Church Folx

by Birmingham and Berkley First UMC

Church Folx is a podcast where we talk to members of the community of Birmingham and Berkley First UMC about who they are and what God is doing in their lives. Throughout the bible, people are encouraged to bear witness to what they have seen and heard. Continuing in that tradition, this podcast offers a forum for people to get to know one another and be inspired. Our hope is that the stories of these Church Folx will empower  ...   ...  Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Rachel Alpert

    Rachel Alpert

    Rachel Alpert opens up about coming to grips with your past, holding space for your experiences, doing the work to educate yourself, and walking in faith as part of a church family.

  • Rod Dunlap

    Rod Dunlap

    Rod Dunlap shares about marriage and parenting, standing up against racial discrimination, sharing the love of Jesus, and the value of short-term mission trips.

  • Julie White

    Julie White

    Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Berkley First, Julie White is also the mother of five boys. Listen as she shares about life, faith, family, and staying sane while raising kids.

  • Patrice Wade-Olson (part 2 of 2)

    Patrice Wade-Olson (part 2 of 2)

    Patrice picks up where we left off in last week’s episode, while also sharing about surrounding ourselves with Scripture, growing as a spouse and mother, and running the marathon of life.

  • Patrice Wade-Olson (part 1 of 2)

    Patrice Wade-Olson (part 1 of 2)

    Patrice discusses getting nudged toward mission and being God’s hands and feet wherever you are. As a nurse practitioner working with the LGBTQ+ community, she also talks about love over judgment.