Youth Leadership weekend set for Spruce Lake Retreat

The annual Youth Leadership Retreat, held jointly with Franconia Conference, Atlantic Coast Mennonite Conference and Eastern District Mennonite Conference is set for November 16-18, at Spruce Lake Retreat, Canadensis, Pa. Early registrations are due by Friday, November 2.

This year’s theme is Jesus: Heart, Mind and Soul, facilitated by Curt Weaver with worship leading by Nate Stucky. Curt is a former conference youth minister with Lancaster Mennonite Conference, most recently worked with Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary’s !Explore initiative and RAD ( and now works as a leader for Mennonite Mission Network’s Service Adventure program in Oregon. Nate, originally from Kansas, was a youth pastor at Atlantic Coast Conference’s Holly Grove Mennonite Church in Westover, MD, and is currently a student at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Over 100 high school youth and youth leaders are expected to attend this annual event intended to equip and empower toward embracing God’s mission. Saturday workshop leaders include Sheldon Good (Goshen College), Neil Richer (Mennonite Mission Network), Wayne Speigle (West Swamp Mennonite Church), Elizabeth Clemmer (Souderton Mennonite Church), Yvonne Platts (Philadelphia Urban Ministry Partnership) and Steve Kriss (Franconia Conference).

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