Winter Youth

December 28-30, 2018 at Red Lion on the River

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.

Become Winter Youth


Katy Faust

Katy Faust

Katy Faust is the Founder of Them Before Us, the only organization solely devoted to defending a child's right to their mother and father. She did her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Asian Studies at St. Olaf College and then received a Fulbright scholarship to Taiwan. Her fluency in Mandarin assisted her when she worked with the largest Chinese adoption agency in the world. In 2012 Katy began blogging about marriage and children at Her articles have appeared in USA Today, Public Discourse, and The Federalist and she has filed two amicus briefs opposing the redefinition of marriage. She has advocated for the rights of children with lawmakers in the US and abroad as well as at the United Nations. She currently appears in a video series called Dear Katy which offers advice on how to live sexual integrity in the midst of morally permissive cultures. She is married and the mother of four children, the youngest of whom is adopted from China.


Axis is coming back again this year with "The Marketplace of Ideas"! Axis presentation will cover:

  • Exploring the effects of technology on our faith and relationships.
  • Seeing that the things we love come from what we think about and believe.
  • Axis will encourage your students to think and live mission-ally.

Axis Speaker 1
Axis Speaker 2
Axis Speaker 3


Taylor Reavely

Taylor Reavely serves as the worship director at New Life Church. In addition to his musical leadership, he leads ReGeneration, a young adult community, engaging students at Clackamas Community College. Having recently graduated from Western Seminary, Taylor is excited about planting churches in the greater Portland area.

Taylor Reavely


Kevin Holzer

Kevin Holzer will return as the Emcee! One of the best ways to grow your vision of what God is doing in this world is to mix it up with other churches like we do at WYC. One of the best guys that helps mix us up is Kevin the magician. His mix of humor, illusions and crowd participation is a recipe for breaking down walls and entering a space to be transformed by God.

Kevin Holzer

Registration and Prices

The event has ended.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Shirley Radford at or 503-669-1515.

2018 Schedule*

10:00 AM WYC Registration
12:30 PM Youth Worker Luncheon
2:00 PM Session 1
5:00 PM Dinner On Your Own
7:00 PM Session 2
10:00 PM Mix and Mingle
11:30 PM Midnight Praise
7:30 AM Youth Worker Meeting
9:00 AM Service Project
12:30 PM Lunch On Your Own
3:00 PM Session 3
5:00 PM Dinner On Your Own
7:00 PM Session 4
10:00 PM Movie Screening
11:30 PM Midnight Praise
9:00 AM Alone Time
10:00 AM Session 5
11:30 AM Head Home

*schedule subject to change

Team Barnabas

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.

Team Barnabas Application

Team Barnabas Re-hire Application

Team Barnabas