Home Stretch Interviews

Check out interviews from different community members on The Home Stretch below!


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Lt. Blake Fewell – 4/4/2017




Lt. Blake Fewell of the Salvation Army stopped by The Home Stretch to talk about what’s going on in between the Christmas and summer seasons and how he got involved with the Salvation Army.

Ben Higgins – 4/3/2017

Bo Mullett talked with the former Bachelor Ben Higgins about his faith and how it affected his time on the show.

Iris Brunner – 3/28/17

Iris Brunner, Director of Development for Family Service Society in Marion, came in to talk about her role at Family Service Society, the programs they offer, and upcoming events.

Alicia Hazelwood – 3/22/17

Executive Director of the Grant County United Way Alicia Hazelwood stopped by to talk about the United Way Annual Meeting and what they’re working on in the community.


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Pastor DJ Ikeler – 3/21/17

Pastor DJ Ikeler of God’s House Marion stopped by The Home Stretch to talk about how he ended up at the church, their partnership with God’s House Zambia, and what the church means by “keep it spicy.”






Leon Harshenin and Sage Hamm – 2/28/17

Dr. Leon Harshenin, Professor of Music and Piano at Taylor University, and Sage Hamm, high school sophomore and Winner of the 2016 Concerto Aria Competition for piano, stopped by The Home Stretch to talk about the upcoming Marion Philharmonic Orchestra concert “Gems.”



Robert Newman – 2/21/17

Actor Robert Newman discusses his leading role in Trumbo: Red, White, and Blacklisted, upcoming projects, and his philosophy of acting as a Christian in Hollywood with Tim on The Home Stretch.


Sammy Kay – 2/15/17

Friend of The Home Stretch and local artist Sammy Kay stopped by to talk with Jaren and Hunter about the upcoming Java Jax Open Mic Hosted by CSA.


Zach Bardsley – 2/10/17

Zach Bardsley, Young Adult Pastor of Lakeview Wesleyan Church, talks with Jaren and Tim about his role at the church, pastor disaster stories, service opportunities, and dill pickle soup.


Tabatha Nice and Dana South – 2/8/17

Tabatha Nice and Dana South from the Marion Civic Theatre discuss their upcoming performance of “Til Death Do Us Part,” an interactive murder mystery, with Hunter and Jaren.


Rick Berbereia – 2/2/17

Rick Berbereia, director of the Grant County Rescue Mission, talks with Jaren and Nic on The Home Stretch about the Rescue Mission as we look forward to the Walk-A-Mile event February 25th.