Hillary Taylor is an ordained elder in the South Carolina United Methodist Annual Conference. She presently serves as the pastor of a two-point charge (Bethany-Zoar) in Saluda, South Carolina. Born and raised in Columbia, she studied psychology and poverty studies at Furman University. After graduating with her bachelors degree, she served as a young adult missionary with Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church for three years. She received her M.Div. at Candler School of Theology, where she became deeply involved with interfaith dialogue, community organizing, and teaching theology classes at Lee Arrendale State Prison. When she is not thinking about restorative justice, conflict transformation, and fresh expressions of ministry for the local church, she loves running with her dog (Lola), hunting with her dad, and experiencing the outdoors any way she can.

Hillary’s Talk: “Targeting Gun Violence with Gun Buybacks”

Christians can make an impact on gun violence and suicide ideation by holding regular gun buybacks.