About the Gathering

Held every 3 years since 1980, the LCMS Youth Gathering provides thousands of youth and adults the opportunity to come together as a community of God’s people to be encouraged in their walk with Jesus Christ and learn about the Christian faith and their Lutheran identity. 

The Gathering is more than the five days of the event. The preparation process for the Gathering brings together young people and supportive adults to encourage each other in their baptismal identity. The Gathering provides young people a vision for the vastness of Christ’s Church and equips them for vocational service as they continue their walk with Jesus.  

To learn more about this year's Gathering, visit: https://www.lcmsgathering.com/

Adult Leaders

If you are serving as an adult leader for the 2025 Gathering, there are a few things already underway to help your journey to New Orleans!

Zoom Meetings

There are adult leader Zoom meetings that take place on the second Thursday of each month. Go to www.lcmsgathering.com and click on the link at the bottom right of the page that says "Subscribe for Gathering Updates". From here, you will receive invitations to join the monthly Zoom meetings from these updates.


Join our Facebook Page "Missouri District 2025 NYG Adult Leaders". It's a great way to stay connected, plus sign up links will be shared through this page.

Missouri District Youth Leader

Dan Kreienkamp, DCE

Director of Family Life and Youth

Events Coordinator

Sue Thompson

Events Assistant & Receptionist