The Prepare Podcast
Salvation Army Women
A Salvation Army podcast: Join us as women of faith and in ministry share their experiences and wisdom to prepare and equip us in our faith, pursuits, and callings.
Episode 77: Major Melissa Viquez and Captain Jessica Martinez
Jan 11 2022
Episode 77: Major Melissa Viquez and Captain Jessica Martinez
Happy New Year from the Prepare Podcast! Today's episode features two of our special guest speakers, Captain Jessica Martinez and Major Melissa Viquez. The majority of this episode will be in Spanish! However, I encourage you to listen, even if Spanish is not your first language! I know you will still be blessed because you will hear in their voices their love for the Lord! I hope you enjoy this episode!!
Jan 11 2022
Episode 76: Arise & Shine A New Day Conference Guest Meet & Greet
Welcome back to the Prepare Podcast! We have an exciting episode to share! You will meet the special guest speakers for the Arise & Shine A New Day Virtual Women's Conference happening January 28-29, 2021! Get to know these godly women and hear a little of what they will be teaching on at the conference. Register for the conference here: https://uscwomensministries.com/arise-shine-a-new-day/
Nov 22 2021
Episode 75 Michelle Cowan and Kelli Smith - MOPS International
The Prepare Podcast welcomes Kelli Smith and Michelle Cowan from MOPS International! The Salvation Army and MOPS have joined forces and we couldn't be more proud to partner with and support such an amazing organization. Join us on this episode as we talk all things MOPS and find out how you can become a member!
Nov 16 2021
Episode 74: Sonya Smith Part Two
Welcome back for part two of my conversation with Sonya Smith! Be encouraged as you hear her speak with hope and healing, telling us how God has re-written her story! I hope you enjoy this episode!
Nov 4 2021
Episode 73: Sonya Smith Part One
Today we welcome Sonya Smith to our Podcast! Sonya is currently the Program Director for The Salvation Army Shield of Hope in Chicago. You are going to love her story! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Through her own personal experience, Sonya shares how God has led her to be an ally and advocate for victims of domestic violence. Sonya will also be a guest speaker at the Arise & Shine A New Day Virtual Women's Conference, January 28-29, 2022! See our website for more info: https://uscwomensministries.com/ Enjoy this episode!
Oct 23 2021
Episode 72: Major AmyJo Ferguson Part Two
Welcome back for part two of my conversation with Major AmyJo Ferguson! You are going to love hearing her deep thoughts about "vessels for ignoble purposes!" You will also hear her heart as she shares her love for God and her love for people. I know you will enjoy it!
Oct 2 2021
Episode 71: Major AmyJo Ferguson Part ONE
Today's episode features Major AmyJo Ferguson! Major AmyJo is the Corps Officer of The Salvation Army Grand Forks, ND. She is a wife, a mom, and a woman in full-time ministry leadership. This episode will make your day! Listen as Major AmyJo shares how to make church more exciting and relevant! She is so much fun to talk to!!
Sep 23 2021
Episode 70 - Captain Dennis Jolly, Captain AJ Zimmerman, & Major Mark Litherland
We're back for part two of my conversation with Captain AJ, Major Mark, and, newly promoted Captain Dennis! In this episode we will continue the discussion of men doing women's ministries. But you will also hear these men share from their hearts their deep love and passion for this special ministry. And you will also laugh along with us as we have some fun with them! Enjoy!
Jun 22 2021
Episode 69 Major Mark Litherland,Captain AJ Zimmerman, & Lt. Dennis Jolly
Today's episode features three of our Salvation Army men in full-time ministry. We will discuss the various perspectives on men doing women's ministries! I know you'll enjoy their spirit in this fun conversation!
Jun 8 2021
Episode 68: Captain Melissa Sivels Part 2
Here is part two of my conversation with Captain Melissa Sivels! Listen as Melissa shares from her heart the challenges her family has faced with racial justice.
May 21 2021
Episode 67: Captain Melissa Sivels Part One
Today's episode of our Prepare Podcast (PART ONE) features Captain Melissa Sivels. Captain Melissa is a full-time working wife and mother of two. Listen as she shares with us her testimony of God’s calling on her life and how she juggles her ministry and motherhood - both the victories and the struggles - and how we were created to be in community, sharing in the joys and challenges with one another. We hope you enjoy this episode! STAY TUNED FOR PART TWO OF THIS EPISODE!
May 6 2021
Episode 66: Major Paula Pyle
Our guest on this episode is Major Paula Pyle. Major Paula and her husband Major Robert Pyle are currently serving as the Corps Officers of the Minneapolis Parkview Salvation Army. Sit back and listen as she shares her story of faith, her experience in leadership, and her passion for intercessory prayer!
Apr 13 2021
Episode 65: Chrissy Matthews
Welcome to Episode 65 of our podcast! Our guest on this episode is Chrissy Matthews. Chrissy is a wife and mom to eight children - four biological, three adopted, and one foster! Listen as she shares from her heart their journey through foster care and adoption. You will be touched by her story and inspired to reach out to foster families in your community who may need support and encouragement. If you'd like to learn more about the Restore Network, go to therestorenetwork.org.
Mar 31 2021
Episode 64 - Sabrina Kemper
Happy New Year from the Prepare Podcast! Today's episode features Sabrina Kemper. Sabrina is the Divisional Creative Arts Director for The Salvation Army in Tampa, Florida. She is a multi-talented woman of God who has dedicated her life to serve the Lord through creative arts. She is a dancer, a leader, a mentor to teens and young adults, and my friend. She strives for excellence in everything she does, but is always quick to give the glory back to God. I hope you enjoy this episode!
Jan 30 2021
Episode 63 - Lt. Amanda Hoscheit
Welcome to Episode 63 of our podcast! Today we welcome Lt. Amanda Hoscheit. Amanda has a beautiful testimony of God's redemptive love and forgiveness. Listen as Amanda shares her story of living out God's healing and forgiveness by loving the unloveable. I hope you enjoy this episode.
Nov 18 2020
Episode 61: Peggy McGee
Welcome back! Today's guest is Peggy McGee. Peggy and I will be talking about how to have tough conversations about racism and white fragility in the evangelical church and as individuals. You will hear Peggy's heart for us to push beyond our comfort zones and be ready to interrupt racism in the moment. Let's be better and be a part of the change! I hope you enjoy this conversation.
Aug 10 2020
Episode 60: Sarah Micula
Welcome back to the Prepare Podcast! It’s been a while since we last posted but we're back! Our guest today is Sarah Micula who began the Prepare Podcast ministry five years ago! Today we are going to celebrate, not only that milestone but also talk about the 5 year anniversary of our Embrace program. You will enjoy catching up with Sarah and hearing what God is doing in her life at the College for Officer Training!
May 29 2020
Episode 59: Jill Snelson
Welcome back to the Prepare Podcast! Today's episode features Jill Snelson! Jill is a mom who homeschools her two children with special needs. She is also a wife, a volunteer, an advocate, a singer, a soldier of The Salvation Army, and above all else, a servant of Christ! Today Jill shares her story of raising her 2 children with Autism, including homeschooling them and advocating for them by seeking out what is best to meet their immediate needs. I hope you enjoy this conversation.
Apr 3 2020
Episode 62: Major Katherine Clausell - Re-release of episode 58
RE-RELEASE We are re-releasing episode 58 with now Major Katherine Clausell to promote the Central Territory's Racial Justice Summit. This summit is happening virtually October 26-27, 2020. Please click the link below for more information. On this episode of the Prepare Podcast we welcome Captain Katherine Clausell, Social Justice and Urban Mission Secretary for The Salvation Army Central Territory. Captain Katherine has a passion for people and for serving the Lord on the front lines, advocating for others. She is an accomplished speaker and writer, and a beautiful example of God's grace lived out in her life. Today we will talk about the topic of social justice - what it is, what it looks like, and how we can get involved, becoming social justice warriors in our own cities. I hope you enjoy this conversation with my friend, Katherine!
Mar 21 2020
Episode 57: Robin Smith, Director of Refuge for Women Las Vegas
On this episode we welcome Robin Smith. Robin is the City Director for Refuge for Women, Las Vegas. Refuge for Women is a national faith-based organization providing a residential healing and recovery program for survivors of trafficking and sexual exploitation. Through this conversation, I hope to raise awareness of the global epidemic of human trafficking and discuss ways in which we can get involved and become part of the solution - partnering and joining forces with other faith-based organizations like Refuge for Women. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this inspiring conversation with my friend Robin.
Feb 26 2020