Student Leadership University has been privileged to host Youth Pastor Summit (YPS) for youth pastors and their teams for the past 23 years. Youth Pastor Summit, valued at $300, is provided as a gift to youth pastors, youth workers, youth volunteers, and educators as encouragement and investment in those who are making a lasting impact in the lives of students.

Join us in for our YPS Virtual One-Day Event which will include incredible main stage sessions and tons of free resources. It is our privilege to host YPS Southern California in a virtual experience in partnership with Lifeway Students. 



10:00 AM - 11:50 AM PST - Sessions 1 - 2 & Breakouts 1 - 2

  • Ben Trueblood
  • Ryan McDermott
  • Kurt Johnston
  • Ryan Leak 

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM PST - Lunch Break

12:20 PM - 2:30 PM PST - Sessions 3 - 4 & Breakouts 3 - 5  

  • Emily Pigott 
  • Greg Stier
  • Megan Fate Marshman
  • Michael DiMuccio
  • Brent Crowe


Who should attend YPS?

The Youth Pastor Summit is geared towards all Youth Pastors and Key Youth Leaders (staff or volunteers) and  Christian school educators. All attendees must be 18 years or older. 

How can I register for YPS?

Scroll up to the top of the page and click the "Register Now" button.

There are two options for registration:

Individual Registration: Individual registration is for single attendees, who will need to sign up through his or her own registration account as the system will not allow duplicate email addresses. 

NEW This Year:  We have opened a Group or Family Registration Option: This will allow you to register members of your team or family under one account and pay at one time.   All members must have a unique email address.  You will need to know each team members email address and date of birth (must be 18 at the time of registration) to register them. If a member of your group already has an SLU account with their email address but is currently not a member of your group account online, you will need to call us before registration or email us at so we can add them. Once we have added them, you can complete the registration process and pay for your group. 

Note: For YPS Orlando Only - Group registration is capped at 5 people per ministry.


Is the event really just $10?

Through the generosity of Lifeway Students and other sponsors, this event is being provided at just a $10 admin fee to all attendees who register in advance, $20 at the door (if the event still has space).  Lunch is provided, but you are on your own the rest of your meals as well as lodging if needed.

Please note that the $10 administrative fee has been added to ensure we can effectively manage the continous growth of YPS. Youth Pastor Summit is still a gift from us to you; however, this administration fee will allow us to continue serving you with excellence as we manage a larger number of registrations.

Also, note that the administrative registration fee for YPS is non-refundable and is due at the time of registration to secure your spot for the event.  We are unable to refund this administrative fee if you are unable to attend this event (regardless of the reason for cancellation).

Can I transfer my ticket to someone else?

New this year, if you are registered as a group, we will do a one-time transfer of any of your participants, without penalty. Transfers are not available on individual registrations. This one-time transfer must occur a minimum of ten business days before the event. To make a transfer on your account, email us at from your group leader’s email indicating the individual(s) you are canceling and the name, email, and DOB of the new registration(s). We will only make a transfer(s) on each group registration one time, and once you have made a transfer, your group is then finalized.

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