Keynote Speaker: Rollie Johnson

Rollie Johnson Recharge conference children's youth ministry trainingRollie Johnson has served First Lutheran Church since 1995. He is currently a Lay Pastor and Director of Mission and Outreach. Rollie is also a motivational speaker, and is frequently hired by organizations, schools, and businesses for his high energy and inspirational messages. Rollie is an accomplished writer and has had dozens of articles published in national outdoor and hunting magazines. His first book, “Paying Attention” is due fall of ’16.

Keynote Speaker: Nicole Weisz

Nicole Weisz Recharge conference children's youth ministry trainingNicole Weisz has a degree in Special Education from Moorhead State University, Elementary Education from VCSU and a Master’s Degree from UND with certifications in ELL, Math and Reading. She has been a specialized teacher for 19 years. Nicole was a co-presenter at the Nurtured Heart Approach® Global Summit in New Mexico and presented in 2014 at the Nurtured Heart® Professional Development Summit in Fargo. She is currently the Director of Children’s Ministry at Hope Lutheran Church. Nicole is a passionate speaker that is eager to inspire others, children and adults, to build meaningful relationships.

Worship Leader: Mark Proulx

Music Leader at Prairie Heights, West Fargo



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

Fargo Leadership Team
Randy Brown | Temple Baptist Church
Katie Burrington | Faith Lutheran Church
Steven Dunkel | Bethel Evangelical Free Church
Kristina Johnson | NWMN Synod, ELCA
Mark Johannesen | Triumph Lutheran Church
Amy McGrew | Youth Leadership
Tiger McLuen | Youth Leadership
Sarah Seibold | Hope Lutheran Church
Ashley Tangen Greenwood | First Presbyterian Church, Bismark

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   Lunch / Exhibit Hall Open
12:30   Workshop 2
1:30   Break / 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 11/15/16!

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 12/15/16!


$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 1/11/17!



  • 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 1/14/17!