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Pastor Brad Hoefs is the host for the program.  

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Oct 31, 2023

In this inspiring interview, Pastor Brent (Care Ministry Pastor in Woodmen Valley Chapel) shares how he found Fresh Hope and how it has significantly benefited his church. They've taken their commitment to the next level by embedding Hope Coaching into their ministry, and now, all their staff are equipped with the training to help and minister to others.

Don't miss out on this heartfelt discussion that sheds light on the power of faith, hope, and community in navigating mental health challenges. It's a story of healing, support, and resilience that you won't want to miss.

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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.