LCMS Youth Gathering


Youth from the Ohio District have always traveled to National Youth Gatherings since they began. 2022 will be no different. Planning teams are already hard at work to make this upcoming event worthwhile and meaningful for teens. To see what's being planned at the National level go to the Gathering website at:

Have you noticed the name for the LCMS Youth Gathering has changed a bit?  "National" has been dropped. That's because so many teens and chaperones come from many places around the world, it is now the LCMS YOUTH GATHERING.

Here are some important dates for you to know as you plan to attend the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston:
Summer 2021: Gathering Information/Registration Books will be sent to LCMS Congregations.
September 2021: Data entry can begin on-line for registration.
November 1, 2021: Registrations can be mailed to the Gathering Office in St. Louis. DO NOT MAIL BEFORE NOVEMBER 1!! It will be returned to you if your packet has an earlier date postmark.
The Registration Fee for the 2022 LCMS Gathering has been set at $395 until March 2, 2022. After that date there will be an increased rate to $450 per person.
Hope this information helps you in your planning! More to come!

If you have teens in your congregation who may wish to attend the gathering and need to be connected to a group, contact Karen.

Karen Dutton, our Ohio District Youth Ministry Coordinator is serving as the District Coordinator for those attending the LCMS Youth Gathering in 2022. Contact Karen with any Gathering questions you may have as she has many answers to Gathering questions. Call or e-mail her at 216-496-1799 (cell); 216-587-4222 (St. John, Garfield Heights) or  

Bus transportation will be available from various locations within our District. There will be two options available. The first leaving two days prior to the Gathering which will allow your group extra time to unwind and enjoy Houston! The other option will get you to Houston the day the Gathering begins. Although there is no exact price yet, it looks like the bus transportation will cost $300-$325 per person. The definite price will be announced during the summer. Our buses will take you directly to your Gathering hotel and pick you up from there to head home the day the Gathering ends. Our bus company is Baron's. Check them out on their website! They have air purifiers and great sanitation practices on all of their buses!

Advantages to riding the District Bus - community building, taking food supplies, transportation directly to your hotel and seeing the country!


Will it be:

* A Ranch?
* Line-dancing?
No matter what's decided, it will be FUN and there will be FOOD!
If you have an idea or suggestion - send it in!


We NEED an Ohio District t-shirt design for the Gathering! It needs to connect the Ohio District - Ohio, West Virginia and the eastern part of Kentucky to the Gathering and its theme!
• It can somehow connect the Ohio District to Houston, Texas;
• It must carry out the "In All Things" theme;
• It must show that we're from the Ohio District!
Ideas for our District shirts can be submitted by anyone. It is preferable that it come from a teen who will be attending the Gathering but not limited to a teen or adult who will be registering for the event.
We have an artist that can help clean up a rough draft of your ideas. Please send your sketch in the colors you suggest. If that's not possible, label or indicate what you're thinking in some way. Be sure to SUGGEST the color of the shirt, too!
Email your art work to Karen at: or send it to her c/o LCMS Ohio District, P. O. Box 38277, Olmsted Falls, OH 44138.

Deadline: AUGUST 1, 2021! 


Adults! Don't miss the opportunity to attend National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference THIS July 11 - 14, 2021, in Houston! Here's a chance to learn and grow beside others who work in LCMS congregation just like you! You'll also be able to take a good look at Houston to prepare for taking your youth to the LCMS Youth Gathering, July 2022.