The work of ministry can be different for every person you meet, but how often do you get a chance to sit down and talk with a minister in-depth? Co-hosts Amy Lippoldt and Ben Hanne sit down with United Methodist persons in ministry in the Great Plains to hear their stories, discover their passions and celebrate our similarities and differences.
PPD #44 - Dustin Petz
Continuing in our brother-in-law series we are pleased to bring you our interview with Rev. Dustin Petz. Dustin serves as the pastor of the Norfolk UMC in Norfolk, NE. We talk about his early life in Bird City, KS, his path to ministry and love, his work as a board member of GCFA and so many other things! You won't want to miss it!
PPD #43 - John Collins
Rev. John Collins is the pastor of Abilene First United Methodist Church in Abilene, Kansas (The hometown of our 34th President, Dwight Eisenhower). John shares with us the story of his life in ministry, the first time he met his wife and his passion for technology. Thank you for listening!
A note on audio quality. The recording space we had been graciously provided proved to have some deep technical issues. As a result, you may notice more background sound than usual.
PPD #42 - Two Year Anniversary
Preach, Pray or Die is two years old!
We celebrate entering our terrible twos by highlighting clips from the following episodes:
#9 - Bill Selby
#15 - Live Show at Annual Conference
#22 - Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey
#33 - Junius Dotson
PPD #41 - Ben Wheeler
Ben Wheeler is the Director of Youth and Discipleship Ministries at McPherson United Methodist Church in McPherson, Kansas. Ben has a long and effective history with camping ministries in the state of Kansas and served as the chair of the camping ministry board for the Conference. He and our hosts go way back so we do a little reminiscing, a little discussion of the shape of youth ministry and a little more reminiscing.
Thank you so much for listening!
PPD #40 - Dee Williamston
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The Rev. Dee Williamston is the Salina District Superintendent of the Great Plains Annual Conference. We discuss her fascinating path into the ministry and how each of her jobs has shaped her current work. We also talk about Dee's lifelong love of movies and her more recent love of cats.
You'll also have to forgive Ben as he mixes up Rocky III and Rocky IV, he hopes in time you'll trust his knowledge of pop culture again.
PPD #39 - Jeanne Hoeft
Dr. Jeanne Hoeft is the Academic Dean of Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City. In addition, she is the Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Pastoral Care and Franklin and Louise Cole Chair in Town and Country Ministries. We talk about vocation, eating out of sterilized flower pots and the future of church leadership in the next few decades.
Good conversations, great audio quality, and a lot of fun to hear the back stories and passions of people in ministry. I appreciate that the hosts try to stay in the background of the interviews and really let their guests shine!
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Great first podcast. Thanks for sharing Morita's story. Looking forward to your next one.