Dean JW Montague is one of the founders of Temple Universities School of Tourism & Hospitality and known for his Legendary "Senior Seminar Class". He developed a class that was completely outside of the box and was meant to prepare students for life and the real world. We often would clash and debate within the classroom and enjoyed hearing his take on some tough topics like political discourse and the use of the "N" Word.
Jim Laverty has lived oversee's for a decade, been a pastor for several congregations, and opens up about the incredibly difficult experience of losing his daughter Emilee. His honesty and openness is immensely inspiring and equally challenging. I am a better person for this conversation.
James works at the Penn Foundation as a Psychotherapist and gave me some insight on ways of communicating better, listening better and ultimately being better. I am claiming James as my personal therapist!
Telford Police Chief Randy Floyd sheds light on issues going on in the community that often are not spoken about, as well as a surprising message on Illegal Immigration. He speaks on personal convictions and faith that play a role in his day to day.
Cindy Joy King and her husband have 9 kids and have tackled many issues that have perplexed parents and families for generations. They are raising a family with natural children as well as fostered and adopted children. The complexities are real but the way they have redefined what success looks like in their family was both challenging and inspiring to hear their story.
Kyle was paralyzed from the waist down by a work accident in his 20's, he opens up about how his world shifted and how he needed to rethink it all. Now a husband, father of two twin girls and successful businessman he has managed to impact the world in an entirely different way than he ever imagined. Very inspiring man with quite a life story.
Was great to spend some time talking with two sisters who are both pastors. They share the differences in their experience as women in the church and the perceptions and expectations people bring into church and leadership. We also touch on the Kavanaugh Vs Dr. Ford and what a world would like where it's "safe" for women to report abuse.
Harry "Mr. A" Anselmo was a requested guest by many and got into sharing about his life after retirement but moreso about how he got into teaching, how he has reconciled faith and science and speaks on his time when he had to defend his stance as a "Conscience Objector".
Debbie Rotelle introduces a new ministry based out of Quakertown, PA where she gets to know women, invests in them, all the while on the trails with the horses at her ranch. She opens up about some the trials she has gone through that got her here and how God is using those hardships to make change in her and others. An inspiring and exciting conversation with a woman that is using her passions for a great cause right here in our community.
Miles went to Christopher Dock and has since reflected alot on the value of community and what it means to him, he also goes into his experiences of journeying into manhood without his mother who he lost to cancer
Brent came out as gay to his Mennonite parents Phil & Bev 9 years ago. For Phil and Bev they had read the Bible, and thought it was clear that this was something God considered wrong. How does a Father and Mother work through a difference in belief with their son? How does Brent feel towards his parent and community after feeling rejected? 9 years later they sit down and share all the ups and downs and challenges they have been forced to face.
You ever notice there are things that aren't talked about much and when they are spoken about they are only after they have been resolved or there is closure? Marc & Meghan Hendricks open up about the loss of their son Ezra after a miscarriage. Their vulnerability and openness is truly inspiring and heartbreaking but hearing the purpose, personal growth and faith that have come from their tragedy is remarkable.
Brian and his wife Shanai are the founders of Chosen 300 a Homeless Ministry that feeds over 140,000 meals a year and is based right in Philadelphia. I have been involved with the ministry for years and got the opportunity to talk to the founder. We also discuss the reality of cultural differences on a Sunday morning and how that leads to a cultural divide.