Tara Beth Leach is a teaching pastor and looming Nazarene church planter in the greater Chicago area. As we listen to her story, we learn about her journey to realize her call to preach, we discover why Scot McKnight told me “she has something to say”, and we hear why she thinks bright and decorative journals are the best.
About Tara Beth
Tara Beth Leach grew up in Bourbonnais, IL. At the age of 16, Jesus captivated her heart and called her in to the ministry. Little did she know what that would look like, she trusted in the Lord’s call and enrolled at Olivet Nazarene University to study Youth Ministry. Not long after graduating from Olivet, she met her wonderful husband, Jeff Leach. She and Jeff have been married since July 8, 2006 and have two children, Caleb and Noah.
Tara Beth is a Teaching Pastor at Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Naperville, IL and will plant a second campus in the Summer of 2015. She is also a Seminary student at Northern Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL and is a Teaching Assistant for Scot McKnight. For fun, Tara Beth enjoys running, biking, and swimming.