Azusa Pacific University June 22, 2024


καλέω – to call, invite

Kaleo Youth Conference

Conference for 7th – 12th grade students at Azusa Pacific University on Saturday, June 22, 2024

Our Theme

Character, Hope, Love

Kaleo is a one-day conference at APU for 7th to 12th grade students, where they focus on God’s call on their lives. Kaleo, or κᾰλέω (kaléō), means to call and invite. Students will explore and discover God’s call – deepening their faith and reflecting on how God leads them in their unique purpose in the world. We encourage students to live for Jesus in their daily activities and big life decisions. Our conference theme this year focuses on character formation that Jesus does in us as we follow his call.

“And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us.” Romans 5:3-5

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Conference Information

Our conference will have a mix of engaging general sessions, workshops, and activities. Chick-fil-A dinner is included with your ticket.

Registration is for students 7th to 12th grade and their leaders.

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

Time: 2pm-9pm

Location: Azusa Pacific University, East Campus

Cost: $25

Registration is now open and the last day to register will be Sunday, June 16, 2024. We will need release forms for minors and adults attending the conference.

Kaleo Minor Release Form
Kaleo Adult Release Form

Registration is now open and the last day to register will be Sunday, June 16, 2024. We will need release forms for minors and adults attending the conference.

Conference Schedule

Check-In Begins: 12:45 pm

General Session: 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Workshop #1: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Workshop #2: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

Dinner: 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

General Session #2: 7:15 pm – 8:50 pm

Kaleo worship night


Coba Canales

Coba Canales

Coba serves as Dean of Students at Azusa Pacific University and has been in ministry with college students and young adults for 18 years with time spent in church ministry and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He was born and raised in Carson, CA in a pastor’s home and observed authentic incarnational ministry as his parents selflessly served inner-city bilingual communities. He is ordained with the Assemblies of God fellowship and finds deep joy in helping young adults discern their call while developing ministry leaders to impact the world for Christ. Coba and his wife Drea met in youth group (what???) and have been married 16 years with 3 awesome kids.

Wisdom Mira Wee

Wisdom Mira Wee

Wisdom is a youth and young adults pastor at Christ Church Sierra Madre, in Southern California. Wisdom is a graduate of Azusa Pacific University, where she obtained her BA in communication studies, her MDiv in seminary, and her husband Jonathan at an open mic event freshman year. Wisdom is aggressively passionate about sharing who Jesus is, and undoing who Jesus isn’t. Apart from being a pastor she is a Los Angeles native, a boba connoisseur, and everyone’s hype woman.


Jesus Use Me

Jesus Use Me is the sound of a new generation of worshipers who are moved to live out their faith in action. Believing the Christian faith isn’t just for Sunday Mornings but a daily decision to follow Jesus. Jesus Use Me is made up of musicians and worship leaders from churches across Southern California and anchored by the husband and wife duo David and Leah Gaulton who are worship leaders and co-founders of the Jesus Use Me Movement. Their passion is to unify and serve local churches to see revival come to our communities and cities. Text us at (714) 274-7080 to stay connected to Jesus Use Me.

Jesus Use Me

Kaleo Conference FAQs

What is the purpose of the conference?

A one-day conference at APU for 7th – 12th grade students, where we focus on God’s call on their lives: κᾰλέω • (kaléō) to call, invite. Students will explore and discover their call – deepening their faith and reflecting on how God leads them in their unique purpose in the world. God’s call impacts students’ daily activities and their big life decisions.

What age does a student need to be to participate?

Students 7th grade through 12th grade are invited. This range includes students who will be beginning 7th grade starting in the Summer 2024 and high school students who graduate this Spring/Summer 2024.

Can adult leaders attend?

Yes, we encourage adult youth leaders to attend and bring their youth to the conference. We don’t have adult leader specific workshops so we ask leaders to attend workshops with their youth.

Where is the conference location?

Our conference is being hosted on Azusa Pacific University’s east campus. The address is 901 E Alosta Ave, Azusa, CA 91702. Parking is free.

What time does the conference start/end?

Check in will begin at 12:45pm. Our first general session will begin at 2pm sharp. From there, the day will consist of a series of general sessions, workshops, food, and games all leading up until we close our time together at 8:50pm!

What meals are provided?

We will be providing dinner catered by Chick-Fil-A for all those who register! The dinner will be served starting at 5:45pm.

How many workshops are provided?

We have 8 different workshops for attendees to choose from, which will cover a variety of topics pertaining to our youth. Each specific workshop will be offered twice. Continue to check our website to see additions to our workshop list.

Will I need release forms?

Yes, release forms are needed for everyone attending the conference. You will find the links for release forms when you register and you can find them below:

Kaleo Minor Release Form
Kaleo Adult Release Form

What is the Youth Leadership Initiative?

The Youth Leadership Initiative at Azusa Pacific University exists to equip youth to live their calling with a lifelong faith by grounding them in Scripture and resourcing their Christian communities.

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