The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Youth Ministry faithfully leads, serves, resources and networks youth and adults — working through LCMS districts and congregations — with Christ and His gifts at the heart and center of everything.
Learn more about LCMS Youth Ministry.
In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.
Learn more about LCMS beliefs and practices.
Rev. Mark Kiessling, director
Rev. Derek Broten, associate director, Gathering Program
Jim Lohman, DCE, associate director – Servant Events and Gathering Arrangements
Renee Lorenz, administrative assistant
Krista Miller, associate director – Gathering Registrar and Operations
Julianna Shults, DCE, program manager, Special Ministries – Lutheran Young Adult Corps
Meredith Whitefield, communications specialist
Contracted Resource Personnel:
Sherrah Behrens, youthESource editor
Jessica Bordeleau, LYF consultant
More than 22,000 youth and adults from all 35 LCMS districts and 14 countries flocked to New Orleans in July 2016 for the 13th triennial LCMS Youth Gathering.
The next Gathering is set for July 11-15, 2019, in Minneapolis.
Launched in the summer of 2017, Lutheran Young Adult Corps provides long-term service opportunities for young adults out of high school, throughout their college career or before full-time work.
LCMS Young Adult Ministry empowers youth to reach out to their peers with the love and light of Christ. Resources include youth-authored Blogs, podcasts, and volunteer opportunities.