Dakotas Conference UM Youth
Sunday, December 17, 2017
To equip local churches in the discipleship of youth and the development of Christian leaders.

The Youth Worker Academy


April 27th-29th, 2018

Storm Mountain Center, United Methodist Camp

Presenter: Mark Oestereicher


Mark Oestreicher has been involved in church ministry his whole life, particularly with teenagers and youth workers.  Marko has had a broad experience working in churches in roles ranging from Junior High Pastor to Executive Pastor.  For 11 years, Marko was at Youth Specialties in San Diego, an organization that trains and equips church youth workers – the last 8 of those years as president.  Concurrently, Marko was also a part of the leadership team of Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI). 


Marko has authored or contributed to more than 70 books, including the much-talked-about Youth Ministry 3.0, Hopecasting, and Leading Without Power: 9 Paths to Non-Coercive Ministry Leadership.  Marko is a partner in The Youth Cartel, providing resources, training and coaching for church youth workers. Marko’s blog: www.whyismarko.com. 


Marko has been married to Jeannie for 31 years, and two college-age kids, Riley and Max.  




 Cost: $70



2018 Schedule:


6:30-7:30pm Registration at SMC

7:30-9pm Meet and Greet/Session 1



8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Session 2

12pm Lunch

1pm Session 3

3:30pm Session 4

5:30pm Dinner

7pm Q and A with Marko

9:30pm Worship



8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Closing Worship

10:30am Pack up and Head Out

11am Possible early lunch and gathering on our own in Rapid City



Youthworker Academy 2019
Lake Poinsett Camp
April 26th-28th 
Guest Presenter: Jeff Dun-Rankin of Youth Ministry Architects