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Education

Aug 2003May 2007

Bachelor of Science

Gordon College

Presidential Honors: Awarded for GPA above 3.75 (2005)

Work experience

Oct 2010Present

Campaign Director

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

• Institutionally responsible for the administration of the comprehensive campaign - $65,000,000 goal • Member of the senior-level management team

Sep 2011Present

Board Member

Russia Evangelism and Leadership
Jun 2008Aug 2010

Middle School Associate

Peachtree Presbyterian Church
  • Plan weekly small group program and curriculum
  • Lead 8th grade boys' small group
  • Responsible for teaching Sunday School bimonthly
  • Plan and lead yearly domestic mission trips
  • Plan monthly service projects and fun events
  • Responsible for outreach and relational ministry to male students
  • Brainstorm and implement creative games, experiences, and media elements
Jun 2007May 2008

Director of High School Ministries

First Presbyterian Church Of Monrovia
  • Planned and taught weekly Sunday School and Youth Group programs
  • Recruited and led a team of volunteers
  • Developed Sunday School curriculum
  • Directed and led camps, retreats, and large group activities
Nov 2006Oct 2007

Barista

Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Responsible for food and drink preparation
  • Provided quality customer service
  • Developed relationships with regular customers
  • Worked on a team to manage and maintain store operations
  • Promoted to Starbucks Learning Journey Coach
Aug 2006May 2007

Assistant High School Ministry Director

Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Planned and taught weekly Sunday School program
  • Planned monthly events and quarterly retreats
  • Led fun events and large group activities 
  • Responsible for outreach and relational ministry to students
Dec 2003May 2006

Youth Director

Village Baptist Church
  • Created a Christian education program for high school and middle school students
  • Led worship on a weekly basis
  • Organized fun events and service projects 
May 2003Aug 2005

Senior Outdoor Guide

LaVida
  • Led 12-day summer wilderness expeditions for college students (students received course credit) 
  • Taught kayaking, canoeing, and hiking
  • Planned daily programs in the wilderness
  • Organized wilderness worship experiences
  • Created and led team-building activities
  • Managed paperwork, permits, and transportation
  • Handled trip logistics, travel arrangements, and food preparation
  • Balanced safety with adventure

Additional Leadership Experience

Mission Trip Team Leader, Peachtree Presbyterian Church (2008-2010):

I planned and led middle school mission trips to Newport, Tennessee (2009), New Orleans, Louisiana (2008), and Birmingham, Alabama (2010).  As trip leader, my responsibilities have included: organizing and leading teambuilding initiatives and team training events, preparing for the safety, education, and cultural experience of trip participants and leaders, creating and facilitating curriculum study and service opportunities, and coordinating trip logistics, travel arrangements, and itineraries. 

Starbucks Learning Journey Coach

As Journey Coach, I was responsible for teaching other employees about customer service, making drinks with speed and accuracy, coffee-tasting, coffee with foods pairings, store maintenance and management.

Monrovia Canyon Park Guide

I was responsible for leading classes of elementary school students through an educational tour of Canyon Park.  I taught about park history, environmental science, and care for the earth.  

International Experience

Russia: 2001 (with Grace Chapel), 2006, 2007

Edinburgh, UK: 2001

Ecuador: 2002 (with Grace Chapel)

Haiti: 2003 (with Grace Chapel)

Germany: 2007

Switzerland: 2007

Austria: 2007

Psychological Strengths

According to my Discovery Report assessment, "I naturally value others.  I am kind and willing to help.  I exhibit a supportive attitude and I am resourceful and capable, consistent and sincere. Care and quality are seen in everything I do. I have a great capacity for being responsible and I am an excellent team player."

According to the report, I am:

  • Compassionate
  • Diplomatic
  • Easygoing
  • A Good Listener
  • Kind
  • Logical
  • Loyal
  • Practical
  • Steadfast
  • Systematic
  • Teachable