E87 Pastor April Fiet Preview

E95 Pastor Jessica Broich on Spiritual Discernment

Welcome back! I’m taking a short reprieve from our neurodivergent series. I met Pastor Jessica Broich at the WHWC conference in March. We have a fun and inspiring conversation about discernment and using our imaginations to engage God. Jessica has several ways that you can connect with her ministry. You can check out her websites below. 

Meet Pastor Jessica Broich here

Class on encountering God through our imaginations


E96 Pastor Kelli Fulks on the Podcast

Welcome back! We are closing in on episode 100. Let’s celebrate! I’m giving away a $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Subscribe to the podcast

2. Share on Social Media and Tag me

3. If you share on Facebook, then you will have to take a screen shot and email it to me at info@joanncbastien.com (since I have been hacked)

4. Otherwise, share on Instagram: @joann.c.bastien or @this.is.her.story 

Please welcome my friend, Pastor Kelli Fulks! She is a Children’s Pastor in Flushing, MI. Kelli is also a licensed counselor. We talk about recognizing the signs of neurodivergence and how to enlist others to help us along the way. 

I’m including a few resources from episode one below:

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World that wasn’t Designed for You – Nerenberg

Mom on the Spectrum

How to ADHD

Embrace Autism (test

ADHD self-assessment 


E94 Pastor Tammy Herbert on Shepherding Neurodivergent People in the 21st Century

Welcome back! Please welcome Pastor Tammy Herbert from Alberta, Canada. In this episode, we talk about learning creative ways to shepherd those who are neurodivergent. Even as we move into this post-pandemic world, we may see the culture shift in such a way that even neurotypical persons would benefit from innovative approaches in ministry. 

Here are some resources mentioned in the episode:

Types of Dyslexia 

True Gifts of a Dyslexic Mind (Ted Talk)

Mindsight (Dan Siegel) 

Brain-Body Parenting (Mona Delahooke)


E93 Michele Taylor on CBT and OT for Neurodivergent Clergy

Welcome back! Let’s talk about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and the use of medication. We also discuss the benefits of getting tested and how ND people are a gift to the world.

Check out this book recommendation and TedTalk about Temple Grandin. She is autistic and a Professor of Animal Science. Temple uses her gifts to bring innovative solutions to the livestock industry.

Temple Grandin Ted Talk

Thinking in Pictures – Temple Grandin


E92 Pastor Jesse Briles on ASD and Pastoral Care

Welcome back, friends! In this episode, I talk with Pastor Jesse about being diagnosed with ASD as an adult. We talk about pastoral care, higher education, and finding a diagnosis as an adult. It is an honest and candid look at finding our gifts and graces along the way. 

You can follow his FaceBook page below:

Neurodivergent Clergy

Here is a book recommendation on ASD:

Look Me in the Eye



Here we go!

Let’s talk about neurodivergent clergy. In this episode, I highlight ASD, ADHD, and SPD. I talk about what these look like in my life and give some resources. Check out the links below and watch for parts 2-5.

Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World that wasn’t Designed for You – Nerenberg

Mom on the Spectrum

How to ADHD

Embrace Autism (test)

ADHD self-assessment



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