The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Archive of podcast guests

An archive of guests, episode titles, dates, starting with first guest episode after launch. All episodes here.

Season One

Episode 1: #ChurchToo? The #MeToo Movement and the Church (Robin Hammeal-Urban, ECCT Canon for Mission Integrity & Training) 3/16/18

Episode 2: Labyrinths: No wrong turns (David Tolzmann, founder and principal of The Labyrinth Company) 3/23/18

Episode 3: Claiming "Cathedral:" A Conversation with the Very Rev. Miguelina Howell (The Very Rev. Miguelina Howell, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford) 3/30/18

Episode 4: Coffee Hour to go! Live from Camp Washington at the Renewal of Vows & Blessing of Holy Oils ​(excerpts of meditations from Mark and Lisa Kudolowski) 4/6/18

Episode 5: RMs as Rx for ECCT: “Breathe…” ​(ECCT Region Missionaries the Rev. Rachel Thomas (Southeast), the Rev. Rachel Field (South Central), and Erin Flinn (North Central) 4/13/18

Episode 6: Church Unfolding: The Power of Sacred Stories and Listening. An interview with the Rev. Jane Hale (the Rev. Jane Hale, missional priest in charge at Trinity, Brooklyn and tri-town curate for Trinity, Brooklyn; St. Alban's, Danielson; and St. Philip's, Putnam) 4/28/18

Episode 7: Blueprints, Construction, and Christian values: A Conversation with Architect Duo Dickinson (Duo Dickinson, architect and member of Trinity on the Green, New Haven) 5/4/18

Episode 8: Mothers’ Day Special: Reverend Moms (the Revs: Stacy Kohl (curate at St. Mark's, Mystic), Charlotte LaForest (ass't rector of St. John's, Essex), Tracy Johonson Russell (rector of St. Monica's, Hartford), and Rebakah Hatch (rector of St. Alban's, Simsbury)) 5/11/18

Episode 9: ​Casino blues: Memories from the Rev. Cn. David Cannon of Poquetanuck (the Rev. Canon David Cannon, retired from St. James', Poquetanuck, with the Rev. Ron Kolinowski, now of St. Peter's, Hebron) 5/18/18

Episode 10: #LoveHeals: Bishop Laura Ahrens and Becca Stevens​ (excerpts from sermon by ECCT Bishop Suffragan Laura Ahrens and excerpts from presentation by Becca Stevens of Thistle Farms) 5/25/18

​Episode 11: She’s got Jesus in her heart: An Interview with author Kitty Slattery (Kitty Slattery, editor and writer for Guideposts) 6/1/18

Episode 12: Going Deeper in the Realm of God, a Conversation with the Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews (The Rev. Ranjit K. Mathews, rector of St. James', New London) 6/9/18

Episode 13: Dadsode! Happy Father's Day! (The Revs: Matt Lindeman (rector of St. Peter's, Milford) and Adam Thomas (rector of St. Mark's, Mystic)) 6/15/18

Episode 14: Refugee women’s empowerment through soccer (Ashley Makar, outreach coordinator for IRIS; Leslie Koons, health promoter for IRIS; Gladys Mwilelo, refugee and soccer player) 6/22/18

Episode ​15: General Convention #GC79 (Karin Hamilton, ECCT canon for mission communication & media and the Rev. Molly James, ECCT Dean of Formation and chair of the ECCT deputation to General Convention) 6/29/18

Season Two:

Episode 16: Post - General Convention #GC79 (selected deputies and alternates from General Convention) 8/24/18

Episode 17: Creating Space for a "Special Grace"(the Rev. Katy Piazza, rector of Emmanuel, Weston and the Rev. Kevin Olds, rector of St. Timothy's Fairfield) 8/31/18

Episode 18: The Woman Behind Social Media Sunday #SMS18 (Carolyn Clement of Trinity, Tariffville) 9/7/18

Episode 19: RMs 2.0: Providing a Circulatory System for the Body of Christ (ECCT Region missionaries Maggie Breen (Northeast); the Rev. Carlos de la Torre (Southwest); and Eliza Marth (Northwest) 9/14/18

Episode 20: (Don't) honk if your love bicycling (The Rev. Adam Yates, rector of St. Stephen's, East Haddam and ECCT Secretary of Convention) 9/28/18

Episode 21: A New Missional Age (ECCT Bishop Diocesan Ian T. Douglas) 10/5/18

Episode 22: The Rt. Rev. Anne Dyer, a woman of firsts in Scotland (Bishop Anne Dyer of the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkey, Scottish Episcopal Church) 10/12/2018

Episode 23: Craftcast: You are a triangle . . . (ECCT accounts receivable staff Karolyn Nicolaides and ECCT adminstrator for safe church and ordinations Deb Kenney talk about their crafts (painting, sewing) 10/19/18

Episode 24: Talking Formation and Publishing with Sharon Pearson (Sharon Pearson of Church Publishing, member of St. Matthew's, Wilton) 11/2/18

Episode 25: AFEDJ: "Building Hope in the Holy Land"(John Lent, executive director and Heidi Shott, communication director, of AFEDJ) 11/9/18

Episode 26: ECCT 2019 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land (ECCT Bishop Suffragan Laura J. Ahrens and the Rev. Harrison West, rector of Christ Church, Guilford) 11/30/18

Episode 27: YAE! Young Adult Episcopalians (the Rev. Paul Carling (Episcopal Church at Yale (ECY) chaplain); the Rev. Elise Hanley (assistant rector, Trinity, New Haven); the Rev. Rachel Field (South Central Region Missionary); Mary Beth Mills-Curran (candidate for ordination and program director for ECY)) 12/7/2018

Episode 28: The Rev. Rowena Kemp, priest-in-charge, Grace, Hartford and a leader of the Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation Ministry Network about the network, the Season of Racial Healing, Justice, and Reconciliation, and the "why" behind some of this. 12/14/2018

Episode 29: The Rev. Ann Perrott, president of New Life Ministries of Southeastern Connecticut, a re-entry program for women who have been at York Correctional in Niantic. 12/21/2018

Season 3:

Episode 30: Bart Geissinger, Executive Director at Camp Washington; Ben Thompson, Food Services Director and Chef at Camp Washington; and the Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, Bishop Suffragan of ECCT. Talking about how Camp Washington is a place that cares for creation. 1/4/2019

Episode 31: Rich Stein of St. Stephen's Ridgefield talks about the Global Philanthropy Leaders initiative for youth groups helping them connect faith and economics by making small loans. 1/11/19

Episode 32: Bishop Ian T. Douglas and Tiffany Reed, Assisting VP with CCS Fundraising, talk about Joining Jesus in a New Missional Age, an initiative for parishes and Regions to deepen spiritual life and raise financial resources. 1/18/19

Episode 33: The Rev. Matt Lindeman of St. Peter's, Milford, returns to talk about surfing.1/25/19

Episode 34: Multiple guests: Dr. Eleanor Tignor (poetry readings); Enola G. Aird, Esq.,(interview about the Community Healing Network); the Rev.  Rowena Kemp (prayers); Marc-Yves Regis (poems) (2/1/19)

Episode 35: Steven Mullins, Pres. of the Southern CT Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, about UBE 2/8/19

Episode 36: The Rev. Tuesday Rupp talks about ministry and lessons from music, 2/15/19

Episode 37: The Rev. Carrie and Nik Combs, clergy married couple, talk about that, 2/22/19

Episode 38:Jerusalem Greer, a developer of The Way of Love resources, talks about those. 3/1/19

Episode 39: Lois Frankforter talks about UNCSW and ministry, 3/8/19

Episode 40: Shelly Weeks and Dave Desmarais talk about Shepard Meadows Therapeutic Riding Center in Bristol 3/24/19 

Episode 41: Bishop Carol Gallagher talks about her path to the episcopate and her vocation and work with indigeneous leaders in and through The Episcopal Church, 3/29/19 

Episode 42: Greg Farr, ECCT Archivist and Record Manager, talks about his vocation, the work, and the archival holdings in Meriden, 4/5/19

Episode 43: Dom Gatrau and Boris Sigal talk about the Community Purchasing Alliance, which is helping ECCT congregations buy utilities (like electricity) cooperatively and for less money, 4/12/29

Episode 44: Bishop Laura J. Ahrens offers a Good Friday reflection, leaving time for your own meditation, 4/19/19

Season 4:

Episode 45: Eliza Marth and Anne Hall talk about the lay preaching training and experience in the NW Region of ECCT, 5/10/19.

Episode 46: Voices from our Cathedral's congregations, 5/17/19.

Episode 47: The Rev. Nicholas Porter talks about Jerusalem Peacebuilders 5/24/19

Episode 48: Kelli R. Gibson, an intro to ECCT's Racial Justice Resource Coordinator, 5/31/19

Episode 49: Pat Cage and Ana Arellano talk about the Friends of the Episcopal Church of Cuba, 6/7/19

Episode 50: The Rev. Catherine Amy Kropp talks about the Cosmic Christ, 6/14/19

Episode 51: ECCT's Canon for Mission Leadership the Rev. Lee Ann Tolzmann talks about clergy leadership in today's parishes, and about her own journey, 6/21/19

Episode 52: The Rev. Jack Gilpin, priest and actor, talks about both professions and the importance of telling your truth in each. 6/28/19

Episode 53: Alli talks with just-retired Karin Hamilton about communication & media changes over the years, and about God in it all.  7/5/19

Episode 54: Alli talks with ECCT's three new Region Missionaries: Erendira Jimenez (Southwest Region); George Black (South Central Region) and Dylan Mello (Northwest Region). 7/12/19

Episode 55: Alli talks with the Rev. Bob Bergner and the Rt. Rev. Jim Curry about Swords to Plowshares, which converts guns to gardening tools 7/19/19

Episode 56: Alli talks with the Rev. Marcella Gillis about mission trips and mission work. 7/26/19

Episode 57: Alli talks with three ECCT deacons who share their personal and vocational stories: the Revs. Pat Jackson, Bonnie Matthews, and Felix Rivera. 8/2/19

Episode 58: Alli visits Camp Washington and talks with the new summer camp director Tyler Jarvis and two camp counselors, Tristian Fillatio and Janette Birtha. 8/9/19