In this episode, I caught up with Rev. Angela Alvarado at a leadership conference. Angela is a church planter and we chatted a few minutes in between workshops. I promise to bring her back for a longer conversation in the future. 

I also talk about why we can't sustain happy-clappy for long periods of time. And I share my observations of the conference. 


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In this episode, I share ten resources that have helped me as an introvert-intuitive, especially in the last year. Even if you are an extrovert, I believe you will find some good reminders of self-care. 

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Books mentioned in this episode:

Presence - Amy Cuddy

The Body Keeps the Score -  Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Blink - Malcomb Gladwell

Last Child in the Woods - Richard Louv 


Please help me welcome Pastor Annette Mondragon to the podcast. She is a church planter and co-pastor of a bi-lingual congregation in Indiana. Annette has a beautiful and amazing story. Enjoy this first episode of 2019! 


December 14, 2018

Episode 12: Dr Margie Bryce

It was so fun to catch up with my friend, Dr. Margie Bryce! Margie has been a lead pastor, re-start pastor, church revitalization specialist, and adjunct professor. She is currently teaching at Ashland Theological Seminary (Detroit campus). 

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December 4, 2018

Episode 11: Rev. Linda Bynum

In this episode, I interview Pastor Linda Bynum. She is the Family Pastor at Devon Aire Community Church. I've known Linda for almost 10 years and it is always fun to sit and talk. Linda has an MA in Pastoral Counseling and a Master of Divinity degree. She has experienced highs and lows in ministry and shares some great insight. 

You can connect with Pastor Linda Bynum on Facebook or the church website. 

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In this episode, I interview Heather Eastin. She is the worship pastor at Plymouth Church (Plymouth, MI). We talked about cultivating an atmosphere of worship and collaborating with a team. 

You can connect with Heather at the church website 

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November 2, 2018

Episode 9: Taking Initiative

Let's talk about taking an initiative! 

Also, in this episode, I ask for your help. 

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JoAnn Bastien 




Welcome to episode 8!

Help me welcome Rev. Angela Stephens to the podcast! Angela is a church planter out of Pensacola, Florida. She used the sport of basketball to reach her community. I hope you will connect with her on social media and give her a shout out. 

Pastor Angela Stephens 


Hoops Church 

October 12, 2018

Episode 7: Dr Jan Duce

Dr Jan Duce has served as a lead pastor, co-pastor, associate pastor, and professor. She also has experience navigating her call as a pastor married to a pastor. You can connect with her on social media. 

Dr Janice Duce 


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The Scarcity Mindset believes there are limited resources and we must hoard them. But we are called to have Kingdom Mindsets. 

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JoAnn C Bastien 



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