Tag Archives: Emmanuel Episcopal Church

033 Midwifery with the Yazidi

Our guest is Jane Drichta, co founder of the Global Motherhood Initiative. She’s a midwife and public health advocate who has recently been working with Yazidi women and has developed a woman-centered model for traumatized populations, including the Yazidi, as they face pregnancy and  delivery in difficult areas such as refugee camps and in war torn regions.

Even though she is mostly on the road or based out of Seattle, she still considers Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves “home.” Jane was back in St. Louis over the holidays and stopped in to talk with host Barbi Click about midwifery, the Yazidi women, and upcoming opportunities around the globe.


025 What is the council of the diocese and why does it matter?

Time for some insider baseball on this episode of JesusHacked. Guest Al Ludwig from Emmanuel Church and host  Barbi Click both serve on Diocesan Council. They talk about what council does, who would be well suited to this work, and how being a member has influenced their day to day life.

Al is also on the nominations committee and sheds some light on this year’s quest for nominees for elections to be held at diocesan convention in November.


009 The window that started conversation

Mimi Shipp is our guest today. She’s a member of and the Parish Assistant for Ministry Support at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Webster Groves. And she’s sharing the story of Emmanuel’s resurrection window, a memorial to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.—how it came to be, the difficult conversations around it that helped shape the future direction of the parish. This episode’s host is Deborah Nelson Linck.