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In this episode … we talk about Creation Care. This is a well talked about topic in The Episcopal Church, as we are called to be good stewards of God’s creation. For this conversation, we are joined by the Rt. Rev. Cathleen Bascom, 10th Bishop of Kansas, and Riley Demo, a young adult who is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins Blomberg School of Public Health. We talk about the joys, grief, opportunities and hope we have for the church in its pursuit of Creation Care.

About Our Guests

The Right Reverend Cathleen Chittenden Bascom, D.Min., was ordained and consecrated as the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Kansas on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Grace Cathedral, Topeka. The chief consecrator was Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. Bishop Alan Scarfe of Iowa was the preacher. She is the first woman to serve as bishop of the diocese. She had a faith experience that was nurtured at the Canterbury House and Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, where she explored a call to ordination. After seminary she served as curate for three years at St. Gregory’s in Deerfield, Ill. She then returned to Kansas to help replant campus ministry at K-State, Washburn and Wichita State from 1993-2001, where she initiated the purchase of the St. Francis Canterbury House in Manhattan. In 2018 she was named to a three-year term on the Episcopal Church’s Task Force on Care of Creation and Environmental Racism. She is married to Tim Bascom, and they have two adult sons, Conrad and Luke. Bishop Cathleen likes to garden, cross country ski, travel, and enjoy the blessings of family and friends. (Bio provided courtesy of the Diocese of Kansas).

Riley Demo is a first-year graduate student at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public pursuing studies in ScM Environmental Health and Engineering she is also seeking certifications in Risk Science & Public Policy, Food Systems, the Environment & Public Health, and Climate Change & Public Health. She is involved in climate writing and storytelling through the university as well! Riley is originally from the Kansas City area where her parents both serve as Episcopal priests at St. Thomas in Overland Park. While in Baltimore, Riley services at Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and has started to become more involved in their community while also focusing on Urban Agriculture outreach through a local interfaith network. Riley is also an avid runner, rock climber, and will just about anything she can get her hands on.

Our Hosts

David Kendrick Profile

The Rev. David Kendrick

All Things Episcopal Co host the Rev. Collin Larimore

The Rev. Colin Larimore

All Things Episcopal Co host Clare Stern Burbano

Clare Stern-Burbano

The Rev. David Kendrick — St John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield, the Rev. Collin Larimore — Grace Episcopal Church, Carthage, and Clare Stern-Burbano — Grace and Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kansas City hosts sessions that include conversations, interviews, and even an occasional sermon.

Our Podcasts

We want to introduce the Episcopal Church from multiple perspectives and with different voices, utilizing social media to find out what questions students may have about who we are and what we do. Guest speakers, including college students from around our diocese, are already being scheduled for future sessions.

We do not currently have a physical presence on college campuses in our diocese, but we think podcasting offers a great opportunity to meet young adults where they are and share our faith in a way that is personal, comfortable, and always accessible. We hope that these sessions will be a bridge to connect college students with local parishes and with other young adults.

For more information and to suggest a topic or pose a question, please visit the College and Young Adult webpage. Look for All Things … Episcopal wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts!

Deacon Alisa Carmichael currently serves as Chair of the Campus Ministry Commission in the Diocese of West Missouri. She assisted with an Episcopal campus ministry at the University of South Florida in Tampa prior to moving with her husband John to their current home in Kansas City. She is the organist at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit.

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