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Jr. High Youth Gathering

Featured Speaker: TBA

2012 Featured Speakers are:

Cristopher Gibson

Cristopher Gibson is a senior at Concordia University in Saint Paul, MN. He is majoring in Christian Ministry and is on track to be certified as a Director of Christian Education. He plans to pursue further education in different areas upon finishing his internship in 2013.  Cristopher is very active in the arts with music and poetry. He has played in various bands around the twin cities and competes in the art of Slam Poetry in Saint Paul. He has an interest in ministry and building relationships through the arts as well as a love of connecting to youth and young adults. When not putting on workshops or playing shows he spends much time with around the cities with his wife, as both are very passionate about the Saint Paul and Minneapolis communities and what they have to offer. He enjoys coffee, puppies and music conversations; preferably all at the same time.  


Traci Kohls

Traci Kohls is from the Twin Cities area.  She is committed to
continuing in and sharing the faith that was given to her in her
Baptism. She is still amazed that the Holy Spirit has called her to
serve the mission field; domestically and abroad!

Traci Kohls has served in congregations as a Director of Christian
Education in Garland, Texas; Barcelona, Venezuela; Glencoe, Minnesota;
and Chaska, Minnesota. She has traveled to Germany, Taiwan, and Canada
for missions.  In May of 2007, Traci graduated with a Master's of
Education in Family Education from the University of Minnesota. This
blessed her with the opportunity to be part of the adjunct faculty at
Concordia University - St. Paul, where she has taught the Youth
Ministry class to future church workers. Currently, she serves as the
Director of Family Life Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in
Waconia, Minnesota.

Traci is also extremely honored to serve in her fourth year with
Lutheran Hour Ministries as a presenter for MISSION U. Throughout her
various experiences, two things remain constant: The Gospel of Jesus
Christ has no language barrier and a living faith is all about
relationships. This has equipped her for her passion, which is
empowering others to live the faith.


Past Speakers:

2011-Rev. Todd Stocker (CSP Chaplin)

2010-Dr. Jeff Burkart & John Kuehne

2009-Audrey Duensing-Werner

2008-Rev. Brendan Prigge

2007-Mrs. Jane Krause

2006- "Scuba" Steve Vera (DCE)

2005-Randy Stroming (DCE)

2004-Owen Rasmussen

2003-"Scuba" Steve Vera (DCE)

2002-Rev. James Cotter