How can your church not only affirm the lives of your youth but also help them become engaged in affirming the lives of others? This For Life Live presentation, with Y4Life Director Michelle Bauman, will discuss the realities youth face, the gifts they bring to the table, and practical and purposeful ways your Life Team or congregation can engage youth and promote 4 Life partnerships with them.

Michelle Bauman joined the Lutherans For Life team on June 1, 2019, and serves as the Director of Y4Life. She communicates with high school and university students about issues surrounding life, addressing them from a Biblical perspective, and supports the building and maintaining of Y4Life Teams on high school and college campuses across the nation. Michelle earned her Lutheran Teaching Degree in secondary education from Concordia Nebraska (1998) and a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Indianapolis (2011). Before joining Lutherans For Life, Michelle taught middle school English at Holy Cross Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, (1998-2002) and English, Drama, and Speech at Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour, Indiana, (2002-2019) where she also served as Trinity’s Recruitment Director (2004-2017). She lives in Columbus, Indiana, with her husband and two sons, Nathaniel and Simeon, and attends St. Paul Lutheran Church, Clifty, where her husband serves as pastor.

Recording February 16, 2021.