“Day Two” 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering

Day Two Highlights • 2012 ELCA National Youth Gathering

 –        St. Louis to Memphis to Jackson to New Orleans – almost all of it in the dark.

–        Great day at Six Flags Over St. Louis yesterday!

–        Brunch at iHop – a New Orleans original.

–        Swamp Tour in Slidell, Louisiana with Brutus – our new alligator friend

–        Training for Mike, Kjersti, and Pastor Craig at the New Orleans Convention Center

–        Registration done, let the gathering begin!

–        Supper at Emeril’s New Orleans – Emeril Lagasse’s original restaurant – one word “AMAZING!”

–        First “official” team meeting in Mike’s room to set the stage for the beginning of the gathering tomorrow afternoon.

–        We sleep in on Wednesday and head to the zoo and aquarium about 10:00 a.m.

–        Good night y’all!

Click here for a short video hightlight of our day –


About Pastor Craig Schweitzer

I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going person who seeks to daily discover anew how God is present in my life and in the world in which I live and serve. I am a husband, father, brother, son, friend, pastor, and maybe most significantly – a child of God! My beautiful spouse Wendy and I live in Bismarck, ND with our twin daughters, Ilia and Taegan and our crazy dogs Henri & Sadie. I’ve serve on the staff of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Bismarck, ND since July 2001. I was first called to serve as Music & Worship Minister, in 2010 was called to serve as Pastor of Worship and Youth Education, and in January 2014 was called to serve as Senior Pastor. My professional background is a diverse collection of musical and educational experiences that ranges from live concert production and promotion to recording studios, and live performance to music education. Prior to joining Good Shepherd, I was an Instructor of Music at Bismarck State College and owned and operated a successful teaching studio called 6x6 Guitar Studio. I am a graduate of the University of Mary in Bismarck and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary in Berkeley, CA and was ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in September 2010. Outside of Good Shepherd, I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, reading, listening or playing any and all music, a relaxing round of golf, or spending some quiet time with God. View all posts by Pastor Craig Schweitzer

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