LYF Gathering

ND District LCMS Lutheran Youth Fellowship Gathering


Thurs, August 4, 2 PM – Sat, August 6, noon 2016

Valley City State University
Valley City, ND

ANYONE entering grades 9 & up, including young adults, in the fall 2015.

Please register by Friday, July 29. If you have questions or want to register, call or text Pat Sebastian at (701) 471-3289 or email patsebbis[at]aol[dot]com.

Send registration form & payment to:

Pat Sebastian, Registrar, 3000 Bernell Dr, Bismarck, ND  58503


Gabe Kasper is a pastor and church planter with the ACTS Church Network in Austin, Texas. His passion for preaching and teaching have led him to speak at camps, churches, youth events, schools, universities, and yes, even a haunted house convention. In his spare time, Gabe enjoys playing soccer, reading books, listening to punk rock, and cheering on his beloved Green Bay Packers. He and his wonderful wife Melissa have one son, Titus.

Tangled Blue


Joel (vocals, guitar) and Aimee Pakan (vocals, percussion), Robbinsdale, MN, have performed together as Tangled Blue logging over 300,000 miles performing at youth gatherings, churches, colleges, coffee shops, camps, living rooms and festivals in 36 states and Guatemala. The emphasis of Tangled Blue is not what they do, but on what God does. Their music was created largely in front of audiences, so it is designed to engage the listener.

Directions to Campus

I-94 exit 292, turn north onto 8th Ave SW to Viking Dr.  On Viking Dr, take a right for 3 blocks; this will bring you onto campus.


Registration 1:30 – 2 PM

Registration at the Memorial Student Center (on Viking Dr).


What to bring:

  • Bible
  • Sleeping bag/sheets & blanket, pillow, towels
  • Casual clothes consistent with our Christian witness. Dress clothes for banquet & worship. Work clothes for servant event.
  • Money for worship service offering and Saturday lunch on your own
  • Money for the 2015-2016 mission project: Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads, St. John, ND
  • Inexpensive gift(s) for your Barnabas buddy (secret pal)
  • Medical Consent & Liability Release Form & Covenant

(Download from


Emergency Phone Numbers:

Please leave these phone numbers with family while at the Gathering:

(708) 334-6828     Ryan Avery’s cell

(701) 471-3289     Pat Sebastian’s cell


Make check payable to ND District LCMS

Send this form & payment by July 29 to:

Pat Sebastian, Registrar

3000 Bernell Dr, Bismarck, ND  58503

More information and registration form can be found on the downloads page.