True and Constant Podcast

Get ready to press play on your new favorite podcast! This limited-series podcast will highlight our incredible members and their stories of Gamma Phi Beta sisterhood.  

Episodes

#1: Breaking Barriers: Kathryn Childers, The Original Trailblazer

Joining Emma and Lex in an empowering conversation is Kathryn Childers (Colorado-Boulder), who made history as one of the first five female U.S. Secret Service special agents hired in 1971. She joined 1,100 men in the elite agency where she shot holes in the glass ceiling, investigating counterfeit, working undercover and protecting the president and world leaders. Fondly called the “Pistol Packin’ Nanny,” Kathryn was charged with protecting the Kennedy children – Caroline and John Jr. – while traveling the globe with Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Emma and Lex dive deeper into Kathryn’s history and her current life as a public speaker and author. Plus, they find out what it really means to live up to her mantra— “Do it scared!”


#2: Author by Day, Sleuth by Night

Hosts Emma and Lex delve deeper into Shelli R. Johannes's (Georgia) career transition from corporate America to becoming an illustrious author and senior copywriter. Shelli has published over 25 children’s books, including the “Cece Loves Science” series, “Penny (An Engineering Tale of the Fourth Pig)” and the new “Farm Friends” series. In addition to penning five teen novels, she is the author of the “Theo Thesaurus” series, “Shine Like A Unicorn” and “Florence Nightingale,” based on the “She Persisted” series by Chelsea Clinton. Join the conversation about her Gamma Phi Beta experience, the multitude of voices she brings to life through her words and her own pack of unicorns at home.

#3: A Roadmap to Living Your Passion

Self-proclaimed "boss babe" Harper Matthews (Pepperdine) dedicates her days to seeking out the most promising emerging leaders on college campuses across North America as a university recruiter for Washington, D.C.-based McKinsey & Company. In this episode of “The True and Constant Podcast,” Harper imparts wisdom to sisters of all ages, particularly those on the brink of graduation and about to embark on their first professional endeavors. She delves into topics such as networking, navigating the corporate landscape and becoming a catalyst for positive change.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Harper actively supports numerous organizations dedicated to empowering women, advocating for youth and improving the lives of communities of color. She channels her fervor for fostering genuine communities and her expertise in recruitment, retention and member experience into her volunteer roles. These roles include past positions such as Gamma Phi Beta Nominating Committee member and current roles such as membership services chair for the National Urban League Young Professionals.

#4: The Healing Power of Art

Mallory Montgomery (Alma), MS, ATCS, ATR-BC, CCTP, has a deep commitment to healing and social change, Mallory's contributions extend far beyond the therapy room.

As a board-certified art therapist and certified clinical trauma professional, Mallory brings a unique blend of clinical expertise and compassionate support to her work. Currently serving as the Director of Counseling and Advocacy for a survivorship program dedicated to individuals impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking, Mallory is deeply invested in empowering survivors to reclaim their lives and find healing through creative expression.

In addition to her clinical role, Mallory is a trailblazer in the field of mental health advocacy. She is actively engaged in efforts to license art therapists in Michigan, working tirelessly within the state legislature to expand access to vital mental health services for underserved communities.

Outside of her advocacy work, Mallory is a dedicated artist who finds solace and inspiration in creative expression. From figure drawing to watercolor, acrylic, and oil painting, as well as ceramics, Mallory's artistic talents enrich both her personal life and her therapeutic practice.


#5: Capturing the Magic

A seasoned photographer, Ren Morrison (Southern Methodist) is renowned for photographically capturing esteemed figures across diverse sectors.

With a portfolio that boasts collaborations with US Presidents and foreign dignitaries, celebrities, artists and industry leaders, she demonstrates a broad talent forming connections—visual and interpersonal—with some of the most inspirational individuals across the globe.

Ren's work has featured prominently in prestigious publications such as Harper’s Bazaar, Modern Luxury, Travel & Leisure, D Magazine, and Voyage Magazine, where it has garnered acclaim. She has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Women Under 40 in the United States by The Crescent, further solidifying her status as a leading talent in the industry.

Ren tells all in our True and Constant Podcast about what it’s like to be a world-renowned photographer, how she gets the best shot and most importantly, what it means to be a Gamma Phi Beta. 

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Meet the Hosts

These two dynamic Gamma Phi Betas cannot wait to bring you the True and Constant podcast! 

Emma Oremus (St. Louis)

Originally from the Midwest, Emma ventured out to the mountains and now works in communications and development for Savio, a Colorado nonprofit that connects underserved families to mental health support and wellness programming. Being part of Gamma Phi Beta made it possible for Emma to meet some of her best friends, connect with altruistic missions she believes in, and grow in self confidence. This experience inspired her to continue uplifting the sisterhood’s strength by helping as the PR & Philanthropy Advisor for Theta Chapter at the University of Denver. When you’re not catching her on True & Constant, Emma enjoys spending time hiking, traveling, playing trivia, watching old movies, reading a good book, and volunteering with Girls on the Run. 

What is Emma looking forward to while hosting the True and Constant Podcast?

"The chance to explore Gamma Phi Beta’s history and share sisters’ wisdom around the world!"

Lex Stewart (Ohio)

A marketing geek turned career coach & writer, Lex Stewart (they/them) uses stories and levity to spark "aha" moments. As a coach, Lex empowers creative individuals and small businesses to explore and redefine their potential. As a writer, they craft compelling stories and messaging for brands, publications, and artists. Off hours you can find them painting, practicing yoga, and watching movies.

What is Lex looking forward to while hosting the True and Constant Podcast?

"There are so many inspiring sorority members with stories that deserve to be heard. As one of the co-hosts, I'm excited to provide a platform to uplift and showcase these voices. My hope is that listeners will come away feeling connected, empowered, and proud to be part of this community."


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