Youth Ministry Board

The Lutheran Youth Organization (LYO) is an organization of high-school age young people who are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. This ministry happens through young people discussing and advocating issues of importance to them concerning faith, youth ministry, the ELCA, local communities, and the world.
Learn more about our synod’s youth ministry…

Board Representatives

Conference 01 – Roseau

Jay Ostgaard
Adult Representative

Sierra Branch
Youth Representative


Conference 02 – Thief River Falls

Open
Adult Representative

Open
Youth Representative


Conference 03 – Crookston

Open
Adult Representative

Open
Youth Representative


Conference 04 – Bemidji

Caroline Larson
Adult Representative

Megan Boyson
Youth Representative


Conference 05 – Moorhead

Ashely Strelau
Adult Representative

Taylor Colvert
Youth Representative


Conference 06 – Detroit Lakes

Peggy Larson
Adult Representative

Matthew Greenwaldt
Youth Representative


Conference 07 – Fergus Falls

Jenny Johnson
Adult Representative

Open
Youth Representative


Conference 08 – Alexandria

Open
Adult Representative

Henri Santleman
Youth Representative


At Large Representatives

Sarah Knopf
Adult Representative

Jolene Nelson
Youth Representative

Mira DeGroat
Youth Representative


Committee Representatives

Synod Assembly Planning Committee Representative

Paige Mackedanz
Youth Representative

Outdoor Ministry Representative

Maddie Gray
Youth Representative

LYO Advisor & Gathering Coordinator

Kristina Johnson

Email: LYO@cord.edu