Youth Ministry Network

Professionals in youth and family ministry from across the Northeastern Iowa Synod meet monthly to share their creative ideas and experiences and learn what their colleagues from other congregations are doing. The goal is to support one another in prayer, fellowship and the free exchange of ideas. Regular gatherings take place in various youth ministry settings.

For more information, please contact Deb Ford 


Synod Youth Workers

Robin Souhrada Bethlehem Cedar Falls
Jon Fry St. John & Lutheran Student Center Cedar Falls
Laurie Heidebrink St. John Charles City
Todd Hove Decorah Decorah
Adrian Walter First Decorah
Sara McCaw Holy Trinity Dubuque
Nichole Lyons  Lord of Life Dubuque
Tawanda Murinda St. Peter Dubuque
Susan Entriken St. Timothy Hudson
Gina DeBoer Immanuel Independence
Katelyn Jolivette Bethesda Jewell
Marcy Colvin Trinity Mason City
Elayne Werges Cross Roads
Lutheran Parish
Nora Springs
Mark Willand First Northwood
Julie Anhorn Our Savior’s Osage
  St. Paul Postville
Caitlin Retz Zion, St. John Sheffield
Alison Pettit St. John Sumner
Jesse Klosterboer Ewalu Camp and
Retreat Center
Strawberry Point
Chris Dahl Riverside Bible Camp Story City
Kristin Johnson St. Petri Story City
 Kaylene Orr Zion Waterloo
Mark Anderson Northeastern Iowa
Kelsey Richert Redeemer Waverly
Deb Ford St. Paul’s Waverly
Dani Vogel St. Paul’s Waverly


Meeting Schedule

Dec. 7, 2017
St. Timothy, Hudson, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Jan. 4, 2018
Trinity, Mason City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


No February meeting due to Extravaganza in Houston Jan. 26-29.


March 1, 2018
Holy Trinity, Dubuque, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 5, 2018
First, Decorah, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 19-20, 2018
Youth Worker Retreat at Stone Center, Camp Ewalu


May 3, 2018
Lutheran Student Center, Cedar Falls, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.



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Ideas and discussions from the monthly Youth Ministry Network meetings.


April 2016



NEIA Synod Home LIfe Network-ELCA 
A place to share good ideas for youth and family ministry.



Synod Staff

Rev. Mark A. Anderson

Deb Ford