Speakers

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Rev. Todd Kollbaum and Mrs. Angie Kollbaum

 

Pastor Todd Kollbaum was installed as Director of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission on April 1, 2013.  Prior to that call, he served as Senior Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cole Camp, MO since August of 2004.  Pastor Kollbaum is a 2004 graduate of Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO and a 1990 graduate of Dana College in Blair, NE.

 

Mrs. Angela Kollbaum has been working with youth and families for 25 years.  She has a passion for serving God and caring for His people from the cradle to the grave.  Angela is currently serving St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Concordia, Missouri as their Youth Leader as well as working to complete her Master’s Degree in Counseling.  Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and Psychology in 1990 from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska.  She also completed her Master’s in Family Life Education and Ministry in 2011 from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.

 

They count as their greatest blessings, being parents to five pretty awesome youth, Zachary (22), Jordan (21), Emily (20), Ryan (16), and Abigail (10) and being best friends and partners in the ministry for over 25 years.

 

Where Two or Three are Gathered: Strategies for rural and small town youth ministry

In this session we will explore the great opportunities and joys of youth ministry in small settings.  When we focus on numbers it is too easy to become discouraged in the already difficult world of youth ministry.  However, there are many things we can/should do to reach out to our youth with the goal of helping them in their faith journey.  We will look at methods to strengthen and encourage the faith of our youth and build them up in Christ regardless of how many we have to work with.