BFLC Youth and Family Ministries

At Black Forest Lutheran Church, we are children in God’s hands. As fellow disciples of Christ, all Youth and Education events are our efforts to lead all to know and trust Jesus.

We welcome you to visit, bring a friend or neighbor, and see how God is at work in our Black Forest based faith family!

  • We are a people who connect, in joy and in challenge. 
  • We honor God, our families, our community, ourselves.
  • We care for our community by service to each other and especially those in need.
  • We connect often to learn about God!

We are pleased to introduce to you Andrew Koetsier (‘Kootseer’), our new Youth and Family Ministries Director. Andrew is 40 years old, a missionary kid who spent much time in Russia. He was a Youth Pastor for 4-1/2 years and is passionate about the Lord, his Word, and teaching people to live out their faith. He has several degrees in New Testament, Missions, and Biblical languages. Those who know him well describe him as ‘levelheaded’, ‘great around kids’, ‘hardworking’, and ‘a servant’. Andrew is recently divorced and is the father of Audrey (11), Elijah (9), and Hudson (7).

Come and meet Andrew and his kids Sunday, May 7.

Youth and Family
Mickey Bannister

2023 Vacation Bible School (VBS)

With Rainbow Trail Lutheran Camp Counselors Monday, June 12 – Friday, June 16 9:00a – 12:15p Kindergarten – 6th grade (grade refers to the grade

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Youth Happenings

Contact Lisa Regennitter at  

or Email: [email protected]