On August 25, we lost Andrew Stoecklein, Lead Pastor of Inland Hills Church and beloved husband, father, brother, and son. Andrew tragically took his own life after a difficult battle with anxiety and depression, and the Stoecklein family, church community, and lives he touched around the world are mourning his loss.
So many of you have expressed a desire to support Andrew’s wife Kayla and their three young sons. Launched and managed by the #careforkayla team of Stoecklein family friends and Inland Hills staff, this campaign will provide education costs for the boys, day-to-day expenses for Kayla, and financial security during a very difficult season.
Andrew bravely confronted the topic of mental health in his last days, shedding light on illnesses that aren’t widely discussed in public or in the worldwide church. Kayla is committed to continuing his story by honoring the man he was, while calling for greater support for pastors in the burdens they carry. It is by their example that we can praise God and provide for their family in the midst of grief.
We appreciate positive comments below, sharing #careforkayla on social media, and following Kayla’s blog at godsgotthis.org, as we trust God to turn unspeakable loss into healing and blessing for a greater number of people.