Our Staff

Youth 2019

The staffing for Young People’s Ministries (YPM) is a part of Discipleship Ministries, one of the General Agencies of the United Methodist Church. YPM staff host strategic conversations, resource leaders of youth and young adult ministries, and connect at all levels of the church to positively impact discipleship in the church.

Chris Wilterdink Director of Young People's Ministries
Congregational Vitality & Intentional Discipleship Team - Discipleship Ministries
Telephone: 615-340-7058
Toll Free Number: 1-877-899-2780, ext. 7058
E-mail: cwilterdink@umcdiscipleship.org 

Chris captains work related to Young People’s Ministries (approximate ages of 12-35-year-olds) across all levels of church leadership with the Division on Ministries with Young People in addition to resourcing discipleship systems and processes throughout the UMC. A married father of 2 kids and and fulltime caretaker of an overweight beagle, Chris loves the outdoors, in addition to learning, writing, and laughing with others. Chris is sometimes available for speaking opportunities, and if he is lucky enough to come and be a part of your meetings or gatherings, his favorite desserts are key lime pie, bananas foster, or tiramisu (just saying).