WELCOMING THE EXILE HOME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT FAITH, RACE, JUSTICE, GENDER AND THE CHURCH.
Marisa Wandeler is a trauma Coach in the somatic mind-body realm with a heavy emphasis on decolonized Psychology. She leans on indigenous practices and meets virtually one-on-one with clients from all over the world to experience their stories as an empathetic witness.
Marisa says that COVID has shown that in America we have not been equipped to process or handle this current level of suffering. She names it’s been hard because pr...
We are filled with sorrow and rage.
In the last year, violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has surged 149% according to a recent article in Time. It is sickening and heartbreaking. The most recent attack gaining national attention happened last week in Atlanta on March 16th, (the murder of 8 people) 6 of whom were Asian women in what has still yet to be classified as a hate crime.
There has been a long history of a...
We welcome back to the podcast, Rev. Dr. Susie Beil of Summit Ave Presbyterian Church and Deanna Gemmer, Director of Community Development and Engagement to talk about Lent.
We are currently in the church season of Lent.
Danielle names it has almost been a year since our lockdown began in Washington State and we’re still battling COVID. “We are still in the wilderness!”
Deanna agrees, it was about Mid-March when lockdown began last ye...
Leticia Ochoa Adams is a wife, mother, grandmother and loves her family’s three pit bulls. She is a born-and-raised Texan. She is Hispanic, Catholic, Whole Life, anti-racist and is dedicated to helping people make space in their lives for their own grief or for the grief of those they love. She speaks and writes on parenting, her Catholic faith, learning how to process childhood trauma and suicide loss.
During covid she graduated from grad school and started her own practice. It’s been a season of “Grief and Gratitude.” When people ask “How are you doing?” For the first time in my life I stop and say, “I don’t know.” It’s complex and we’re all carry so much. There aren’t straight forward answers.
Tamara Woodruff Bio:
Tamara is a self proclaimed Justice Warrior, who is, admittedly, still learning what that means. She spent 7 years on active duty with the Navy as a Surface Warfare Officer (plus a few more as a Naval Reservist). She’s now a Navy spouse who has lived all over the U.S. from Virginia to Rhode Island, Hawaii, Florida, Washington state, and Washington DC. She is currently living in the UK with her husband and two hi...
Links: Connect with Rev. Dr. Susie Beil and Deanna Gemmer at Summit Ave Presbyterian Church.
You can read Seattle Presbytery's Rev. Eliana Maxim and their statement about the co-opting of Christian symbol's in Wednesday's attempted coup.
“Happy New Year!” is said with fear and trepidation according to Rev. Dr. Susie Beil.
Danielle and Maggie pick up the previous episode’s conversation around comfort vs. distraction/numbing. Maggie says there’s a great temptation to “get out of our bodies” because this season is so long, so uncertain, there’s anxiety and fear; it’s seemingly unbearable.
Things that bring us comfort are things that will invite us into our bodies. Distraction and numbing are ways to dissociate and escape reality; they make us no longer...
Dan Allender, PhD - is a pioneer of a unique approach to trauma and abuse therapy that has brought healing and transformation by bridging the story of the gospel and the stories of trauma and abuse. He helped found the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology in 1997 as well as the Allender Center in 2011 to train leaders and mental health professionals to courageously engage others’ stories of harm.
Rachael Clinton-Chen, MDiv is a...
Diana Frazier - Story-teller, musician, worship leader, mother, wife and entrepreneur who's on sabbatical from her business Poulsbo Elderberry.
Alex Jacobson - Leader, speaker, writer, avid book reader and book reviewer, activist, advocate, lives on her hobby farm with her husband of 12 years and their five children. She's an excellent cook and provides tips and tricks on her instagram and blog @inspirationclothesline
Dr. Kimberly Riley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a certified child mental health specialist in the state of Washington. She has experience working with children and is passionate about their behavioral health needs, although she currently works mostly with couples and families in the private practice setting. She loves being a wife and mom to her 3 teenage daughters. She also enjoys traveling to and exploring new ...
Continuing our conversation with Pastor Michael Walker... You can listen to PART ONE HERE.
Maggie jumps right in: When we’re reading stories from the bible, what do they illustrate for us today around how to engage racial tensions, political systems, caring for the oppressed and marginalized? What do we about injustice?
The story in Judges about the Levi and the concubine — the way she was treated (used and abused) is not just about ...
Pastor Michael Walker has been follower of Christ for 47 years and served in ministry since 1986. He is a black American male, married to his college sweetheart, they're a biracial couple happily married for over 30 years. He has served as a youth pastor, missionary in Africa for 11 years, the Director of Love Botswana Bible School, and as Director of Word to Africa Mission school in Botswana, Outreach Director for Love Botswan...
The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.
~John Lewis (1940-2020)
Votes are voices cast
Upon excruciating water
Splashed like dark oval notes
In bottles like ships illustrating
Hope thrown or sent
Out to sea
Full votes cast one
By one faces circulate in
flowing lines — post offices
Polling places voices waiting
Choices drawn drenched
Under a midn...
Megan Lundstrom is the co founder and Director of Research at The Avery Center, a nonprofit organization that serves victims and survivors of exploitation and human trafficking through evidence-based, survivor-centered programming. Megan holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Masters in Sociology from the University of Northern Colorado.
During COVID Megan lead her company through a legal name change, rebranding and re-launch ...
Checking in Krishon and Danielle Allen:
Danielle Allen says this is “the longest year of our entire lives.”
When the pandemic hit she became the pseudo-teacher, scheduling “classes” between her work conference call. Krishon became the principal.
Krishon noted it they were trying to condense an 8 hour day school day in to two hours. He said to his kids, “You can prolong it with whining or you can get it done.”
Krishon said in March he...
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In this episode, Maggie and Danielle connect over having a new imagination for what it’s like to live in these COVID days. Having once thought, “perhaps this will all blow over,” we are now knee deep in changing family dynamics, changing what it looks like for kids to “go to school” with distance learning, an...
Kimberly Riley, returns to the Arise Podcast with her friend and colleague Desiree Cadengo. Both are Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and they join Danielle to talk about how to get kids, parents and families through distance learning this coming Fall.
"We need to be adjusting for the long haul" of distance learning. At the end of the last school year it was very much a hunker down and get through this, but as we lo...
Dustin Jensen – Spouse of Danielle’s colleague. Grew up in rural Washington, mostly white communities. He attended Christian schools through college. Became a pastor and left ministry after 12 years. Joined the local government shipyard to make money. Married, has three kids. Is on a journey to rediscover his faith and personal growth.
Krishon Allen – Native New Yorker, currently residing in Maryland with his wife and two daughters...
With more than 30 years of experience, Susan has walked alongside and listened to the stories of countless women and men and across the United States and around the world, helping them to discern and engage what God seems to be doing in their lives. Because of her unique background, she is an especially attentive listener and effective communicator. Her work is thoughtful and wise, Biblically and theologically informed, educational...
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