Josh Burnette is a husband, dad, business owner, and author who currently resides in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia, he started working for Chick-fil-A as a team member when he was barely old enough to see over the counter. He received his bachelor’s degree in business management from James Madison University in 2009 (Go Dukes!). Throughout college, he served as a Young Life leader for a local high school, and his passion for mentoring young people began. After graduating, he returned to Chick-fil-A and currently leads a free-standing restaurant employing over one hundred people in Little Rock.
Josh is a certified speaker with SCORRE workshops and in his free time, he enjoys reading, traveling, volunteering on several boards in the community, and snowboarding. Josh is married and has two children.
Pete Hardesty currently serves as the Young Life college divisional coordinator in the Eastern Division. After graduating from the University of Virginia where he was pre-med with the emphasis on “pre,” he joined the staff of Young Life in Virginia. Pete loves being around college students even though they make him feel old. He crammed his three years of grad school into seventeen and finally received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in 2014.
A passion for the Middle East has inspired Pete to lead Holy Land trips for the last ten years. He is a frequent international keynote speaker, speaking to groups as big as four thousand. He is also a speaker coach with SCORRE workshops and loves helping people become excellent communicators.