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2024 Youth Gathering Update

Greetings from your Gathering Synod Champion, Pr. Ally Bowman!

I’m excited to share some updates with you about the 2024 Youth Gathering in New Orleans. During a recent training event, we received updates from each part of the Gathering planning team. Below you’ll find those updates along with links to resources!

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please contact me at or 507-316-6457.

Registration & Housing


We’re thrilled to announce that for the next 5 NEW congregations to register for the 2024 Gathering by February 14th will get priority pricing!

Contact me to claim this incentive!

**Incentive only available for new congregation registrations. Adding to current registration does not apply.

Hotel assignments are out!

If you need to add/edit room assignments, email

Log into your account and complete your room assignments today! When checking in, reservations will be under the names of the people in the room.

Security & Health FAQ

More security and health resources are up on our synod’s Gathering website!

Safety & Security Sheet

Medical FAQ Sheet

Security & Health

Clear Bag Policy

For this cycle, the Gathering is instituting

a CLEAR BAG POLICY for everyone

(yes, not even bishops are exempt).

Specifics on this policy can be found

here on our synod’s Gathering website.

**Water bottle policy is yet TBD


Shuttles from the Airport

Louisiana Motor Coach is offering airport shuttles for $25/person each way. You can book online on or before March 1st. Stay tuned for more details!

For more Transportation FAQS, click here.

Going to MYLE or tAble?

If you’re looking for a ride to the pre-events, Christ the River of Light Lutheran in Minneapolis has buses going. For details, contact the church @ 612-251-7655 and ask for Deanna Kim.

Want More Info?

Consider the following:

Webinars hosted by Gathering staff:

Feb. 1 (7pm) -- Pre-Events

Feb. 8th (7pm) -- Accompaniment

Apr. 17th (7pm) -- What to Expect

May 1st (7pm) -- Logistics

Jun. 27th (7pm) -- Final Q&A

**Visit the Gathering website for links

All this information AND MORE can be found on gLearn! More courses are in the works and will be added as they become available.


Community Life & Hotel Life

Community Life space will be in the Convention Center and will run from July 16th-19th.

Hotel Life includes 3 hotel zones:

1) Hilton Riverside

2) On Canal Street @ Marriot & Sheraton

3) Hyatt Superdome

Zones 1 + 2 opens July 16th from 9:15-10:40pm. Zone 3 will open at 4:00pm.

Your Synod Champion:

Pastor Ally Bowman



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