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My father had a small medical equipment and sales company which I worked in while growing up. While it was assumed that I would enter one of the professions, he believed that one of the greatest gifts you could give a child is to learn how to work and that it is important to have a trade to fall back on. So, I trained not only in sales and service, but also worked in high school and college as a baker as well as learning the printing trade. Prior to beginning my career I worked in customer service and repair of electronics. My career as a pastor has allowed me to hone my natural talent for relationships and meeting the public. That along with my avocations of woodworking and home repair have prepared me to not only enjoy working in a place like home depot, but to be qualified to assist customers.
Jan 2009 - Present
Auburn Seventh-day Adventist Church - Auburn, California
Manage a paid staff of 4 people in addition to ultimate oversight of over 60 volunteers.
Oct 1999 - Dec 2008
Pleasant Hill Seventh-day Adventist Church - Pleasant Hill, California
Managed a Paid staff of 4 individuals, oversight of an additional 6 paid staff and 10 volunteers.
Jul 1991 - Sep 1999
Billings Seventh-day Adventist Church - Billings Montana
Managed a paid staff of 2 individuals and oversight of 5 individuals and over 20 volunteers.
Jan 1987 - Jun 1991
Chehalis Seventh-day Adventist Church - Chehalis, Washington
Managed a paid staff of 1 and volunteers.
Oct 1981 - Dec 1986
Sandpoint Seventh-day Adventist Church - Sandpoint, Idaho
Pastored the church
Jan 1978 - Sep 1981
Chattanooga Seventh-day Adventist Church - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Pastored the Church
Jan 1975 - Dec 1978
Three starting level Seventh-day Adventist Churches
Ellijay Georgia, Marietta Georgia, Jonesboro Georgia
Interim and Intern positions in Ellijay and Marietta and Pastor in Jonesboro
Sep 1973 - Dec 1974
Sheet Rock hanger
Hung sheetrock while working on my Masters Degree.
Sep 1967 - Dec 1972
Disk Jockey and Online Interviewer
National Public Radio affiliates - KANG, WAUS
Spun records and did online interviews.
1972 - 1974
Masters of Divinity
Sep 1967 - Jul 1972
Batchelor of Arts
Walla Walla College, Pacific Union College
Gardening and Yard
After a bankruptcy, I replaced the full time gardener in the yard of our home in Portland which included care and maintenance of a very intricately landscaped yard and care of 75 tea and climbing rose bushes.
I have done most of my own home repairs and upgrades for 45 years and have the skills and tools to do so.
I am a proficient woodturner, a mid-level woodworker with my own fully furnished woodshop and have worked in high school as a "choker setter" in the logging industry.