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
Pastor Scott Duffus   Lutheran Student Center   Cedar Falls
    St. John   Cedar Falls
Laurie Heidebrink   St. John   Charles City
Randi-Kate Canoy   Decorah   Decorah
Adrian Walter   First   Decorah
Sara McCaw   Holy Trinity   Dubuque
    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 Tauro   Zion, St. John   Sheffield
Kelly Jacobson   St. John   Sumner
    Ewalu Camp & Retreat Center   Strawberry Point
Lute Olson   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


Meeting Schedule

Jan. 2, 2020
St. John, Sumner, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Feb. 6, 2020
NO MEETING (Extravaganza)


March 5, 2020
Bethesda, Jewell, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


April 2, 2020
Trinity, Mason City, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


May 7, 2020
NO MEETING (Retreat)


June 4, 2020
St. Paul’s, Waverly, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


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