Youth Ministry Events

Never 2 Young

A uniquely designed gathering to prepare and encourage middle school students to make an impact for Christ.

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A campus movement designed to help high school students experience the love of Christ, sense His power at work and begin a life transformed.

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Ministry Teams

A ministry where you come alongside students, proclaiming the life transforming message of Jesus so they experience His love for themselves.

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Summer Youth Ministry Staff

Charlie Alcock

Charlie Alcock
Executive Director

"Youth Ministry Events is about students serving students. It's not about the speakers or the artists, it's the desire for our college students to invest in the next generation who are in High School and Middle School. They want to show them what it looks like to put Jesus first."

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Kasey Kalk
Youth Ministries Events and Grant Manager

"Kasey Kalk graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2017 with a BA in Christian Ministries and she completed her MA in Christian Leadership from Bryan College in 2022. Kasey served as a youth ministry resident pastor from 2017-2018 before pursuing ministerial opportunities in Christian Higher Education. She has been a Resident Director on two separate occasions and also served as an Assistant Director of Christian Formation at Bryan College. Kasey says that it is thanks to these opportunities that God has instilled a deep love for developing and walking alongside college students as they pursue their callings. Kasey and her husband, David, reside in Marion with their dog, Obi."

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Stacy Shaw
Assistant Professor of Youth Ministry

"Youth Ministry Events is one of my favorite areas of Indiana Wesleyan University. Witnessing college students use their gifts and talents for Kingdom purposes is powerful and inspiring. They truly want to see God move in the lives of teenagers!"

Fusion Student Executives

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Lauren Klein
Student Executive Leader

Lauren Klein is a Senior, Worship and Pastoral Ministries major. She has served on the Fusion team since her freshman year at Indiana Wesleyan University. She has loved every minute of seeing youth grow in their relationships with the Lord on this campus! She knows how conferences can be crucial to the development of students and she is beyond thankful to be a part of this team. She cannot wait to see what God has in store for this year!

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Levi Tidwell
Student Executive Leader

Levi is from Cincinnati, Ohio. He loves Jesus, sports, food and friends. You can catch him playing football, basketball, card games or reading in a coffee shop. Levi is excited for what God will do this year at Fusion!

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Paula Rye
Student Executive Leader

Paula is in the first year of her Masters Program at IWU studying Spiritual Care with an emphasis in Human Services. In her free time she likes to bake, go on walks, make lattes, and hang out with her friends. This is Paula’s 4th and final year serving on the Fusion leadership team and she can’t wait to see how the Lord will uniquely move this year!

Never2Young Student Executives

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Maddey Anema
Student Executive Leader

Maddey is a junior and she is studying Youth and Pastoral Ministries. She is from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and she enjoys a lot of the behind-the-scenes work including doing registration and housing! Maddey works in the School of Theology and Ministry doing administrative work, as well as is an RA in Evans hall and is also at the local coffee shop Lola's. This next summer she is getting married and is excited to see how God will move through this new life. Maddey is very excited to see the way God will move through Never 2 Young to see God reach the hearts of the middle schoolers!

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Ian Hines
Student Executive Leader

Ian is a junior studying Christian Ministry here at Indiana Wesleyan. He is the Hall Chaplain in Martin Hall and works on the admissions team. Ian is from Fishers, Indiana and loves sports, with college basketball being his favorite. He is engaged to the lovely Maddey Anema, and is very excited for the upcoming wedding! This is Ian’s second year working on the Never2Young team and he is very excited to see the work that God will do in year 2!

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Katie Wing
Student Executive Leader

Katie is a senior at IWU studying children's ministry and pastoral ministry. She loves seeing people of all ages get excited about Jesus! She can't wait to meet you all and love Jesus together! She is so excited to be working on the activities for Never2Young 2024!

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