In this book, Doug Herald invites the reader to walk through his life with him. He honestly presents the struggles in his life that led to a pivotal moment in his adulthood when he realized emptiness amidst success. In a journey of understanding himself and God, Doug’s vulnerability allows the message of hope to resound. Breaking through cultural and social norms, this book identifies and addresses many issues that people have struggled with and have been for too long silenced by fear of others. From a little boy raised in small town Kentucky, to Vice President of a large food manufacturer, Doug’s journey has been captured with sincerity and genuineness. The good, the bad, the ugly, and the redeemed are all laid out on the table in hopes that others may realize that they are not alone in the silent inner battle.
Doug has over 26 years of leadership experience in the food manufacturing industry and has 20 plus years in the ministry as Pastor of a church. Throughout his career Doug has worked hard to make a difference in the lives of the people that he has worked for with a servant leadership style that drives deep employee engagement and continuous improvements in the work place. Doug has over 20 plus years in the ministry, has started two churches, and is currently serving as Pastor of a church in Highlands Heights, Kentucky.
Doug was born on a small family owned farm in Grant’s Lick, Kentucky, where, with his brother and sister, he was raised by his grandparents, Charles and Edith Peters, while his wonderful mom, Alvena, went to work to financially support the family. Doug has been married to Tammie (Sebastian) Herald for 26 plus years and they have three daughters, Kimberley, Katlyn, and Kathleen.