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 Bachman


Synod Youth Workers

Robin Souhrada   Bethlehem   Cedar Falls
Jon Fry   St. John & Lutheran Student Center   Cedar Falls
Laurie Heidebrink   St. John   Charles City
Randi-Kate Canoy   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
Tiffany Hilfiker   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
Christa Jacobson   St. Paul   Postville
Caitlin Retz   Zion, St. John   Sheffield
Kelly Jacobson   St. John   Sumner
Jesse Klosterboer   Ewalu Camp & 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 Synod   Waverly
Alison Pettit   Redeemer   Waverly
Deb Bachman   St. Paul’s   Waverly
Dani Vogel   St. Paul’s   Waverly


Meeting Schedule

March 7, 2019
St. Peter, Greene, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 4, 2019
Redeemer, Waverly, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 25-26, 2019
Youth Worker Retreat, Ewalu


May 2019
NO MEETING, (Retreat April 25-26)


June 6, 2019
Location TBD, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


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Rev. Mark A. Anderson

Deb Bachman