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Presented by Student Leadership University

Youth Pastor Summit

YPS is our gift to youth pastors, workers, volunteers, and educators as encouragement and investment in those who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students.

Artists & Speakers

Brent Crowe

Vice President of SLU

Levi Lusko

Author, Speaker, Pastor Of Fresh Life Church

Megan Fate Marshman

Author & Speaker

Eugene Cho

President of Bread for the World/Visionary of One Day's Wages

David Nasser

Pastor, Author, Speaker

Ben Trueblood

Director Of Student Ministry at Lifeway Christian Resources

Derwin L. Gray

Lead Pastor of Transformation Church

Rebekah Lyons

Author, Speaker, Podcast and Retreat Host

Dr. Sean McDowell

Worldview Expert

Shane Pruitt

National Next Gen Director for the North American Mission Board (NAMB)

DA Horton

Speaker and Author

Ed Newton

Lead Pastor of Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX

Dr. Jay Strack

President & Founder of SLU

Amanda Mejias

Lifeway Girls Brand Specialist

Brad Lomenick

Brad Lomenick

Leadership Consultant, Author and Speaker

Dr. Bill Brown

SLU 2024 Scholar in Residence

Jeff Wallace, Ph.D.

Chief Strategic Officer of SLU

Matt Carter

Vice President of Mobilization, Send Network

Catherine Renfro

National Director of Women’s Evangelism at the North American Mission Board

Matt Chewning

Lead Pastor, Netcast Church

Bethany Barr Phillips

Worship Leader

Ryan McDermott

Director of Students & Young Adults at Christ Fellowship Church

Nathan Schneider

Next Gen Ministry Leader in the Florida Baptist Convention

Shama Mrema


Jared Hall

Illusionist, Comedian and Communicator

Luke Lezon

Author and Lead Pastor of Lifebridge Church

Kurt Johnston

NextGen Pastor, Saddleback Church

Steve Cherrico

First Priority Greater Nashville Executive Director

Dr. Jonathan Denton

Assistant Professor of Christian Studies/Student Ministry at CSU

Doug Holliday

President, Sonlife

Quay Worship

Worship Leaders


Find the YPS nearest to you!

Youth Pastor Summit often sells out quickly, so don’t hesitate to reserve a spot for you and your team when registration opens on January 9, 2024 at 10 AM EST.

Over the past 24 years, Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for next gen pastors, youth pastors, educators, and their teams. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a gift to youth pastors, youth workers, youth volunteers, and educators to say thank you for investing in the lives of the next generation. Youth Pastor Summit is a conference designed to encourage and equip every leader. This conference includes plenary sessions, labs, worship, lunch, fun activities, and free resources for student ministries.

2024 Dates:

Southern California

Dallas, TX

Orlando, FL

Nashville, TN

Chicago, IL

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About the Youth Pastor Summit

Youth Pastor Summit is a conference designed to motivate, inspire, and equip every leader who invest in the lives of the next generation. YPS is a unique experience where there is an intentionality towards creating and cultivating an environment that fosters collaboration, community, and soul-care. YPS is a great opportunity for leaders to be refueled, recharged, and refreshed!

Youth Pastor Summit is presented by Student Leadership University

Youth Pastor Summit is one of three arms of Student Leadership University, along with The LIFT Tour. Collectively, these conferences are designed to help Christians deepen their faith and equip them to impact the world. Click here to learn more about these unique, exciting events and find one near you.

Student Leadership University

Student Leadership University is all about providing opportunities for young believers to develop into capable, confident leaders that will change the world. Through impactful events, dynamic speakers and experiential learning opportunities, we teach the next generation to Think, Dream, and Lead.

The LIFT Tour

The LIFT Tour is a world-class, two-day weekend experience that will challenge your middle and high school students at all points in their spiritual walks to forsake selfish dreams, desires & demands, and embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle.

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