Team Leaders

Retouched_DSC_5796Rev. Mary Carol Anderson
Administration

Mary Carol serves as the Minister of Youth and Recreation at First Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.

Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina. She attended Clemson University from which she earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Communications. She holds the Master of Divinity degree from the Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond.

Mary Carol has not only attended Unidiversity as a Youth Minister but also as a youth who grew up coming to our week-long camp experience. She attended the first Unidiversity gathering at Shorter College in 1993.

 

Rev. Bridget Kokolis
Administration

Bridget serves as the Minister to Families at Augusta Road Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.

Bridget previously served as Associate Pastor of Spiritual Formation at Greenlawn Baptist Church in Columbia, SC. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and her Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.

Bridget is married to her husband Michael and they have one son, Michael.

 

Rev. Caleb Foust
Program

Caleb serves as Associate Minister with Students and Mission at Emerywood Baptist Church where he has been for the past 3 years.

Caleb has served in student ministry across Mississippi, Alabama, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina for the past 14 years. Caleb loves to awaken students to the larger narrative of the work of God going on all around them every day and works to equip teenagers with a hunger for justice and commitment to living out a life that looks more like Jesus. Caleb and his wife Mary Beth, both graduated from Samford University and Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond and they have 2 fierce and awesome daughters, Ava and Eleanor. 

Rev. Ben Ondrak
Program

Ben serves as the Associate Pastor of Family Ministry and Missions at First Baptist Bristol, VA.

Ben received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from The University of Alabama in Huntsville. He aslo received a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He has served as minister to youth in Missouri, Alabama, Texas, and now Virginia. 

Ben’s greatest achievements are the three amazing young people his wife Joey and Ben have been raising- Andrew, Alex, and Nevaeh! Over thirty years ago Ben answered God’s call to “Love My children!” Every year he experiences new joys and wonders of what that really means.

Rev. Casey Callahan
Theme Development

Casey serves as Minister with Students at First Baptist Church of Asheville.

He grew up on a family farm in Travelers Rest, SC, where the best parts of life occurred outdoors. He studied the soil at Clemson University and then shifted studies to the soul at Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond (Virginia). Casey frequently finds points of intersection between the sacred and the mundane, and deeply enjoys exploring such intersections with others.  He is married to Martha Ann H. Callahan, and they have a son, Brennan, and a foster daughter, both of whom fill their lives with joy and wonder. Casey recently completed a doctoral degree program at Louisville Seminary, focusing on Celtic spirituality in a postmodern context.

Rev. Elizabeth Maye
Theme Development

Elizabeth serves as the Minister to Children and Youth at Second Avenue Baptist Church in Rome, GA.

She grew up in Wingate, NC and has called all regions of the state home. She earned a BA in Bible and Religion/Youth Ministry from Montreat College and a Master of Divinity from Gardner-Webb University.