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What is WLCYouth like?

We're all about following Jesus, discovering our identity in Him, growing to be more and more like Him (serving, learning, connecting), and helping others to do the same. We have opportunities all year to connect, grow as disciples, and have fun as we live The [Disciple] LIFE. 

  • Jump in, grab a friend, and connect at Middle School Mania or High School Hootenanny.
  • Serve on a  Summer Mission Experience, serve events, Summer Stretch, or on a ServeTEAM.
  • Stretch and learn with your family in preparation for faith milestones like First Communion and Confirmation.
  • Grow and study God's Word in Summer Bible Study and in a small group throughout the school year.

If you're in grades 6-12, we'd love to meet you and help you get connected to WLCYouth!

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2023 Mission Experiences

Middle School
Mission Experience: Rochester

Middle School youth, currently in 6th-8th grades, sign up for the Rochester Servant Event, June 10-15, 2023! We have 25 youth spaces + 6 awesome Jesus-loving adult leader spots available.

We will be serving Rochester community members in the name of Jesus doing home repairs, yardwork, helping with VBS & kids club, random acts of kindness, and other service projects.  We will be staying at Airbnbs, enjoying parks and playing games together when we’re not working alongside other LCMS churches from Rochester and all over MN.

Cost: $250 (SUV/Van Credit: $150 off,  if we can use your 6+ passenger vehicle.)

Contact Lindsey Schmidt with questions

Register Now!

High School
Mission Experience: Kansas City

High School youth, currently in 8th-12th grades, join us on a mission experience to Kansas City, June 23-30, 2023! We have 36 youth spaces + 9 awesome Jesus-loving adult leader spots available.

We’ll share Jesus' love in the City of Fountains as we partner with local organizations on both sides of state lines. We’ll serve at food shelves, clothing distribution centers, soup kitchens, children’s programs, elder care facilities, and wherever else we can meet the needs of the community. We’ll also have a few days before we start serving to grow as a team, explore the city, and eat the best BBQ on the planet.

Cost: $750 or less (SUV/Van Credit: $200 off, if we can use your 6+ passenger vehicle.)

Contact Patrick Brewer with questions. 

Register Now!

WLCYouth Wednesdays and WLCYouth Sundays

You'll find friends to have fun with, small groups where you can belong, and adults who care!

Middle School and High School Youth: get ready for fun, games, worship, prayer, small group breakouts, and conversation about real-life. Join us on a Wednesday night and see what WLCYouth is all about! Oak Hill (Stillwater) and Valley Creek (Woodbury) Youth meet weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30-8pm. Wakota Ridge (South St. Paul) Youth meet 2x/month on Sundays. Wakota Ridge Youth: mark your calendars for WLCYouth Sunday on  November 6, November 13, and December 11.

  • Note, WLCYouth Wednesdays will not meet on November 23, December 21, December 28, March 8, and April 5

Register for WLCYouth!

Youth Events

Everyone's invited...come check out one of our upcoming events!


First Communion & Confirmation

First Communion

First Communion preparation at Woodbury Lutheran is a 4-week parent and child experience during the Lenten season leading up to Easter Sunday. On April 6, 2023 our next group of youth will receive their first communion during a very special Maundy Thursday worship service at each campus.

Watch for details on the next First Communion class or contact Lindsey Schmidt with questions at


The Confirmation Journey is a family-paced faith process for young people (7-12th grade), who would like to dive deeper into understanding what they believe and why. Students & a parent/mentor are invited to explore what it looks like to be followers of Jesus together. At the end of the journey, students are invited to publicly confirm the faith given to them in their baptisms and claim their identity as disciples who intend to continue to live The [Disciple] LIFE — following Jesus. Confirmation weekends are October 30, 2022, March 5, 2022, and October 29, 2022.

Learn more about Confirmation

WLC Youth Staff

Lindsey Schmidt

Director of Youth Ministry
+ Middle School Youth Minister
Valley Creek Campus

Email Lindsey

Patrick Brewer

Director of High School Youth Ministry
Valley Creek Campus

Email Patrick

Sarah Dibbern

Kids & Youth Minister
Oak Hill Campus

Email Sarah