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Work experience

Mar 2009May 2014

Team Captain

Docent Group

Serve as Team Captain for a Research team providing pcastors with tailored  briefs for sermon series, book reviews and other various projects.  Recently I successfully led and managed a large-scale project for our company that involved a  team of 32 researchers in which we exceeded our clients goal and finished ahead of schedule.

Sep 2008Jun 2010

Church Planting Intern

Memorial Presbyterian Church

As a cooperative church-planting intern with Memorial Presbyterian Church (PCA) working with The Journey, I helped develop and implement a Liturgical Worship Service in a church with a history of exclusively contemporary worship. Helped to manage a core group of 35 people to launch this new service and site that saw over 100+ in attendance on a weekly basis. Wrote liturgy and led the service. Responsible for the recruitment, leadership and management of multiple ministry teams.

Dec 2009Jun 2010

Teaching Assistant

Covenant Theological Seminary

Served as Teaching Assistant to Dr. Phil Douglass, Professor of Practical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary, primarily for his Ministry Leadership class.

Aug 2009Jun 2010

Campus Development Associate

The Journey

Currently serve as the Campus Development Associate, with responsibilities for outlining objectives, researching and gathering resources for Campus Pastor Leadership Development.  Also involved in detailing a Church Discipline process and procedures for use across our multiple sites.

May 2009Jul 2009

Summer Church Planting Intern

Harbor Presbyterian Church

Assisted with the development of a future church plant core group in a mutli-ethnic, multi-cultural context.  Regularly met with six site pastors and one movement pastor for mentoring and ministry development. Gathered and assimilated demographic data of the city to identify potential locations of future plants.

Jan 2008Jan 2009

Research Analyst

Center for Ministry Leadership

Compiled and trended major themes based on five years of gathered conversations between 50+ pastors covering a wide spectrum of topics relating to sustaining ministry excellence and vitality.

Oct 2004May 2006

Assistant Director

INTERSECT

As a lay leader in the Young Professionals/Singles ministry, I served as Assistant Director for INTERSECT, a monthly worship gathering I envisioned and helped launch designed to engage and attract the 40,000 single adults living in our city.  I served as part of the vision team as well as recruiter, project manager and worship leader.  We had an average attendance of 120 starting from a core group of 40 committed members.

Apr 2003Feb 2006

EXCELL Initiative Director

Acura of Augusta

Implemented and led the EXCELL customer satisfaction initiative involving the management of cross-functional teams across three departments to assess current processes and re-design them to meet and exceed customer expectation benchmarks. Coordinated with area dealerships for their site-specific implementation of the program and our best practices.

Nov 2002May 2003

Sales Consultant

Acura of Augusta

Sold new and used vehicles while serving and growing our dealerships client base.

Education

20062010

M.Div

Covenant Theological Seminary
19962001

B.A.

Augusta State University

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Meet the Family

Our Calling

Calling is something that is important for both Maggie and I.  We share in ministry together, and together we minister well.  Our commitment to the gospel is matched only by our commitment to sharing that wth others - both within and outside the church.  We both have a strong desire to mentor and shepherd men and women in their 20's and 30's - from college students and professionals, to young marrieds and  families.  We are both gifted and experienced in leading discipleship and community small groups, personal counseling, and coaching, as well as teaching and communicating in forum and large group settings.  Hospitality is a regular practice in our home and we love to live life on life with others as much as possible.

Summary

Passionate, effective and teachable pastoral candidate with a proven history of launching and leading ministry initiatives and shepherding God’s people. A team player committed to equipping people to love God, live in authentic community, and engage the world with missional intentionality.  My passion is to partner with God in redeeming all nouns – all peoples, all places, and all things.