The Rev. Kelly Nieman Anderson currently serves as the Director of Lighthouse Ecumenical Youth Ministries and the Pastor of two ELCA congregations in Wisconsin. Originally from Southeast Michigan, she now lives and serves near Port Washington, WI. Formerly a youth minister and Spanish teacher, Kelly is also a world-traveler, cat lover, and foodie who dreams of being a wonder woman someday.
Megan Floyd serves as the Children, Youth & Family Minister at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Portage, MI. In addition to her role in the congregation, she is the convenor for the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Youth Ministry Table, and the regional representative for synodical youth ministry leaders (SYMBOL), and the ELCA Youth Ministry Network. Megan has an MA from Luther Seminary, where she studied Children, Youth & Family Ministry. When Megan is not working, she loves taking walks, riding her bike, kayaking, and spending time with her family.
The Rev. Heather Hansen currently serves as the 1/2 time transitional pastor for Grace Lutheran Church in Bandera, TX and the 1/2 time transitional pastor for Lutheran Campus Ministries of San Antonio, TX. She has 23 years of experience as a youth minister/professor and loves writing faith formation curriculum for all ages.
Victoria Hoppes is the Director of Youth and Children's Ministries at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also serves as the Project Manager for Faith @ Home. She has ministry experience with youth, family, and camping programs at both the parish and diocesan levels. She holds degrees from Texas Lutheran University and Luther Seminary. She also holds a certificate in Youth and Family Ministry from Forma’s certificate program. You can follow Victoria on her website, www.ministryincontext.com, or on social media (@vlhoppes).
Billie Jo Wicks is an ordained Deacon in the ELCA, currently serving Christ the King Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota. She is passionate about equipping families and individuals for faith formation and spiritual growth. Her master's degrees in education (University of Minnesota) and Children, Youth, and Family Ministry (Luther Seminary) guide her work almost as much as her own real-life experience as wife to Michael and mother to their 5 amazing kiddos.