This is truth: The best thing in life are good relationships. Unfortunately as guys get older, their friendships can be fewer and weaker than when they’re little. Family relationships get fractured and falter. Their dating/romantic relationships seem to be a hit or miss. Many young men end up feeling empty, left out or just out of sorts. God never intended this to be true for guys. Jesus demonstrated an incredible skill in His relationships. With an ironclad faith in His person and purpose as well as demonstrating his friendship/fellowship from His heart of gold, we can tap into His resources. Let’s join the adventure of securing healthy, happy and holy relationships.
Bio: Pastor Bill Yonker serves as the Senior Pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church in East Dundee, Illinois. For the last 25 years he has traveled around the country speaking at conferences, retreats, camps, high schools, middle schools and college campuses. Recently he traveled to Denmark to keynote speak and this fall will travel to and speak in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He was named one of the 150 most influential alumni of Valparaiso University of the last 150 years. Pastor Yonker is an avid coffee drinker, lover of stories and storytelling, voracious reader, ardent fan of the Green Bay Packers and is enthralled with Frank Sinatra music and 60’s bubblegum music. He is married to Joanne – an occupational therapist, and is father to Becca (married to Tyler), Abby and Josh. He is also the devoted grandpa to Nathan and Eloise Vachio.
Youth and adult sessions recorded at the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas. For more information about the Gathering, visit www.lcmsgathering.com.