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Dear Graduate

Dear Graduate

By Iesha Boitmann
Dear Graduate, everything is going to be okay. Yes- you have big decisions ahead, you can’t exactly see how God will use all your gifts and dreams, and you’re trying to stay faith-rooted while pursuing a career. The Dear Graduate Podcast is here to help you start believing that you don't have to choose between your work life and your life's work. Hosted by non-profit director Iesha Boitmann, this is a space to turn down the noise and embrace your mission-field.

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03. 2020 Closure | Friendships, Faith, & Family with Natalie Alcala

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17. Embrace the Insecurity with Brian Boitmann
Brian Boitmann is the Head of Sports for a media measurement company using data to contextualize and grow the value of sponsorships for teams, and leagues all over the world. He's worked in for-profit ministry, non-profit ministry, the Church, and now a small tech company. In every space, he has learned a very important lesson- security is found nowhere but in Christ.  You'll hear his journey of taking big leaps with no reason but obedience, and the places God has taken him since then. This one is fun, and extra personal as Brian is the husband of your Dear Graduate host. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
01:02:28
March 23, 2021
16. See God in Spreadsheets
Tiffany is an accounting student in a prestigious program at the University of Texas. As she prepares for a promising future, God has presented her with a journey of discernment and surrender. Many students worry if they will ever be able to find a job, but for some students, the guarantee of a "successful" career brings with it an entire different set of questions. We're exploring that today with Tiffany and you're going to love it.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
42:19
March 16, 2021
15. Obedience: Take Small Radical Steps Forward
When we talk about making big life decisions and how hard it can be to step out in faith with confidence, inevitably the word obedience comes up. Living out the life God has purposed for us is made up of a million tiny steps of obedience… but what does that really mean? We’re diving into the freedom of hearing, trusting, and surrendering. I tell a story of a moment that changed my life in a tiny village in Kenya, and what God taught me about obedience. He cares. About every tiny moment and decision, and we get to know that and live tangled up in relationship with Him. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
18:22
March 9, 2021
14. Intern Like a Boss
We’re giving you 10 practical tools for stepping into an internship with confidence. When you become an intern, you sometimes miss out on some of the best lessons simply because the rest of us forget to teach you. The truth is, mastering the art of the internship will set you up for success in every part of life ahead. A truly impactful internship is an integrated experience of hard work, communication, confidence, growth, and care for people around you. We are praying for you to feel more prepared for the journey ahead, and to give you a place to check in if you are feeling overwhelmed in the midst of a new internship experience. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
29:40
March 2, 2021
13. Your Weakness is Valuable
Today we are jumping in the deep end with our dynamic and encouraging friend, Gabe McKinney. Gabe is the Director of Spiritual Development for BYX, the nationwide Christian Fraternity that exists to establish brotherhood and unity among college men based on the common bond of Jesus Christ. Gabe is passionate about sharing his failures so that others are encouraged to follow Jesus with all of their imperfections. In this conversation you will hear about redefining success, building healthy habits that draw you closer to God, and how the healthiest version of yourself is worth pursuing and embracing.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere.  Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
01:14:34
February 23, 2021
12. Don't Fear the Doubting (with college senior Katie Guy)
Doubt. Whether we experience it in seasons, or a moment, chances are we will find ourselves asking big scary questions at some point. 2020 was a hard year for us all, but today we are talking to Katie Guy who experienced multiple losses on top of an isolating year. Katie vulnerably shares how she navigated this season and all of the hard questions that came with it. One thing you'll walk away from this conversation with is a reminder that God is not afraid or intimidated by your questions, He values intimacy with you.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
55:53
February 16, 2021
11. Make Small Faithful Decisions
Today we are exploring the power of your "yes" and your "no". Often times, I find myself in a conversation with college students who are feeling stretched thin and are coming to terms with how hard it is for them to say no and create boundaries. This causes the process of making big life decisions more difficult and overwhelming than it needs to be. We can learn how to make decisions from a place of conviction, not culture or habit.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
11:15
February 9, 2021
10. Pray For Who You Are Becoming
Praying about our “calling” or “purpose” can be powerful, but often times we are missing out better questions we could be asking. While we believe in praying specific prayers, sometimes those prayers can come from a place of claiming God’s simple call on our lives is not BIG ENOUGH. Love God, love people- it’s not a small calling. Today, Iesha tells a story of a time in her life where God answered her questions of purpose in a way that left her wrestling and wanting more, only to come to the realization that more is not necessary when you have enough. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
09:18
February 2, 2021
09. Lead Like a Servant with Chris Buster
You guys are going to love this conversation with Chris Buster! He is a husband, father, and the Executive Director of Makarios, a nonprofit working to equip churches, schools, and families in order to bring about spiritual restoration. Makarios operates a school and a Family Empowerment Center in Montellano, Dominican Republic. Chris is a unique leader, and one who has impacted many people with his humility, vision, and decade of experience in the nonprofit world. This conversation is full of wisdom and reminders that you will never be able to predict where God will take you. Your only job is to trust Him, and see what happens. *Update on Makarios since this interview* After years of educating children in their school while also equipping their families, they have seen how this investment brings about spiritual restoration in the family unit. Now, they are  compelled to share their experience by designing tools that equip and strengthen families through church and school partnerships. Learn more: makdr.org Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
01:00:53
January 26, 2021
08. Navigating the Unknown with Joseph Krum
Joseph Krum joins us today to reflect on his experience approaching graduation with many questions still unanswered. We talk about holding fast to Truth and how this experience challenges his faith,  friendships, and preparation for the future. Joseph interned last summer through ServeHere at  RBI Austin. He's truly an example of a young leader committed to honoring God with his life and his work.  Our goal for these episodes is to give you familiar voices with familiar questions, and hopefully help you feel less alone in your thoughts about your future. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
01:00:27
January 19, 2021
07. Make Faith-Rooted Career Decisions
In celebration of ServeHere's new Executive Director, we're sharing a little bit about the non-profit's journey to helping college students discover their ministry. ServeHere has impacted the lives of so many college students and non-profit partners, but God is always the driver. In the short time we have together today, we share a story of a stranger at a coffee shop, and how she reminded us of why we remain passionate about this work. When the world is loud and confusing, you can take refuge in the fact that God is working. Through your work, through your heart, and even through strangers. This is the episode to share with someone who is looking for a place to pour into college students, to financially partner with, or for those of you out there trying to understand how to bridge the gap between the college bubble and the rest of the world.  Regardless of why you're here, our prayer is that you believe in the gifts you have to share with the world. They're purposeful, and needed.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
16:22
January 12, 2021
06. A New Year's Prayer
HAPPY NEW YEAR! We're starting the year off with a short encouragement to set you up for a year of success- a redefined success. We talk about what 2020 has to do with a newly remodeled bathroom, and share 3 things to hold on to in 2021!  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
07:16
January 5, 2021
05. Learning the Way Q&A : with Amber Fogarty (Part 2)
This week is PART 2  of our conversation with Amber Fogarty, president of Mobile Loaves and Fishes! We invited 6 college students to listen to Amber tell her story and today they get to ask any question they want. Of course, her answers will move you, surprise you, and maybe give you a little hope. Our prayer in ending the year with this episode is that you would witness something new, something sacred, going into 2021. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org To give towards Dear Graduate podcast future episodes: https://anchor.fm/dear-graduate This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
54:11
December 29, 2020
04. Learning the Way : with Amber Fogarty (Part 1)
Today we are talking to our friend Amber Fogarty. She is the President of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, a wife, a mom, and a lifelong learner. We ask her to go back to the exact season YOU are in, and share with us what it looked like to figure out her first post-grad step. She tells us the story of how she got where she is and the courageous moments of obedience she took along the way. Get your pens and paper ready, there are so many moments in this interview where you will want to pause and take note.  Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor: www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
51:35
December 22, 2020
03. 2020 Closure | Friendships, Faith, & Family with Natalie Alcala
Natalie Alcala joins us today to reflect on her experience as a college senior in 2020. We talk about grieving the “lasts” and how this crazy year impacted her faith, her friendships, and her thoughts on a future career. She chats with us about her summer internship through ServeHere at The Archibald Project and how much that experience shaped her. This is our first of many conversations with a college student! Our goal for these episodes is to give you familiar voices with familiar questions, and hopefully help you feel less alone in your thoughts about your future. Powered by ServeHere: A non-profit mobilizing a generation of faith to be on mission everywhere. Become a ServeHere donor:  www.servehere.org This podcast was edited by Cristian Farias. Music by Brian Phillips: http://www.rattletrapaudio.com/
45:23
December 15, 2020
02. Advent & The Ministry of Waiting
When you think of the word waiting, do you think of a doctor’s office waiting room? Perhaps a long line at the grocery store? What if you saw waiting as those few seconds before a race?  A runner is focused, in an active position, ready… waiting for the signal to GO. Today we’re talking about waiting. Whether it’s a day or a season, often times the last few semesters of college feel like you’re waiting for your future to start. If that’s the case, you might be missing out on something really important. The good news is a simple shift in perspective can bring hope into any "in-between" season.
13:34
December 8, 2020
01. You're Not Alone - A Call to Surrender
Dear Graduate, You are not alone in your questions about your future. You have a superpower. You’re YOU. Uniquely gifted, purposefully placed, deeply loved. Stepping into the holy work ahead of you ironically starts with letting it go. We’re starting with a chat about surrendering your future in faith. Instead of making decisions out of fear, we’re training ourselves to get excited about the unknown ahead. This is going to be fun!
19:44
December 1, 2020
00. Dear Graduate Trailer
Dear Graduate is the podcast you've been waiting for. Get ready for a journey filled with wonder. Episode 1 drops December 1, 2020! Subscribe now so you don't have to mark your calendar. Remember, Dear Graduate, everything is going to be okay. 
02:04
November 12, 2020