High School Youth Ministry

Empowering Teens To Be Disciples of Christ!

Youth Ministry is more than programs and events.  It is “the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people, and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the large community.”


Click here for the mission of Youth Ministry at SLTK

Ongoing and Upcoming Programs and Events click here or look below 

LIFETEEN (High School Religious Education + Confirmation Prep)Calendar 

Who: 9-12 grade • When: Sundays, 12:15-2 PM • Where: SLTK, Mary’s Room

Join us for our faith formation program for all high school teens and those seeking confirmation. There will be food, fellowship, and a dynamic way to start your week in Christ. Take a break from the usual and be a part of our Scripture Study and Social Outings weekly! *may include: hikes, community service, study sessions, recreation nights, field trips, random acts of kindness, family friendly outings, etc.


SMALL GROUP DISCIPLESHIP (Parent-Focused Youth Outreach)

Who: 9-12 grade • When: TBA by mentor • Where: Host Family Home

High school teens are invited and welcomed into a small group amidst the week’s activities, mentored by one of our volunteers and hosted by one of our families.



Who: 5-12th grade • When: April 5th & 6th • Where: SLTK

Middle School (5th-8th grade) Retreat is Friday, April 5th, from 5 until 9 PM. High School (9th-12th grade) Retreat is Saturday, April 6th, from 10:30 AM until 4 PM!  All Youth in these grades welcome!  This is a CITY-WIDE event + the parishes from Gwinn and Munising are joining us – spread the word.  Email Dustin to RSVP/register: dustin@sltkchurch.org



Who: entering 9th-Graduates • When: July 26-28 • Where: University of St. Thomas

All teens entering 9-12 grade and upcoming Graduates are welcome!  We will be attending the Steubenville North Youth Conference in the Twin Cities. Deadline to sign-up has past, but there is a waiting list.


CONFIRMATION PREP GATHERINGS (see letter by clicking here)

Sunday, March 17th – 10 AM at St. Louis the King Library (Packets Received)

Saturday, April 6th – 10 AM at SLTK Library (Deadline for acquiring a Sponsor)

     + NET Retreat -10:30 AM – 4 PM (for those in need of a Confirmation Retreat)

Sunday, April 14th – 10 AM at SLTK Library (Deadline for selecting your Saint)

 Confirmation Date: May 5, 2019 / 03:30:pm – 05:00:pm / St. Peter Cathedral
There will be a light reception afterwards



Faith Formation and Confirmation Sign-up

High School Lifeteen (Religious Ed) Calendar WINTER 2019

Permission Form – Steubenville North High School Youth Conference 2019 

Confirmation Letter & Prep Gatherings 




Dustin’s in office hours

Tue 2-5 • Wed 9:30-5 • Th 9:30-11; 2-5 • Fri by appointment • Sun 10-2:30

For more information, to sign-up or register, please contact Dustin at dustin@sltkchurch.org – 906.249.1438

Meet Dustin, Lanni, and Satori! They are here to serve you and your family †

More about Dustin and his family…

Dustin Katona and Lanni Lantto, both born and raised in Marquette County, have been called to help form intentional communities of prayer, hospitality and active stewardship for God’s creation. With over a decade of experience serving as a parish youth minister, Dustin has led mission trips, wilderness ventures, spiritual directed retreats, and given numerous talks on being Disciples of Christ. Dustin is also an independent filmmaker and public speaker under the alias “B. Watchman” and holds a B.A. in Religious Studies, and M.A. in Divinity / Catholic Studies. Lanni, has traveled the world empowering women through the arts. She has spoken publicly on the importance of non-consumption and how to creatively re-use what we already own. Lanni earned a B.A. in Women’s Studies, holds a LLM in International Law, and taught Women’s Studies at Ithaca and Wells College respectfully. The family comes to us from the Adirondack Mountains of New York where they directed a retreat house and began to raise their son, Satori Rising.

You can find out more about Dustin and Lanni’s artistry on their websites at www.WatchtowerProjections.com and www.FashionRedesign.com

“O Spirit of Truth, come, dwell within us!”


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