Today, we talk with Carol Ayres about the opportunities and challenges she navigated throughout the previous year as a college music educator, student mentor, and church musician. Her vantage as community college band professor gives us the ability to see how the broader musical community rallied together to find new ways to help students engage in music in very trying times as well as some of the ongoing challenges that lay ahead for that community. Our conversation was filled with hope and optimism but yet was anchored by some of the difficult questions that this year has created.
For the season of Lent, our Wednesday podcast will feature interviews with individuals who reflect upon the struggles, triumphs, and lessons learned throughout 2020. Though everyone’s experience of the pandemic and its ensuing struggles are unique, it has become quickly apparent how many of these challenges we have shared and how we can stand to learn much from each other.
In addition, during Lent, be sure to tune back in on Sunday evenings for our “normal” Pastor Talk Podcast releases when Clint and Michael discuss a variety of the lessons that they have learned throughout this season. This coming week, the two pastors will reflect on fear and its effects on ourselves and our communities.
You can watch video of this and all episodes from this “Reflections on 2020” Lenten Pastor Talk Podcast series in our video library. Learn more about the Pastor Talk Podcast, subscribe for email notifications, and browse our entire library at fpcspiritlake.org/pastortalk.