ALYVE Board (“Associated Lutheran Youth in Various Endeavors”)

The Southwestern Washington Synod ALYVE (Associated Lutheran Youth in Various Endeavors) are elected youth from all over the synod. They are elected at their convocation usually held during the SW WA Synod Assembly in late spring. These youth are the youth leadership for the SW WA Synod and represent the youth from the different congregations that make up our Synod. The board is an ELCA LYO (Lutheran Youth Organization) affiliated group, which reaches out to all youth not only in our synod but also our region and nationwide and are sponsored by our Synod Youth Committee.

The ALYVE board is a group of High School students who represent churches of the Southwestern Washington Synod of the ELCA. They gather on a monthly basis to plan projects that involve synod youth in activities that promote unity of faith.  To get involved or with youth gathering questions, contact ALYVE Co-Advisors at:

Shannon Fleischfresser, Director of Youth and Family Ministries at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Puyallup (253) 848-3680

Kirsten Larsen, Director of Youth and Family Ministry at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Vancouver WA    360.254.9243


– 6th-12th Grade Annual SWWA Synod Youth Gathering and Retreat in March of each year

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