Monday Morning Joe: Agent in God’s Mission

In March of 2021, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City partnered with the Inasmuch Foundation and McLaughlin Family Foundation to provide a free sports league of third and fourth-grade students in the Oklahoma Public Schools district. In the midst of Covid and a school system trying to reopen, the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City stepped into […]

Monday Morning Joe: Transform the Community

The Book of Nehemiah is an interesting historical perspective on the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the exile. It is a very personal, specific account of rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem from Nehemiah’s point of view. The story goes like this: The words of Nehemiah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I […]

Monday Morning Joe: A Cup of Joe for Two

Welcome to a special Monday Morning Joe! Monday Morning Joe Presents: A Cup of Joe for Two. An informal interview with YMCA staff and volunteers throughout the Greater OKC area share their story, their passions, and how the Y creates space for them to live into their passion. Today, you will hear from Shade Jalo, […]


One of my favorite programs the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City offers is called Getting Ahead. Getting Ahead is a program that fights poverty head on by offering a free 16-week program that works with individuals to help them set their goals, build a network of support, and discover resources to create a more stable […]