Grounded Podcast

What If You’re Asked to Compromise Your Christian Faith at Work?, with Valerie Kloosterman

What would you do if your employer asked you to sign something that violated your Christian faith? It happened to Valerie Kloosterman, a physician’s assistant who lost her job for refusing to agree that gender is fluid. You’ll be inspired and equipped by her story in this episode of Grounded. 


Episode Notes

“Americans Who Read the Bible Are Better Able to Forgive Others” article

Valerie’s story at

“Prayer Is Our Most Powerful Weapon, with Karen Ellis” video 

Revive '21 messages


Erin Davis: Imagine this, you are at a mandatory training at work. Are you picturing it? And then you're handed a piece of paper, and you're asked to affirm in writing that gender is fluid rather than a fixed biological sex created by God. What would you do? I'm Erin Davis, and this is Grounded. 

Portia Collins: I'm Portia Collins. Erin, you made my palms a …

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About the Hosts

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Erin Davis is married to her high school sweetheart, Jason, and together they parent four energetic boys on their small farm in the midwest. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, the content manager … read more …

Portia Collins

Portia Collins

Portia Collins serves on the Revive Our Hearts team as the Monthly Partner Specialist and co-host of the weekly videocast, Grounded. Her favorite part of her job is meeting the ministry partners who help make the mission possible. Portia is … read more …

About the Guests

Valerie Kloosterman

Valerie Kloosterman

Valerie Kloosterman is a physician assistant, wife, and mother of four beautiful children in the Grand Rapids area of Michigan. She loves serving her community in the healthcare field and serving her United Reformed church through music ministry. Valerie also … read more …

Kayla Toney

Kayla Toney

Kayla Toney is Associate Counsel with First Liberty Institute, concentrating on religious liberty matters and First Amendment rights for clients of all faiths. Prior to joining First Liberty, Kayla litigated religious freedom cases as a Constitutional Law Fellow at the … read more …