WND Lutheran Youth Organization

The WND Lutheran Youth Organization includes each and every high school student in congregations across our synod.  Each fall, hundreds of young people from our congregations come together for the annual LYO Gathering, 3 days focused on growing and sharing our faith, serving the world in Christ’s name, engaging in dynamic worship, and building relationships.


The 2017 LYO Gathering will be held October 19-21, 2017
at the Grand Hotel, Minot

The button below will take you the event website with
up to date information
and registration materials.

Registration Deadline is October 1, 2017.
Registrations received after this date will be charged a $25 / person late fee.




Promo Video – Highlights of 2013 Gathering


The LYO Board and Advisors

The LYO Board is elected each year during the LYO Gathering and consists of 1 youth member from each of the 7 conferences of the synod and 4 officers.  Each member serves a 2-year term.  Adult advisors serve 1-year terms and are elected at the fall conference gatherings. The LYO Board plans and promotes the annual gathering and seeks to support and encourage congregational youth ministry throughout our synod.

2014 LYOBoard

2014 WND LYO Board (Back: Tyrza Hoines, Else Nelson, Caitlan Wolkenhauer, Rachel Lantz, Douglas Winzenburg, Cheyenne Kleppe. Front: Tara Troxel, McKenna Hodenfield, Mallory Nelson. Not Pictured: Allison Mischke and Heidi Knutson)