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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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Oct 23, 2023

Listen to the Fresh Hope podcast in collaboration with Catherine Boyle from Key Ministry. If you have a child with special needs or a mental health challenge, this podcast is for you. You're not alone. Learn more about the  new group to Support the Mental Health Needs of Families with Disabilities, starting on November 2nd. Register here:  🎧💪 

Catherine has been impacted by mental health issues her entire life, including her own struggles with anorexia, bulimia, anxiety and depression. Catherine has led and started various ministries, all focused on eating disorders and mental health issues. Prior to working in ministry, Catherine served as an executive at a large U.S. bank. Catherine has been interviewed for her ministry work on radio, television and in online magazines. Catherine earned a BBA in Accounting and an MBA, is married to husband Barney, and has two adult children.

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Pastor Brad Hoefs is an ordained Pastor and Member of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations. He has been pastoring since 1985, and he is currently the pastor of Anchor of Hope Church in Omaha, Nebraska (since 1995). The church has seen over 110% growth in the 18 months after Fresh Hope started meeting.

Pastor Brad is the Executive Director of He founded Fresh Hope in 2009. 

He is a State-certified Intentional Peer Support Specialist and was appointed by Governor Heineman of Nebraska to serve on the State Advisory Committee on Mental Health Services.

He is also the author of Fresh Hope: Living Well in Spite of a Mental Health Diagnosis, published in 2013.