2022 WELS International Youth Rally
June 28-July 1
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Royal people. Momentous Purpose. We are here and now “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).

Esther’s life was riveting. God’s love for her was amazing. God’s work through her was powerful. Esther was a royal woman who served a momentous purpose. We serve a momentous purpose too! Like Esther, our lives are riveting because of God’s amazing love and God’s powerful work. We are his royal people prepared, placed, and serving Here and Now for such a time as this.

It’s time! We will see you all in Knoxville on Tuesday!

Check your e-mail!

  • On June 6 Contact Youth Leaders received an email with rally details: packing list, schedule, map, and information about meals, parking, and check-in at UT. You can also view that document here.
  • On June 19 all rally attendees received a Know Before You Go update, also found here.
  • All rally attendees also received two emails this week from UT Conferences with a personalized pin number for a rally app.
  • During the rally UT Conferences will staff a 24-hour event office: 865-974-0263.
  • After the rally, look for a bonus Esther e-book, compliments of Northwestern Publishing House, here in early July!

To help you plan:

Workshop and excursion descriptions and additional helpful forms are available on the Resource Center.

Registration is run by the University of Tennessee Conferences. They are experienced and very helpful. Please communicate with them if you have any concerns: conferences@utk.edu (include WELS 2022 in the subject line) or 865-974-0280 Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

Direct general questions to rally coordinator, Kris Snyder at youthrally2022@wels.net or 414-527-6854. If you have shared transportation options that you would like to post please share those with youthrally2022@wels.net.

A few COVID thoughts:

At this time there is no plan to request proof of vaccination or negative COVID tests. Also, we do not plan to require masks. HOWEVER, we will follow any requirements that the University of Tennessee puts into place. And we will mirror the love of Jesus with our attitudes and actions toward each other.

As you prepare . . .


What is an international youth rally like? Check out the video below.

Find online resources from the canceled 2020 rally at welscongregationalservices.net.