Kristen Lascola has been the Middle School Pastor at North Coast Church in San Diego County for 16 years. While middle schoolers have her heart, she is also passionate about church leadership development. She loves speaking at leadership conferences and equipping pastors and leaders to become healthy and effective for the long haul. She hosts “The Ministry Coach Podcast” with her husband, Jeff, and is a co-host for the “Youth Ministry Booster Podcast.” If she’s not at church, she’s probably at the nearest Dachshund race or festival, riding her bike, or inventing new recipes. She and her husband have two daughters, 7 years old and 2 years old.