The Youth Ministry Academy is a three-day event to train and equip those who love ministering to youth, both paid professional youth ministers and those who do it for heavenly rewards. The Academy provides excellent training in an intimate environment. The Academy provides learning that leads to transformation, and wants to live at the crossroads between theology and practice.

At the Youth Ministry Academy, you will not only be challenged by great speakers but have the opportunity to think through practical implications for your ministry. You can reconnect with God through worship and be encouraged by a community of folks who understand your love for teenagers.

Featured Speakers

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Michelle Thomas-Bush

Myers Park Presbyterian Church
Associate Pastor for Youth and Their Families
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Corey Jones

St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Executive Pastor
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Blaine Russell

Fletcher United Methodist Church
Director of Music
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Christina Russell

Fletcher United Methodist Church
Director of Youth Ministries and Children’s Music Director


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Don Ballard

City Service Mission
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Bill Buchanan

Youth Mission Co
Executive Director
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Emily Nelson Dixon

Salem Lutheran Church
Director of Youth and Outreach
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Nancy Hodgkins

Westminster Presbyterian Church
Associate Pastor
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Kirsten Knox

Youth Ministry Institute Florida
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Steve Schneeberger

Youth Ministry Institute
Executive Director
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Jenna Soltys

Village Presbyterian Church
Associate Director of Youth Ministry
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Katie Sternhagen

Presbyterian Youth Workers' Association
Core Team
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Matt Vaughan

Youth Ministry Institute Midwest
YMA Conference Director and YMIM Director
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Zach Walker

Village Presbyterian Church
Associate Pastor for Youth