Aaron Joseph Merli

Work History

Work History
2005 - 2014

General Carpenter / Project Oversight

Creative Renovations & Improvement, LLC

Haddon Township, NJ

Skilled in general residential carpentry work, from demolition to rough building and finished construction. EPA Certified Renovator. Project oversight required— the accountability and management of multiple sub-contractors; ability to give clear direction; maintain teamwork with common goals; implement proper codes of professional work and personal conduct; as well as promote and display proper behavior and working relationship with clients.

1999 - 2005

Youth Ministry Director

Joy Community Fellowship Church

Haddon Heights, NJ

Possessed a caring passion and sensitivity for middle-school and high-school children within the church and surrounding schools. Strong in both public teaching and personal mentoring. Responsibilities included— casting and implementing overall vision and goals for the ministry under the direction of and teamwork with senior church leadership; ongoing mentoring from Senior Pastor; managing a team of volunteer helpers and developing current and future leaders; general oversight of planning and executing weekly activities as well as seasonal events.


Aug 1998 - May 2001


Philadelphia University

Degree not completed.

Aug 1996 - May 1998

University of Scranton

Liberal Arts

May 1996

High School Graduation

The King's Christian School

Community Work

Philadelphia University:

  • Cornerstone Christian Ministry Group Leader (3 yrs.)

Miquon Elementary School:

  • After School Program Helper (3 yrs.)

Joy Community Fellowship Church:

  • Youth Ministry Helper (multiple years)
  • Music Ministry/Sunday Worship Coordinator (2 yrs.)
  • Music Team Member—Singer, Guitarist, Sound Operator (on-going)
  • Elected Deacon ( 2009 – present)