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Leading on Empty

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Do you ever feel that you are running on empty and everyone expects you to be firing on all cylinders? How do we continue when we are so depleted? Join Ryan and his guests as they share what has worked for them. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Casey Vaughn is an Adventist pastor in the greater Charlotte area. When she’s not working with one of her two churches, she enjoys reading, playing with her cats, or writing. One of her current projects is a book on Conservation and its relevancy to Adventism. For more information about her churches or her books you can find her online at pastorcasey.net. Luke Kendall is a nursing student at Southern Adventist University. www.isryanbeckerright.com

Myths on Pastoral Families

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Pastors and their families, at times, have a lot of pressures added to them by church members; as well has having church members just assume they know what is going on in their pastors' home life. Join Ryan and his guests, a husband and wife pastoral team, as they share their personal stories and perspectives on this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Tim Cove has a wide range of experience working and investing in people. He has spent 20 years in education and 11 in pastoral ministry. Two great themes run through his life Natural Science and Biblical Christianity. With a master’s degree in each, life is a wonderful journey finding God revealed everywhere he looks. Tim's favorite places tend to involve kayaks, campfires, books and tools. His greatest desire is to nudge others closer to Jesus. N. Kim Cove, MS, LMFT has been married to her husband (of over 30 years) Tim and has two adult children Cameo and Jared. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoys watercolor painting, reading, knitting, and traveling. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

When is "I don't know" an okay position to have?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Often times, we as Christians feel like we have to "know" everything. But there are a lot of unknowns when it comes to the Christian walk where we have to just live by faith and trust. Join Ryan and his guests as they dive into this final question in the Season 2 finale. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Richie Halversen, is a pastor, evangelist, and church planter. His passion for Jesus and people is palpable. After years of battling drug addiction, and running away from God’s calling on his life, he experienced a powerful conversion. After years of recovery, and helping others who were struggling with addiction as he had, Richie accepted God’s calling into pastoral ministry. He serves as senior pastor of the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist church in Cleveland TN. His partner in ministry is his wife Brittney who he has been married to for over 21 years. They have four children: Kaleb, Hayley, Tristen, and Taylor. Derek Schroer is currently a Freshman at Southern Adventist University studying Business. He grew up in Kansas City, but currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He enjoys playing golf and guitar, making videos, and traveling with his friends. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

Confrontation vs. Reporting

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Confrontation vs. Reporting is a tough subject. When do you confront and when do you report? Join Ryan and his guests as they carefully navigate their opinions on this subject. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Beth Grissom is the Women's Ministry and Prayer Ministry director for the Carolina Conference. Beth is married to Chris, the love of her life, and they have three children and just became grandparents to a beautiful baby boy. Joe Pieretti grew up in Puerto Rico, and was exposed to various denominations of Christianity in addition to local witchcraft or Santeria. After pursuing a career in music, Joe became a Seventh-day Adventist in 2013. While he still has a passion for music he is now a pastor of the Carolina Conference serving in the Raleigh area with his wife and daughter. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

How much should I let my faith inform my politics?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Politics is definitely a hot button topic. But one thing that a lot of Christians have themselves having a hard time navigating is knowing how their faith should interact with their political persuasion. In this episode, we are not bashing political parties or candidates. Please join us as Ryan and his guests share their view points on navigating this minefield. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Chris Sauve is the associate pastor at the Chattanooga First SDA Church. He was born in Fletcher, NC to Jerry and Retha Sauve. He is married to a beautiful woman named Rebecca, and they have a nice little family (a dog and a cat). He is a recent graduate of the religion program from Southern Adventist University. From a young age, he felt the call of the Lord to work in Adventist churches. He hopes, through ministry and the power of Christ, to see revival among those in his local community, and those to whom he can reach. Isabela (Isa) Tavares is a Communications Studies major at Southern Adventist University. She grew up in Brazil and can confirm that soccer there actually is a big deal. She loves singing, taking pictures, petting dogs, and a bunch of other things that she’s still trying to fit all into one career. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

Doctrines & Jesus

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. The topic of Doctrines and Jesus are two topics that are under discussion amongst millennials and other young adults. Join Ryan and his guests as they share their personal opinions on these subjects. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Casey Vaughn is an Adventist pastor in the greater Charlotte area. When she’s not working with one of her two churches, she enjoys reading, playing with her cats, or writing. One of her current projects is a book on Conservation and its relevancy to Adventism. For more information about her churches or her books you can find her online at pastorcasey.net. Luke Kendall is a nursing student at Southern Adventist University. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

The Testimony of Philip

June 4, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

Grace vs. Discipline

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. There is a pervasive argument amongst the members in the Christian community over "Grace or Discipline." Join Ryan and his two guests as they explore their perspectives and personal experiences with this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Andrew Korp is a Senior Theology Major at Southern Adventist University. He enjoys the outdoors and capturing it all through photography. He loves spending time with his wonderful family and friends. His personal mission in life is sharing the gospel of Jesus to others and telling them how He has changed him from the inside out. Rachel Beaver is a recent graduate of public relations from Southern Adventist University. She is also her local church communication leader, and one of the leaders of their pathfinder clubs. Rachel love to have fun but most of all she loves to connect with people.

How do we respond to "selective" miracles?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Does it ever feel like other people have miracles happen in there lives but when you pray for a miracle it doesn't happen? You are not alone, there are many people who feel this way. Join Ryan and his guests as they explore this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Jessica Williams is an Admissions Counselor at Southern Adventist University. For 13 years she taught Bible at Loma Linda Academy, and was heavily involved in the planning of SECC’s Junior-Senior Bible Conferences and One Life Retreats. During her time at LLA, she was also a pilot teacher and contributor to the NAD Encounter High School Bible Curriculum. Jessica earned a B.A. in Theology and Religious Education from Southern Adventist University in 2005 and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from La Sierra University in 2018. In her spare time she enjoys travelling, snowskiing, spending time with family and friends, being active in the great outdoors, and curling up with a good book on a rainy day. Harold Carvajal is a sophomore at Southern Adventist University. He was born in Paterson, New Jersey, but has lived in Cocoa, Florida since he was 6 years old. He is currently majoring in Finance, with the goal of working for SpaceX after he graduates. He is 18 years old, and will be turning 19 in May. Harold enjoys the outdoors greatly, so anything that deals with nature usually captures his interest. Since he has lived near the water for most of his life, many of his hobbies and interests deal with water and aquatic life. He loves to go swimming, fishing, and boating whenever he can while in Florida. However, while he is here in Tennessee, he does a lot of photography and hiking around the campus during his spare time. He also does a lot of longboarding whenever he gets a chance to. He enjoys going on road trips and exploring different places. He also loves learning about new cultures and new languages. Currently, he only knows Spanish and English, but has a goal of studying Italian over the summer. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

How should Christians interact with Social Justice?

Ryan Becker

Welcome to the first episode of Season 2. Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. "Social Justice" is a hot topic currently. Many in the church feel conflicted over different social justice issues. So how should a Christian interact with something that is controversial? Listen to Ryan and his guests as they dive into this topic and share their own perspectives. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Pastor Luke Steen is a pastor serving in Marietta GA. He is passionate about sharing the grace of Jesus to anyone and everyone. Pastor Luke did not grow up a Christian but came to Christ after having been cut from an Ice Hockey team at the age of 18. He began studying the Bible for himself and through personal study found his greatest friend in Jesus and the truth of the Adventist message. He felt the call to pursue ministry at his baptism in August of 2013 so he attended Southern Adventist University graduating with his degree in Theology. Pastor Luke is married to his beautiful wife Carissa. They currently have no kids, but have a dog named Esua. Jonathan Rodney is a 25-year-old Chicagoland native who loves to travel, learn foreign languages, do anything music-related, surf, and learn more about God and His plans for him. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

The Testimony of Mary

June 4, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

How do I build community in my own life?

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Find community, especially after you branch out on your own after college and are away from your core friend group, is very important. Join Ryan and his guest as they share their own personal experiences with finding and building community after college. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Ryan Ashlock has served as pastor of the University City Seventh-day Adventist Church since 2012. He has a passion for helping people connect with God, understand how Christian faith is based on reason and evidence, and think through the implications of the gospel for life, work, and relationships. Ryan and his wife Laura, have three teenage daughters. Prior to coming to Charlotte, the Ashlocks spent five years in Thailand where Ryan taught religion classes at Asia-Pacific International University and served as senior pastor of the University Church. Joe Pieretti grew up in Puerto Rico, and was exposed to various denominations of Christianity in addition to local witchcraft or Santeria. After pursuing a career in music, Joe became a Seventh-day Adventist in 2013. While he still has a passion for music he is now a pastor of the Carolina Conference serving in the Raleigh area with his wife and daughter. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

Finding Your People

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. When you graduate academy, high-school or college and move away from your group of friends, many young adults don't know where all the other young adults are. So how do you find them? Join Ryan and his guests as they discuss their own journeys of finding their people. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Jon Daniel is currently a graduate student at Southern Adventist University, pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health and counseling. Previously he spent 6 years doing youth ministry. Jon and his wife, Kim, live in Ooltewah TN and enjoy hiking trails, exploring coffee shops and other stereotypical millennial activities. Ethan Wu is a Junior at Southern Advenist University studying computer science. Wu is also a part of the Engage Ministry program with SAU’s recruiting team. In his spare time, he really enjoys listening to and getting lost in music.

The Testimony of Martha

June 3, 2022 • Derek Morris

Derek Morris currently serves as president of Hope Channel International, Inc., and host of Hope Sabbath School, an in-depth interactive study of the Word of God broadcast worldwide on Hope Channel. Born in England, his greatest joy is helping people experience a life-changing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is married to Bodil Chen Morris, a family nurse practitioner. Their favorite hobby is writing scripture songs together. Their songs are heard worldwide on the Hope Channel global network and numerous Christian radio stations. They have two grown sons.

How do we figure out God's Will for our lives?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Have you ever had the question of what is God's Will for my life? If we are all honest, most of us have asked this question is some way or another. Join Ryan and his guests as we dive in and listen to their perspectives on this topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Richie Halversen, is a pastor, evangelist, and church planter. His passion for Jesus and people is palpable. After years of battling drug addiction, and running away from God’s calling on his life, he experienced a powerful conversion. After years of recovery, and helping others who were struggling with addiction as he had, Richie accepted God’s calling into pastoral ministry. He serves as senior pastor of the Bowman Hills Seventh-day Adventist church in Cleveland TN. His partner in ministry is his wife Brittney who he has been married to for over 21 years. They have four children: Kaleb, Hayley, Tristen, and Taylor. Derek Schroer is currently a Freshman at Southern Adventist University studying Business. He grew up in Kansas City, but currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina. He enjoys playing golf and guitar, making videos, and traveling with his friends. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

Boundaries

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. One of the most challenging things to do, is to set boundaries in your life. Some people are fantastic at this and others have some work to do. In today's episode, Ryan and his guests explore their own journeys with boundaries in their lives. Let's listen! Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Nena Madrigal is from Chattanooga, TN and a student at Southern Adventist University. She loves spicy food, hiking, music, people and service. After graduating, she hopes to work in the mission field. Jacob Fisher is a senior digital broadcast Major at Southern from Calhoun, GA. He loves video games, swimming, and anything Star Wars. Fisher wants to spread people’s stories and make people laugh!

How to stay in the church when I disagree with their decisions?

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. The choice to stay in the church when you disagree with their decisions is a tough choice to make. Most people today, unfortunately, end up leaving. Join Ryan and his guests as they dive headfirst into this difficult topic. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Paola Alvarez is the assistant to the Vice President for Finance at the Carolina Conference. She is married to the love of her life and the mother of two adorable kids. Alvarez is passionate of about her family, her faith and has a desire for everyone she meets to know Jesus. Rachel Beaver is senior public relations major at Southern Adventist University. She is also a writer in their Marketing and University Relations office and the humor editor for the Southern Accent. She is also the current communications director at Bowman Hills SDA church. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

Good News: Part 5

June 3, 2022 • Elizabeth Talbot

Elizabeth Viera Talbot, Ph.D., is the speaker/director for the Jesus 101 Biblical Institute, a media ministry of the North American Division designed to offer in-depth, Christ-centered biblical studies resources. Elizabeth is regularly featured on TV channels, radio stations and social media venues around the world. Elizabeth has authored several books, including the 2020 daily devotional, Jesus Wins! The Jesus 101 website (www.Jesus101.tv) and phone app (Jesus 101) offer many Bible study resources, including daily devotionals, biblical studies, videos, podcasts, audio books, and more.

Discovering Your Purpose

Ryan Becker

Season 3 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC, and sponsored by Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas. Discovering Your Purpose is a topic we've talked about before but it is one of those topics that there isn't a super clear answer on. This question is asked by young and old because it is one that everyone wants to know the answer. Join Ryan and his guests as the explore their personal perspectives on finding out what you purpose is. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Tim Cove has a wide range of experience working and investing in people. He has spent 20 years in education and 11 in pastoral ministry. Two great themes run through his life Natural Science and Biblical Christianity. With a master’s degree in each, life is a wonderful journey finding God revealed everywhere he looks. Tim's favorite places tend to involve kayaks, campfires, books and tools. His greatest desire is to nudge others closer to Jesus. N. Kim Cove, MS, LMFT has been married to her husband (of over 30 years) Tim and has two adult children Cameo and Jared. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and enjoys watercolor painting, reading, knitting, and traveling. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for sponsoring this show.

Chasing Your Purpose

Ryan Becker

Season 4 was shot and recorded at the Carolina Conference, Charlotte, NC and at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students, Conference employees and church members in the Carolinas and employees of Southern Adventist University. "What is my purpose?" This question runs through every young adult's mind. For some, they have known their whole life and for others as they are heading off to college, they are still asking that question. In this episode, Ryan and his guests explore this question but not just from a sitting back and waiting to find it but actually pursuing it. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Jon Daniel is currently a graduate student at Southern Adventist University, pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health and counseling. Previously he spent 6 years doing youth ministry. Jon and his wife, Kim, live in Ooltewah TN and enjoy hiking trails, exploring coffee shops and other stereotypical millennial activities. Kevin Christenson is originally from Kettering, Ohio, where Kevin attended Spring Valley Academy and graduated Southern Adventist University with Bachelor’s degrees in International Business. During his time at SAU, he created the comedy sketch show Studio 4109: LIVE and starred as “Ashpenaz” in the 2014 Oshkosh Camporee: Daniel (and its documentary film) After interning for several years with Kettering Health Network in marketing and communications, he went into the booming Atlanta film industry. Kevin worked on major film and TV sets alongside A-list actors, musicians, directors, and producers; learning the industry’s best practices to help the church produce better storytelling. After having conversations about faith on set, he realized both worlds had a lot to gain from each other. www.thescratchnews.com

How do we deal with addiction?

Ryan Becker

Season 2 was shot and recorded at the Collegedale Church, in Collegedale, TN, on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Ryan's special guests for this season are made up of local pastors, students and university staff. Addiction is a touchy subject for most people. Often times we like to think that we are not addicted to anything. However, most of us do have additive tendencies. Addictions can come in many different forms and not just the specific ones that come to mind when you hear the word. Join Ryan and his guests as they dive in to this subject and become venerable with each other and you. Let us introduce you to this episode's special guests: Chris Sauve is the associate pastor at the Chattanooga First SDA Church. He was born in Fletcher, NC to Jerry and Retha Sauve. He is married to a beautiful woman named Rebecca, and they have a nice little family (a dog and a cat). He is a recent graduate of the religion program from Southern Adventist University. From a young age, he felt the call of the Lord to work in Adventist churches. He hopes, through ministry and the power of Christ, to see revival among those in his local community, and those to whom he can reach. Isabela (Isa) Tavares is a Communications Studies major at Southern Adventist University. She grew up in Brazil and can confirm that soccer there actually is a big deal. She loves singing, taking pictures, petting dogs, and a bunch of other things that she’s still trying to fit all into one career. www.isryanbeckerright.com Special Thanks to Southern Adventist University for allowing us to record on their campus.

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