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Youth Leadership provides speakers for audiences of parents, teenagers, volunteers, etc. | Tiger McLuen

YL comes to your event to equip and encourage the following groups:


Youth Leadership provides ideas, tools and encouragement to help parents navigate the often difficult adolescent years. Let us help you affirm the parents you minister to in the vital role they play in raising the next generation.


Youth Leadership provides practical training to clarify the role of volunteers, understand the teenage world, and develop valuable ministry skills. Allow us to partner with you to motivate, encourage and equip your adult volunteers as they minister to the next generation.


Do you need a speaker for an event? Would your students benefit from hearing another perspective? Have you simply run out of things to say? Youth Leadership is able to present talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics that will motivate, challenge, inspire and and minister to your students.  Tiger McLuen, Greg Speck and YL Associate Staff speak at churches, retreats and camps.

Tiger McLuen | Youth Leadership SpeakerTiger McLuen 

With 40+ years of ministry experience including being on church staff, an instructor of youth ministry in a variety of academic settings as well as a national speaker and consultant, Tiger McLuen has a unique perspective on changes in ministry, cultures, families and churches. A gifted and popular speaker, Tiger speaks to countless church groups each year. He can captivate an audience of junior highers, youth volunteers, parents and senior pastors -- even if they're all in the same room! Grounded in scripture, full of humor and personal stories, Tiger brings messages that inspire, entertain, teach and motivate.

To book Tiger, send a speaking inquiry to info@youthleadership.org.

Tony DucklowTony Ducklow

Tony Ducklow is a ministry entrepreneur based out of Minneapolis. As Director of Creative Programming for Youth Leadership, he helps train youth leaders and direct Summer Festival Camp--a four-day summer retreat experience focused on sharing Jesus with teenagers. Tony also runs Excited Hippo Creative a youth ministry event and rental company, DJ's weddings, freelances web designs and co-manages Lock and Key Escape rooms. When he's not entrepreneuring, Tony loves playing batman themed video games, traveling with his wife, and volunteering at his church.

To book Tony, send a speaking inquiry to info@youthleadership.org.

Greg Speck | Youth Leadership SpeakerGreg Speck

Youth Leadership's NEW Youth and Family Communicator, Greg Speck, thinks he has the best job in the world--traveling around the world speaking to teenagers and families. He would love to come and speak for just about any event--winter / fall retreats, men's retreats, summer camps, leadership training, public school assemblies, high school / middle school spiritual emphasis weeks, purity conferences, college chapels, missions conferences, marriage conferences, pulpit supply, college youth ministry classes, youth worker or youth pastor conferences, women's groups, etc. 

If you would like to book Greg to speak at your event, you can contact him at 815-222-5744 or gregospeck@gmail.com.

Guest Speakers

We love to bring local, regional & national ministry leaders into our classes and seminars. We are committed to excellence in every program we offer.

Associate Staff / Guest Speakers are an affordable resource for groups looking to provide practical, relevant training that’s perfect for your week night programming or half day events. These men and women are gifted communicators, leaders and teachers who are partnering with Youth Leadership. They come to teach, share their experience and help you grow. We aren't going to give them an office at YL, but you should know them. We know you're gonna like them and learn a lot from them.

To book an associate staff, send a speaking inquiry to info@youthleadership.org.

“Tiger is a phenomenal speaker with young people. His approach is very down to earth, easy to relate to, and yet challenging. What I have appreciated about Tiger is that he is more than a speaker - he intentionally hangs out with kids outside of his speaking times with a genuine desire to connect with them for the purpose of sharing the gospel in word and action. You won't go wrong!"
 Catherine Anderson, Northeastern MN Synod