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Fresh Hope for Mental Health is the official podcast of 

Pastor Brad Hoefs is the host for the program.  

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Mar 14, 2023

In this podcast, Pastor Brad interviews Alastair Sterne about his book "Rhythms of Life and Spiritual Practices for what God made you to be." The book emphasizes the importance of taking time to discover our identity, gifts, and purpose at a gracious speed, much like how Jesus walked on Earth. The formation that happens...

Mar 6, 2023

Loneliness is part of the human experience, but it has increased even more since the pandemic. Men may find it more difficult to connect with others because of prejudice or fear. In this episode Pastor Brad has Rob Jackson, counselor at Focus on the Family, as a guest to discuss this topic. Together they...

Feb 23, 2023

Mike Jacquart is married and lives in a small town in Wisconsin. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and
has worked as a reporter, writer, editor, and author. He edited a newsletter and magazine for
employee assistance professionals, many of whom work in behavioral health. A lot of books on
mental health discuss...

Feb 8, 2023

Steve Kramer is a walking miracle. He was born two-and-a half months premature with Cerebral Palsy. The doctors did not have much hope for him…but God had other plans. Steve has seen God’s faithfulness as he has been a radio disc jockey, TV news anchor/reporter, pastor, missionary and motivational speaker.



Jan 17, 2023

Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church will be one of the 35 speakers at Fresh Hope's upcoming Voices of Hope Conference.  In this episode, Kay talks about her topic for the conference.  She also talks with Pastor Brad about Rick, her recent retirement from Saddleback, and what she is doing now through her retreat...