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Brittni Beeson 2006 [Episode 31]

Brittni Beeson 2006 [Episode 31]

September 30, 2022

Listen as Brittni Beeson, class of 2006, shares how a PCA Minimester trip turned into a 10-year journey as a missionary to Hungary. Brittni’s episode is a huge encouragement and challenge to go on a mission trip, even if it’s just a short-term trip, to share the love of Christ with those who have not heard the good news of Jesus Christ!

 

Brittni’s challenge - God loves you, no matter what path you’ve been on or even if you’ve strayed off the path, God desires to know you and for you to know Him better - now is the time to refocus your heart and mind on those important issues of life - who is God and who am I?

 

If you’d like to financially support Brittni, visit her page on the CRU website.

 

From Brittni’s CRU page:

I dream of a day when people from every nation are worshipping Jesus! Until that day comes, I want to live my life reaching the unreached with the gospel and mobilizing people to go.

I joined staff with Cru in 2010 and served in Hungary for 10 years, casting vision to and mobilizing Hungarians to go the nations.In 2021, I felt God leading me to transition to into a new role at Cru's World Headquarters in Orlando, Florida.  Currently, I am serving on the International Missions Team with Cru. I will focus on American high school students across the country, influencing them, casting vision, and sending them around the world.

What a joy it is to be a part of mobilizing the next generation to reach the nations with the Good News!

 

PCA alumni - if you would like to connect with Veronica Erickson, you can email her at verickson@prestonwoodchristian.org

 

Special shout out to Jared Wood for allowing us to use his music - check him out at JaredWoodMusic!

Sabeen Toranian 2019 [Episode 30]

Sabeen Toranian 2019 [Episode 30]

September 15, 2022

Sabeen Toranian is currently a senior at The University of Texas at Austin. She is studying neuroscience with a minor in Spanish, and she is planning on attending medical school after graduation. She is involved at Austin Stone, an incredible church in Austin, and IGNITE, a ministry to connect incoming freshmen at UT.

Sabeen’s father is an incredible jeweler and if you’re looking for a special piece, make sure you visit L’unique Jewelry, 18208 Preston Rd., Suite D4, Dallas, TX 75252. Email lunique1@aol.com or call 972-312-9229. Visit their Instagram page @LuniqueJewelry.

Sabeen shares her grounded perspective on life - education is important, but it’s not the most important thing - your spiritual walk and growing in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ should be your main priority in life. She shares the importance of Scripture memorization in her life - a great spiritual discipline for the Christian walk!

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Sabeen’s word of advice - get rid of comparison, because comparison is the thief of joy. Be thankful for how God has designed you - special, unique, for His glory!

PCA alumni - if you would like to connect with Veronica Erickson, you can email her at verickson@prestonwoodchristian.org

Special shout out to Jared Wood for allowing us to use his music - check him out at JaredWoodMusic!

 

Ty Robinson 2005 [Episode 29]

Ty Robinson 2005 [Episode 29]

September 1, 2022

Ty Robinson, PCA class of 2005, joins us for a great discussion about the journey that God has taken him on - from his days at PCA, then on to the University of Oklahoma, the break-up of his family, his time as a whitewater raft guide in Colorado, his marriage to Fraley and most recently his continuing educational experience getting his Executive MBA at Harvard.

October 2009 was when Ty recommitted his life to Christ!

Ty literally broke his back while playing football during the third game of his senior year at PCA.

Ty was challenged to form a MasterMind group - and he highly recommends that you think about being a part of one as well.

Ty’s thoughts:

  • Removing the ego - get rid of your pride so that true growth can take place!
  • Making the effort to reflect - self-reflection and authentic self-awareness is so important to see those areas where you need growth and maturity

The Godly Man’s Picture by Thomas Watson

Special shout out to Jared Wood for allowing us to use his music - check him out at JaredWoodMusic!

Megan Rogers [Episode 28]

Megan Rogers [Episode 28]

August 4, 2022

Guest: Megan Rogers, Director of Development Relations, PCA North

In this episode, we “give honor to whom honor is due” - thank you, Megan Rogers, for building the PCA Alumni network, council, connections, and podcast! While Megan wasn’t an “official” PCA alumni, she is an “adopted Lion” and proud to be part of the pride of Lions Leaving Legacies!

Megan has a little “side job” - she bakes incredible cookies - to find out more about these, visit her Instagram page @grayscookiejar. For orders, visit the website: Grays Cookie Jar

Mallory Scottow Goerk 2009 [Episode 27]

Mallory Scottow Goerk 2009 [Episode 27]

May 23, 2022

Mallory Scottow Goerk 2009 joined us for a fun LifeTalk podcast! Mallory is an Art teacher at the Plano campus. We got the opportunity to hear how Mallory grew so much in her faith over the years from the time she came to PCA as a Freshman. Mallory gave such wonderful words of wisdom of how to read your Bible and what she wished she had known when she was younger. We got to hear so much of her story and I encourage you to listen to what the Lord has done in her life. You don’t want to miss her amazing episode. 

Audrey Sol Loyola 2015 [Episode 26]

Audrey Sol Loyola 2015 [Episode 26]

April 21, 2022

Audrey Sol Loyola 2015 joined us for an amazing LifeTalk podcast. We got to hear what Audrey has been up to since she moved back from Washington D.C. Audrey has a passion for politics and she shared her thoughts on what the next generations needs to be doing in order to be prepared and understand the importance of what is going on in the world. Audrey is the niece of Senator, Ted Cruz and has been campaigning for him her whole life. She shared her experience of what ignited her passion for politics and how PCA has equipped her through the years. Audrey is currently working on her first book and gave such wonderful wisdom to our listeners. You don’t want to miss her incredible episode! 

 

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Amanda Reynolds 2017 [Episode 25]

Amanda Reynolds 2017 [Episode 25]

March 30, 2022

Amanda Reynolds 2017 began working with ACTION in 2021 as the Short-term Missions Program Assistant. She currently serves with ACTION in Dallas, Texas primarily focusing on growth and development of the Great Commission. Her heartbeat behind her job is to seek people out and pray to the Lord, who is in charge of the harvest, to send more workers into his fields. (Matthew 9:38). Check out her information here: ACTION International- Amanda Reynolds . Amanda also shared with us the moment that changed her life forever. You will love hearing Amanda’s story. 

Afshin Ziafat [Episode 24]

Afshin Ziafat [Episode 24]

March 15, 2022

Afshin Ziafat is the lead Pastor of Providence Church Frisco. He is a PCA North parent and has spoken at many chapels for our PCA students. We discussed how to do life well when you are in college, married life and having a family. His passion is to teach the word of God as the authority and guide for life, to preach Jesus Christ as the only Savior and Redeemer of mankind, and to proclaim the love of Christ as the greatest treasure and hope in life. He and his wife, Meredith, currently reside in Frisco with their three children. You don’t want to miss this incredible episode! 

Sara Sterling Sapp 2015 [Episode 23]

Sara Sterling Sapp 2015 [Episode 23]

March 2, 2022

Sara Sterling Sapp 2015 joined us for our LifeTalk podcast! Sara is currently living in Oklahoma with her husband, Aaron. We loved reminiscing with her over high school memories as she was involved in so many activities on campus. Sara shared some great advice regarding community as a young married couple and also gave us some great resources to use to grow in our faith. Tune in to catch up with Sara! 

Jonathan Heasley 2016 [Espisode 22]

Jonathan Heasley 2016 [Espisode 22]

February 16, 2022

Jonathan Heasley (2016) was recently back on campus throwing out the first pitch on Graham field so of course we had to sit down with him and catch up. Jonathan talked about his baseball career with the Kansas City Royals and shared with us some big news that happened in his life in 2020. You will enjoy catching up with Jonathan just as much as we did. 

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