Kara Cooper is the Chaplain for Lancaster University in Lancashire, England. Kara and I graduated together from Duke in 2002. The year after that we both accepted an appointment in the British Methodist Church. Kara hasn't come back to the United States but is now an ordained clergy of the British Methodist Church and a British citizen.
Doing ministry overseas is an art. In a more secular society with a national church, it is a lot different than ministry here in the "colonies." Yet, it proves to be a great place to experience God still at work in the lives of people. Kara shares some of her stories and experiences as the follower of Jesus who talks a little funny.
Wes Smith is a co-pastor with his wife, Toni Ruth, at Harrisburg UMC in Harrisburg, NC. He is also fascinated with theology. For the last three years, he has had a small group meet in his basement to discuss theology. Our conversation walks through Wes falling in love with theology, explaining it to youth and now in his ministry at Harrisburg.