15 episodes

A podcast that seeks to discover the drive and passions of leaders within the Lehigh Valley.

Vision For The Valley Joseph Velarde

    • Health & Fitness

A podcast that seeks to discover the drive and passions of leaders within the Lehigh Valley.

    Interview with Barry Whitworth, Executive Director of the Baptist Resource Network

    Interview with Barry Whitworth, Executive Director of the Baptist Resource Network

    Joe sits down with Barry Whitworth to discuss a vision to impact Pennsylvania and South Jersey, how multiplication movements are established, leadership and much more.  Barry has been leading in a variety of settings for over 30 years, serving as a mission pastor, associate pastor, church planter, pastor, interim pastor, transitional pastor and planter, church planting strategist, lead church planting catalyst, church planting director, and now executive director of the Baptist Resource Network 

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Interview with Kathy Slane and Jesse Velarde, Job Developers from ADEPT, The Arc of PA

    Interview with Kathy Slane and Jesse Velarde, Job Developers from ADEPT, The Arc of PA

    On this episode of the Vision For The Valley podcast Joe sits down with Kathy Slane and Jesse Velarde for ADEPT. They seek to join local employers in helping to support those in the special needs community as employees. They tell amazing stories of development, while sharing how they provide assessment tools, mentoring, job placement and coaching. This episode is helpful if you are an employee or employer and is a great way to learn how to work with the special needs community.

    • 1 hr
    Interview with Sam Mullay, Development Director at "Livin The Dream"

    Interview with Sam Mullay, Development Director at "Livin The Dream"

    Joe and Sam sit down to talk about the ever present need for good mentors for the youth of Allentown. Sam highlights his own personal journey that led him to work as the development director for “Livin The Dream” an organization seeking to create a Christian community center in Allentown.

    For more information, please visit “Livin The Dream” online at livinthedream.org

    Sam Mullay can be contacted through email at sam@livinthedream.org

    • 49 min
    Interview with Blake Morgan, Owner and Head Chef of Morgan's Local Flavor

    Interview with Blake Morgan, Owner and Head Chef of Morgan's Local Flavor

    Joe sits down with Blake Morgan, owner and head chef of Morgan’s restaurant, which has served the Valley with delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner since February of 2005. They talk about Blake’s culinary journey, the power of encouragement for development, the importance of personal experience, intentional investment in family, “trophy hunting” and so much more! 

    Interview with The Bayou Boys - Founders of Bayou, Grain, Queen City BBQ, and Wiz Kidz

    Interview with The Bayou Boys - Founders of Bayou, Grain, Queen City BBQ, and Wiz Kidz

    Joe sits down with the Bayou Boys - Mo, Christian and Jerry. In the past 5 years they have started 5 new restaurants (The Bayou: Bethlehem and Easton, Grain, Queen City BBQ and Whiz Kidz) within in the Lehigh Valley. They share how they got started, the power of collaboration, the importance behind creativity, and much more!

    • 55 min
    Interview with City Cuts Barbershop in Kutztown, PA

    Interview with City Cuts Barbershop in Kutztown, PA

    Joe sits down with Jon, Jerry, Geo, Rudy, and Nate at City Cuts Barbershop in Kutztown, PA. City Cuts was established in 2006 and has seen tremendous success through continual investment and generosity in the midst of their local community. The conversation ranges from the uncertainty in starting a business, the importance of pouring into the next generation, the need for individual strengths in complementing a team, and much more!

    • 1 hr 11 min

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