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Core Stories

A podcast telling stories of lives that intersect with Jesus.

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Episode 001: Rosa

Rosa has been keeping our building spotless since 2002. In this episode of Core Stories, she talks about her life, moving from Croatia to Germany, then to the United States, and describes a story of perseverance and joy.

Episode 002: Kimberly

Kimberly Edgeworth shares a story of secondary infertility, health hardships and the way Jesus provided for her tangibly and spiritually. 

Episode 003: Brad

Brad Crisler, a long time member of Otter Creek and a professional songwriter (among other things), discussed the tension he feels between his desire for an intellectual approach to spiritual theology and allowing himself to experience God’s spirit move.

Episode 004: Kevin & Jon, The Living Water Project

Jon Lee and Kevin Colvett share how God brought them to The Living Water Project. Now they are helping to provide clean water access to impoverished people all over the world, in their spare time.

Episode 005: William

One thing we do, as a family growing to become like Jesus, is talk openly about our deficits. One of those deficits is that we are not a very diverse church. William Jenkins talks about his experience as a black man at Otter Creek. He describes his first Sunday walking through our doors and his experience since.

Episode 006: Mallory

Mallory Wyckoff talks about existing in relationship with one another despite different worldviews and how God has come along side her in times of great stress.

Episode 007: Tim & Melissa

Tim and Melissa McKay share the challenges of raising a child with Autism and the blessings of community.

Episode 008: Marilyn

Marilyn Switzer shares about her family's diverse theological views and God's redemption.

Episode 009: Stephen and Dawn

Stephen and Dawn Sabin share their adoption story and the love and tension in their church experience.

Episode 010: Darlene and Charles

Darlene and Charles Coulston share about their ministry to children who live on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya.

Episode 011: Pedro

Pedro Garcia shares his journey from agnosticism / atheism to Christianity. 

Episode 012: Emily

Emily shares her story of tragedy, transition and reinvention. 

Episode 013: Winn

Winn describes her unexpected journey into Family Therapy and her experience at Made in the Streets in Kenya.

Episode 014: Bethany & Matthew

Bethany and Matthew Williams share about their work with rescued child soldiers through Exile International and their personal journeys of hope and joy. 

Episode 015: John

John Sipkowski shares how his life has changed after finding closeness with God through prayer.

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