Our Community, Our Mission
Our Community, Our Mission
TRM Ministries
Weekly updates and conversations from Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries!
Ep #124 - Friends of NOTO
Not just a drive through district! Hear from Tom Underwood, Executive Director of NOTO Arts & Entertainment District, and Pedro Concepcion, NOTO Board member and Owner of K.I.T. Solutions, about their devotion to affect change in North Topeka for it to be a place people desire to visit and live, as well as the importance of understanding it's not "us vs. them" so that we can all come together to make our community a better place!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
May 3, 2022
50 min
Ep #123 - Relationships & Housing
It's so easy, yet so complicated! Listen as we visit with Misty Bosch-Hastings, Director of Guest Services, about her new role unifying the different services that TRM offers to our guests, how housing is important, but relationship makes it last, and what is needed to make that happen! To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Apr 26, 2022
48 min
Ep #122 - Meet Chief Bryan Wheeles
"I want to leave it better than I found it."Listen in as Special guest, TPD Chief of Police Bryan Wheeles, shares his work experience leading up to him becoming Chief of Police, his desire to grow his perspective through critical conversations, and the amazing partnerships in the Topeka community! Also, hear about the special surprise Chief Wheeles had for Barry!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Apr 19, 2022
36 min
Ep #121 - "If not me, who else?"
Describing trends and differences of those experiencing homelessness? What are up and coming issues that are being faced as we seek to best help those who come to our shelters? Listen as we discuss these questions with our new Deputy Director of Homeless Services, Christian Stringfellow, and hear his heart to help everyone who comes to TRM know that they are made in the Image of God!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Apr 12, 2022
44 min
Ep #120 - Miracles & Provisions of God
Important conversations at McDonald's, behind the scenes stories of how the Men's shelter was built,  and the continued miracles and provisions of God. Hear all this and more in today's episode with special guest and former TRM board member, Ron Lutz!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Apr 5, 2022
41 min
Ep #119 - Then. Now. Next: Part 4
"Bring hope & never give up on anybody, ever!"In the concluding episode of this series, Barry shares his gratitude for those who have poured into the Mission over the last 36 years, gives advice to La Manda as she prepares to take on the role of Executive Director, and reflects on his greatest joys and opportunities seeing God move, as well as his excitement for the future of TRM!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Mar 29, 2022
33 min
Ep #118 - Then. Now. Next: Part 3
Lessons Learned! Part 3 of this series Barry reflects on lessons he has learned over the years, even as recently as last night while being part of the team intervening with a very sick man living in a tent. He speaks to how every  individual we serve is a person, NOT a label or a number. Hear how La Manda is experiencing the learning curve of leading the Mission and experiencing joy in the hardship, as well as working to find that joy together with staff, volunteers, and those we serve!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Mar 23, 2022
30 min
Ep #117 - All in for Kids
Everybody deserves somebody! Lynn Johnson served as the Assistant Secretary of the Administration for Children & Families at the Department of Health & Human Services, and now oversees her own non-profit, All In Fostering Futures. In this episode, hear her heart for giving proper care and resources to youth who have aged out of the foster care system, as well as the importance of the Church coming out of the four walls to be a community who loves and serves. To learn more about All In Fostering Futures, visit: allinfosteringfutures.org
Mar 15, 2022
50 min
Ep #116 - Then. Now. Next: Part 2
Revisiting the past! In part 2 of this series, Barry reflects on the unchanging heart of the Board of Directors from when he first started 36 years ago, and what the 4 "P's" of a great Board are. Hear what Barry has learned from failure and the importance of waiting before reacting, and learn what the greatest piece of advice he has gained over the years. To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Mar 8, 2022
33 min
Ep #115 - Then. Now. Next: Part 1
Past, present, and future! Dive into the first part of this new series, hearing some of the miraculous stories from Barry's early years as TRM's Executive Director, learning about our current endeavors to bring hope to those in need, and discovering what's on the horizon for La Manda and her desire to help our guests, staff, volunteers and supporters know that they matter!To learn more about TRM Ministries: Click Here!To support TRM, Click Here!
Mar 1, 2022
52 min
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