Rev. Mark Kiessling & Mrs. Krista Miller

Rev. Mark Kiessling serves as interim director of LCMS Youth Ministry and is the LCMS Youth Gathering program director. Since 2006, he has overseen and directed the workings of the LCMS Youth Gathering. He and his wife, Beth, live in Kirkwood, MO. He is the blessed to be an uncle to six nephews and one niece.


Krista Miller serves as the LCMS Youth Gathering Registrar and Operations Manager directing the Gathering registration, housing and transportation processes for the Gathering since 1999. She and her husband, John, live in St. Louis, MO. Together they have two grown children.


Gathering 101: Planning on attending the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering next July in New Orleans? We’re glad you’re here and hope you’re able to spend some time familiarizing yourself with New Orleans’ hotels, restaurants, facilities and other attractions. At this workshop, LCMS Youth Ministry staff will share more information about the Gathering registration process and beginning developments of the programming planned for 2016. You will also have the opportunity to meet other Adult Leaders and some Gathering District Coordinators.