We are looking for dedicated volunteers in the broader Twin Cities area (congregations in the Minnesota South and North, South and North Wisconsin Districts) who are willing to serve before, during, and after the Gathering to bless all who will be celebrating our Real.Present.God.

Volunteer applications are open now! Visit the gathering website by clicking the button below!


Local Coordination

 Contact Kristine with questions about Local coordination efforts at  NYGLocalCoordinator@gmail.com

Contact Kristine with questions about Local coordination efforts at NYGLocalCoordinator@gmail.com

Kristine Marlatt is the daughter of missionaries and lived 11 years of her childhood in Hong Kong. She finished her high school years in New York, received her teaching degree from Concordia College in Bronxville, NY, and her Master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix.   

She has taught, assisted in youth work, been Director of Worship and Director of Operations in Lutheran schools in Florida, Arizona, Utah, and after three years as an administrator is currently teaching music in Minnesota. 

She feels very blessed to be in this new role as Local Coordinator. She has attended two previous National Youth Gatherings and is thrilled to be a part of the team that makes this incredible event happen. She is excited to be a part of sharing the amazing news that GOD is REAL and PRESENT in our everyday lives!


Local Volunteers

 Contact Terri about local volunteer opportunities at  NYGvolunteers@gmail.com

Contact Terri about local volunteer opportunities at NYGvolunteers@gmail.com

Terri Bentz is a Lutheran Educator who grew up in Minnesota. She received her teaching degree from Concordia College in Seward, NE and her Master's degree in Teaching and Learning from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. Terri taught at Lutheran schools in Hawaii and Illinois before moving to Minnesota to join the staff of Trinity First Lutheran in Minneapolis. Her current position with Lutheran Special Education Ministries has brought her to Lutheran Schools in Cologne, Hamburg, and Norwood Young America, MN. Terri has been blessed to serve on NYG Planning Teams in the past. She is excited to see how God shares His love through our "Minnesota Nice" volunteers with the participants of the 2019 National Youth Gathering REAL. PRESENT. GOD. She loves serving Jesus and sharing special times with family and friends.


DISTRICT EVENT

Information about the district event at the 2019 Youth Gathering will be available as the event is planned.