Tara Beth Leach is a pastor who has served in churches in New York, Chicagoland, and most recently as the senior pastor of First Church of the Nazarene of Pasadena in Southern California (“PazNaz”). She is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University (BA, youth ministry) and Northern Theological Seminary (MDiv). She is the author of Emboldened (IVP, 2017), Kingdom Culture (Foundry, 2017), a contributor to multiple academic chapters, and her newest book, Radiant (IVP, 2021) is set to release next year. Tara Beth loves Jesus and believes deeply that the local church can be who Jesus says we can be—radiant. She has two beautiful and rambunctious sons, Caleb, 10, and Noah, 8, and has been married to the love of her life, Jeff, since 2006.