A podcast that aims to connect Mennonites across Canada is hoping to grow its listenership in 2022. The second season of The MennoCast launched this past January with an episode featuring an interview with Robert J. (Jack) Suderman, former general secretary of Mennonite Church Canada. Subsequent episodes have explored the polarization caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means to make peace in times of war. “Being able to have some of those conversations on a nationwide level has been fun,” says Moses Falco, pastor of Sterling Mennonite Fellowship in Winnipeg and one of The MennoCast’s hosts. “I enjoy inviting guests from different spaces onto the podcast, and our hope is to just get more diverse in the kinds of guests we have on.” Falco’s co-hosts are Carrie Lehn, associate pastor of youth ministry at Ottawa Mennonite Church, and Ryan Dueck, pastor of Lethbridge (Alta.) Mennonite Church. The hosts plan to release an episode each month. The latest came out on May 6 and features an interview with three members of the 7 Calls to Climate Action working group. Falco sees the podcast as an offering to both his local church and the nationwide Mennonite church. “It’s creating resources on a grassroots level where people can tune in and learn about faith and God,” he says. “I really love being able to offer that to our church, and to any other Mennonites or Christians who want to listen in.” Falco invites people to visit themennocast.com and to follow the podcast on social media. “I would just love for more people to hear about it and to participate,” he says.
Co-hosts Ryan Dueck (clockwise from bottom left), Carrie Lehn and Moses Falco interview Kyle Penner (bottom right) for a season two episode of The MennoCast.