Renew I Educate I Connect 

25 for 1 Gathering Project


Give us 25 minutes.  We'll give you a year!

The 25 for 1 Project is adult leader training that took place at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston.  The training is designed to harness the energy of the Youth Gathering and use it as a catalyst to grow ministry into the next year.  

There are 3 separate trainings.  All the materials will be online since we expect that leaders can come to one or at best two of the training days.  

To see the content:

The Teaching Team:

Dr. Terri Elton

Terri Martinson Elton teaches at Luther Seminary in St. Paul. Mn. Elton became the Associate Professor of Children, Youth and Family Ministry in 2010 and shifted to be the Associate Professor of Leadership in 2014. Currently she teaches in the areas of congregational leadership, faith formation, and mission.



Rev. Todd Buegler


Todd Buegler is the senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Owatonna, Mn.  He has served there since August of 2014.  Prior to that he was the pastor for children, youth and family ministry at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Maple Grove, Mn.  

He also serves as the Executive Director of the ELCA Youth Ministry Network



Grace Valen


Grace Valen is a student at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  From Owatonna, Mn, she is a young adult with a wonderful spirit and heart for ministry.

She has served as a camp staff member at Ingham-Okoboji Bible Camp in Iowa.  


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