AFT Season 1 – Episode 5: Payton Minzenmayer

Payton Minzenmayer stopped by my office for a few minutes to discuss his new life at Alameda. First on the agenda: what in the world kind of name is “Minzenmayer” anyway? Learn about his family, the next college degree he is working on, as well as his Connections Ministry plans for now and into the future. Bonus: Where are he and Darian headed on their anniversary cruise? I hope you enjoy getting to know Payton a little more through this podcast. If you haven’t already, be sure to introduce yourself to this marvelous couple on Sunday.

Payton Minzenmayer, Alameda's "new" Connection Minister
Payton Minzenmayer, Alameda’s “new” Connection Minister

AFT Season 1 – Episode 4: College Students on Thanksgiving Break

Tyler Clark and Josie Parker (Alameda members & 2016 summer interns) return to talk about school and life so far this semester. This time they welcomed Brittain Langdon to join the conversation. Charlie Brown or Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer? Listen to these wonderful college students talk about the recent presidential election, share their views on automated cars, and give their analysis of social media. What are the best items to stuff into a college car package? You might be surprised what they say.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

AFT Season 1 – Episode 3: Stephen Link

Stephen Link stops by to visit about Alameda’s Celebrate Recovery Ministry. He shares some about his family, previous Life Group leadership, as well as his passion for the Cubs. (Of course there is only celebration in the Cubs community this year!) Enjoy getting to know Stephen a bit and learning more about Alameda’s Celebrate Recovery ministry.

Stephen Link is a big Cubs fan!

When listening to this one you might want to turn up the volume. It was recorded on a low setting by accident. (And, by the way, I grew up in New Jersey. In the podcast I certainly meant to say, “Philadelphia area.” For my Jersey friends, I wasn’t disowning my hometown of Tabernacle!)

(Intro and outro music both come from Paul Simon’s You Can Call Me Al. you can purchase this song HERE.)

AFT Season 1 – Episode 2: Eddie Stolz

Eddie Stolz is a longtime member in our Alameda church family. Listen to Eddie talk about his history with Alameda, his ministry with our Widows and Widowers, hospital visitation, and co-leading a Life Group. Also, did you know Eddie is a trained artist? Get to know this wonderful man. He will truly be a blessing in your life.

Eddie Stolz holding two original paintings.

Eddie Stolz holding two original paintings.


AFT Season 1 – Episode 1: Tyler & Josie (Summit Summer Interns 2016)

On their very first day in the office we asked Tyler Clark and Josie Parker (our 2016 Summit Summer Interns) a few questions to help us get to know them a little bit better. Find out why Josie relates to Belle from Disney’s Beauty And The Beast, and discover Tyler’s sinister plans to brainwash middle schoolers on a stranded island (well, kinda).

We hope you will get to know Tyler and Josie (even better) while they are home and working with us this summer. And let us remember how they are (poor) college students needing healthy home-cooked meals.

I’m sorry, what?
Did I just hear dinner invitations for them?

Side note: It must be said…this podcast is extra special because it’s OUR FIRST ONE! We are starting something new that will hopefully be a constant encouragement to our church family, and to others who want a sneak peak into what’t going on at Alameda. May God bless our efforts for growing stronger love and community at Alameda.

(The theme music on AFT is borrowed from Paul Simon’s hit song You Can Call Me Al found on his fabulous 2010 collection album: The Essential Paul Simon. You might recall not only Paul Simon‘s wonderful voice and other amazing talents, but also the notable and fantastic featured bass solo played by Bakithi Kumalo. You can always purchase his wonderful album on iTunes by clicking HERE. Why not do it now!)