Our STAFF


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Bob Cleveringa
Director of Youth Ministries
synodyouth@gmail.com | 712.737.4959

Bob has been the Director since 1998!  Before diving into ministry full time Bob farmed for 15 years and did construction work for a couple years between jobs. God began opening doors for Bob to enter paid ministry positions and he has been dreaming up ways to impact youth leaders and students ever since.  After youth pastoring for 12 years Bob took on the roll of Director at the Synod Office. He oversees all youth events (with the help of some amazing organizing team members), has started up Leaders On The Horizon (a mentoring program for youth pastors to use with their students) and is very involved in Sticky Faith (a way for youth to keep their faith and churches to walk alongside them).


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Kelsey Wielenga
Event Coordinator
kelseyw.synodyouth@gmail.com | 712.737.4959

Kelsey started working at the Synod office in the spring of 2018. She was born and raised on a dairy farm in northwest Iowa and is the second child with three brothers. Kelsey graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Public Relations and minors in Event Management and Sociology and loves traveling and experiencing different cultures. Her passion is providing space for the Holy Spirit to move and seeing people encounter the love of Jesus. She has a blast helping Bob plan youth events and taking on the administrative role in the office.


Organizing Teams
Almost all of our events have a team of people that help us!  It’s a group effort and we couldn’t organize events without their gifts and talents.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH
Alicia Beaver, Brad Schelling, Bryce Vander Stelt, Drew Schmidt, Janene Van Gorp, Justin Kuiken, Kelly Cleckler, Nikki Johnson, Paul Rozeboom, Tim Walsten, Tracy Cleveringa, Walt Rogers

POWER CONNECTION / PC WORK CAMP
Arvin & Lauri Boote, Joshua Rathbun, Jerome Van De Stoet, Justin Schrock

HIS WORK CAMP
Rob & Sharon Schelling, Loren & Judy Van Gorp, Kevin & Nicole Blankespoor, Gerry Korver

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT
Northwestern College Students