YouthLead

YouthLead

  • Aims to foster leadership development in high school students, so that they may grow and model their own faith in Christ Jesus in a productive manner. (In doing so, students may foster faith development of their peers.)
  • Encourages high school students in the Kansas District to have a voice in the planning and implementation of District youth events.

If you’d like to arrange a YouthLead visit at your congregation, please contact Kansas District YouthLead Coordinator Brian Amey at bamey@holycrosslutheran.net.

If you’re interested in joining the team, complete the application below. Please note applicants will need a sponsor. (To learn more about the role of a representative and a sponsor, please see the “Expectations” document below.) Applications are accepted throughout the year but are only reviewed prior to District Youth Ministry Team meetings held twice a year in January or February and August or September.

YouthLead Online Application

YouthLead Expectations (Youth and Sponsor)

Kansas District Youth Protection Policy

Meet the Team

Kiera Hageman

Kiera Hageman

Church and City: Trinity Lutheran, Garden City

Grade: 11th grade

Fun fact: I play three instruments.

Favorite Bible verse: 1 John 3:16. I love this verse because it shows what Jesus did for us on the cross and commands us to be disciples.

Why YouthLead? I am excited to be a part of this team because I love sharing the gospel especially with people my age who I can relate to, and it is always a fun time!

Amanda Tuck

Amanda Tuck

Church and City: Holy Cross Lutheran, Wichita

Grade: 11th grade

Fun fact: I love to do fine arts at my school such as pottery, choir, and theater.

Fav Bible Verse: 1 Cor 2:9. I found the verse in a prayer garden when I was in sixth grade, and it stuck with me and then became my confirmation verse.

Why YouthLead? I am excited to be part of YouthLead to grow in my ability to share my faith to others through helping lead and plan many events around Kansas.

Michael Olivarez

Michael Olivarez

Church and City: Holy Cross Lutheran, Wichita

Grade: 11th grade

Fun fact: I can do a backflip.

Fav Bible Verse: Proverbs 14:12: “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” This verse is a big reminder that sin can be silent. Sin can be the easier option. Sometimes even the “right” option. It’s hard to know what is right in crazy situations. This verse keeps me in check. It lets me know God knows what is best, and that sometimes the “right” why is the road to death.

Why YouthLead? I’m excited to be a part of this team because I love contributing. I love the idea of the youth having a voice. This team gives a great opportunity for growth in leadership skills. I want to grow in my leadership and find where the Lord wants to use me to glorify Him and His name.

Clover Maples

Clover Maples

Church and City: Trinity Lutheran, Winfield

Grade: 9th grade

Fun fact: I play golf for my school. I also enjoy choir and musical theatre.

Fav Bible Verse: John 5:15. I like it because it shows how living in Christ and branching out to others to follow him will bring great joy in your life. It is also my confirmation verse.

Why YouthLead? I wanted to be in YouthLead because it was a way to be involved in the church as a whole instead of just my hometown church. I also wanted to be able to reach out to other people to share the good news of God.

Erin Meyer

Erin Meyer

Church and City: Trinity Lutheran, Winfield

Grade: 10th grade

Fun fact: I am a Sunday school teacher for my church. Also I do cross country and track for my school.

Fav Bible Verse: Romans 1:16! This verse helps me to feel empowered to share God’s word.

Why YouthLead? I am excited to be a part of this team because I see it as a wonderful opportunity to share and strengthen my faith.

DCE Brian Amey

DCE Brian Amey

YouthLead Coordinator

Brian Amey, Minister of Youth and Young Adults at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Wichita, began serving as Kansas District YouthLead Coordinator in January 2021. You can contact him at bamey@hcwichita.net.

 

We’ve been very grateful for this chance for our daughter to use her leadership skills for the benefit of students in our synod. She uses them at school and work, but through YouthLead she can make an eternal difference.

Teresa Feyerherm