Friends of Midday

For those of you who want to stay in touch with the former Midday Connection team, here’s the latest! Until we land on a permanent website or gathering place… we’ll update this page as much as possible!

Page updated September 2, 2016


Listen to Anita & Melinda
as they filled in on Let’s Talk with Mark Elfstrand, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

Friends of Midday


FIRST, please LIKE our Facebook Pages!

Melinda currently has a personal Facebook timeline and you can
feel free to send her a friend request!

THEN, Subscribe to our podcasts:

  • Anita Lustrea – Faith Conversations: iTunes / Stitcher
  • Everyday Prayer – Lori Neff: iTunes
  • Millrose Podcast: iTunes / Stitcher
  • Conversations with Mark Breta: premiering Fall 2016

AND, if you’d like, Follow each of us on Twitter:

…and on Instagram!

Millrose Podcast on Instagram Millrose Podcast
Anita Lustrea on Instagram Anita Lustrea
Melinda Schmidt on Instagram Melinda Schmidt
Lori Neff on Instagram Lori Neff
Mark Breta on Instagram Mark Breta
Caryn Rivadeneira on Instagram Caryn Rivadeneira

Here is what we’re up to:

Anita Lustrea

Melinda Schmidt

  • Completed her graduate work at Wheaton College.
  • Presenting Creative Faith retreats with Lori. Learn more here.
  • Online: Facebook • Twitter • Instagram
  • Melinda was co-host of Midday Connection and host of the Bring to Mind podcast.

Lori Neff

  • Co-facilitator for Christos Center for Spiritual Formation’s Spiritual Director training program.
  • Presents unique prayer experiences in her podcast, Everyday Prayer.
  • Co-hosts Millrose Podcast with Mark Breta.
  • Online: Lori’s blog/website • FacebookTwitter • Instagram
  • Lori produced and co-hosted Midday Connection and was the social media and event coordinator for the program.

Caryn Rivadeneira

Mark Breta

  • Freelance media producer, fill-in worship leader at his church, and blogger/vlogger.
  • “Revived” and adapted Millrose Podcast and co-hosts with Lori.
  • Online: Mark’s blog/websiteFacebookTwitter • Instagram • YouTube
  • Mark was the technical producer for Midday Connection and coordinating producer of the Bring to Mind podcast.