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Youth Worker Academy

Youthworker Academy, April 27-28, 2018, Storm Mountain Center

The Youthworker Academy is training available for paid or volunteer youth workers within the local church.   This year's academy will be held at Storm Mountain Center, April 27-29, 2018.

2018 Youth Worker Academy presenter: Mark Oestereicher      

COSTS: $70 


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

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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, Michigan).


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:

FRIDAY, April 27, 2018:

6:30-7:30pm Registration at SMC

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


SATURDAY, April 28, 2018:

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


SUNDAY, April 29, 2017:

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

Youthworker Academy 2019

Lake Poinsett Camp

April 26-28, 2019 

Guest presenter: Jeff Dun-Rankin of Youth Ministry Architects