Meet The Team

Giving Your Heart The Attention It Needs

Josh Pezold

Founder, Site Manager, Author 

Grant  Vissers

Podcast Manager, Author 

Andrew  Beal

Content Manager, Author 

Molly  King

Social Media Manager

Matt Love

Podcast Team 

 Joy Lane

Photography Manager

Weekly Content

The team is committed to releasing consistent content. The Blog, Podcast, and NextGen Spotlights will give your heart the attention it needs.

Tangible Ideas

Our team works hard to make developing your heart tangible. Like a personal trainer who gives you insight & exercises  for your body, we do the same for your heart.

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The Young Church Leaders Community includes hundreds of young church leaders from around the globe. Join our private Facebook group to start a conversation.

Regular Updates

We know your life is busy. Through our weekly YCL Updates you’ll get the content you need without having to search for it.

Recent Blog Posts

Looking at the Allure of the Megachurch

Wouldn't you love to work at a megachurch? Imagine being called upon to lend your influence to a church where hundreds and even thousands could benefit from you on a weekly basis. Doesn't that sound like a place you want to end up? My first full-time...

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Serve the Situation

You’re sitting in a meeting. You know the one. The one where you disagree with what everybody is saying.  A fellow staff member brings an idea to the table and you just KNOW it’s a bad idea. You can probably recall a time you tried that idea and it didn’t work, or...

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Symptoms of a Leadership Junkie

It is possible to be too focused on leadership. Being young and having a role in the local church, you have likely been in leadership conversations for a while. Maybe you’ve been developed by an older leader to take more responsibility and influence in your context....

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Learn from seasoned & young church leaders across the globe.

YCLP 005: Luke Powery on Preaching and the Heart

Luke Powery serves as Dean of Duke Chapel at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. I first met Luke at Princeton Seminary where he was my first preaching professor. I quickly grew to respect Luke for his passion for communicating from the heart and his desire to...

Meet the Authors has a rock star support network. It’s amazing the amount of talented leaders who believe in helping the next generation of leaders. Regularly will have guest posts from some of the most brilliant Christian leadership minds from around the globe.

Andrew Beal

Andrew M. Beal is a pastor, mentor, and writer. He has years of ministry experience in the Midwest and holds a Master of Divinity from Lincoln Christian University. Andrew views the world through the eyes of a poet, a stand-up comedian, and Jesus. He's in his sweet spot when he's guiding students in discovering their unique identity and purpose in living a Jesus-centered life. Andrew lives in Ohio.

Carey Nieuwhof

Carey Nieuwhof is founding pastor of Connexus Church and is author of several best-selling books, including Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations That Will Help Your Church Grow. Carey writes one of today’s most widely read church leadership blogs and hosts the top-rated Leadership Podcast where he interviews some of today’s best leaders. Learn more at

Eric Geiger

Eric Geiger serves as the Vice President of the Church Resource Division at LifeWay Christian Resources. He is also a teaching pastor and a frequent speaker and consultant on church mission and strategy. Eric authored or co-authored several books including the best selling church leadership book, Simple Church. Eric is married to Kaye, and they have two daughters. For more information visit

Grant Vissers

Grant Vissers serves as associate pastor at St. Paul’s Leaskdale north of Toronto, Canada. He has his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary. Grant is passionate about connecting with and helping other church leaders. He is married to Konnie, and together they enjoy hiking, camping, travelling and good music. In his spare time, Grant enjoys photography and exploring new places.

Holly Duncan

Holly Duncan works on the church resourcing team at North Point Ministries. Led by Andy Stanley, North Point works to create churches that unchurched people love to attend. Holly and her team share the best of what's created and used at NPM's six Atlanta-area churches through the North Point Resources ministry. She a wife, mom, home renovator, and former personal chef. To read more helpful content created by Holly go to

Josh Pezold

Josh is the Connections & Outreach Pastor at BridgePointe Christian Church in East Providence, RI. He graduated from Lincoln Christian University with a Bachelors in Intercultural Studies. Josh has served in the local church for the past 10 years and is one of the founding pastors of BridgePointe. He loves to explore new towns, invest in young church leaders, and eat amazing New England food.

Mike Bonem

Mike is a consultant, author, and speaker. His goal is to help churches, ministries, faith-based organizations and other non-profits turn their visions into results. Author or co-author of 4 books on ministry leadership: - Thriving in the Second Chair - In Pursuit of Great AND Godly Leadership - Leading from the Second Chair - Leading Congregational Change


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