Lars Rood has been a youth pastor for the last 15 years. Originally from the West Coast, he and his family moved to Dallas Texas in 2007 where he is the Director of Youth Ministry at Highland Park Presbyterian Church. Lars has an MDiv with a Youth, Family, and Culture concentration from Fuller Theological Seminary and a DMin focused on Leadership to Emerging Cultures from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. Lars is passionate about helping new and young youth pastors navigate the waters of youth ministry. He blogs at http://www.larsrood.com.