Revland is the place where ministry happens. These are conversations with people who are doing unique and wonderful things for the Kingdom of God.
AiR_E020 - Hospice - Shea Collins
The space between life and death is the space that Shea Collins was called too. She has had 15 years of experience working with children, youth and their families in the Hospice setting. She is an ordained Elder within the United Methodist Church and is now working at Hospice of Cabarrus County in North Carolina. In our conversation, we talk about how to deal with these situations and places of grief. She gives amazing insights and recommendations to clergy and laypeople alike.
AiR_E019 - Urban Revival - Donna Claycomb Sokol
Donna is the pastor of Mount Vernon Place UMC in Washington, DC. When she arrived in 2005 it was a completely different church than it is now. It was a dying congregation. However, through Donna's leadership, a ton of time, and even more prayers, they have turned this congregation around. Along with Roger Owens, she has now authored a new book about this journey, "A New Day in the City." It is a powerful testimony to urban church renewal and the work God has done in and through them.
AiR_E018 - Lingustics - Christine Burkett
Christine Burkett is a speech-pathologist by trade and a pew sitter by profession. She teaches guides and coaches young preachers on this art form they have been called by God to do. She has incredible insights into language, crafting sermons and how to make them stick. She has taught at Duke Divinity School for over 20 years, helps lead the Institute of Preaching, and is a sought-after speaker for preachers.
AiR_E017 - Campus Ministry - Steve Cheyney
Steve Cheyney is the Executive Director of the Cooperative Christian Ministries at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC), Central Piedmont Community College and Johnson and Wales. His main focus is as the Campus Minister at UNCC. There, with the help of students, he runs Niners United. We talk about his ministry with the next generation and how college years can be extremely formative.
AiR_E016 - Reconciling Ministries
Carter Ellis is the lead pastor of The Walk [Faithwalk], a reconciling congregation in Gibsonville, NC. We sit down and talk about what it means to be a reconciling congregation and the implications have on the lives of her members and community she serves in.
AiR_E015 - Superintendency - Mark Andrews
Mark has just finished his first year as a DS and we talk about his adventure in this new appointment. For those who don't know a DS is someone in charge of a District within an Annual Conference. The DS's main job is to build up, encourage and help congregations and clergy in their district. They are the ones called in when there is a congregational or clergy crisis and are part of the cabinet, which makes the appointments for the conference. We discuss this and more in our conversation.