Please join us February 21-22, 2014 at the Holiday Inn and Suites for the Youth Leaders Summit. An event to encourage, equip, and empower those who work with students!
Youth Leaders Summit is for youth workers of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds, theological heritages, and employment statuses. Full-time, part-time, volunteer, and everything in between. It's for your whole youth ministry team no matter how big or small. It's for youth workers who need to get away and recharge. It's for veterans who need to be reaffirmed in their calling. In short, if you love students than Youth Leaders Summit is for you.
Meet Our Speakers
We’ll be announcing more speakers as we get closer to the conference.
Over the years Austin Walker has held many positions within ministry and the church. He was the loud student in (many) small groups, a confirmation leader, small group volunteer, worship leader, Campus Crusade for Christ leader, grounds keeper, sidewalk shoveler, preacher, teacher, intern, coach to youth workers, consultant to youth departments, part time youth worker, camp dean, camp counselor, speaker at various middle school & high school events, and is currently the full time Director of Student Ministries and Director of the Overflow young adult worship service at Hastings United Methodist Church in Hastings, MN.
Adam Weber lives in Sioux Falls (that’s in South Dakota) where he’s the lead pastor of a church called Embrace. He’s married to his beautiful wife Becky and has 3 kids: Hudson, Wilson, & Grayson. Dude is crazy blessed. Embrace is a 6-year-old church that has grown to 1,300+ in weekly attendance, and is still growing. In 2013, Embrace was listed as the 4th fastest growing church in America according to Outreach Magazine. So much more than that, we’re seeing people come to know the Lord and God is changing lives. People are getting connected with others, being the hands and feet of Christ, and growing deeper in their walk with the Lord.
Tim had his eyes opened to his need for Christ while in college and after graduation he joined staff with Cru to minister to students. Currently, he gives leadership to college movements in and near Grand Forks, ND. Tim has been married to Casey for nine years and they are blessed to have three rambunctious boys.
Tim Stanley has been serving young people over the last 10 years in a variety of settings. He has served as a youth pastor, outreach pastor, high school teacher in the Dominican Republic, and is currently serving as an area director with Young Life in Hastings, Minnesota. He is married to his amazing wife Laura and they have two little guys, Abram and Josiah.
While interning at a church 4 years ago Jack Youso had his career plans changed in a matter of weeks. He was planning on going into business but instead The Lord had a better idea. Switching to youth ministry Jack has worked in many different roles since then, and went on to get a bachelors degree from Northwestern College (St. Paul) in Youth and Family Studies. Jack interned for 3 three years with Hastings United Methodist Church, co-lead a week long middle school camp and is currently involved with YoungLife and ministry at Hastings UMC. He just married his church camp crush back in May and they live in St. Paul, MN.