FEBRUARY 16-17, 2024 // YONKERS, NY


We’ve crafted an entire conference with the sole focus of helping you start solid youth ministry in your parish! We’ll be walking through the essential components for launching or revitalizing youth ministry in your parish. We’ve designed this conference with your needs and your budget in mind. You can expect to receive a systematic, comprehensive introduction to quality youth ministry along with the practical steps to make it happen. And, because youth ministry flows to and from the sacraments, this training won’t just be about the logistics of ministry, but will also provide you an opportunity to renew your own relationship with Christ.


If you’re brand new to youth ministry or brand new to Life Teen or Edge, this conference is for you! And bring your priest, music minister, and anyone else who is or will be a key player in your ministry. If you’re a veteran youth minister, this conference is a great one to send new staff or new core members to so you can rest assured they’ve received systematic, quality training as they begin to serve. You’re guaranteed to walk away from this training plugged into a vast network of support, knowing that you’re not in this alone.


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Michael Clauberg
Kristin Ables


The conference will be held on the grounds of the beautiful St. Joseph Seminary. Founded in 1896, St. Joseph Seminary is the Major Seminary of the Archdiocese of New York.

St. Joseph Seminary
201 Seminary Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10704


On Friday, check-in will take place at St. Joseph Seminary from 2:30-3:30pm. The opening session will start at 3:30pm. On Saturday, the conference will end at 9:00pm.

Click here for the full schedule!

$150 Early Bird // Register by January 5th
$200 Regular Rate // January 6th Onward

Conference registration includes all sessions, materials, dinner on Friday, and continental breakfast, lunch & dinner on Saturday. Room reservations must be booked directly with the hotel.

All registration fees must be paid no later than February 9th.  Payment can be made by check or credit card.

Checks should be made out to Life Teen and mailed to:

Life Teen, Inc.
ATTN: Genesis NY 2024
P.O. Box 117299
Atlanta, GA  30368-7299

To submit a credit card payment, click this link to view and pay your balance. You will need your email address and confirmation number to log in. Once logged in, you will be able to put in your credit card information and submit your payment.

  • Payment in full must be received by February 9th.
  • Cancellation by January 8th: $100 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation between January 8th-February 1st: $150 cancellation fee
  • Cancellation after February 1st: no refund
  • Registrants who were registered via any type of scholarship, grant, or other complimentary spot who choose to cancel will be charged cancellation fees according to the above listed policies.
  • Registrants who were registered using a premium conference credit who choose to cancel will have the option to forfeit their credit or pay the cancellation fees according to the above listed policies.

We are here to help you!  You can always contact the Events Team with any questions you may have.

Julianna Nett
Events Registration Coordinator
jnett@lifeteen.com800-809-3902 ext. 231 

MaRisa Falkenbach
Assistant Director of Events
mfalkenbach@lifeteen.com800-809-3902 ext. 223 

Katie Cionci
Director of Training Events