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Take Root

Take Root is a Gospel focused podcast hosted by Karen Johnson, a senior associate of Centered in Seattle. Join us as we share testimonies to deepen roots of faith, encourage one another, and learn from a diverse collection of stories!We'll be releasing new episodes every other week, and if you're interested in the ministry happening at Centered or have any questions, learn more at centered.org!

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Take Root is a Gospel focused podcast hosted by Karen Johnson, a senior associate of Centered in Seattle. Join us as we share testimonies to deepen roots of faith, encourage one another, and learn from a diverse collection of stories!We'll be releasing new episodes every other week, and if you're interested in the ministry happening at Centered or have any questions, learn more at centered.org!

Jesse Peone III - A Life Redeemed

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Jesse Peone III is the youngest school board member ever elected in the State of Oregon. He owns 2 newspapers, a magazine, and a real estate business, is a full time MBA student at Willamette University... and he is only 27 years old.  Here he shares how God intervened in his life when he was living on the streets at age 17, a hopeless soul who had lived in 50 different foster homes. 

Listen in to an amazing story of a life redeemed.

Oct 25 2022

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JJ Breilh: Loving College Athletes

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JJ Breilh is the Collegiate Director at the University of Washington with Fellowship of Christian Athletes.  HIs passion for discipleship, love of sports, and pursuit of meaningful relationships makes him the perfect guy for this job. JJ and his wife Krista have literally moved in with the athletes they serve- living in an old sorority house in the U. District, and creating opportunities for fellowship. Just think of the ripple effects on this large campus!  

https://www.fcaseattle.org

Vision: To see the world transformed by Jesus through the influence of coaches and athletes. 

Jul 07 2022

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Melissa Gehrig - A Vision For Restoring Lives

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Melissa Gehrig is the Executive Director at Vision House, a Christian social service agency in Renton and Shoreline, Washington that helps break the cycle of homelessness for families by offering transitional housing, and moving them from crisis to stability. Melissa holds a BFA from the University of California and an MA in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on servant leadership from Gonzaga University. In her own story, one can easily see how God guided her path to be in this position for such a time as this. 

https://visionhouse.org

Jun 29 2022

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Jeanett Charles: God's Redemption - One Life At A Time

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Jeannet Charles is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of DADS (Divine Alternatives for Dads Services). Marvin and Jeannet Charles founded DADS over 23 years ago, and the impact of this ministry on the Puget Sound area continues to be profound.

Jeannet's story of trauma, drug abuse, homelessness, and the loss of her children to the state might leave one feeling hopeless. But she was fortunate to have both a Father in heaven and an earthy father who never gave up on her. Jeannet's story of overcoming life's challenges is truly inspiring!  

Jun 09 2022

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Marvin Charles: Redemption Through Fatherhood

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Marvin Charles is the Founder and Executive Director of Divine Alternatives for Dads Services (DADS), based in Seattle, Washington. Through this work, he has been helping men to reclaim their positive role as the fathers their children for more than 20 years. 

Marvin is the author of Becoming Dads, which chronicles his own powerful story of separation and reunification, and tells about the founding of DADS. Marvin and his wife, Jeanett, have a beautiful blended family of eight children and live in Seattle.

aboutdads.org

May 10 2022

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Jeff Rogers: God's Relentless Pursuit

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Jeff Rogers is Chairman for OneAccord, which buys, sells and operates privately held companies in the Pacific Northwest. He is also the founder of KIROS, which encourages people of faith to understand and live out their calling in the context of the marketplace.  

He serves on several boards and connects many people throughout the faith community, yet you might be surprised to know that Jeff was once an an atheist. His is a profound story of God's relentless pursuit of us, His beloved children.

Jeff and his wife, Amy, live in Bellevue, Washington, and have three adult daughters.

Apr 05 2022

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Kelly Schneider: Do What's In Front of You

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Kellie Schneider is a woman with a servant heart. After working for many years as a social worker, Kellie continues to have great impact through her service on Seattle's Union Gospel Mission Board of Trustees, serving on the planning team for the King County Prayer Breakfast, and as Young Life leader at Bellevue High School (which she volunteered for at age 55!). She listens for that still, small voice that nudges her to do what God puts in front of her, and her story encourages us all to do the same. 

Mar 22 2022

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Doug Burleigh: Jesus Changes Everything

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Doug Burleigh is a Senior Associate with Centered and the International Foundation and the author of Jesus Changes Everything. He worked with Young Life for over 25 years, five of those as President, and started Young Life's work in the former Soviet Union. Doug lives with his wife in Annapolis, Maryland, and they have four adult children and 16 grandchildren. Please join me in listening to Doug share about his book, which is based on a lifetime of teaching how following key principles of Jesus really can change everything.   

To see Doug's teaching on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus, go to https://www.centered.org/attributes

Mar 10 2022

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Chris Lumry: Finding God Through Creativity

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Chris Lumry is a filmmaker, author, and founder of OneStep Guides, a mission-driven company that helps people increase joy and purpose in their lives by rediscovering their creative nature. OneStep Guides offers live, online workshops, e-courses, and other resources designed to support life-giving creative exploration and mindsets that fuel growth and joy.

Chris's soon-to-be-published book, Creativity Unlocked, is a neuroscience-informed, narrative-inspired guide to celebrating and activating expressions that bring delight and meaningful connection to daily life.

https://onestepguides.com

https://onestepguides.com/creativity-unlocked-book

Feb 22 2022

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Jamie Winship: Facing Your Fears

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Jamie Winship is the co-founder of Identity Exchange and speaks internationally about discovering the transformative power of living in our true identity. After a distinguished career in law enforcement in Washington, D.C., and earning a Master of Arts in English, he taught at a university in Indonesia and then worked for decades in some of the world’s highest conflict areas in order to bring forth peaceful solutions. His premise remains that identity transformation is the key to acquiring new levels of learning in any field, in any place.

https://www.identityexchange.com

Feb 08 2022

47mins

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Deborah Enos: Why Did I Get Cancer?

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Deborah Herlax Enos, CN, is a global speaker, Healthy Living Expert, TV personality, and recent cancer survivor. As a nutritionist and healthy living expert,she took great joy in her amazing career, offering excellent advice on how to live a healthy lifestyle.  And then came the shock of a cancer diagnosis in the fall of 2020. This rocked her world, and sent her on a journey to ask the question "why"? In this podcast, Deborah shares about this journey, and about the podcast she has started recently called "Why Did I Get Cancer?" 

Jan 26 2022

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Cindy Breilh: Mental Illness & A Daughter's Journey to Forgiveness

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Cindy Breilh is the Executive Director of US programs for Medical Teams International. She has a passion for caring for the poor and has a deep understanding of some of the more hidden problems that impact our world, including mental illness

Cindy lives in Edmonds, Washington, with her husband. They have three adult children and adorable grandchildren.

Jan 11 2022

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Brandon Heath: Story in a Song

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Brandon Heath is a singer- songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee where he lives with his wife and two little girls. He has received an Emmy Award, five Grammy nominations and and an American Music Award nomination. He has been honored as a six-time GMA Dove Award recipient, including back to back Male Vocalist of the Year awards for Give Me Your Eyes and Love Neve Fails. His music continues to reveal his deep faith, and powerfully tells the story that God is writing in his life and the lives of others.

https://brandonheathmusic.com

Dec 28 2021

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Heather Tuininga: Abiding

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Heather Tuininga is a Principal at 10/10 Strategies where she offers Philanthropic advising. She has a heart of generosity, and a deep desire to live her life by abiding in Christ. She and her husband Eric are parents to an adorable little girl named Kate, and live in Issaquah, Washington.

Dec 15 2021

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Rick Newell: Changing Lives Through Mentorship

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Rick Newell is the founder of M.U.S.T.  (Mentoring Urban Students and Teens), the owner of  Fairway Studios, and founder of Hope Herd, a new ministry focused on caring for foster children.  In 2012, Rick took a huge leap of faith out of a successful career in technology to follow God's calling to to start M.U.S.T., a mentoring program designed to help youth graduate from high school on time and go to college.   Rick has recently founded a new ministry called Hope Heard, using a similar model of mentoring to support foster families.  He is also the incredibly creative author of Life in the Trap (a golf comic strip), and he is passionate in his role as husband to Rebecca and dad to their four boys.  

https://mentoringisamust.org

https://hopeherd.org

https://lifeinthetrap.com

rick@hopeherd.org

Dec 01 2021

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Tim Mackie: From Skateboarder to Bible Project Visionary

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Tim Mackie is the Co-founder/ Chief Education Officer of the Bible Project who has a deep passion for helping people to understand how the overall biblical story works together and leads us to Jesus.  With a degree in theology, and a PhD in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies, Tim has the unique ability to explain scripture and make the stories come alive (along with the artistry of dear friend and colleague Jonathan Collins).

https://bibleproject.com

Tim also hosts a podcast called "Exploring My Strange Bible" -   https://bibleproject.com/tim-mackie/

Nov 17 2021

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Sebastian Rogers: Move the Lens

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Sebastian Rogers is the CEO of Peripheral Vision, a documentary film production company that seeks to empower the vision, narratives and leadership of marginalized people, and use the power of story to help us see them in a new way.  Still on a journey of healing from his own childhood trauma, he is a lover of people and is passionate about being a loving husband and dad.  

Listen in as he humbly invites us to see others as God sees them.   

www.pvpdx.com

www.higheaglefilm.com   (documentary in progress)

Nov 03 2021

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Marilyn Vancil: Seeking Our Core Identity

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Marilyn Vancil is a Spiritual Director, Life Coach and Certified Enneagram Professional. She is the author of Self to Lose, Self to Find, which gives a biblical approach to the nine Enneagram types.  This mother of four and grandma to 11 has ample wisdom to share about how people can discover their core identity.     

Oct 20 2021

31mins

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Margo Engberg: Changing the World One Cupcake at a Time

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Margo Jarvies-Engberg is President and CEO of Pinkabella Cupcakes and PB Franchising. She and her husband Doug have raised five beautiful children, four of whom are adopted. You will be amazed at the story of how the vision for a business came out of a desire to adopt and a passion for kids to experience the simple joy of a birthday cupcake.

Oct 06 2021

32mins

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Dr. Gregory Jantz: Healing and Hope

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Dr. Gregory Jantz is the founder of The Center • A Place of Hope, the author of over 40 books, and a go-to media source expert on a range of behavioral-based afflictions, drug and alcohol addictions, and more.  In this episode he shares thoughtful insights and resources which are especially helpful in these challenging times.  

Find out more at: https://www.aplaceofhope.com

Oct 06 2021

20mins

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