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 

 Joy Lane

Photography Manager, Author

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.

Virtual Community

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

Love Was Always the Plan

Love Was Always the Plan

It's Friday. On Monday our family will celebrate the arrival of our sweet baby girl. But we didn't have nine months to prepare. We have the weekend. Foster care is like that. One day you're a family of three and the next you are a family of four....

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Learn from seasoned & young church leaders across the globe.

YCLP 042: Season 1 In Review

YCLP 042: Season 1 In Review

2018 is almost over and 2019 is fast approaching! Today on the podcast we're reviewing over a year and a half of podcasting, bringing you back to conversations that were challenging and encouraging. As you prepare for Christmas and the new year, we hope that this will...

YCLP 041: Special Announcement!

YCLP 041: Special Announcement!

Hey Everyone and welcome to a brand new episode of the Young Church Leaders Podcast. Today we're so excited to bring you a special update and announcement from our host, Grant Vissers. Sneak Peak: Here's what's coming at you in January 2019 from the Young Church...

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. 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.

Joy Lane

Joy is an artist, Worship Leader, and coach. She is passionate about walking alongside women & cultivating growth in their relationship with the Lord. Her degree is in Worship Ministry from Lincoln Christian University. Joy has served in the local church in the areas of youth ministry, worship, & discipleship. Residing in Indy, she is living & loving life with her husband and their son. In her free time, she is most likely to be found having conversations over coffee.

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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