It’s the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month. I’m so glad to have Chad Veach on the podcast this week. Chad is an author, speaker, and lead pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angeles. Chad shared some of his stories as a founding pastor and a father. We also got to talk about his new book, Worried about Everything Because I Pray About Nothing. But what he had to say about authenticity and overcoming anxiety is worth the price of admission alone. I know that you’ll be able to get some great insight from my conversation with Chad. Listen in and let me know what you think in the comments below.

Special thanks to the Saga Center for Mental Health for sponsoring this episode!


Chad’s Story – 2:08

  • How Chad got started in ministry.
  • Chad’s experience parenting his daughter with a rare brain condition.
  • Becoming a pastor when you were a pastor’s kid.

Prayer as the antidote to worry  – 10:10

  • How ZOE Church began.
  • The inspiration behind Chad’s new book.
  • Chad’s rhythms for prayer and routine for podcasting.

Overcoming imposter syndrome – 19:31

  • Chad’s perspective on imposter syndrome in leaders
  • Chad’s own experience navigating impostor syndrome.
  • “Be careful of the motive in your heart…”


About our Guest

Chad Veach is the founder and lead pastor of ZOE Church in Los Angeles, California, a dynamic church with multiple locations throughout the city. In addition to leading ZOE, he is an international speaker; the author of three books, Help! I Work with People, Faith Forward Future and Unreasonable Hope; and the host of Leadership Lean In—a popular podcast specializing in organizational health, creativity, and leadership development. Chad and his wife, Julia, reside in Los Angeles with their four children, Georgia, Winston, Maverick, and Clive.

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