Speaker: DCE Hailey Jo Miller

Hailey Jo is Director of Student Ministries at Memorial Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls, SD. She is married to Blake, who is the perfect balance to her loud and outgoing personality. They have two daughters, Riley Jo and Harper. The four of them enjoy taking trips to their favorite waterpark, Schlitterbahn, and spending time with their extended family. Hailey Jo loves sharing the Gospel of Christ with those around her. Her favorite is when connections are made between His word and the lives of those that hear the Gospel.


Speaker: Rev. Travis Hartjen

Travis is an LCMS church planter in the north Dallas-Fort Worth area. Before that he was a DCE who served in Austin and Houston. He loves sharing his life and the great hope of Jesus with those inside and outside the church. He currently co-hosts a weekly podcast called Known Legacy: By Dads for Dads and is starting the next church plant in the Argyle, TX area. He has four kids with his wife, Tara.


Band: Remedy Drive

Remedy Drive is a rock band from Nashville, TN. This will be the band’s second time at the Kansas District Youth Gathering. The band is involved in frontline work in the modern day resistance to human trafficking, and the work is reflected in the melodies. David Zach, lead singer of Remedy Drive, will speak about his work as an undercover operative around the world finding evidence of child trafficking through the abolitionist organization The Exodus Road. The band’s newest album is called The North Star and can be found here: www.remedydrive.com


Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, of one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Col. 3:12-14)

KDYG Basics


  • Early registration begins September 1 and is $95 per person.
  • Standard registration begins October 1 and is $115 per person.
  • Late registration begins November 1 and is $135 per person.


Youth in grades 9-12 are invited to participate.  We work with a maximum 9-to-1, youth-adult ratio for each family group. Adult leaders must be at least 21 years of age.

We will register on a first-come, first-served basis.

The registration fee includes programming, workshops, activities, a T-shirt, plus a lunch Saturday afternoon, but NOT HOUSING.

Due to time constraints, we will not be able to guarantee Gathering wear for late registrations, so get your registrations and t-shirt orders in early!


Registrations must be submitted online. To register, look for the registration icon at the top of this page.

All youth registrations must be accompanied by a primary adult leader registration, maximum nine youth per adult.  Registration forms are included in the information packet for your convenience to assist you in entering your online registration information. Photocopy the forms as needed for your group.

We request fee payment by one check per congregation, payable to the “LCMS Kansas District.”  All registration fees must accompany the registrations.

No refunds for cancellations after November 1.

After registrations are submitted online, print a copy of the invoice. Include the invoice with your congregation check and mail to:

LCMS Kansas District DYG
Attn:  Tami Lierz
1000 SW 10th Ave.
Topeka, KS 66604


Medical Release Forms are included in the full information packet posted here on the KDYG webpage. (We’ve also posted the form separately, in case you need a quick copy.) Keep these and bring them to the event with your youth. We suggest you make photocopies so both the youth and adult leaders have a copy while offsite.

A photo of the all Gathering registrants will be taken SATURDAY morning.  If you would like to purchase rights to the picture for $15, make your order in the Merchandise section during the registration process.

Hotel Information

The event hotel is the ATRIUM HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER in Hutchinson, Kansas. Cost is $80 per room (plus applicable taxes) PER NIGHT per room.

Each group is responsible for making its own hotel reservations. Hotel reservations should be made early to ensure that your group will be housed onsite. Reservations can be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance without penalty.

Please reserve your group’s rooms by contacting:

Atrium Hotel and Conference Center
1400 North Lorraine St.
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Local: (620) 669-9311  |  Toll-free: (800) 362-5018

Tax exempt forms for your church must be faxed, emailed or mailed PRIOR to arrival. Please bring a hard copy with you for check-in.

Rooms will be held only until Nov. 1. After that date, rooms will be available to Gathering participants on an availability basis only. Make your room reservations early!


May I register somebody late? 
Yes, however the registration fees do go up the later you register. (See registration fees under “Event Basics.”)

May I switch someone else for a person who registered and now is not going? 
Yes, you can make changes and substitutions to your group’s registration online.

Who may I contact for direct help? 
For questions about registration, contact Tami Lierz at the District Office at 1-800-357-4421, ext. 200 or 785-357-4441, ext. 200 or  tami@kslcms.org. 

For non-registration questions, contact Katie Morgan at Katie.Morgan@clcop.org.