May 22, 2016
PazNaz is excited to welcome their new Senior Pastor, Tara Beth Leach, this week!
Biography: Rev. Tara Beth Leach
After graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in 2005 with a BA in Youth Ministry, Tara Beth has had the opportunity to serve in full-time ministry in various churches from Upstate New York to Naperville, Illinois, as a Teaching Pastor, Women’s Pastor, and Youth Pastor. She is a student at Northern Theological Seminary where she also works as a Teaching Assistant for Scot McKnight and will graduate with her Masters of Divinity on June 11, 2016.
She is a regular writer for Missio Alliance and has contributed to other publications such as Christian Week, The Jesus Creed, The Table Magazine, Reflecting the Image Devotional, Renovating Holiness, and most recently a chapter in The Apostle Paul and the Christian Life: Ethical and Missional Implications of the New Perspective with other contributors including N.T. Wright, James D.G. Dunn, Scot McKnight, and Bruce Longenecker. Her chapter is entitled “The Symphonic Melody: Wesleyan Holiness Theology Meets New Perspective Paul.” Tara Beth is also the author of the forthcoming InterVarsity Press book, Emboldened (2017), and a Beacon Hill Press book, Kingdom Culture (late 2016).
She has two beautiful and rambunctious children, Caleb and Noah, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, for almost 10 years.