Episodes

Episode 20: Season Finale: Making Peace With Who You Were

June 7, 2022

Friends we are wrapping up the first season of REVcovery and it has been such a wonderful time. Don't worry we will be back in a few weeks for the start of season two and it's going to be fantastic. For this episode Sarah an…

Episode 19: Fun with Resumes!

May 31, 2022

Hey friends this week we are taking a bit of a break from the heavier side of career transitions and focusing on the practical aspects of how to rethink your resume. Ministry resumes and corporate resumes are not the same an…

Episode 18: Grief and Grace with Jenny Smith

May 24, 2022

This week we welcome Jenny Smith to the podcast and it is a truly beautiful and life-giving conversation. Burnout in ministry is a real thing and it takes courage to admit when you aren't able to go on anymore; even more to …

Episode 17: What You Gain When You Leave

May 17, 2022

We talk alot about how challenging it is to leave ministry or experience a shift in our faith. It is difficult to navigate, for sure, but what we often don't get to talk about is what you gain when you step out into the unkn…

Episode 16: Kevin Sweeney the Mushroom Mystic

May 10, 2022

This week we are exited to welcome Kevin Sweeney to the REVcovery Room! Kevin is currently the lead pastor of Imagine Church in Hawaii but is in the process of closing that ministry down to choose the next thing ahead of him…

Episode 17: Relationships after Ministry

May 3, 2022

This week Sarah and Justin talk about the experience of transitioning your relationships from the often one sided pastor to parishioner to the more mutual friend to friend. Many relationships can't make the switch which can …

Episode 14: Bailey Brawner: From the pulpit to TikTok.

April 26, 2022

Today in the REVcovery Room we are joined by Bailey Brawner, former paster, current Tik Tok creator and much more. Leaving ministry is challenging but Bailey brings a delightful authenticity to the transition that is both in…

Episode 13: Rev Ogun Holder finds a New Way

April 19, 2022

This week we are delighted to introduce to you Rev Ogun Holder, co-founder of project Sanctus as well as the host of Pub Theology Live, and co-host of With Love And Justice For All, a podcast about embodied antiracism. Ogun …

Episode 12: What do you do with Easter?

April 12, 2022

When you are a minister Easter can be alot of things. It is supposed to be the highest point of the year but often times it ends up being great of others and nothing but draining for you. When you leave ministry, your faith,…

Episode 11: Phil Drysdale on Deconstruction

April 5, 2022

This week we are proud to welcome Phil Drysdale to the REVcovery room! If you have followed us on Instagram (and you should) you will know Phil's work already because he creates some of the best memes out there. Deconstructi…

Episode 10: Michael Bischof of SOULeader

March 29, 2022

This week we welcome Michael Bischof, President of Soul Leader Resources. Michael comes to the show with a wealth of knowledge on the journey into and out of ministry and shares deeply about his struggles with depression, sh…

Episode 9: Justin Halbersma walks out

March 22, 2022

This week we hear from the other Justin, Justin Halbersma! Justin is a former United Methodist minister and instead of getting kicked out or burnt out he just decided to walk out of the ministry. He has a great story of leav…

Episode 8: So You're Not a Professional Christian Anymore.

March 15, 2022

This week Sarah and Justin have a chat about what their practice of spirituality looks like now that they aren't paid to be a professional Christian anymore. When your paycheck is tied to something as personal as your faith …

Episode 7: Rev Rob Lee

March 8, 2022

Rev. Rob Lee joins us this week on REVcovery! Rob shares his story with us about how he got into ministry, the struggles he went through early in his career, and the path he found to realizing ministry wasn't allowing him to…

Episode 6: Left Behind - What is a Calling?

March 1, 2022

This week on the REVcovery podcast Sarah and Justin chat a bit about what it means to be called. It is a bit of a free ranging discussion because the term "calling" or being "called" isn't easy to pin down. Even so we think …

Episode 5: Interview with Maher Salhani

Feb. 22, 2022

This week we welcome Maher Salhani to the REVcovery Room! Maher has been a mechanic, apologist (for both Islam and Christianity), pastor, all around great human, and CEO/Co-Founder at Rising Culture Consulting. We were delig…

Bonus Episode: Speaking in Church with Justin Gentry

Feb. 18, 2022

As a Friday treat we have a Bonus Episode from one of our Irreverent Media partners, Speaking in Church! In this episode (recorded September 2021) Josephine Jael Jimenez and Spencer Rose interview Justin Gentry on doubting a…

Episode 4: Left Behind - Did I Waste My Life?

Feb. 15, 2022

This week we ask the question that seems to haunt everyone who leaves a calling; did I waste my life? This question can leave you in an unhealthy place far longer than necessary and also can torment you many years after you …

Episode 3: When did you know - Sarah's Story

Feb. 8, 2022

Welcome to this week's REVcovery! In this episode Sarah shares about her career in ministry, the many interests and influences that have shaped her story, and why she eventually had to walk away from fulltime ministry. Shari…

Episode 2: Justin speaks out.

Feb. 1, 2022

Welcome to this week's REVcovery! In this episode Justin is in the hot seat as he shares about his childhood calling, seasons of doubt in ministry, and ultimate exit into full-time corporate work. Sharing our stories isn't a…

Episode 1: I've Left Ministry, Now What?

Jan. 25, 2022

In this debut episode Justin and Sarah talk about life after ministry and what a shock the "real" world is when you have been behind the stained glass windows for so long. Leaving ministry is a scary experience and we want t…

REVcovery Trailer

Jan. 19, 2022