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Youth Ministry Training

September 22 - September 24


Youth Ministry Training

This event is for everyone who works with youth in the church! Olmsted is partnering with the WPAUMC Conference Staff to offer this training and planning retreat for local youth leaders. Networking is essential to offering the best possible program while also guarding against burnout, so come to build relationships and take home new ideas to serve your youth better.

WPAUMC Staff Leadership


Amanda Mitchell has served on WPAUMC conference staff as the Coordinator of Young People’s Ministry since 2016. Through her Conference position, Amanda provides resources, connection, and leadership to local churches and their young people. Amanda has a degree in Elementary Education from IUP and has volunteered in all types of ministry within the local church.
Heather Shoffstall is the Youth Ministry Director for Christ Church Bethel Park.
There she focuses on developing the connection between ChristKids,
ChristYouth, and ChristCollege. Heather works with youth and leaders in the
local church, WPAUMC Conference Youth, and NEJ Jurisdictional Youth.
Course Pricing
includes tuition, materials, 2-night stay with private room, and all meals
  • Retreat begins with check-in at Groves Lodge from 3-5pm on Friday. Retreat ends after lunch on Sunday.
  • Participant price includes tuition, materials, all meals, and private hotel-style room with linens. Discount available for those willing to select or be assigned a roommate.


September 22
September 24
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Olmsted Retreat Center
17 East Main St.
Ludlow, PA 16333 United States
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