Bonus episodes!

Welcome to the Create Sacred Places podcast! After a pandemic gap, I’m shifting focus from the journey of planting Sacred Place to what it looks like to create sacred places wherever we are. This pandemic has changed pretty much everything, so, for my second season as a podcaster, I’m inviting friends to share their stories while adding my own stories of navigating this crazy world. A new season, a new name; this is going to be fun!


Bonus Episode 1

Pride in the Church

I have a conversation with my friend, the Rev. Matt Nightingale. His story of accepting himself is moving, and it echos so many of the stories of those of us in the LGBT+ community. As Pride Month comes to an end, let us lift up those who work for justice, inclusion, and family in our world.

  • Pride in the Church with Matt Nightingale 00:00

Bonus Episode 2

Surviving COVID-19

A few weeks ago, I had a conversation with my friend and colleague, the Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath where she shared her journey as a COVID-19 long-hauler. We only hear about the extremes in the news, what about those who recover from the initial symptoms but have a long path ahead?

  • Surviving COVID-19 with Heidi Carrington Heath 00:00

The Host

Hey there, I’m Matthew, a church planter, father, husband, Disney aficionado, Apple fanboy, Anaheim Ducks Diehard, and teller of stories. I’m a textbook ENFP and an Enneagram 7 (wing 8). These days, you’ll find me hanging out with my toddler and our puppy while trying to get some work done. I look forward to an evening of unwinding with my husband while we watch something on TV—we just binge watched Bridgerton and now we’re catching up on This is Us.