Canadian Lutheran Anglican Youth Gathering

This biennial event of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the
Anglican Church of Canada draws over 1000 youth and youth leaders from across Canada to spend 4 days together, sharing their faith and experiencing ways to grow in their faith. Blessed Events has assisted 5 of these events ranging from site selection to full event management.

Photos from 2010 Gathering (click to view larger photo)

Reflections of the 2004 Gathering:

‘Heidi Wilker, through Blessed Events, served as the Gathering Manager for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada’s 2004 Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering in Hamilton, Ontario. “ListenUP” 2004 was a resounding triumph. My previous personal relationship with Heidi had me saying, “I will only take on the role of Gathering Chair if Heidi is also hired as the Event Planner.”

Heidi served capably, as always, with her exquisite attention to detail and never-ending supportive encouragement to everyone involved in the Gathering. She was a very important cog in the wheel of a very successful event. Her calm patience helped us through many challenges. I also know that, for Heidi, her work through Blessed Events is more than a job – it is a calling to ministry – to which Heidi has responded with all of her heart and commitment. I support her with my highest recommendation.’

Rev. Tom Doherty, chairperson
“ListenUP” 2004, Canadian Lutheran Youth Gathering
Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

“In my five years of doing youth ministry events, I have worked with over 250 different event planners. Heidi Wilker is one of the best I have ever seen. She has an uncanny ability to make everyone feel welcome and her attention to detail is incredible. She does a great job at balancing her high level of professionalism and the warm hospitality of Christ, where everyone feels special. I could not recommend anyone higher as a Christian event planner than Heidi Wilker.”

Dave Sherer, Agape


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