Come for music, worship, fun, and conversation at the intersection of spirituality, sexuality, and identity. This is a loving and inclusive event for youth of all orientations and identities in the name of Christ.
Students in grades nine through 12 from all over Minnesota
Keynote speaker will be M Barclay. Rev. M Barclay is serving as Director of enfleshed
. M formerly served as Director of Communications at Reconciling Ministries Network where they advocated for queer and trans inclusion in The United Methodist Church. They have also enjoyed working as a hospital chaplain, youth director, justice associate and faith coordinator for reproductive justice in Texas. M is passionate about bringing fresh and relevant perspectives to the questions, traditions, and theologies that have sustained our faith communities for centuries. They have extensive experience in writing, preaching, and teaching on the gospel's call to communal justice making.
The musician AGAPE
* (Dave Scherer) has inspired hundreds of thousands of people from Brooklyn to Bosnia with his relational ministry "Hip Hop Outreach." Combining rapping, dancing, storytelling and his fluency in Spanish, AGAPE* connects with his listeners in a way that they really "get it". He has recorded 10 albums and recently published a book entitled “Agap-ology.” Many young people saw him perform on the main stage of the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering at Ford Field where he was a featured performer. His ministry was also featured in an ABC documentary about people tackling food insecurity in America. These days you can find him at Luther Seminary where he works part-time as the Christian Public Leader coordinator. He is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory.
- 3-5 p.m. Workshop-: "Storytelling for Action" Facilitator- Ross Murray, Senior Director, Education and Training, GLAAD
- 5-6 p.m. Free will donation dinner provided by Lago Tacos
- 6-11 p.m. Speakers, mixers, small group discussion, and worship! Night will conclude with a concert by AGAPE*