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Work experience

Aug 2009Present

Community Advisor

Simpson College

Community Advisors are current students who are a key component in creating a successful Residence Life experience for our residential students.  The job of a Community Advisor is to live in one of the five residence halls and. Typically there is one Community Advisor per floor in Barker, Kresge, Buxton, Picken and Worth Halls. Community Advisor's take part in the day-to-day activities of hall life and plan educational and social programs for their floor and for the entire hall. Community Advisor's report to the Area Coordinator for their area.

May 2010Aug 2010

Program Coordinator

YouthWorks!

Help youth see the reason behind why they serve as you interact with them on a daily basis. Love and encourage youth in their experience and faith journey. Partner with and provide leadership for daily work projects, Kids Club or ministry sites. Facilitate fun, meaningful and educational evening activities. Plan and coordinate nightly Club, with your team’s support. Prepare and give a Christ-centered talk based on the summer theme with provided outlines.

Aug 2005Sep 2008

Youth Leader Assistant

Legacy of Life Church

My job as Youth Leader Assistant was to give input and help organize youth trips and functions.  I was also to market and advertise all youth events taking place within the church and the surrounding community. 

Jun 2007Aug 2008

Courtesy Clerk

Safeway

Assist in the quick and efficient checkout service of our customers by helping to unload grocery items onto check-stands, bagging groceries, and providing carry out service. I would conduct price checks, take “return” products back to proper shelf locations, and help maintain store shelves by cleaning and fronting products. I would also gather shopping carts from parking lots, sweep and mop floors, assist in the prompt clean up of spills and other general housekeeping duties.

Education

Aug 2008Present

Bachelors Degree

Simpson College

Skills

New Testament Greek
I have taken the time to learn New Testament Greek and translate the original text.  I have taken two semesters of Greek while in Undergraduate school and have passed both classes with and average grade of B+.  I have continue in my studies of Greek and have now considered myself to be pretty good at it. 

References

James Hayes

Dr. James (Jim) Hayes is the Director of the Center for Vocation and Integrative Learning (CVIL), with rank as Instructor of Religion.  His life has been blessed with opportunities to teach, write, and preach; as well as motivational speaking, pastoral ministry, leading retreats and workshops; adult learning and training programs; service-learning advocacy, and consulting.  He is expert in Homiletics, as well as Catholic culture and identity

Diane Pottratz

While I worked for YouthWorks! Diane was the Site Director of the site that I was assigned to.  She was my supervisor for the summer and we worked hand and hand to make the best of our experience with youth and the community. 

Gary Dodrill

Gary is the Director of Admissions for the Estrella Baptist Association.

Dennis Conner

Dennis Conner has be a family friend as well as a mentor in ministry.  He moved from North Carolina to plant a church in Phoenix, Arizona area.  he has must experience with ministry.  He is also a pastor of a church.

Mark Scott

Pastor Mark Scott has been my Pastor for 20 years.  He is also my father from whom I give all credit to for my experience in church ministry.   He has been pastoring/preaching for well over 20 years and does not plan on stopping anytime soon.  He is also a church planter for the Southern Baptist convention. 

Objective

My objective as a Youth Pastor is to simply, save a life! I want to be the one who makes the Word of God relevant to the life as a teenager, high school student and the alike.  This is a very serious job and I within my heart have been called to let the younger generation truly understand what 1 Timothy 4:12 tells us, "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."  That is what it is all about right there.  My objective is to make sure by the power invested in me, that each and every youth member can understand what that passage of scripture really means and how to apply it to their lives, daily!!! Amen!!

Interest

I have interest in the game of basketball, I played college basketball at Simpson College.  I love to coach and teach the game.  I have coached and refereed many games through the YMCA organization.  I am also very interested in the Apologetics of Christianity.  I as of late have researched and studied throughly the science and philosophy of how we as human beings have come to be.