Welcome to the We Collide podcast. We’re a growing community of every day chicks colliding with Jesus in our mess, our pain, our joy and our stories. We value showing up as we truly are. So that’s what you’ll find here. Walls and masks being torn down so that we can allow Jesus to meet us where we truly are and hear about other women doing the same. We can’t wait to collide with you.
Ministry, Impact, Faithfulness, and Leadership with Pastor Melonie Kemp
Melonie Kemp is the Executive Pastor of Christ the King church in Bellingham, WA. Melonie came on staff at the church 23 years ago and moved from an administrative position to becoming the first female Associate Pastor of Christ The King church. Melonie has years of wisdom to share on what it looks like to inspire healthy leadership, how to cultivate wisdom, and forging ahead in faithfulness during changing seasons and difficulties. We can’t wait for you to hear from this inspiring woman.
Pushing Through Barriers and Rewriting The Story with Missy Kenoyer
Missy Kenoyer is the local Area Director of Young Life for Whatcom County in Bellingham, WA. She has a passion for people, justice and women in leadership. In this episode, we talk with Missy about what it looks like to do effective ministry and how she pushed through challenges and barriers along the way. We also talked about letting hardships and surprise twists and turns in life make you a more impactful leader.
Expanding Old Dreams and Welcoming New Ones with Rachel Mattila-Amberson
Life rarely turns out the way we envision. The twists and turns of the journey create excitement, but can also leave us feeling disoriented and lost at times. In this episode, Rachel Mattila-Amberson joins us to talk about how her dreams for her life have changed. Rachel has been pursuing acting her entire life, and loves her craft, whether on the stage or behind the camera. Rachel is a proud member of SAG/AFTRA. Listen in as we talk motherhood, career, and the surprises life throws at us.
Taking Back Your Own Agency with Justin McRoberts
Justin McRoberts has spent twenty-plus years as an artist, church planter, pastor, singer-songwriter, author (four books including “May It Be So” and “It is What You Make of It”) all while passing on lessons and practices learned about making something good from what you’ve been given rather than simply accepting things as they are. With warmth, wisdom, and humor, Justin shares insightful lessons in this episode that you won’t want to miss. Learn more about Justin at http://justinmcroberts.com/
Igniting a Faith of Hope with Laurie Short
Laurie Short is a speaker, author, preacher, wife and stepmom. She has spoken at conferences, colleges, and churches, and her videos on RightNow Media have been viewed by over a quarter million people. Laurie is the author of multiple books including “Grace-Filled Step Parenting: Help and Hope for this Unique and Loving Role” and “When Changing Nothing Changes Everything.” In addition to 14 books for youth and youth workers. In this episode, Laurie inspires listeners with a message of holding onto h
A Warrior in Worry with Kristen Mattila
Kristen Mattila is a Collide staffer who loves unicorns, rocks sparkly shoes like nobody’s business, rides a tandem bike around town, and is an incredible friend, role model, and inspiration to many. Kristen shares about her experience with anxiety over the years, and what it has looked like to lean into healing, utilize resources, and rely on faith during an especially anxious season of covid-19. You won’t want to miss this episode that’s jam-packed with authenticity, wisdom and inspiration.
So, so good!
Willow is such a wonderful interviewer! Great interviewer and genuine curiosity lead her to ask insightful questions. Sprinkled with wit and laughter and tons of God’s truths. You’ll be blessed by these podcasts, I promise.
His story in our stories!
Love hearing how God works and moves in the lives of women. It’s relatable, encouraging, and inspiring the way Willow pulls out what God is up to today in the lives of His precious daughters.
Listened to the “Find God With Your Kids” podcast the last couple days. Thanks, Willow. I so appreciate your honesty, your stories, the reminder to let my kids love me (let God love me too) and then be able to love them well, back. I love what your “yes” to the Lord is doing in our community, Willow and team. Thank you.