About Us

About Us 

The youthESource exists to provide Jesus-centered resources for those at work with youth in the Lutheran congregation and beyond. New resources, articles and blog posts are added every week.

You can stay up-to-date with the latest content in a number of ways:

youthESource is published by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Office of National Mission–Youth Ministry.

About LCMS Youth Ministry

LCMS Youth Ministry FAITHfully Leads, Serves, Resources, and Networks youth and adults with districts and in congregational settings with a vision of hope and celebration in the name of Jesus Christ.

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Learn more about LCMS Youth Ministry.

About The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities, and the world.

Learn more about LCMS belief and practices.

Youth Ministry Office Staff

Rev. Mark Kiessling, Director
Jim Lohman, DCE, Associate Director – Servant Events/Gathering Arrangements
Krista Miller, Associate Director – Gathering Registrar/Operations
Amy Gray, Media and Publications Project Coordinator
Julianna Shults, DCE, Program Manager, Young Adult Corps
Renee Lorenz, Administrative Assistant
Contracted Resource Personnel:
Sherrah Behrens, youthESource Editor
Jessica Bordeleau, LYF Consultant