Exciting Times Ahead: 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering

Date posted: Saturday 14 March 2020

Youth Gathering Synod CoordinatorHello Ministry Colleagues,


My name is Sister Tashina Good and I will be serving as your Saint Paul Area Synod (SPAS) Gathering Synod Coordinator for the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. I have been serving in youth ministry here in our synod for almost 10 years now and am currently serving at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Shoreview. I am so excited to be taking on this volunteer role and serving you all as your Gathering Synod Coordinator.


Even though The Gathering is over a year away, there are still things to start putting on your radar and I want to make sure everyone is well informed. I will be reaching out to each congregation in the upcoming month to touch base individually but here are some key dates and great resources in the meantime.


Key Dates:

  • April/May—Synod Information Session on The ELCA Youth Gathering…date & time TBD
  • May 21, 2020—Gathering Volunteer Corps Applications opens
  • June 21, 2020—Getting Ready Materials available
  • July 21, 2020—Financial Assistance Applications open
  • Sept. 21, 2020—Early-Bird Registration begins
  • June 26-29, 2021—Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE) and +Able (a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities)
  • June 29-July 3, 2021—ELCA Youth Gathering Dates



All key dates and important information can be found at the ELCA Youth Gathering website: https://www.elca.org/YouthGathering/


Two great ways to stay informed are:

I would also invite you to join the ‘Youth Gathering Saint Paul Area Synod (3H)’ Facebook page as a place for youth leaders from around our Synod to connect, ask questions and collaborate.


I look forward to meeting you and if you have any questions prior to my connecting with you, do not hesitate to reach out by email at SisterTashina@ShepherdShoreview.org


Much peace,