Our Staff


Ministry Intern Andrew Akard

My Favorites:

Micah 6:8
Curry Vegetables over rice. The spicier the better.
Cooking, martial arts, reading, watching (good) movies, board games
"Let's get it done, tomorrow!"
Olympic sport I would win a gold medal in
Long-term napping
What I would do in another life
Be an astronaut-clown-ninja
My philosophy on Ministry
I uphold this ministry position because it is my belief that teenagers need to have a place where they can relax, have fun and be themselves, while also learning about the Bible as the living word of God so that they are inspired to know Christ as their Savior, Lord and Friend

Andrew Akard has been a congregant at Hillside since 2003. He was a participant in Hillside's Youth Group until he became one of its volunteers in 2014. He has worked as Hillside's Ministry Intern since 2019. He finished a BA in English from San Francisco State in 2019. His hourly personalities vacillates between under-caffeinated and sleepy and over-caffeinated and jittery.

Contact Brother Andrew at hcogyouthgroup@gmail.com