Former Hillsong pastor Carl Lentz's wife Laura claims she is suffering from PTSD amid the scandals surrounding the couple. Carl Lentz was the lead pastor of Hillsong NYC until November 4, 2020, when he was fired by Hillsong Global Pastor Brian Houston for "leadership issues and breaches of trust, plus a recent revelation of moral failures."[ On May 31, 2021, the former nanny of Lentz's children accused him of sexual assault.
Laura Lentz, 43, penned an emotional Instagram post on Thursday, claiming she has also experienced anxiety and depression since they left Hillsong Church. "I have dealt with so much personally, I have never experienced anxiety or PTSD until this year! I have struggled with a mild depression for many years, but this year it got to be so bad that there were days i didn't want to get out of bed..."
Despite the pains and anxieties, Laura remains positive. "Although I wouldn't wish my journey on my worst enemy (I apparently have a few), I would not change my story!! I know as I continue on my journey of healing, learning to put myself first, focus on my family and grow in my marriage, I can use my story so far to help someone else! don't get me wrong it's not easy, everyday I feel the trauma, the thoughts and memories. and geez am I grateful for my therapists!"
She optimistically concluded: "We all have scars from many of life's experiences, and I am choosing to see mine as BEAUTIFUL."
After Carl has been fired, the couple who have been married for 17 years and share three children, moved from the east coast of the US to Los Angeles.