Jordan Langness is from Ishpeming Michigan. He currently serves as Youth and Family Ministry Director at Hope Free Lutheran Church. He has also lived in Beulah ND serving as their youth pastor for 9.5 years, and Minneapolis area going to AFLBS and the University of Northwestern St. Paul while working with Hope Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis and Solid Rock in Anoka during that time. He married Sarah in 2009 and have four children ages 7 (Ezekiel), 5(Micaiah), 3(Reaiah), and 1(Jireh) by the time of FLY.
In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, shooting, camping, tennis, and board games. Jordan loves being able to witness the Lord moving in the lives of students through the teaching of His Word and the presence of His Spirit. He finds it humbling to be able to participate in an aspect of the Lord’s work that has resulted in genuinely changed lives in this world and eternal life in the world to come.Bio
Pastor Andy Coyle
Pastor Andrew Coyle serves as pastor of Shiloh Free Lutheran Church, Rapid City, SD, a new church plant in the AFLC. Before coming to plant Shiloh in 2015, he previously served as a full-time missionary in Ukraine from 2011-2015 where he helped start and teach at a Bible school. Before his time in Ukraine, he served in pastoral ministry from 2008-2011. As well as being an AFLBS graduate, he holds a B.S. in Intercultural Studies from Northwestern University, St. Paul, MN and an M.Div. from the Association Free Lutheran Theological Seminary, Plymouth, MN.
Pastor Andy and his wife, Monica, enjoy life with their five children, Moriah, Isaiah, Josiah, Levi and Daniel. Pastor Andy is so thankful for FLY as it was foundational in his own spiritual formation. He is praying that students lives will be forever changed by the power of the Gospel.
Tim Herset is from Kalispell MT. He currently serves as a Young Life Area Director. Most of his life has been in Kalispell but he spent a little time in British Columbia with Skiers/Snowboarders for Christ and then with Young Life in the Twin Cities from '08-'12. He’s married to Emily and is a new father of Mara (born August 25!). He enjoys riding bicycles, canoeing, smoking meat and eating with friends, skiing, sleeping outside and being a dad! He’s excited about the FLY Convention because God has used this gathering to help him know God more throughout his journey of faith.
Pastor Steve Jensen
Pastor Steve Jensen serves as pastor of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Congregation at Schwer in Milford IL. Steven and his wife Brandi met at AFLBS in 1998. 19 years of marriage and 9 kids later he has found that God's grace is something which should be held with two hands. He enjoys Ultimate Frisbee and video games. A good movie where all the family is gathered together is one of his favorite things. He misses CO, the Estes Park, and Loveland area, where he grew up. If you want tips on the good fishing holes just ask him! He is excited to be speaking this year at the FLY convention. He finds it to be one of the highest honors in the AFLC.
Pastor Jason Holt
Jason Holt from Saint Michael, MN. He currently is serving as the AFLC Director of Youth Ministries. He previously served as Associate Pastor in Fergus Falls, MN for 8 years. Jason has been married to Jennifer for 24 years and is the parent of five kids that span in age from teen to college-age adult. His hobbies include family walks in his neighborhood and following the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Jason is excited to see what the Lord does at FLY this year, because Jesus is always faithful
Bible Study Leaders
Dave & Rennie Garda
Dave and Rennie serve as disciplemaking missionaries called to help churches and families understand and live disciplemaking friendships. As a couple they minister to and implement disciplemaking learning communities with leaders, disciplemakers and families. Dave and Rennie are directly involved with developing training tools and those who multiply disciplemaking as they model, teach, train, coach and mentor leaders and teams globally.
As a couple Dave and Rennie assist churches in modeling disciplemaking learning communities, leading training experiences, coming alongside leadership in seasons of interim and transitional ministry, developing disciplemaking youth and family ministries, mentoring volunteer and vocational leadership, church-wide disciplemaking development, staff-mission-vision alignment, leadership crisis moments and disciplemaking friendship.
Workshop Speakers & Topics
Dr. Walt Mueller
Dr. Walt Mueller will lead a workshop addressing the topic of pornography, walking students into an understanding of God's big "YES!" for their sexuality (it is good!), while helping them understand how fallen and broken expressions of sexuality can harm both them and others in the present and future. He offers guidelines and practical strategies for dealing with pornography in one's life.
Mr. Ben Monseth will lead a workshop addressing the topic of suicide; specifically helping our students to think biblically about suicide. Speaking to students who might have suicidal thoughts, those who have lost someone by suicide, and what to do if you think someone is suicidal.
Pastor Wade Mobley
Rev. Wade Mobley will lead a workshop addressing the topic of gender identity; specifically helping our students think biblically about the current cultural confession over gender identity; discovering the false claims made by the culture, the biblical teaching regarding gender, and how to interact with ones who do not hold to a biblical position.
Pastor Jonathan Unverzagt
Rev. Jonathan Unverzagt will lead a workshop addressing the topic of Law and Gospel living. He will help our student's know what it means to think and to live in the biblical freedom of the Gospel, not the burden of the law.
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