Youth Ministry

The purpose of the Youth Ministry Subcommittee is to facilitate faith-formation of young people through:

  • The building up of relationships
  • Resourcing of leaders
  • Organization of youth ministry events that congregations can’t do on their own

For more information on youth ministry in the NIS, contact your conference representative:

LIGHT Youth Leadership Team:

North Conference

  • Grace Hoening – GPS Faith Community, Machesney Park
  • vacant

Northeast Conference

  • Brynn Conway – Living Waters, Crystal Lake
  • Samantha Whyte – St. Barnabas, Cary

East Conference

  • Victoria Entwistle – Peace, New Lenox
  • Nathaniel Knutson – Peace, New Lenox

Central Conference

  • Jennifer Heinrich – Faith, Rochelle
  • Gabby Law – St. Paul, Sterling

South Conference

  • vacant
  • vacant

Southwest Conference

  • vacant
  • vacant

West Conference

  • Madi Casteel – Cambridge, Cambridge
  • vacant

Northwest Conference

  • Coltin Rau – Trinity, Durand
  • vacant

At-Large Members

  • Amy Zeigler – St. Paul, Sterling
  • vacant


Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Center (LOMC)

ELCA Youth Ministry

ELCA Campus Ministries

ELCA Young Adult Ministry

ELCA Colleges

ELCA Schools

ELCA Outdoor Ministries

Synod Staff Liaison:
Deacon Karin Graddy

Youth News

Made Free

by: Kelly Sherman-Conroy, MYLE Team Leader In October of 2019, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event leadership team, including youth, young adults and adults, gathered at…
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Calling all youth leaders!

The theme of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis will be boundless: God beyond measure. Who in your congregation should receive communications about preparations…
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