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Terra McDaniel: Rediscovering Lament—Making Space for Grief

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As pastors and ministry leaders, how can we tend to our own grieving in healthy ways and help others do the same? In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Terra McDaniel. Terra serves as a spiritual director for both adults and children. She spent two decades as a pastor and ministry leader, earning her M.Div from Portland Seminary. Her latest book is titled “Hopeful Lament.” Together, Terra and Jason explore some of the ways that we, as pastors and ministry leaders, inadvertently make grieving more difficult, both for ourselves and for those we serve. Terra also provides some helpful insights around patience, courage, and hope, as they relate to lamenting. 

FrontStage BackStage Podcast With Terra McDaniel

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye