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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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Nov 7, 2023

Andy is a youth and marriage ministry pastor, he is an advocate for mental health awareness. 

He is the author of "When Words Don’t Come Easy”, a message of hope, freedom, redemption and purpose.

In this podcast, he opens up about his personal journey with depression, and he is married to Tiffany. Their firstborn daughter was diagnosed with only 10% brain function when she was an infant. While Andy was gazing at shattered seashells on the beach, he received a divine message from God: "There is beauty in the broken."

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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.