Meet Your LCMS Youth Gathering District Coordinators!
Hey ya’ll! My name is Hannah Russell and I’ve been serving as the Director of Christian Education at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Union, IL since June of 2018. In addition to my DCE degree, I also have a bachelors degree in Lutheran Elementary Education from Concordia University Chicago. Now, you’re probably wondering where the ya’ll came from and that would be from being born, baptized, and raised in the great state of Missouri. Some other fun facts about me are that I love reading, live music, and anything chocolate! This next Youth Gathering in Houston will be my 4th time attending and I am so excited to serve as one of our District Coordinators!
I’m David Meier, Director of Christian Education at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee where I get to work with children, youth, and their families. I have been serving at Immanuel since 2004, after graduating from Concordia University in River Forest. My wife Susan and I are blessed to be working alongside one another at Immanuel and raising three wonderful children. In my free time I love to spend time outside hiking, camping, working around the house or just reading a good book. The 2022 gathering in Houston will be my 9th Gathering and I am so excited to see what God has in store for us as we come together for an unforgettable time of worship, learning, and growing in faith!
We’d love to know more about you, your ministry, and how we can best support you as we prepare for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in July! Please take a minute to fill out this form so we can better connect with you in the weeks and months ahead.
Connect on Facebook
A Facebook group has been set-up for the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering Adult Leaders from the Northern Illinois District. Here we will be passing along important information from the National Office as well as making District specific announcements about gathering related events and preparations. We’d love to have you be a part of this online community!
Save the Date: District Event
Just blocks from the George R. Brown Convention Center and Minute Maid Park, The Truck Yard – Houston will be the ideal location for our all Illinois District Event!
July 11th | The Truck Yard – Houston
Let us take care of planning one of your meals at the Gathering! This summer we will be having our district event in conjunction with the Central and Southern Illinois districts at The Truck Yard in Houston. The following is included in the ticket price ($40/person estimate):
- A variety of food trucks to enjoy (lunch & dinner times available)
- Unique views of the city from atop the Ferris wheel
- On-Stage Entertainment
- Northern Illinois District T-shirt
Specific information will is available HERE.
Northern Illinois District T-Shirt
Our T-Shirt design is here! Check it out and order yours today!
On Saturday May 7, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Walcamp Outdoor Ministries will host the Gathering Games for any youth and adults attending the 2022 Youth Gathering.
Cost for the event is $35/person (lunch and dinner included), with an additional $20/night/person if your group elects to stay the night prior to or after the Games. Register here.
You can connect with your District Coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org
The LCMS Youth Gathering is scheduled for July 9–13, 2022, in Houston, Texas, under the theme “In All Things.”