Morning Keynote Speaker: Molly Weinrich

Molly WeinrichPastor Molly (Juntunen) Weinrich served for seven years as a teaching pastor at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa, one of the largest congregations in the Midwest. She oversaw the development, launch, hiring and support for Hope’s satellite congregations, supervised internship programs, trained hundreds of volunteers, taught frequently in West Africa and now speaks and preaches at retreats, conferences, and workshops. Molly and her husband Cory recently moved back to her beloved hometown of Duluth where she is a coffee-drinking homeschool mom to their three young children.

Afternoon Keynote Speaker: Eric Iverson

Eric Iverson

Eric Iverson is the new Executive Director of Youth Leadership. His extensive resume includes over twenty-five years in ministry where he developed a deep commitment to life in service to the local church and those who are called to gospel ministry, especially alongside youth and the under-resourced. Eric spent over 10 years at Park Avenue UMC fulfilling roles from summer staff, volunteer and rounding out his time there as Youth Director. Para-church is where he spent the majority of his efforts including Urban Ventures, Real Resources, Transform Minnesota, CCDA and Ministry Architects. Eric also has a history of working for organizations focused on Youth – Youth Frontiers, Youth Works, Youth Specialties and Urban Youth Workers Institute. Above all, Eric is the husband to Judy, father of Hope and Isaiah. Eric and Judy (a youth ministry veteran herself) pray God uses their unique set of gifts to support the church and her efforts to help children, youth and families become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

Worship Leader: Summer Festival Camp Band



A key part of Recharge is the wide variety of workshops available.  Recharge Conference youth ministry children's ministry trainingYou will be equipped, inspired and energized by these relevant, practical workshops. Experienced ministry leaders share useful and motivational ideas to help you and your team be ready for the challenges of leadership and working with kids.  Some workshops are designed for a specific area of ministry while others will be applicable whether you work with children, youth or families.

You have the opportunity to attend 3 workshops during this children’s and youth ministry conference. Options will be posted this fall.

We bring in some of the best national and local organizations who offer useful and effective tools for you and your ministry. We give you time to personally connect with each one so you can take advantage of their expertise and resources. Sponsors lower the ticket price by almost 30%, so we are beyond grateful for their partnership and participation at Recharge.

Platinum & Gold Sponsors include:



RECHARGE was started by ministry workers for ministry workers… and is still led and run by local ministry workers. Youth Leadership partners with local leaders from a wide variety of academic, local churches, and denominational organizations. It is intentionally multi-denominational and although Youth Leadership facilitates this children’s and youth ministry conference, Recharge would not happen without each team’s leadership.

Youth Leadership

Duluth Leadership Team
Catherine Anderson| Northeastern MN Synod, ELCA
Tony Ducklow | Youth Leadership
Mindy Johnson | First Lutheran Church, Hinckley
Amy McGrew | Youth Leadership
Shivon Miller | Trinity Lutheran Church
Brian Points | Young Life
Katie Rich | Church of the Good Shepherd

We welcome inquiries from those interested in becoming a part of the leadership team. Contact for more information.

We cannot do Recharge without volunteers in each city! Perks of being a volunteer include working with a great group of people, free lunch, free Recharge t-shirt, and opportunity to sit in for some of / parts of the main sessions, workshops and/or prayer lab. We welcome inquiries from those interested in volunteering before, during or after Recharge. Contact for more information.

Recharge volunteer

8:30 Conference Check-In / Exhibit Hall Open
9:00   Opening General Session
10:10   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
10:30   Workshop 1
11:30   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
11:45   Workshop 2
12:45   Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open
1:45   Workshop 3
2:45   Break / Exhibit Hall Open
3:00   Closing General Session

*subject to change

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1325 N. 45th Ave. E. Duluth, MN 55804

Registration price includes:

  • registration fees
  • conference workbook
  • 2 main sessions
  • 3 workshops (choose from 12 options)
  • time with 12+ exhibitors
  • lunch* provided by T.B.D.
  • coffee, water, morning and afternoon snacks

*please give us 2 weeks notice for food allergies


Ready to reserve a spot for you and/or your volunteer team?

Super Early Bird

37 per person - team of 10+

  • $42/person – team of 5-9
  • $47/person – team of 2-4
  • $52/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student
  • THESE RATES END 12/15!

Early Bird

42 per person - team of 10+

  • $47/person – team of 5-9
  • $52/person – team of 2-4
  • $57/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student


47 per person - team of 10+

  • $52/person – team of 5-9
  • $57/person – team of 2-4
  • $62/person – individual
  • $29/college or grad student
  • THESE RATES END Wednesday before Recharge!



  • N/A for team of 10+
  • N/A for team of 5-9
  • N/A for team of 2-4
  • N/A for students
  • RATE ENDS 9 am day of Recharge!