The Reconciliation Conversation Episode 4 co-hosts Derrick DeLain and Jason Dukes with Jarryd Cole former Iowa Hawkeye Basketball Player now Ames Iowa Pastor and Founder of
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INTERVIEW with Jarryd Cole
Founder of
Cornerstone in Ames, Iowa
July 1st, 2020

:: INTRO | Derrick DeLain
Welcome to The Recon Convo. We want to be a space where we can encourage love, expose hate, equip for reconciliation, and emphasize unity so that people of all colors and backgrounds can know our value together as one. Today...

:: Jarryd Cole BIO | Derrick DeLain
Welcome to the home of the Hawkeyes!!! Starting at forward, a senior, at 6-7 and 250 lbs, from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, MO, # 50 Jarryd Coooooooooooooooooooole!!!!

Seriously, Jarryd has been married for 7 years and is a father to a beautiful daughter! He is on pastoral staff with Cornerstone Church in Ames, Iowa. And he is the co-founder of We Are Ambassador — a biblically informed Christian coalition that engages issues of religion, race, justice, and culture in ways that pursue reconciliation.

:: QUESTION 1 | Derrick DeLain
Listen, we’ve talked on the phone some since everything has gone down in the past couple of weeks, but as a black athlete that played in a majority white area you’ve had a lot of eyes on you and many people still follow you. How are you processing both externally and internally with what we are seeing right now?

:: QUESTION 2 | Jason Dukes
You are on staff with a church in Ames, Iowa. You are passionate about the prayer of Jesus in John 17. Talk about what, in your opinion, the American Church should be focusing on right now with regard to reconciliation?

:: QUESTION 3 | Derrick DeLain
Talk about what We Are Ambassadors is and why you and Purshia and Tracee and Kari were so passionate to launch it?

:: QUESTION 4 | Jason Dukes
We try to wrap each episode with one or two simple takeaways individuals can act on right now. What takeaways would you suggest for someone listening who wants to cultivate for reconciliation?

:: WRAP-UP with Jarryd’s social media and web info | Derrick DeLain
@Jarryd_Cole on Twitter and Instagram
@we.are.ambassadors on Instagram
@waambassadors on Twitter

:: OUTRO | Derrick

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**Musical intro and outro by @cdukesmusic (

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