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Welcome to the Diocesan Digest - a podcast for news, ministry stories and much more from the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.   New episodes will air each week on Friday mornings.  You can find the episodes linked in our newsletter, on our website at epiok.org/podcast, our social media platforms, iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Connect with us!  If you or your congregation has a story to tell, let us know!  Simply email me, Sarah Smith, at SSmith@epiok.org and we can work on a way to highlight how God is working in your community. 

Below you can find a link to each episode and a short description.

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Ep 18 Diocesan Archivist Pam Bell

Friday, September 6, 2019
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
This week’s episode features the Diocesan Archivist Ms. Pam Bell! Pam is our living history book of the Diocese. You could get lost spending hours talking with the amazing lady about all sorts of interesting facts about our history. We are very lucky to have such a learned and sophisticated person with her background working at our diocese to maintain our history and help share it. We chat about her job and what all an archivist does and the many awesome projects she’s working on.

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Ep 18: Diocesan Archivist Pam Bell

This week’s episode features the Diocesan Archivist Ms. Pam Bell! Pam is our living history book of the Diocese. You could get lost spending hours talking with the amazing lady about all sorts of interesting facts about our history. We are very lucky to have such a learned and sophisticated person with her background working at our diocese to maintain our history and help share it. We chat about her job and what all an archivist does and the many awesome projects she’s working on.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, September 6, 2019
Plays: 131

Ep 17: The Rev. Dr. Becca Stevens & Thistle Farms

Becca is an episcopal priest and founder and president of Thistle Farms a social enterprise dedicated to supporting survivors of trafficking, prostitute and addiction. She is our guest speaker at this year’s Bishop’s Lecture Series along with several women from Thistle Farms. They will be selling bath and body products at the event of which they will give 20% of the profits to a local OKC organization that is also doing the work of social justice. Tickets are only $20 over at our website epoiok.org/bishop-lecture. We hope to see you all for Becca’s presentation/revival on Sept 13 & 14th at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Downtown OKC.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, August 23, 2019
Plays: 86

Ep 16: Oakerhater Honor Events with Dr. Blue Clark & Buzz McDonald

This episode features two Native American Episcopalians from Oklahoma. Dr. Blue Clark is a professor of law and a historian of Native American law in the United States and a member of the Creek tribe. And Mr. Buzz McDonald is a member of the Caddo tribe and his sister is the Rev. Dr. Canon Carol Hampton long time priest of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Both men are very active in the Episcopal Church’s relationship with the Native American tribes in Oklahoma and are members of St. Paul’s Cathedral in downtown OKC. Both men bring a wealth of knowledge and history of their native roots and experience in the church. We chat about the two upcoming events the Diocese puts on annually to celebrate the ministry of David Pendleton Oakerhater, the first Native American deacon in the Episcopal Church and to celebrate the church’s relationship with the Native peoples in Oklahoma. The famous artist Harvey Pratt will kick off the events by preaching at the Cathedral on September 1st at both services with a forum question and answer session between the services. And on September 14th there will be the 33rd annual Oakerhater honor dance in Watonga at the Whirlwind Mission.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, August 16, 2019
Plays: 39

Ep: 15 Fr. Jeff Huston and Sandra Opalka on Summer Camp

This week’s podcast featuresFr. Jeff Huston and Sandra Opalka. Both Jeff and Sandra are long time St. Crispinites! They both grew up going to camp, becoming CITs then counselors and now they are both Deans at Camp! I have separate conversations with them about their experiences at camp especially around the importance of formation and worship and where the encounter God the most at camp.
By: Episcopal Dioceses of Oklahoma
Friday, August 9, 2019
Plays: 36

Ep 14: Summer Camp Re-Cap

This week we are featuring some of our summer camp staff at St. Crispin’s to give us a run down of how the summer went! They share some of their favorite memories and stories as well as thoughts on why kids should go to camp!
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, August 2, 2019
Plays: 150

Ep 13: Racial Reconciliation Pilgrimage with Kate Huston

Kate Huston is the Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. She spearheaded the recent Racial Reconciliation Pilgrimage program that took a group of 30 students to the South to learn about our country’s history regarding race issues and slavery.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, July 26, 2019
Plays: 57

Ep 12: Catching Up with Bishop José

Bishop Jose was the Canon to the Ordinary at our diocese for several years with Bishop Ed before he was elected Bishop of Western North Carolina in 2016. Sarah stopped by Bishop Jose’s office on my way to the Wild Goose festival last week and got a chance to sit down with him and catch up on what he has been up to since he started his new post as Bishop. Check out the video of the interview here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFLXyQMcEIE
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, July 19, 2019
Plays: 55

Ep 11: Clergy Spotlight with Fr. Nate Carr

This episode is a clergy spotlight with Fr. Nate Carr from St. Jame’s OKC. Fr. Nate is not only a priest but also a head master of a school, father of 6, partner of a book store and a loving husband. We chat about his sort of accidental or rather serendipitous journey to finding the Episcopal Church from his baptist upbringing and how he feels about the bi-vocational priesthood.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, July 12, 2019
Plays: 32

Ep 10: Dr. Steve Orwig and Iona School of Formation

Dr. Steve Orwig is Dean of the Iona School of Formation. Dr. Orwig shares about his medical career and it's intersection with faith, what the Iona School is all about and his vision for the future of how the school can serve the evolving needs of our clergy.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, July 5, 2019
Plays: 15

Ep 9: ECW President Sherry Sullivan

Sherry Sullivan is the new Episcopal Church Women President for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Sherry and Sarah have a candid conversation about the status of the ECW in Oklahoma, her love of the Church and the importance of women's ministries.
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, June 28, 2019
Plays: 26

Ep 8: Pride Month with Mother Kristi Maulden

In honor of Pride month and celebrating the diversity of all of God’s children we have the Rev. Kristi Maulden on the pod. Mother Kristi is the priest in charge at Trinity Tulsa. Tulsa Pride was a couple weeks ago and Trinity has always had a strong presence at the event. We chat about why participating in Pride is important to her congregation and how Trinity fosters an inclusive environment that welcomes all people.
By: Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, June 21, 2019
Plays: 30

Ep 7: Disaster Response Update with the Rev. Paul Snyder


By: Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, June 14, 2019
Plays: 32

Ep 6: Bishop Search Part II

Bishop Search Committee Co-Chair Richard Clements joins the pod this week to chat about the Bishop Search process since the release of the profile and application, what exactly a "coadjutor" is and how this process is different from the last Bishop search.
By: Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, June 7, 2019
Plays: 29

Ep 5: Uruguay Companion Diocese

Bishop Ed and Sarah sit down to discuss his trip to Uruguay last weekend and all about our relationship with the Diocese of Uruguay as our companion Diocese.
By: Diocese of Oklahoma
Friday, May 31, 2019
Plays: 47

Ep 4: Bishop Search Results

I had the pleasure of sitting down with members of the Bishop’s Search Committee, Fr. Tim Baer and the Deacon Dana Orwig. The Bishops’ Search Committee has been hard a work the last 6 months or so getting this process underway of selecting a new Bishop for the Diocese of Oklahoma since Bishop Ed announced his retirement. This week we chat about where they are in the Search process and specifically how they have been conducting research about what the Diocese wants and is looking for in a new Bishop. We also discuss the Bishops Search Survey results.
By: Sarah E. Smith
Friday, May 24, 2019
Plays: 33

Ep 3: Getting to know the Rev. Canon Tony Moon

Tony is a doctor of education, a retired counselor psychologist, a priest and serves as the Canon Advisor to the Diocese. Tony is an exceptional talent to our Church and an all around great human being. In this episode, we chat about his upbringing in the Catholic Church, his path to priesthood and his love of carpentry as a spiritual practice.
By: Sarah Smith
Friday, May 17, 2019
Plays: 32

Ep 2: The Bishop's Cup

This week on the podcast is my conversation with Fr. Sean Ekberg, rector of the Church of the Resurrection in OKC and Tyler Davis, the director of development for the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma. Sean and Tyler spearhead the planning and coordinating of the Annual Bishop’s Cup Golf Tournament Fundraiser. All proceeds from the tournament go toward funding project at the Diocese’s Camp & Conference Center St. Crispin’s.
By: Sarah E. Smith
Monday, May 6, 2019
Plays: 42

Ep 1: The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers

The Rev. Dr. Ruth Meyers last week. Dr. Ruth is an episcopal priest, dean of academic affairs and the Hodges-Haynes Professor of Liturgics at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific
By: Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Plays: 1


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