Engaging Infertility and Childlessness

In this episode, Kymberli Cook and Dr. Julie Shannon talk about infertility and childlessness, focusing on how her struggles through this influenced her walk with Christ and eventual ministry.

About the Contributors

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Julie Shannon

Dr. Julie Shannon’s over 15 years of experience in church lay leadership, teaching, and speaking includes workshops, retreats, classes, sermons, and large group presentations. She utilizes writing, podcasting, teaching, speaking, and coaching to equip others in defining steps for life. Experiences in infertility, childlessness, singleness, and life realities inspire her to share solutions and stories that offer hope, community, and a new perspective on life.

Julie earned an undergraduate degree in Radio/TV Communication from Stephen F. Austin State University, a Master in Christian Education degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Educational Ministry degree from DTS.

She authored two books available on Amazon, When the Stork Passes By: A Field Guide to Practical Compassion and Infertility & Involuntary Childlessness: Traveling the Terrain, contributed to Invitation to Educational Ministry: Foundations of Transformative Christian Education by George M. Hillman Jr. and Sue G. Edwards, and has a new book about rebuilding life after storms which will be available mid-2022.

Julie hosts The Bearing Life podcast available wherever you listen to podcasts or you can subscribe on her website.

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Kymberli Cook

Kymberli Cook is the Assistant Director of the Hendricks Center, overseeing the workflow of the department, online content creation, Center events, and serving as Giftedness Coach and Table Podcast Host. She is also a doctoral student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, pursuing research connected to unique individuality, the image of God, and providence. When she is not reading for work or school, she enjoys coffee, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her husband and daughters.