Since the inception of Kids 4 Truth, the Lord has been providentially forming a team of talented and dedicated people who have devoted their lives to this ministry. Not only did God provide the director, Bob Roberts, with the vision and big-picture goals for Kids 4 Truth, but he provided him with co-laborers whose gifts and work could help the dream become a reality.
Bob enlisted Marrena Ralph in the summer of 1999 to help make award standards for the original Kids 4 Truth program in their local church. Marrena became Bob’s full-time secretary on a part time paid basis in the fall of 2001. She continued to work “part time” until 2004 when Kids 4 Truth was able to pay her a much-deserved full-time salary. Now, as Clubs Program Administrator, Marrena manages the “details” of the ministry, particularly coordinating communication with churches and clubs workers. She and her husband Rusty continue to put in countless hours off the clock on Kids 4 Truth projects, as well.
Rob Gillen has been a source of guidance and technical support since the beginning of Kids 4 Truth. He is primarily responsible for the management of the website, and he works many hours on a volunteer basis. While his official title is "Technical Lead," he also acts as project manager and serves as a member of the board and financial committee.
Julie Gillen shares her husband's commitment to Kids 4 Truth and has been instrumental in its development since fall of 2001. She came on part-time for Kids 4 Truth in 2004, and over time her responsibilities have comprised finance management, communication, shipping, and web content management. In her role now as Financial Coordinator – although she is paid as a part-time employee – Julie puts in full-time hours to keep Kids 4 Truth running efficiently and on budget.
Marie Tabler is Kids 4 Truth's graphic designer. She works as a contractor and oversees all artwork, both print media and web media. As a new believer at the time of Kids 4 Truth's beginning, it was Marie's hope to use her skills for ministry rather than commercial use. Her first undertaking was "Creation," the very first dynamation in 2000. After that, she designed Kids 4 Truth's first website, which won The People's Voice Award at the 2001 Webby Awards. She continues to use her amazing gift for detail to produce beautiful dynamations and artwork for the ministry.
The whole team rejoiced when Todd Tabler, Marie's husband, was saved in 2001. Todd immediately desired to use his talents for the Lord. He has put in many volunteer hours doing videography and helping with the preparation of various multimedia projects to enhance the outreach and training resources Kids 4 Truth wishes to provide. He also has served since 2004 as the secretary for the board of directors.
Joy McCarnan became acquainted with the team in early 2005. Her training in English, writing, and theology uniquely equipped her to join the work going on at Kids 4 Truth. As Executive Editor, Joy has helped to revise and refine the curriculum, write devotionals, and contribute editorial input on general projects. She was able to come on as full-time staff in October 2007 and is responsible to edit content for all web-based and print projects.
Sarah Roberts became an official part of Kids 4 Truth in spring of 2007 when she married Bob. She now works full-time for Kids 4 Truth as an unpaid volunteer. Her primarily role is as a customer service representative, and she assists Marrena with clubs resource development. Sarah has also enjoyed using her artistic skills to assist Marie with graphic design projects, and she is most recently been assigned to assist in web development.
Laura Graham began working part-time for Kids 4 Truth in June 2007. Her responsibilities as an Education Consultant include curriculum and resource evaluation and development. She also serves as a customer service representative helping to answer phone calls and the website chat line.