The January 2012 Orthodox Christian Youth Worker Conference, a historic gathering endorsed by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America, will be hosted this year by the Departments of Youth Ministry  and Camping of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America. It is open to all Parish Youth Workers (Youth Directors/SOYO Advisors), Camp Directors and Staff, and OCF Chaplains of all Orthodox Jurisdictions and will convene from Wednesday, January 25, to Saturday, January 28, 2012, at the Antiochian Village Conference Center .
Fr. Joseph Purpura of the Department of Youth Ministry and a Facilitator of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America Committee for Youth, urges all Parish Council and Youth Workers to make every possible effort to attend. "I personally ask that you seek your Parish's help in sending your Parish Youth Director/SOYO Advisor to this Historic Conference," notes Fr. Joseph. "Space is limited - so register early."