NCYM Planning Board

Jacob Baker
Registration Coordinator 
Jacob has been ministering at the Decatur Church of Christ in Decatur, TX since 2002.  He is married to Heather who works alongside of him in ministry to Youth and Families. They have three children, Mia, Addi and Jayce.
Mike Brown 
Executive Board Member (Staff)
Mike has been in youth ministry since 1990 and has attended NCYM since 1996.  He currently serves as youth minister at the Lafayette Church of Christ in Ballwin, MO.  He is married to Lee Ann and they have three adult children.
Dr. Dudley Chancey
Executive Director
Dudley teaches Youth & Family Ministry at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, OK. He and his wife, Vicki are Tennessee Vol fans and love to travel all over the world to visit missionaries. They love Honduras, they love Jesus and they love the work of youth ministers.
Mark Hixson
Board Member
Mark Hixson serves as the Youth Minister at the West Side Church of Christ in Russellville, AR. Graduate of Harding University, father of four, and the husband to Sandi Hixson. Before serving in full-time ministry, Mark held a career in IT project management and service, specifically working with different conference support areas. Mark has a genuine love for the church and a passion for teaching the fundamental messages of Jesus.
Rodney Keeton
Class Team: Equipment/Tech Coordinator, Covenant Groups

Rodney is the Youth & Family minister at Central church of Christ in Huntsville, AL. After graduating from Harding, Rodney served in Muskogee, OK and Florence, AL before moving to Huntsville where he has been since 2007. He and his wife Sio’Bhan have been married 16 years and have two sons, Asher
Joseph Mankin 
Creative Director (Staff)
Joseph is the Youth Minister at Hillsboro Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. He has served in Nashville since 2006 and has been married to his wife, Courtney since 2005. They have 2 children (Noland & Corlee) and a labradoodle named Koda.
Nathan McBroom
Board Member
Nathan has been in youth ministry since 2007.  He received his degree in youth ministry from Oklahoma Christian University in 2006. He currently serves as youth minister at the Northwest Church of Christ in Oklahoma City, OK, where he’s been since 2015.  He is married to Anna and they have four children.
Robert Oglesby 
Executive Board Member
Robert was in full-time youth ministry for 18 years before moving to Abilene, TX in 2000.  He currently is the director of the Center for Youth and Family Ministry at Abilene Christian University and coordinates the Minister Support Network renewal retreat for ministers and their spouses.
Holly Racca 
Social Media
Holly is the Children’s Minister at Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, TX.  She has worked in Abilene since 2013 and has been married to her husband, Wes since 2014. They have a son named Henry and two dog-children named Brooks and Scout.
Shannon Rains
Children’s Ministry Coordinator
Shannon joined LCU in 2016 after fifteen years in church ministry, specializing in children and family ministry. Shannon has a Masters of Science from ACU as well as additional coursework on the graduate and doctoral level from LCU and Concordia in both theology and early childhood education. Shannon is currently in the last year of the D. Min. program at ACU. Her research interests include: training and equipping children’s ministers, working alongside church leaderships to develop a cohesive vision for the ministry and practice of children and family ministry, and contemplative practices with children. 
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Dr. Beth Robinson
Exhibitor Director (Staff)
Beth is Assistant Provost and Graduate Director of Behavioral Sciences at Lubbock Christian University. She is also a popular author and speaker on topics ranging from childhood development and sexuality, teen issues, family dynamics including caring for elderly relatives, and church resources for families. Her education consists of: Ed.D. Texas Tech University, Counselor Education, 1997; M.Ed. West Texas State University, Education Counseling, 1992; and B.S.E. Oklahoma Christian University, Physical Education, 1986. Her experiences include junior and high school teaching, foster parenting, camp counseling and teaching, volunteering in youth ministry programs, Bible teaching, and counseling.