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.


The lost.


The believer.


Student disciplemaking.

2021 FLY Committee

Pastor Gideon Johnson
FLY President

Location: Kenyon, MN
Occupation: Pastor
Church: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Kenyon MN

Aaron Arneson
First Vice President

Location: Fargo, ND
Occupation: Student
Church: St. Paul’s Free Lutheran Church Fargo ND

Cassie Moan
Second Vice President

Location: Pipestone, MN
Church: Christ The King Free Lutheran Church, Pipestone MN

Bryce Timmerman
Devotional Life Secretary

Location: Kalispell, MT
Occupation: Youth Leader
Church: Stillwater Free Lutheran Church, Kalispell MT

Julia Erickson

Location: Pipestone, MN
Occupation: Mom
Church: Christ The King Free Lutheran Church, Pipestone MN

Emily Goff

Location: Dayton, MN
Occupation: Accountant
Church: Hope Lutheran Church, Minneapolis MN

Daniel Keinanen
FLY Convention Coordinator

Location: Onalaska, WI
Occupation: Youth & Worship Pastor 
Church: Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church, Onalaska WI

Chris Rasmussen
Youth Ministries Administrative Coordinator

Location: Maple Grove, MN
Occupation: Administrative Coordinator
Church: Grace Free Lutheran Church, Maple Grove MN

Sharon Rykhus
Youth Board Representative

Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Occupation: Wife, mother, grandma
Church: Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls SD