Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry


NovusWay Ministries, the new name for the joint ministry of Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs and Lutheranch, recently announced that Danny Keith Trout assumed the Director of Development position effective August 3, 2015.  Trout comes to NovusWay having enjoyed professional successes in leadership, management, faith-based non-profit operations and financial development.  His responsibilities will be to lead the comprehensive development program and supervise deployed development associates.Trout graduated from The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science and was commissioned to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he worked as a public affairs officer for major military commands.  He later completed Graduate Level studies in Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina.Following his service in the U.S. Marines, Trout was the Development Director for the Easter Seal Society of South Carolina and did ground breaking work as the first Development Director with responsibility to raise $3 million to establish the University of South Carolina School of the Environment.  Most recently he served as Executive Director of United Ministries in Greenville, SC, a faith based ministry to assist the homeless, support families in crisis, provide adult education and establish employment readiness.Trout and his wife Cynthia (Williams Bishop Trout), are active members of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Greenville, SC, where he has chaired the church council and participated in numerous outings and retreats at Lutheridge. Keith and Cynthia have three children, Sarah Forrester, Adam Bishop, and Elizabeth Hobbs and two grandchildren, Dewey and Henson Forrester. He had this to say about assuming the position; "I've always enjoyed working with good people in good organizations where the focus is based in Christian values and the mission pursues and supports inspirational growth.  I am excited to have the chance to continue my work with NovusWay Ministries and look forward to the opportunity to continue my own faith journey in this important work."Keith Johnson, NovusWay Executive Director, commented on Trout's selection; "Since Mike Ward completed his service as Vice President of Advancement, we've been conducting a nationwide search for a development director and we are fortunate to find someone of Keith's caliber in our own backyard.  He has a deep Christian faith, understands the Lutheran church in the south and brings the skills and leadership abilities that NovusWay needs.  Our deployed Development Associates met him and have enthusiastically endorsed his selection.  Friends and supporters will enjoy meeting and serving with Keith Trout!"Trout will maintain his residence in Greenville, work out of the corporate office in Arden and travel throughout the southeastern U.S. in leading the development program.  He can be reached at, 864-313-1453.

ALL TENNESSEE 2020 - November 14

Times: tba

For a HYBRID event (part in-home / part online)

For all youth in 6th through 12th grades


Cost?  FREE, since this event is a hybrid event, with part in-person / part-online

Who Can Come?  This gathering is for 6th-12th graders from congregations in the WHOLE SOUTHEASTERN SYNOD,

but especially for the Lutherans and friends of TENNESSEE. ALL are welcome.

In the midst of COVID-19, we are all looking for a way to share God's love with everyone.

We are wondering how to Accept.  Embrace.  Spread Grace.

We are combining some online events with some in-home activities to engage in All TN this year.


To see information from prior years, scroll down...

ALL TENNESSEE 2019 - November 9-10

Check out the pictures from 2019 All TN HERE

All TN 2019 took place at Trinity LC, Tullahoma, TN


122 youth and adults met November 10 & 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hixson, Tennessee for All Tennessee.  During the event youth from across Tennessee gathered to learn more about the "GODISNOWHERE" theme by participating in different activities throughout Saturday afternoon.  Youth looked at where God was through an interactive Stations of the Cross activity, they also got to ask Pastor Ed Myers and Pastor Katherine Museus any question they wanted to ask, they learned about how we can be God's hands in the midst of disasters through the work of Lutheran Disaster Relief and put together hygiene kits for Lutheran World Relief.  To finish out their service that day they moved mulch on to the church's playground.  Worship started with a group of youth from Christ Kiswahili Lutheran Mission leading in song and during the confession participants were invited to take a piece of string to represent their confession and tie it on nails that formed "GODISNOWHERE" - a powerful way to see that God comes to us in the midst of our brokenness and as we communed together we saw God come once again in the body and blood of Christ. Special thanks to the volunteers of Trinity Lutheran Church for their hospitality and meals, as well as the ALL Tennessee planning team for their hard work putting it all together.