The Sermonsmith podcast is no longer in active production, but these helpful conversations are still available for you.

You may enjoy my follow up podcast — Consortio Dei — where I interview spiritual leaders about their rhythms for self care and formation.

Tara Beth Leach

Tara Beth Leach(You might also enjoy this newer interview with Tara Beth on my Consortio Dei podcast.)

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.

Resources and links mentioned:
Commonplace Book (Wikipedia)
Tara Beth’s blog
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Naperville

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.