Phyllis Van Wanseele and Toddy Yeats

Sisters Toddy Yeats (68) and Phyllis Van Wanseele (74) shared memories of their childhood, discussed Barona traditions, and talked about the younger generations engaging in the community.

My Grandma Gigi’s childhood.

I am Daniel Mueller and I am 14 years old and I took this interview with my Grandma Gigi who lives alone nearby and she has dementia. We took this interview in my house after thanksgiving dinner on November 23,...

Jacqueline Lucier and Horace Johnson

Jacqueline Lucier (53) shares a conversation with her father, Reverend Horace Johnson (80), about his earliest memories of church, his call to the ministry, and the state of the church now. Jacqueline also talks about her relationship with the church...

Conors interview

We talked about Conor’s childhood and his raising in the church

Preaching is a two-way street – Paulist Fr. Charles Kullmann

Paulist Fr. Charles Kullmann made his first promises to the Paulist community on August 17, 1974, and was ordained a priest on May 13, 1978. Fr. Chuck is pastor of St. Austin Church in Austin, TX. He previously served as...

getting to know people (church)

Today, I decided to interview one out of three of my sunday school teachers this year and ask her about her spiritual life and the hopes and dreams for our 8th grade class.

Gloria Weston-Smart, Joyce Thomas, and Joann Bynum Johnson

Sisters Gloria Weston-Smart (66), Joyce Thomas (64), and Joann Bynum Johnson (61) reminisce about their childhood together, remember family members who have passed away, and express gratitude for the tight-knit community that they grew up in.

“It was a better use of my life.”

Father Frank DeSiano calls himself a "lifer." He entered the Paulist junior seminary as a teenager. That was more than 45 years ago. He's a noted leader in evangelization or sharing of the Catholic faith. Father Frank has been the...

Auntie-Grandma Jewel (sibling #7)

In the midst of the pandemic my family has been blessed with new life. I spoke with my Aunt Jewel about the experience of becoming a great-grandma during the outbreak. I thought I knew my aunt pretty well but this...

Grandpa’s Birthday Interview

Today is my grandpa’s 72nd Birthday. To celebrate, I asked him several questions about his life as a kid and teenager and adult. We talked about how he grew up in a small town in the south and how he...

Robert Saxon and Angela Saxon

Robert Saxon (65) and his wife, Angela "Angie" Saxon (67), speak about meeting and falling in love, various career choices they have made, and their parenting styles.

Amada (Molly) Leaños Talks About Her Life and Important Events that Occurred Shaped it.

Amada Leaños starts with how she grew up in Dallas right next to a quaint church. She spent her childhood with her parents, many siblings, family friends, and the priest next door living very humbly and religiously. Growing up she...

Jeannine Widener’s StoryCorps interview with Michelle Nichols at the Elyria, Ohio YWCA.

I interviewed Michelle Nichols and asked her questions about her life experiences. She revealed parts of her life I was not expecting. My advice when conducting a StoryCorps interview with someone you know little about is....... "Everyone has untold stories...

Grandma Diane and her grand daughter Lelaina talk about Grandma’s life.

In this interview, conducted in November 2018 in Mohawk, New York, Lelaina Beauregard interviews her grandma Diane about her childhood and her faith in life. Grandma Diane talks about her experience with faith in college and how she found it....