Aug 16, 2023All Things … Episcopal: Maybe there is a Unicorn Church

All Things … Episcopal: Maybe there is a Unicorn Church

In this episode … we hear from one member of the clergy and one member of the laity who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  We hear their stories; we learn a bit more on the journey toward inclusion the Episcopal Church is making, and we hear a real time learning moment that one of our podcaster’s experiences.

The Rev. David Kendrick (he/him) serves as the Rector at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Springfield, MO in the Diocese of West Missouri. He is married to Laura and they are really proud of their son, John, their daughter-in-law, Nancy, and two young grandsons.

Our hosts

The Rev. David Kendrick — St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, the Rev. Collin Larimore — Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, and Clare Stern-Burbano — Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosts sessions that include conversations, interviews, and even an occasional sermon.

Our podcasts

We want to introduce the Episcopal Church from multiple perspectives and with different voices, utilizing social media to find out what questions students may have about who we are and what we do. Guest speakers, including college students from around our diocese, are already being scheduled for future sessions.

We do not currently have a physical presence on college campuses in our diocese, but we think podcasting offers a great opportunity to meet young adults where they are and share our faith in a way that is personal, comfortable, and always accessible. We hope that these sessions will be a bridge to connect college students with local parishes and with other young adults.

For more information and to suggest a topic or pose a question, please visit our Suggestions and Questions webpage. Look for All Things … Episcopal wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

Deacon Alisa Carmichael currently serves as Chair of the Campus Ministry Commission in the Diocese of West Missouri. She assisted with an Episcopal campus ministry at the University of South Florida in Tampa prior to moving with her husband John to their current home in Kansas City. She is the organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit.

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