Speakers

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Rev. Ryan Peterson

Rev. Ryan Peterson currently serves as Campus Pastor and Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University – Ann Arbor.  Prior to his service at Concordia, Pastor Ryan was a Teaching Pastor and Strategic Leader at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellisville, Missouri.  He is currently finishing his Doctor of Ministry degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.  Ryan and his wife Kristy enjoy the beauty of #PureMichigan, especially with their three young kids – Andrew, Kyle, and Alyssa.

 

Bible Study Leader: In each plenary session, we will dig into God’s word around the theme STANDING: Restored, Confirmed, Strengthened, and Established (I Peter 5:10).  Pastor Peterson serves as our Bible study leader for NATIONAL15 and will lead us into deeper discussion on the application of Biblical Scripture. He will also lead a workshop.

 

Building a Welcoming Environment: Every place and space your youth enter has the potential to serve as an environment for change and growth.  How do you build an environment that welcomes them and helps them take next steps on their journey of life and faith?  The answer goes beyond comfortable seating and appealing food!  We’ll discuss that question and much more at this workshop.