Our Purpose

The FLY Convention® is the biennial national youth gathering of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. The purpose of the FLY Convention® is to provide congregations with a tool for winning the lost, building the believer, and encouraging student disciplemaking in the local congregation. It seems good to us as we join together for common work and fellowship to state our beliefs in regard to the following matters.

WIN

THE LOST

Build

THE BELIVER

Encourage

Student disciplemaking

2021 FLY Committee

Pastor Gideon Johnson
FLY President

Church: Emmanuel and Hauge Lutheran Churches, Kenyon MN
Occupation: Pastor
Hobby: Camping
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Chai Tea Latte

Aaron Arneson
First Vice President

Church: St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church, Fargo ND
Major: Business Administration
Hobby: Physical Activity
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Green Tea

Cassie Moan
Second Vice President

Church: Christ The King Free Lutheran Church, Pipestone MN
Occupation: Wife, Mom, Mentor
Hobby: hiking, kayaking, playing sports, and board games
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Vanilla Latte

Bryce Timmerman
Devotional Life Secretary

Church: Stillwater Free Lutheran Church, Kalispell MT
Occupation: Youth Leader
Hobby: Spending time with my wife, chopping down trees, monster trucks, more guy stuff, Netflix
Favorite order at a coffee shop: I don’t like coffee

Julia Pillman
Secretary

Church: Christ The King Free Lutheran Church, Pipestone MN
Occupation: Home Mom and Pastor’s Wife
Hobby: Playing gameswith my husband Matthew and going on nice long family walks with our son James
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Sparkling green tea with raspberry

Emily Goff
Treasurer

Church: Hope Lutheran Church, Minneapolis MN
Occupation: Controller/Accountant
Hobby: Cross Stitch
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Anything but coffee

Daniel Keinanen
FLY Convention Coordinator

Church: Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church, Onalaska WI
Occupation: Youth, Worship, & Congregational Director
Hobby: Organization
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Decaf Caramel High Rise with Salt Sugar

Chris Rasmussen
Youth Ministries Administrative Coordinator
Church: Grace Free Lutheran Church, Maple Grove MN
Occupation: Administrative Coordinator
Hobby: Playing and Watching Sports
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Triple Grande Vanilla Latte

Sharon Rykhus
Youth Board Representative

Church: Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls SD
Occupation: Wife, Mom, & Grandma
Hobby: Cooking & Reading
Favorite order at a coffee shop: Iced Tea
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