The 1M Project Podcast is a place where we strive to bring you stories that will ignite your heart more for Jesus and move you to action.



Download Here

Episode 46 with Connie Tresedder

There are times when God begins to nudge us to move in a new direction with our lives and it’s in these moments when we are faced with the choice of whether or not to act on what we are sensing.

Sometimes fear holds us back and paralyzes us from ever experiencing what it could feel like to walk out our greatest dreams.

On today’s show, Connie Tresedder shares how she heard from God that she was supposed to start a business and how amazing this journey has been for her. She encourages listeners to join her on the adventure of trusting God.

#identity #1mprojectpodcast #roadblocks #collegestudent #bonuschapter #faith #discoveryourpurpse #purpose #unlock #lifecoach

Find Connie Online:



Contagious Life and Purpose Ministry

Unlock Your Purpose Book

Connie’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Never Lost by Elevation

Favorite Book

Hello, My Name Is by Matthew West

Hallie’s Heart by Shelly Beach

Favorite Podcast

She walks in truth by Carrie Robaina

Inspiring words from Connie:

“I prayed, but I really didn’t listen”

Download Here

Episode 45 with Heather Traub

I was lost and in a season of transition when our paths crossed. I needed a friend and God knew it. That’s when God sent me my friend, Heather Traub. As you will quickly learn by listening, Heather has a beautiful heart and a passion for women to discover their true identity.

Join our conversation on today’s episode where we talk about authenticity, fashion, and being present.

#identity #1mprojectpodcast #fashion #beauty #motherhood #prayer #friends

Find Heather Online:

Cabi Facebook


Cabi Instagram

Heather’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Highlands by Hillsong UNITED

Favorite Book

Dare to Lead by Brene’ Brown

Who Will Do What by When by Tom Hanson & Birgit Zacher Hanson

Favorite Place to Shop


Final Words:

“Be present in each moment and learn to listen”

Download Here

Episode 44 with Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Have you ever felt physically tired even after getting plenty of sleep at night?

Do you feel empty, exhausted and wishing you had more of you to give to your friends and family?

If so, maybe  more sleep isn’t what you really need. Maybe you just need to take a deeper look into what rest really means to begin with.

Tune in today and hear my conversation with the brilliant, Dr. Saudra Dalton-Smith.

Saundra Online:




Sacred Rest Book

Saundra’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Gracefully Broken by Tasha Cobbs

Favorite Book

Where the crawdads sing by Delia Owens

Favorite Place to Shop


Favorite Podcast find

More Thank Small Talk Podcast

Download Here

Episode 43 with Kim Wahl

One day Kim was sitting in her weekly women’s study group when all  of the sudden someone mentioned they had done a complaining fast. This idea and the words found in Philippians 4:2 sparked a whole church challenge. Little did she know that she would soon be tested to see if she really had grasped the true discipline of self control when it comes to grumbling and complaining.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear how Kim and her husband Bill were able to walk through a challenging season with great confidence and come out writing a book about what they learned on their journey.

Kim Online:


The River Church

Kim’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Mention of your Name by Jenn Johnson

Favorite Book

Called To Reign by Leif Hetland

Favorite Place to Shop

Hobby Lobby

Favorite Podcast find

The Next Right Thing Podcast

The Pastor’s Wife Life

Kim’s Book

The Complaining Cure

Download Here

Episode 42 with Elizabeth Evans

Dear Friend,

I wish I would have accepted years ago that I didn’t need to spend endless hours researching women I wanted to be like, a master’s degree in theology, to be a New York’s best selling author, and the worlds greatest wife and mom all in order to make a big impact in this world.

I realize now that I’ve focused too much time worrying about things that don’t really matter and now I want to inspire you to do the same.

Listen to today’s episode on how to find your path, the blessings of collaboration, and the gifts found in places unexpected. You’ll learn how to chase after the dreams inside of you and where to take your next step.

Elizabeth Online:


Company Website

Elizabeth’s Favorites:

Favorite Songs

More Hearts Than Mine by Ingrid Andress

They Don’t Make Anything in that Town by Donovan Woods

Favorite Book

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Favorite Place to Shop


Favorite New Podcast Find

Office Ladies

Elizabeth Mentions


Alli Worthington

Young Life

Download Here

Episode 41 with Pastor Dawn Damon

How do we delicately talk about topics like childhood sexual abuse, divorce & remarriage, and women feeling called to be pastor’s in the church???

Dawn and I sit down and have a real conversation about all three of these topics and we want to invite you to join our conversation during this show.

Dawn Online:




Dawn’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Do it Again by Elevation Worship

Favorite Book

The 5 Second Rule: by Mel Robbins

Favorite Place to Shop

L.A. Miller Boutique

Favorite Place to visit


Dawn Mentions:

Freedom Girls Sisterhood

The Freedom Challenge Book

Dawn’s Last Words:

“Delving back into the Word of God is the only place where you’ll meet Jesus again.”

Download Here

Episode 40 with Melanie Pickett

Imagine being abused by the person you vowed to love forever. Melanie Pickett gets real and raw on today’s show when she opens up and shares about her very abusive marriage and the torment she endured until it turned deadly.

Melanie was rescued and now lives to tell others how to find freedom for themselves.

Find Melanie online:




Melanie’s Favorites:

Favorite Song

Greater by Mercy Me

Favorite Book

Breaking Anxiety’s Grip by Dr. Michelle Bengston

Favorite Place to Shop

T.J. Maxx

Favorite Place to visit


Melanie’s Last Words:

“Talk to someone… Don’t assume that you are safe”

Download Here

Episode 39 with Vanessa Davis

I was so honored to sit down and chat with this amazing woman. Vanessa takes us on her journey in women’s ministry, the loss of her 36 year old daughter, and how kindness has become her anthem. You truly will be inspired and blessed by the words Vanessa shares during our conversation in this episode.

Find Vanessa on the Socials:


Business Facebook – All things beautiful by Vanessa

Vanessa’s Favorites:

Freedom by Eddie James

The Nature of Freedom by Graham Cooke

Burlington Coat Factory

Vanessa Mentions:

Ambassedor’s Church

Women’s Aglow International

Women of the Bible

Vanessa’s Last Words:

“The Lord our God is a God who is for you and greater is He who is in you than he who is in this world”

Download Here

Episode 38 with Monique Rogers

You guys are going to fall in love with the heart of our guest today! Monique Rogers is a pastor’s wife, mama to four, empty nester, entrepreneur, gifted speaker and Bible teacher.

Monique left us with these words…”You are Not alone”.

Find Monique on the Socials:



Monique’s Favorites:

It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood by Mr. Rogers

Won’t you be my neighbor a documentary about Mr. Rogers

Suffering is Never For Nothing by Elisabeth Elliot

Monique Mentions:

SOS (Sisters of Strength) Led by Dr.Donna LaMar Meet Every First Saturday @ 6:15 @ OakCrest Church

Download Here

Episode 37: 1M Project with Jessica Harper

You guys!  You are going to be so inspired when you hear how God is using Jessica behind the scenes in some of Michigan’s most popular festivals and events. She has a heart for her city and to help organizations reach their goals with bringing entertainment to the Lakeshore.

Sit back and listen as Carly and I spend some time chatting with one of our favorite friends.

Find Jessica on the Socials here:



Shout outs to Jessica’s favorite events

Jessica’s Mentions:

Worship on the Waterfront

Unity Festival

Irish Festival

1M Project

Her Dream Team

Jessica’s Favorites:

People Album by Hillsong United

How to Worship a King  by Zach Neese

What happened was by KJ-52 and the Poetics


Oxen Apparel


The Carrollton Band

Episode 36: 1M Project with Kim Oaster

Kim is passionate about helping women live in the truth of God’s word. Having seen God change her own life over and over, she knows the potential for life-change in other people.

Kim works with her husband Brad, consulting with churches across the United States. Together they help churches flourish at bringing the love of Jesus to their communities through strategic planning and design.

Find Kim on the Socials here:




Kim’s Favorites:

Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken

Adamant by Lisa Bevere

Raise a Hallelujah by Bethel

Propel Women


EPISODE 35: 1M Project Podcast with Anne Thornton from New Jersey

Anne Thornton shares her journey as a woman in ministry and how she juggles being married to the pastor of City Life Church, mothering her 3 kids, being a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit  for two different hospitals, lives in Jersey city, and has started doing ministry classes with the Empower program of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.

Find Anne on the Socials here:



Download Here

Download Here

Download Here

Download Here