Morning Keynote Speaker: Rollie Johnson

Rollie Johnson Recharge conference children's youth ministry trainingRollie Johnson has worked with youth of all ages for 35 plus years, having served three churches. He is currently a Lay Pastor at First Lutheran Church where he has worked the past 23 years. His current duties include worship leader, preaching and Men’s ministry. Rollie has many interests and passions including; bow hunting, bow building, sewing, flintknapping, and canoe building. His first book, “Paying Attention:Finding God in the Ordinary” has just been published. His second book, a sequel will be coming out spring of 2018.

Keynote Speaker: Eric Iverson

Eric Iverson

Eric Iverson is a Twin Cites native and a product of the urban church where he began his ministry service over 34 years ago.  Eric’s youth and children ministry experience includes  over ten years of both full-time and volunteer service in the local church, and numerous roles in the para-church including a Director at Youth Works and the NYWC program team at Youth Specialties, and most recently as student life staff on a college campus.  He has taught and trained nationally over the past two decades, focusing on equipping the church for effective ministry with youth, on short term missions, and toward organizational culture change.  Eric is currently serving as the Executive Director of Youth Leadership, which has been training, equipping and encouraging children, youth and family leaders for over 50 years, and is the proud husband of Judy, and dad of Hope (13) and Isaiah (10).

Worship Leader: Mark Proulx



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 in December.

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

Fargo Leadership Team
Randy Brown | Temple Baptist Church
Sarah Dunkel | Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kristina Johnson | NWMN Synod, ELCA
Mark Johannesen | Triumph Lutheran Church
Amy McGrew | Youth Leadership
Sarah Seibold | Hope Lutheran Church

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

Registration price includes:

  • registration fees
  • conference workbook
  • 2 main sessions
  • 3 workshops (choose from 12 options)
  • time with 12+ exhibitors
  • lunch* is Taco Bar catered by Hope Lutheran Church
  • 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 11/15!

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
  • THESE RATES END 12/15!


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!