A where she learned marketing and operations. During the school year she works at the Center for Leadership Development at BJU.
Since BJU started to facilitate the Children’s Program, Sarah has been to every conference. She began as a small group leader in the 3rd and 4th grade group and has continued to serve ever since. Currently Sarah runs the registration and check-in for the Children’s Program.
When not at school, Sarah loves to spend time with her family at Lake Winnipesaukee boating, waterskiing, and swimming. She is thrilled to serve in the Children’s Program for another year!
Micaiah Wartak is a professional arborist by trade and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He graduated in 2018 with a BA in Bible from Bob Jones University. He is a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church where he serves in multiple venues.
Micaiah has been working in the kids program at Teach Them Diligently Conferences since 2016. He started helping with the 1st/2nd grade and now leads the K4/K5 children’s program (leading the games, Bible lessons, and singing). He enjoys working with kids and the opportunities to work along side peers in this program.