Sauk Valley UNITE welcomes Dan and Pete to UNITE 2022! This dynamic duo has been sharing the gospel through words, music, laughter, and service for over 20 years! With extensive experience leading retreats, youth quakes, and youth conferences they are uniquely gifted to lead interactive experiences of growing in God together. Dan & Pete communicate God’s love through stories, games, songs and so much more.


Dan Scharnhorst is a gifted inspirational and motivational speaker for Faith-Based Events as well as Public School Assemblies. With an abundant sense of humor and a talent for storytelling Dan has a knack for connecting with the audience and is just as comfortable speaking to an elementary school group as he is to adults. Dan has spent his entire adult life working with youth as a camp program director, youth group leader, volunteering through Youth Encounter, and currently as the Executive Director of Mt. Morris Camp and Retreat Center near Wautoma, WI. You can check out Dan’s speaker site at http://www.hooverdan.com/.


Pete Smith is currently the Director of Youth & Family at the Lutheran Church of Hope in Ames, IA. In addition to serving in youth ministry, Pete has served as Program Director at Bear Creek for many years and on staff at Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp with Dan.

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