Perseverance Party Candidates




Josh Cresswell

Hey y’all! I’m Josh Cresswell, and I’m so pumped to be at Nationals and running for Representative. Of course, it’s always great to be home. I was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee, so welcome! I’m the son of a preacher and a preacher’s wife, so I’ve been blessed with a great opportunity in my Christian walk. When God shows us something more than once we ought to pay attention. One thing He’s told me a lot is that it’s easy to be afraid, but His grace has fully saved us and empowered us to be bold. 2 Corinthians 12:9-10


Luke Baberluke baber


Hey y’all, I’m Luke Baber from the state of Texas, running forRepresentative with the message of “Legacy.”  A legacy isn’t just something we leave when we’re gone, but rather a trail of influence that is continually affecting others.  What is your legacy?  Are you known as the basketball player…the debater…the TeenPact staffer , etc.,…or the Christian?  Those other positions are good, but we must remember the reason we’re here: to glorify our Father in Heaven.  Only Christ should hold the #1 spot in our lives.  In other words, are you willing to make Christ your Legacy?  Matthew 5:16


Peter Wypyszinskipeter wypysinzki

Hey everyone! My name is Peter Wypyszinski and I’m running for Representative in the perservearance party. I’m 16 years old and i live in New Orleans Louisiana. Despite growing up in the extreme heat and humidity, I’ve gotten involved in a variety of sports. I attended my first Teenpact state class in 2014 and have been a diehard fan ever since. My family is very involved in my church and I wouldn’t be who i am today without them. I have been blessed with an exceptional church and family that have given me a foundation in Christ and inspired my message this year, “Irrefutable love”. I can’t wait to share it with you at National Convention!


Nathan Marksnathan marks

My name is Nathan Marks. I am running for Representative in the Perseverance Party. I am 16 years old. I live on the Westbank of the New Orleans metropolitan area in Louisiana. I enjoy woodworking, painting, hunting, fishing, taking care of my 300 gallon reef tank, and bike riding. This is my third year being involved in TeenPact. I have been blessed to attend a few TeenPact alumni events. This is my first time attending National Convention, and I look forward meeting you all and having a fantastic week.



Benjamin Duhonbenjamin duhon

Hi guys, my name is Benjamin Duhon. I was born on November 5, 2001 and I live in the southern state of Louisiana (specifically the culturally rich city of Lafayette). When I have some free time on my hands, I enjoy taking care of my pet chickens, playing piano and violin, making gourmet desserts like creme brulee and macaroons, and modifying nerf guns (I keep Amazon Prime on their toes). I have been attending TeenPact events for four years now. My alumni experiences include TeenPact Congress, Back to D.C. and National Convention. I look forward to this week at National Convention and the many other Teenpact events in my future!



Jaiden Robertsjaiden roberts

Jaiden’s main interests are missions, photography, and travel. He’s passionate about Christ’s message coming to people who have never heard of it, taking unique pictures, and the adventure of world travel. Jaiden also enjoys working with inner-city youth, spending time with internationals at the local university, learning to fly, and playing soccer, cello, and piano. Jaiden is the oldest of eight children and has lived his entire life in the beautiful state of Kansas, which, by the way is not FLAT! He has enjoyed his time in Teenpact the past four years and was elected Governor of Kansas in 2017.


Fulton Carmichaelfulton carmichael


Hey guys my name is Fulton Carmichael, I’m from Montgomery, Alabama the capitol of Alabama. I’ve been involved with TeenPact for 3 life changing years. Some facts about me are that I’m the oldest of 6 brothers, I’ve worked at Chick-fil-A for a year and a half and I love it, I love traveling and adventuring although I’m basically broke which limits me, and I’ve lived in 4 states in the southeast and I love it. I can’t wait to meet you all and get to share my message with y’all.



Allison Clarkallison clark


My name is Allison Clark. I’m from a small town in Georgia called Peachtree City, about 30 minutes south of Atlanta. I’ve been involved with TeenPact for 3 years. Some facts about me are: I have five siblings and I’m a huge extrovert! I love doing new “scary” things, and it’s on my bucket-list to go skydiving this year! I work at Chick-fil-a, I was born in Chicago, I tutor kids in Latin, I’ve played violin for 13 years, I adore traveling, and someday I want to own a lakehouse. Cannot wait to meet you and share my message!



Hannah Freelandhannah freeland


My name is Hannah Freeland, and I’m running for rep this year under the slogan, “SALTY”. Coming from Matthew 5:23, this message focuses on living out what it means to be a follower of Christ as the salt of the earth. Check out my Facebook page for campaign updates as we get closer to National Convention. I’m so excited for the week and can’t wait to hopefully see you there! Oh, and here’s an interesting fact about me: when I was little, I would go to the zoo and read a book called, “Good Night, Gorilla” to the gorillas. :)



Reagan Whaleyreagan whaley


I’m Reagan Whaley and I’m am running for representative at national convention this year. This is my second year of teenpact and it has been such a blessing so far. It has helped me so much to come closer to God and look the him in everything. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for national convention. I’m very excited to be running for representative and to spread the message God has put on my heart. I hope to see all of you at NC!



Logan Hancock

Hey friends, my name is Logan Hancock, I am originallylogan hancock from Florida,but have lived in South Carolina for about two years. I have been involved with TeenPact for five years, and I’m so pumped to share my message: “Free Indeed” at NC. “Free Indeed” comes from Galatians 5:1, which talks about Christ freeing us from our slavery so we could live without bondage. Too often we entangle ourselves back into sin and forget about our promised freedom, instead, we should rejoice in our broken chains and thank Jesus for his sacrifice. Goodbye for now, see y’all soon.


Kristin Henry

kristin henry

Howdy everyone! My name is Kristin, I am from sweet home Alabama. War Eagle! The bracelets I wear sum up a lot about my life. Each one is from a place I have visited or a camp I’ve been to. Traveling and going to summer camps are my whole heart. I live for those adventures! My life quote is from the marvelous Bob Goff. It’s: Love God. Love others. Do stuff. It’s pretty basic, but sums up my entire life’s goal in 6 words. If you have any adventures or life quotes to share, hit me up at National Convention!


Adelynn Hobbs

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Adelynn Hobbs is the youngest of seven children, born and raised in the heart of America, otherwise known as the beautiful state of Kansas. She is passionate about a wide range of things including music, spending time outdoors, training horses, all forms of competition (especially volleyball),teenpact, art, spending time with old friends and meeting new ones, and any and all sorts of adventure! She is incredibly excited about this opportunity to run for representative this year. If you have a minute, check out her campaign page on Instagram for more on her and her message at hobbsforrep2k17 !



Calley Overtoncalley overton


Hey y’all! My name is Calley Overton and I live in a somewhat remote area of West TN. As an only child who lives roughly an hour from anything, reading and writing are my faves, along with exploring TN and road-tripping in general. I currently work part time at the local paper/radio station and have had the opportunity to cover some of the local politics. My slogan is “Let Go” and it is a challenge to let go of whatever past events, doubts, insecurities, etc. that are holding you back from being who God wants you to be.



Victor Parziale

victor parziale

As a third generation American, my great-grandfather took a risk when he left Italy in 1918 to emigrate to America.  TeenPact helped me learn to take risks for my faith.  I’ve enjoyed participating in TeenPact for 6 years: attending 5 National Conventions and 3 different state classes.  What I enjoy most about TeenPact is the camaraderie, worship, and leadership training.  Each element aided me to overcome my introverted nature.  Attending a STEM college as a Conservative Homeschooled Christian Creationist this fall, I expect confrontation for my beliefs.  Nonetheless, I strive to embody the servant Jesus spoke of in Matthew 25:21.



Jessica Stilwelljessica stilwell


My name is Jessica Stilwell and I am from the awesome place of Des Moines, Iowa.  I LOVE traveling, adventures, outdoors, Piano, harp, food, laughing and random dabs.  I absolutely love getting to know people which is a big reason why I am so excited to go to NC and meet all you incredible individuals. I’m so pumped to share my message with you all, since that’s what this is all about! God has been teaching me a lot about surrendering the big and small areas of my life to Him.



Sarah LaTraysarah latray

Hey friends! My name is Sarah LaTray, and I’m running for representative in the Perseverance Party! I’m a left-handed Oregonian with a passion for Jesus and His plan for our lives. You can always find me singing, telling stories, drinking tea, and spending time with friends and family.

I’m thrilled to share the message “Deeply Rooted”  which I’ve learned over the years. You can hear more about it on my instagram @sarahlatray4rep

I encourage everyone to pray for the incredible people running this year that we’ll bring glory to God through this election. See you soon!






Grant Daltongrant dalton

Hey everyone, I’m Grant Dalton and I am originally from Fort Carson, Colorado but I now live in Huntsville, Alabama. My dad is in the Army so I have had the opportunity to go to TeenPact in Hawaii, Colorado, Nebraska, and Alabama and I still love going every time I have the chance. A little fun fact about me is that I actually really like to run and I actually run competitive track. National Convention this year will actually be my first alumni events I have ever attended even though I’ve been an alumni for quite some time now and I look forward to meeting you all!



Robby Whaleyrobby whaley

Aloha from the sunny suburbs of Atlanta! I’m Robby Whaley, a lifelong Georgia resident, rock climbing enthusiast, and food devotee.  I’m so excited to get the opportunity to spread my message with you! I’m a very ambitious person and the plans I create reflect that. However, plans fail unexpectedly, often without warning: out of the blue. I’ve realized through many failures that God is actually the one in control of my life and he’s the one interrupting up my plans, but turning them into His plans, plans that are greater than you could ever imagine. Visit for the rest!



Justus Dumontjustus dumont

Hey all! I will be running for Senate in the Perseverance party this year. My message is based on Matthew 7:12 which says, “Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. This is the essence of all that is taught in the law and the Prophets.” This verse applies to all things whether it is in politics, at work, at school, or in the home. I hope that you will get something positive out of my message. I am looking forward to meeting you all. Check out my Facebook group for more on my message.


Tripp Glisson

tripp glisson

Hey guys! My name is Tripp Glisson and I hail from the superb city of Tuscaloosa, AL. I am super excited to run for Senate this year at NC, and I wanted to let you guys know a little bit about me! First all, I love creating things with wood and I’m really enthusiastic about creating music with just about any instrument I can get my hands on. I am the second of nine children and an ESFP. :) That’s kinda who I am and I can’t wait to meet all you guys at National Convention!



Mason Hook

Hey everybody! My name is Mason Hook and I’m from mason hookthe great state of Oklahoma. I’m the oldest of two children and I’ve been involved with TeenPact since 2011. A few of my main passions outside of TeenPact are photography, videography, graphic design, and music. This year I’m running on the message of ‘your soul’s anchor’, derived from Hebrews 6:19-20.  I’m stoked about the message I’ll be presenting at National Convention, and if you’d like to hear more about, please check out my Facebook and Instagram page for the campaign.



Parker OwenIMG_2378

Packing a purpose for Christ!!!

A 16 year old farm boy from Western Iowa, I enjoy to do just about everything, from outdoors adventures to public speaking and acting.  I love to meet now people and learn about God. I have learned something that changed my life at TeenPact – I learned the necessity of being intentional in every moment with my friends, my family, and people I meet. And to be intentional in my relationship with God!



Haley Parduehaley pardue

Hey y’all! My name is Haley Pardue, and I’m so excited to be running for Senator in the Perseverance Party at National Convention! I realize that some of you probably don’t know me {yet!}, so I hope that after reading this you will know me a little better! I have been involved in TeenPact for 3 years now! I am the campaign manager on my mom’s run for alderman/woman in our town. Like many homeschoolers, I babysit all the time! Well, that’s all for now. I can’t wait to see y’all soon and share my message at National Convention.



Emma Savoieemma savoie


HEY everybody! My name is Emma Savoie and I am from Santa Rosa Beach, FL. I am so excited to be running this year, and if you are reading this, send me a message via Instagram @savoieforsenate; I would absolutely love to meet you at NC! My message is “Bold in HIM,” based on 2 Corinthians 3:12: “Since we have such a hope, we are very bold.” I love that this verse reminds us to be bold… not because of our own strength but because of God’s; we are at our strongest when we fully trust in Him. God bless!


Emily SullivanProcessed with VSCO with hb2 preset

Hey! I’m Emily and I’m so excited to be running for TeenPact Senate at National Convention:) Here’s some facts about me. I live in Lake County, Florida, where the sunsets are absolutely beautiful. I’ve lived here my whole life and I love it. Lakes are my favorite place. I have three really rad siblings and I’m the youngest. I’ve played varsity soccer for 2 years and have a pet hedgehog named Natalie. I attended my first TeenPact one day class in 2007 and my first four day class in 2013. This is my 5th NC whoop whoop! Can’t wait to see you guys there.



Alexander Tupperalex tupper

Hi! My name is Alex Tupper (like Tupperware without the ware) and I live in sunny Jacksonville, FL. This is my second year in Teenpact and my third alumni event. Through these events I have matured in my faith and leadership, but I still have a lot to learn. One verse I look to is Prov. 25:2 “It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.” This reminds me to be in a content search for Truth! Hope to meet you at NC. Until then, Keep Tracking Truth!



Ben Maddoxben maddox

My name is Jeff, just kidding its Ben.  Although my looks may be deceiving, I am in not 21 but only 16.  When I was 8, I discovered my passion for debating when, with careful thought, I slowly laid out the reasons my mother should buy me the Lego that was before us on its shelf in Wal-Mart.  All she said was “you’d be a good politician Ben.”  I went home one Lego richer and a career in mind.  When I became a teenager, my debating skills advanced and I needed something to hone my skills and teach me about politics. Then I found TeenPact.  Besides debate, my other interests include playing video games on Xbox 1, watching doctor who, vans shoes, playing paintball, airsoft, cello, volleyball, and football, acting, and dressing fancy.



Dara Weisbroddara weisbrod

Hi friends! My name is Dara Weisbrod, and I live in the lovely Commonwealth of Virginia. A few fun facts about me: I love meeting new people, Irish dancing, anything to do with the ocean, and of course, TeenPact! My TeenPact journey started 3 years ago, and the Lord definitely had a plan when He sent me to my first state class. TeenPact changed my life, and I’m so hyped to help change the world with everything that I’ve learned. Fam, I’m pumped to share my message with y’all, and I can’t wait to meet you guys at NC!



Leah Woodsleah woods

Heyyo my name is Leah Woods and I am running for senator in the Perseverance party!

I cannot wait to share my message with you so stay tuned and follow my Instagram page for more message updates! @leahforsenate






Truett Roberts and Sicily Holmes

truett roberts

Hey guys! My name is Truett Roberts and I was born in the sunny state of Florida. I’ve been involved with TeenPact since my first class in 2013. Some of my biggest passions are pretty much all sports, investing in people, and music. I dedicated my life to Christ at TeenPact Congress 2015, and I’ve grown in my faith drastically since. Sicily and I have been so excited to dedicate this campaign to challenging others to grow in their faith, to live a life that rejects passivity and ultimately living a life glorifying God. See you guys soon!

sicily holmes

Hey TeenPacters! My name is Sicily Holmes and I’m a lifetime southerner from the heart of Georgia. I went to my first one-day TeenPact class when I was 9 and I’ve been hooked ever since. A fun fact about myself is that I’ve moved 8 times but never lived outside of a 25-mile radius. Some of my hobbies are playing sports, hanging with my siblings and recently spending a lot of time writing original pieces of music and recording an album. I can’t wait to share more with ya’ll about our campaign and what God has laid on our hearts!




josiah stilwellJosiah Stilwell and Tressa Vos


Hey, y’all, my name’s Josiah Stilwell and I live in Des Moines, Iowa. I’m the third of five kids, am the family clown and proud of it, and work in the meat department at Fareway. I’m a huge lover of reading and writing, but I also love a good day of getting lost in the woods. Seeing life as an adventure with God as my guide has had a tremendous impact on my life, just like the rest of our campaign, and I can’t wait until National Convention when I can share our message with y’all.


tressa vos

Hey TeenPact nation! My name is Tressa Vos and I’m from a little town called Pella, Iowa. I enjoy anything that involves adventure, performing, the outdoors, camping, and food. I am so honored and excited to be running with Josiah for VP and I hope you guys love the the message that we’re sharing, as it is one close to my heart. Can’t wait to see what NC brings!




Alex Hale and Zach McCue


Hey y’all,

I’m Alex Hale, and I’m running for President of Teenhale:mccuePact along with my friend and Vice Presidential candidate, Zach McCue. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to change lives through our campaign. To us, this election is not about using political and spiritual messages simply as tools to reach a position of influence. Rather, Zach and I want to focus in-depth upon our spiritual message that God is transforming into a movement. It’s called “Children of the Light,” and its focus is for people to understand that God has commanded us as Christians to humbly serve Him with a child-like faith—a faith that sets us apart from the dark world we operate in.

Zach and I are blessed to call the Lone Star State of Texas home, and we are blessed – blessed that God has given us the incredible opportunity to share this message, and that he has given us the 2017 TeenPact Presidential Race as the platform to preach it from.

As the world becomes darker than ever, so we must live even more radically as Children Of the Light.

Follow our journey on Facebook:

Or Instagram: (@Hale_McCue_2017). Learn more about this campaign—this movement.

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