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In this episode… we unpack the meaning of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) or as we here at All Things…Episcopal like to say, The Boss Lady. Fr. David Kendrick talks about how for some Episcopalians they find a meaning in having a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and how scripture informs a personal devotion to the Boss Lady, our beloved Blessed Virgin Mary. We also have two young adults on this episode, Fr. David Wilcox and Tristan Rouse.

About Our Guests

The Rev. David Wilcox (he/him) serves as the Missioner for Youth Ministry in the Diocese of West Missouri and as Assisting Priest at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Kansas City. Before finding his way to the Episcopal Church in 2015 David spent time in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches. He is passionate about the Gospel, formation, history, coffee and little known (and less cared about) information. David and his husband Zach live in Belton with their energetic (and not at all spoiled) dog Ollie.

Tristan Rouse (he/him) is 22 years old and a lay member at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lee’s Summit, MO. He is a former Ministerial Servant in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion and has recently found his home in The Episcopal Church. Tristan is very passionate about theology, mysticism, tradition, and activism against religious abuse.

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 our Suggestions and Questions 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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