The Reverend Michael Jannett,
Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication
The Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication will have oversight of youth, young adult, and campus ministries in our synod. He will oversee the communications of the synod and create opportunities for congregations to enhance and implement technology as an effective ministry tool. As needed, he will work with other assistants in the areas of candidacy and mobility.
Much of Pastor Jannett's faith formation occurred in the ELCA Southeastern Synod, where he was a member of All Saints, Lilburn, GA, for his middle school, high school, and college years. During his college years, he was active in the campus ministry of Georgia Tech and even served on the board for one year. Prior to his entrance into candidacy, he was the youth director at All Saints for one year. In 2007, he earned an MDiv from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, SC, and was ordained at Rock of Ages, Stone Mountain, GA, on June 30.
Pastor Jannett’s first call (2007-2011) was to serve as pastor of St. James, Greeneville, TN, where he embraced his identity as a parish pastor with a kind, caring rural congregation. Beginning in 2011, he served Advent, Murfreesboro, TN, helping the congregation connect to God, to one another, and to the wider community. Pastor Jannett has held leadership roles in synod and regional youth ministry, in events like Affirm, Teens Encounter Christ (TEC), Happening, All-State Youth Gatherings, and ELCA Youth Gatherings. He also enjoys bringing his Georgia Tech Computer Science degree to bear on modern-day ministry opportunities and integrating new technologies into congregational life to help spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Jannett is the husband of Kelly Jannett, and they are parents to three wonderful children: Dylan, Ansley, and Shea. With a deep passion to help make disciples of Jesus Christ, Pastor Jannett looks forward to meeting you and serving alongside you in the mutual ministry to come.
THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD IN A HYBRID FORMAT!!!
MORNING SESSION: on your own, in your household, or with your youth group (if you are gathering in-person, physically distanced, of course). Suggested start time is 10:00am EST / 9:00am CST.
AFTERNOON SESSION: we gather via ZOOM at 3:00-4:30pm EST / 2:00-3:30pm CST
CONCERT WITH RACHEL KURTZ: after our afternoon session, Rachel Kurtz will join in our ZOOM call to lead a concert!!!
So cool! So excited!
PLUS, we get to reveal the theme that SESLYO developed for our 2020-2021 youth events for the synod...Accept. Embrace. Spread Grace.
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.
This year, we are taking registrations on an INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT through a congregational registration.
To see information from prior years, scroll down...
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.