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Youth worker academy

Location: Storm Mountain Center
Date: April 27 - Apr 29, 2018

Youth worker academy and children's and youth ministry cohort training are happening together this weekend, April 27-29!  Here are the details for those registering as a youth worker academy participant. 

2018 Youth Worker Academy presenter: Mark Oestereicher      Costs: $70     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

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Mark Oestreicher has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers. Marko has had a broad

experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor. For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers – the last 8 of those years as president. Concurrently, Marko was also a part of the leadership team of Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI).


Marko has authored or contributed to more than 60 books, including the much-talked-about Youth Ministry 3.0. Marko is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Marko’s blog.


Marko has been married to Jeannie for 26 years, and has two teenage children, Liesl and Max.



2018 Schedule:


6:30-7:30pm Registration at SMC

7:30-9pm Meet and Greet/Session 1



8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Session 2

12pm Lunch

1pm Session 3

3:30pm Session 4

5:30pm Dinner

7pm Quesion and answer session with Marko

9:30pm Worship



8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Closing Worship

10:30am Pack up and Head Out

11am Possible early lunch and gathering on our own in Rapid City

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