Heather Flies Recharge conference children's youth ministry trainingKeynote Speaker: Heather Flies

Heather Flies is in her 20th year as the Junior High Pastor at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie.  She LOVES students and people in general! Outside the walls of Wooddale, Heather spends a great deal of time and energy as a communicator. In addition, Heather authored I Want to Talk to My Teen About Girl Stuff , a book for parents and her book for teenagers That’s What She Said/That’s What He Said. Heather loves football, dominating on the tennis court, NASCAR racing, and listening to Christmas music 11 months out of the year.  She owns 303 bottles of nail polish and 98 pairs of shorts (which she wears all winter long!)  She is the daughter of a long distance truck driver, the youngest of six children, and grew up in southern Minnesota.

Tony Souder Recharge conference children's youth ministry trainingKeynote Speaker: Tony Souder

Tony is the Founder of the Pray for Me Campaign and Executive Director of the Chattanooga Youth Network, a ministry dedicated to helping churches flourish in bringing the greatness of God to the next generation. He has authored the Pray for Me Prayer Guides, which have been translated into Spanish and Chinese. Tony and his bride of 31 years live in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Worship Leader: T.B.A.



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

Twin Cities Leadership Team
Kris Bjorke | InterServe & Minneapolis Synod Rep.
Ralph Gustafson | Bethel University
Bruce Kronen | Pilgrim United Methodist Church
Jill Lidstone | Youthworks
Amy McGrew | Youth Leadership
Tiger McLuen | Youth Leadership
Ginny Olson | Northwest Conference of the Covenant Church
David Scherer | Luther Seminary
Amy Schroeder | The Church of St. Rita

We welcome inquiries from those interested in becoming a part of the leadership team. Contact info@ministryrecharge.com 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 info@ministryrecharge.com 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 21+ options)
  • time with 21+ 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 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 1/4/17!



  • 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 1/7/17!