December 28-30, 2016

at Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach

Online Registration is Available!

Winter Youth takes place December 28th through the 30th at the Red Lion Hotel at Jantzen Beach in Portland, Oregon. The conference is aimed at high school students and is full of intense learning, deep relationship building, and a huge celebration of who God is.

Dan Jester

Speaker: Dan Jester

Dan is Gretchen Jester's husband, the daddy of three kids, Corbynne Rachel, Simeon Thomas, and Samuel Judah, and currently traveling the world teaching Believers in Christ to share their stories of eternal redemption. He was called to youth ministry and evangelism at the age of 16 at a Luis Palau Festival in Washington State and spent the years since that time being molded by an ever-loving, ever-challenging God and Father who has never let him out of that commitment that he made that night! Dan has spent the last 27 years as a pastor, speaker, evangelist, counselor and college admissions director traveling the world in search of the best coffee made! He is the Founder and President of Apprentice Ministries and. . . desires nothing more than to encourage students in middle school and high school to know they are worth more than they could ever imagine!

Taylor Reavely

Music: Taylor Reavely

Taylor Reavely - Back by popular demand. Taylor is a Portland-native artist, speaker, pastor, and student. Taylor's musical training began when he started piano lessons at age six. His growing love for music inspired him to explore other instruments, including drums, saxophone, and guitar. His love for music, combined with his love for words also led him to song-writing. Taylor released his first solo project in 2010. When Taylor was sixteen, he began leading music at New Life Church in West Linn, Oregon, and later, at the age of twenty, Taylor also began to lead and teach at the young adults ministry, re:Generation. This new love for teaching and preaching has given Taylor a clear vision for his life and has led him to study at Western Seminary. Music and speaking will continue to be the core components of Taylor's life and ministry. In 2012, Taylor married his childhood sweetheart, Andie.


$167 per student for two nights ($132 if registered before Dec 1st)
$99 per sponsor
$99 per commuter
$197 per student for three nights ($162 if registered before Dec 1st)

Cost includes: Housing at the Red Lion Hotel, conference booklets, and a wonderful program. Food is on your own. Jantzen Beach area has many food options for your group to choose from.

Online Registration is Available!

2016 Schedule*

10:00 AM WYC Registration
12:30 PM Youth Worker Luncheon
2:00 PM Session 1
5:00 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Session 2
11:30 PM Midnight Praise
8:00 AM Alone Time / YW Meeting
10:00 AM Session 3
12:30 PM Lunch w/mission
2:00 - 5:00 PM Workshops (x3)
5:00 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Night Strike
11:59 PM Midnight Praise
9:00 AM Alone Time
10:00 AM Session 4
11:30 AM Head Home

*schedule subject to change


Online Registration is Available!

Team Barnabas Information

Team Barnabas members are the volunteer support staff that make Winter Youth Celebration happen successfully. The name, Barnabas, comes from the Bible, and means encourager. We ask the team to serve the event by praying and being available to do anything that a church might need. They will also help give directions to people (to breakout rooms, etc) and they help with logistics (room set-ups and clean-up after the event). You must be 19 years old and/or one full year out of high school to serve.