By Will Hutcherson, who is a national speaker, the founder of Curate Hope, and a Next Gen/youth pastor of 15 years. Over the past several years he has become increasingly passionate about finding practical ways to bring hope to kids and teens who are facing increasing amounts of anxiety, depression, and despair. This led to him starting Curate Hope, a non-profit that focuses on suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and partnering with educators and parents to help heal despair in teens. Will seeks to build a bridge between the local church and the schools and families that are navigating this mental health crisis. Every year, he speaks to thousands of teenagers in public schools across the country, letting them know that there is always hope. In his roles on Executive teams at multisite churches, Will has had the privilege to help train and develop many ministry leaders as well as coach and consult other pastors around the country. He is an Orange speaker and writer and has spoken at events like Orange Conference, Orange Tour, and Florida Business Professionals of America Student Leadership Conference. He’s also been featured on numerous podcasts, including Life. Church Parents and National Community Church. He lives in the sunshine state with his wife Arianne and three kids, where you might find him listening to 90’s R&B or hunting alligators.