The Listening for Clues team, Co-hosts Jon Shematek and Lauren Welch, and Director Lynn Shematek, gather to reflect on creating twenty-one “Good News!” podcasts published since June 2023. They are humbled and grateful to have heard and shared the stories of remarkable individuals who are making a difference in the world, be it large or small. Even as the 2023 season draws to a close, plans are underway for even more to come in 2024. In this final episode of the year, they express thanks to their guests as well as their viewers and listeners.
Markiesha E. Wilson, a human capital consultant, leadership coach, and author of “In the Climb,”talks about how her vocation came to be, the power of forgiveness and her amazing book.
The Rev. Derek Miller, Rector of St. Peter’s Church in Ellicott City, MD talks with us about what it means to be a “co-vocational” priest, and the work he is doing with the Ellicott City Partnership. He encourages us to re-engage with our literal neighbors, people who live or work outside the walls of our churches.
The Rev. Anne Reed, Episcopal Deacon speaks with us about her varied ministries following her retirement from her secular work. In this conversation, Anne embodies what many of us call a “deacon’s heart,” demonstrating the joy that comes from seeking and serving Christ in others, and connecting the church and the world.
We are honored to have the Rev. Steve Holt, Rector of the Church of the Guardian Angel, Baltimore City with us today. Steve speaks about the many ministries this church offers to the community and how it has responded to the needs of the Spanish-speaking residents of the neighborhood. Steve also speaks about his new role in the Diocese of Maryland as the Associate for MIssion.
The Rev. Arianne Rice, Rector of the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Towson, MD. Arianne speaks with us about her podcast “Feeling Beings Who Think,” her leadership coaching practice, and mission work at St. Luke’s Youth Center.