Storyteller Podcasts

Sharing stories of inspiration

Worship is a sacred time of prayer, scripture study, and storytelling, among other things. It’s a time for us to be together and to explore our understandings of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. It is a time for rituals and a time for spiritual formation.


In the fall of 2019, 24 storytellers – all members of our congregation –  volunteered to share their stories of faith during worship. The inspiration was a dream that Pastor Lori had many years ago: a dream in which people were telling each other the stories that they often told her and the pastoral staff. It was beautiful. Truly, the pastoral staff loves hearing your stories; the content is inspiring, heart-wrenching, bewildering, tragic, laughable, and the list goes on. In a dream, Lori imagined those stories spreading into the world and transforming communities. It’s a vision that she can barely describe with words.


Pastor Lori’s dream became a reality while she was on sabbatical in Fall 2019. A different person told their story at the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services. Listen to the entire service to hear the sermon in which Pastor Becca and Ministry Intern Sam Locke connect each story to the scripture reading from the book of Psalms.  May these stories be an inspiration and an opportunity for reflection.  

November 24, 2019

Entire Service/w

Patti Peck

Diane Carr

November 17, 2019

Entire Service/w

Jaesoo Kim

Katy Palmer 

November 10, 2019

Entire Service/w

Carol Dobrotka

Denise Heavin

November 3, 2019

Entire Service/w

Barb James

Barb Hawkins

October 27, 2019

Entire Service/w

Mark Wallis

Chrissy Searcy

October 20, 2019

Entire Service/w

Christie Kievet Griffin

Jeff Lefevere

October 13, 2019

Entire Service/w

Sue Nye

Craig Penquite

October 6, 2019

Entire Service/w

Elizabeth Roe

Julia Stolle

September 29, 2019

Entire Service/w

Suzy Storm

David Hoff

September 22, 2019

Entire Service/w

Ginger Collier

Juj Query

September 15, 2019



Liz Chandler

Stevi Cook

September 9, 2019


Entire Service w/

Kelly Bradbury & Holly Irwin