The Encounter Conference Teen Track happens during the general sessions of the Conference and provides an environment for our teens to encounter the same content that the adults will receive in the general session including: Surrender to Christ and the Father’s Love, Baptism of the Holy Spirit, Hearing God and Prophecy, The Healing Ministry of Jesus and Impartation.

Through sessions that incorporate worship, energizers, games, skits, presentations and activations of spiritual gifts, the Encounter Conference teen track provides an atmosphere of faith for teens to cultivate a supernatural lifestyle and minister like Jesus.

Provisional Schedule of Sessions

Thursday Evening Session – Surrender (Jackie Francois)

Friday Morning – Baptism of the Holy Spirit (Brad Pierron)

Friday Evening – Hearing God and Prophecy (Dan DeMatte)

Saturday Morning – Healing (Sam Halligan)

Saturday Night – Impartation and Empowerment (Brad Pierron & Team)

Brad Pierron

Teen Track Emcee

Brad Pierron is on the staff of Damascus Catholic Mission Campus and has been a veteran emcee for Catholic Youth Summer Camp. Brad is well known for his incredible conversion to Jesus Christ has an incredible gift of building an atmosphere of joy and childlike faith in any setting. With boldness and humility, Brad will be guiding the teens through their time at the conference and partner to bring God's transformation in their lives.

Encounter Teen Track Presenters

Jackie Francois


Jackie is a full-time traveling speaker, singer/songwriter, and worship leader from Orange County, CA. In 2006, she became an artist with OCP/ with whom she has released two albums. She has been involved in youth ministry since she graduated high school, and she now travels the globe speaking to young people about God’s love and leading worship for various events and ministries.

Dan DeMatte


Dan is the Director of Damascus Catholic Mission Campus, veteran youth minister and co-host of Encounter Radio.

Joseph Schlueter

Worship Leader

Joseph Schlueter is a missionary for Damascus Catholic Mission Campus and carries a strong worship anointing to lead youth into the transforming presence of God. The freedom that he models in his worship has helped to break down the barriers of countless youth to encounter the love of Jesus in life changing ways.

Sam Halligan


Sam Halligan is a full time missionary at Damascus Catholic Mission Campus. As a student at Benedictine College, Sam led a campus wide healing service where over 50 students were miraculously healed. He has a passion to see young people activated to pray for the sick and live like Jesus.

Encounter Teen Track FAQs

When and where are the Teen Track Sessions

The Encounter Teen Track sessions happen during the Morning and General Sessions in the exhibition hall located next to the main conference hall.

What safe environment regulations are in place?

All volunteers have been through the Virtus safe environment training and have received a backround check.

Can a teen attend the youth track without a parent/guardian present at the Encounter Conference?

No.  We are requiring that teens only attend with a parent or guardian who is also attending the conference.  However, if there is a teen who wants to attend the conference with a family friend, the parents of that family can register them as their acting guardians.

What can my teens do during the afternoons?

During the afternoon breakout sessions, the teens will be under their parents supervision and can attend the normal conference breakouts (there will be three to choose from).  The conference organizers have intentionally identified particular sessions and presenters each breakout that will have a greater appeal to the teens and will identify those sessions to the students during the teen track.


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Deadline to register for Teen Track is Dec 27th.  No onsite registration permitted.