Collared Chicks

Amplifying the Wisdom, Experience, and Voice of Women Leaders, in the Church and Beyond

About the show

The Collared Chicks podcast amplifies the wisdom, experience, and voice of women leaders, in the church and beyond. Collared Chicks is created and produced by Rev. Monica Reynolds, a pastor, leader, visionary strategist, wife, and mom of five, who lives and leads in the Washington DC Metro area.

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  • Episode 5: How to Love People Over Politics with Christy Thomas

    February 16th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  38 mins 21 secs
    church, divided, faith, leadership, ministry, politics, trump, united methodist church, women

    Christy Thomas, former academic dean, retired United Methodist pastor in North Texas, journalist, author, contributor at Patheos as the Thoughtful Pastor, and newly wed, talks about learning to love people over politics and ideology. Christy shares her story of falling in love with the wrong kind of person and now living in a house divided as a progressive Christian writer married to a conservative Republican during the most contentious election of her lifetime. She also examines the brokenness in the United Methodist Church, shares her take on it's future, and suggests that what the United Methodist Church needs right now more than anything else is her own Trump.

  • Episode 4: How to Lead and Love Beyond Race with Lucretia Berry

    January 25th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  40 mins 23 secs
    black history month, brownicity, clergy women, collared chicks, race, racial healing, racial reconciliation, women in leadership

    Lucretia Berry, author of "What LIES Between Us" and founder of Brownicity: The Art & Beauty of Living & Loving Beyond Race, a family-focused, grass roots initiative dedicated to advocacy, education and support for racial healing and ant-iracism, shares about her stories of faith and family in loving and leading beyond and across the divide of race. Her greatest gift is that of teaching, and she passionately, practically, and prophetically teaches us how to lead the church into multi-ethnic healing, hope, and ministry.

  • Episode 3: How to Lead Vulnerably with Mandy Smith

    December 20th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 42 secs
    church, clergy, leadership, women

    Join Michelle and Monica and their guest, the Rev. Mandy Smith, who is the lead pastor at University Christian Church in Ohio, a regular contributor for Missio Alliance and Christianity Today, and the author of "Making a Mess and Meeting God" and "The Vulnerable Pastor". Mandy was the first lead female pastor in her denominational connection, and she is one of the leading voices in the missional church movement. Mandy speaks about vulnerability, leading through inner peace and quiet spirit in the midst of cultural assumptions and expectations about women in leadership, and her hope for the future of the church.

  • Episode 2: How to Stand Firm with Chenda Innis Lee

    November 15th, 2017  |  Season 1  |  34 mins 6 secs
    #blacklivesmatter, clergy women, standing firm, women in leadership

    Michelle and Monica interview Rev. Chenda Innis Lee, a United Methodist clergy woman from Liberia West Africa who currently serves at Annandale UMC in Alexandria, Virginia. Chenda is a mother of four girls. Chenda talks about her calling as an African woman, shares stories about her difficulty and yet resolve to stand firm in her convictions, and challenges us to see #blacklivesmatter as a prayer, not a threat.

  • How to Start a Podcast Late

    November 1st, 2017  |  Season 1  |  35 mins 43 secs
    clergy, clergy collar, itunes:episode1, itunes:title, leadership, ministry, podcast, women

    Welcome to the Collared Chicks Podcast! Monica and Michelle laugh about arbitrary deadlines, share why they are starting this podcast, dig into their enneagram types, and try to tease out their excellence.