i’m stoked — katie edwards has agreed to join us for the middle school ministry campference. i’ve known katie for a long, long time. she’s a veteran middle school youth worker, and is currently the junior high director at saddleback church. she’ll be with us for the entire event (as will almost all of the speakers), and will play a few key roles:
1. she’ll lead a dialogue for volunteers on how to rock it.
2. she’ll lead a seminar for team leaders (paid or not) on developing volunteers (this is katie’s specialty).
3. and — i’m pumped about this — katie will present one of our four ‘soapbox’ rants in the tribal gathering given to that. i can’t wait to hear what katie has to bring us!
you might also know katie from the old simply youth ministry podcast, now called ‘youth ministry garage‘ (along with doug fields, matt mcgill, and josh griffin).
we’re in the final stages of planning for this awesome event, which is less than a month away (october 14 – 16). i’ll have a post next week about the various seminars and dialogues and learning experiences that will be offered.