Hank Hilliard is the director of youth ministries development for Young People's Ministries of the United Methodist Church. His primary focus is resourcing churches to improve and develop youth ministry. Through working with staff all over the United States and the Philippines, Africa, and Europe, Young People's Ministries seeks to develop and empower young people as leaders, challenge and lead the Church in new models and ways of servinglocal church ministries, and form lasting connections between youth, young adults, and adult workers. Hank has thirteen years of full-time youth and young adult ministry experience in the local church, and currently serves his local church as a senior high Sunday school teacher. Hank lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Amy, and four kids: Tanner, Kendall, Connor, and Will.