Staff-Pic-HankHank Hilliard, Director of Youth Ministries

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Hank joined the staff in 2011.  Prior to becoming the Director of Youth Ministries, Hank served in Young People’s Ministries of the General Board of Discipleship where he helped local churches develop youth and young adult ministries through creating resources, training adult workers, and connecting people to the tools they need to do effective ministry.  In all, Hank has over 16 years of youth ministry experience.  He loves helping young people grow in their faith through building healthy relationships, engaging in God’s story, and serving others.  Hank is perhaps best well known as being the dad to two sets of twins – Tanner and Kendall & Connor and Will.  He and his wife Amy moved to Franklin in 2008 from Memphis.  Some of Hank’s favorite things are playing golf and soccer, reading, traveling, and spending time with his family.  He also loves hanging out with youth.  So let’s go to a ballgame, play some Frisbee, or just go grab some ice cream (because he likes ice cream a lot too!)

Staff-Pic-CarlisleReverend Carlisle Jones, Pastor of Youth Care & Discipleship

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Carlisle was born in Franklin, TN as Carlisle White. She attended Battle Ground Academy and then Samford University in Birmingham, AL. Carlisle has her Masters in Youth Ministry from Memphis Theological Seminary. In addition to youth ministry, Carlisle has worked as a Zumba instructor, substitute teacher, and server at Cool Cafe. She was married in 2012 to Adam, who is a youth minister at Brentwood UMC. The only thing better than being with Adam, is being with both Adam and their sweet bulldogs, Hurley and Patty. Carlisle also loves to exercise, read, cook, and spend time outdoors. If she could, she would also learn spells and charms at Hogwarts.

 Staff-Pic-EmilyEmily Mastin, Youth Ministry Associate and College Ministry Coordinator

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Emily grew up in Old Hickory and graduated from Mt. Juliet High in 2009. She spent a year after college in the Nashville Fellows Program and has spent many summers working for a Methodist-affiliated camp on Lookout Mountain. Emily is a graduate of The University of Tennessee with a BA in Religious Studies and of Memphis Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth Ministry. Emily lives in a house in Nashville with two roommates. She enjoys drinking coffee, going on walks, and spending time outside whenever possible.