Our Staff

Meet the Kidology Staff

Here at Kidology, everyone on our staff is committed to our mission of equipping and encouraging those who minister to children.... YOU!

Karl BastianKarl Bastian
Founder, President, aka Kidologist
President and Executive Director

Karl started the "KidologyWeb" in 1994. In 1996 Kidology.org was born, and by 2000 this rapidly growing website was incorporated as Kidology, Inc. He is married to Sara and they have a son named Luke. To learn more about Karl see his bio or visit his personal site and blog at Kidologist.com


Theresa KessingerTheresa Kessinger
Administrative Director

Theresa has been a part of Kidology since 2005 in numerous roles from support to store manager to administrative assistant. She currently brings her wide range of skills and experience with this ministry to the area of collaborating with our content providers to bring fresh content to the site, manage social media & advertising, and produce our weekly informative newsletters. She is married to her best friend John, and between them, they have four grown daughters: Lisa, Taylor, Jessica and Amanda, plus several grandchildren!

Patti Fugle Patti Fugule
Bookkeeper/Customer Support

Since 2001 Patti has made sure the lights stay on at Kidology! Her attention to detail and hard work means everyone gets to eat. Patti has three grown children, Josh, Luke and Gabby, plus several grandchildren!  


Sara BastianSara Bastian
Customer Support Representative

Sara has been a part of Kidology since the beginning as Karl's wife, but has also served in a variety of official roles from conference coordinator to office support. She was raised as a "MK" in the Philippines and has served on staff at several churches as well in administrative roles. Sara graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a Bachelors degree in Educational Ministries. She is the proud mom to Luke as well!


Branden Stuck Branden Stuck
Technology Director

Branden was Kidology's first worker before there were any employees. As a high schooler, Branden started helping his children's pastor put Kids Church lessons on Kidology.org and was the technical expert that gave birth to ToyBoxTales.com, bringing what Karl did for his own kids to a much wider audience online. Branden currently works in the growing wireless industry for SmithMicro Software, and provides technical support for Kidology. He is married to Megan, and they have two children, Jace and Natalie.


Aaron Granade
Code Ninja

Aaron Granade (sounds just like the explosive kind) is a professional software developer from Lexington, SC. His day job consists of building software platforms for the insurance industry, but he loves dedicating his skills to Kidology’s code base as well. He has served in children's ministry for several decades. Aaron is happily married to Erin (yes, it does get confusing), and they have a son named Corbin and two young daughters, AvaGrace and Eden.

He enjoys long walks on the beach, and wants to lie still and stare into the eyes of a beautiful woman for hours on end. He can recite French poetry, compose romantic ballads, and can call wild exotic birds to land gracefully on his shoulders and eat from his hand. He dreams of one day curing cancer and ending world starvation.


Dennis DimangondayaoDennis Dimangondayao
Website Support

From the Philippines to Canada to the USA, distance has never stopped Dennis from being a helper to Kidology - just an e-mail away, Dennis is a talented web designer who helps with many website updates and provides much needed technical support to Karl. Dennis and Lora have two children, Santiago and Isabel.  

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