WSYG 2020

We cancelled the 2020 event due to COVID-19. As soon as plans are in place for another event, we will update that information here, send it out to our email list and update our social media channels. Stay tuned for whatever the next Western States Youth Gathering may look like. Thanks for your care of and support for this life-changing event for high school youth in the ELCA.

WSYG20 Promo Video

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As a youth pastor, I appreciate the opportunity to bring our young people to the Western States Youth Gathering because I know it gives them an unique opportunity to explore their faith. Growing up with just the other “Lutherans” at your church is one thing, but coming to a gathering where you have the opportunity to experience the energy, diversity, and belonging of being together with hundreds of other kids is really exciting. Cal Lutheran provides a fun, safe and open atmosphere for the gathering where our youth can learn, grow, and explore faith together. I’m thankful to the organizers for providing this opportunity.

Adam Knudson
Associate Pastor for Youth and Families
Hope Lutheran Church