Steve Cuss: Managing Leadership Anxiety - Yours and Theirs

Episode 12 March 23, 2022 00:56:36
Steve Cuss: Managing Leadership Anxiety - Yours and Theirs
We Are Vineyard
Steve Cuss: Managing Leadership Anxiety - Yours and Theirs

Show Notes

In this episode of We Are Vineyard, Jay talks with author and pastor Steve Cuss about what it was like growing up in an irreligious family that eventually came to really embrace his calling, the valuable experience he gained in chaplain residency and the practice of vulnerability and self-awareness that has shaped his heart and his life’s work. Steve also reveals his secret talent as a chicken hypnotist (see show notes for a visual!) **Please note: This episode contains some discussion of grief and pregnancy loss as Steve shares stories from his years as a chaplain.

Steve is the author of Managing Leadership Anxiety: Yours and Theirs and the founder of, an online community helping you to function as a calm, aware, present human in the work place and home place. Steve has served in a variety of pastoral roles for 26 years, the majority of those years as a lead pastor. He is also proud to be a strategic partner with Compassion International, Leadership Network, and Missio Alliance.

Steve was privileged to grow up in Perth, Western Australia, in an adventurous family of origin. After moving to the United States for theological study, he married Lisa and they have two sons and a daughter, in whom they take great delight. When Steve is not working, you can find him laughing with his family, knee-deep in a trout stream, or trying a guitar he cannot afford at a local music store.

Show Notes:

Steve's website

Managing Leadership Anxiety by Steve Cuss Vineyard USA’s suggested reading for March

All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

Chicken hypnotism (not Steve)

Steve's Socials: Instagram and Twitter: @stevecusswords

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