Celia Whitler, November 11-13, 2005

Celia Whitler is the guest speaker and musician at Luther College's 2005 Church Youth Fest, November 12-13. Ms. Whitler, an independent singer-songwriter, is a sought after musician who provides depth and insight through her music, as well as her excellence in her ministry. She will lead a Youth Ministry workshop on Friday, November 11: The Language of Music: communicating with teens and young adults.

The workshop is open to all youth ministers, pastors and students considering youth ministry at no cost to participants. A luncheon will be provided before the event. The workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m.

As a performer, music leader and worship leader, Ms. Whitler performs at a variety of events including concerts, concert series, worship services, retreats, camps, local church, regional and national gatherings of all ages, women's events, corporate gatherings, seminary, workshops on writing and worship leading, christian bookstore managers. She has provided leadership at the national level for: the United Methodist Church; the Lutheran Church, ELCA; Christian Church, Disciples of Christ; Acteens, Southern Baptist Girls; the American Baptist Church and Group Publishing; and an ecumenical gathering of denominational youth leaders.

As a writer, Celia is currently writing two book projects. She has written several curriculum pieces (and songs): Firelight, a middle school curriculum for Augsburg Fortress with 5 songs; A Time to Praise, a Cokesbury youth worship curriculum; Youth Praise 2, a Cokesbury youth sing-a-long project; Several of her songs appear on recordings released by Oregon Catholic Press.

Schedule:

Friday, November 11, 2005
10:30 a.m.: Speak at Daily Chapel, CFL
Noon Registration for workshop and welcome

12:30-1:30 p.m.: Luncheon
1:30-4:00 p.m.Youth Ministry Workshop The Language of Music: Communicating with Teens and Young Adults, Baker Village Commons