The 2016 Talents For Christ winners were announced during a recognition ceremony held Wednesday afternoon, June 29. “It’s exciting to see so many teens serving the Lord in so many ways,” says Andrea Gower, TFC coordinator. “The future of our association is strong.”

Bible Knowledge

  • First Place: Nathan Titus (Berea, Ohio)


  • First Place: Benjamin Steenhoek (Ankeny, Iowa)
  • Second Place: Daniel Greenhalgh (Metamora, Ill.)

Female Voice

  • First Place: Abigail Jenks (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.)
  • Second Place: Kaylee Kruse (Nevada, Iowa)

Oral Interpretation of Scripture

  • First Place: Kaitlen Sothman (Ankeny, Iowa)


  • First Place (Open): Alexandria Hager (Marlette, Mich.)
  • First Place (Scholarship): Nathaniel Bishop (L’Anse, Mich.)
  • Second Place (Open): Abraham Steenhoek (Ankeny, Iowa)
  • Second Place (Scholarship): Charity Baucum (Ankeny, Iowa)


  • First Place: Jeff Dilyard (Orrville, Ohio)
  • Second Place: Wesley Prindle (Ankeny, Iowa)

Visualized Bible Teaching

  • Dalton Cottrell (Malcolm, Iowa)


  • Desiree Spencer (Indianola, Iowa)

Talents For Christ Winners

TFC hi-rez

  • Front: Desiree Spencer, Kaylee Kruse, Alexandria Hager, Charity Baucum, Abigail Jenks
  • Back: Nathaniel Bishop, Abraham Steenhoek, Benjamin Steenhoek, Dalton Cottrell, Nathan Titus, Wesley Prindle