Youth Ministry


Youth Calendar 


ELCA Youth Gathering

The 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering is being held June 27 - July 1, 2018 in Houston, Texas.  For more information, click HERE.

Youth Convo

Areas of Responsibility

Enabling youth to assume their place as full participants in the life of the church by serving youth and adults working with youth.

Report to the 2018 Synod Assembly

This year our Youth Ministry Committee has continued to sponsor Sunday Night Live. This year we alternated between dinner church and service projects for youth. Our annual retreat, Youthfest, was well received. Youth Convo continues to be our leadership event in connection with Synod Assembly. Although attendance has been down a bit this year at all youth events, we have found this to be consistent with the church as a whole. Being a ELCA Youth Gathering year much of our time has been committed to helping congregations get ready for this event. We also sponsored a roller skating, ice skating and Kennywood event.

As a committee we are always working on and guiding best practices in youth ministry, and this year we wrote a new policy for adults attending synod youth events and are currently studying best practices around rooming policies for our GLBTQA youth.

As always our mission is to provide opportunities for the youth in our synod to grow in their faith.

Respectfully submitted,

Deacon Amy Santoriello, Chairperson

Committee Members

Chairperson: Pastor Erin Evans
Secretary:  Andrew Sabol
Synod Council Representative:  
Clergy:  Pastor Joel A. Benson; Pastor Brian Bennett; Pastor Ryan Kobert
Laypersons: Elisabeth Heckert; Virginia Kreisel; Kyra Short; Deacon Amy Santoriello
Resource Person:  Pastor Christina A. Hough
Staff: The Rev. Sarah Lee- Faulkner, Assistant to the Bishop