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Experience

July 2016Present

Chaplain (Part-Time)

Episcopal Service Corps Maryland

• Provided pastoral care as needed for participants in the ESC Maryland program, both individually and as a community.

• Designed and executed reflection workshops on a number of topics, including communication style awareness and conflict resolution.

• Recruited external resources to help enrich the program and troubleshoot ongoing challenges.

Dec 2015Present

Priest-in-Charge

The Church of the Holy Apostles, Arbutus MD

• Networked with community businesses and other churches resulting in shared resources, new community liturgies, and greater neighborhood awareness of Holy Apostles.

• Recruited a sustainability team to evaluate financial and human resources, building a development plan and coordinating clear communication between stakeholders.

• Reworked parish stewardship model towards a team-led, year-round spiritual practice, increasing participation and giving year-over-year.

• Supervised renewal of youth and children's ministries leading to a greatly expanded youth group and the implementation of inter-generational and children's worship.

• Worked with vendors, donors, and vestry to develop new branding for the church, including a new logo and styling used across web, social media, and printed platforms.

Mar 2014Nov 2015

Priest-in-Charge

The Church of the Redemption, Baltimore MD

• Increased average weekly attendance by 24% 2014 over 2013.

• Leveraged church resources to increase projected 2015 revenue by 27% over 2014.

• Built a newcomer focused weeknight alternative Eucharist w/fellowship and study.

• Provided pastoral care and redevelopment guidance to a family-size congregation in a rapidly changing urban community.

• Developed web, social media, and direct-mail marketing campaigns.

Jan 2009Apr 2014

Paramedic / Preceptor

Baltimore County Fire Department

• Supervised and performed medical care responding to residential and industrial emergencies.

• Lectured for undergraduate-level paramedic training courses in pathology, physiology, pharmacology, emergency management, and self-care.

• Trained students in the field, engaging a variety of learning styles with mentorship that emphasized character and professionalism.

Aug 2008Jun 2011

Youth Minister

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore MD

• Developed a comprehensive formation program for grades 6-12.

• Planned and supervised special events and outreach opportunities for youth group.

• Recruited, trained, and maintained a corps of adult volunteers.

• Created a unique confirmation program for ages 14 and up.

• Designed and maintained the parish website.

• Assisted in development of newcomer and young adult (20s and 30s) community.

Sep 2008Jan 2009

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Transport Medic

Johns Hopkins Hospital

• Worked in a team to plan and execute transport of critical, emergency, and high risk pediatric patients.

• Maintained and kept inventory of equipment

• Performed advanced life support and critical care skills on a wide range of cases in prehospital and hospital settings.

Sep 2006Apr 2007

Casual On-Call Chaplain and Chaplaincy Intern

University Health Network, Toronto

• Provided Spiritual Care to patients and staff in a healthcare system encompassing three major hospitals in the culturally diverse area of downtown Toronto.

• Researched a wide array of religious and cultural norms and values in the context of a medical setting and advised staff on how to proceed.

• Acted as a liaison between patients, families, and medical professionals, ensuring that patients could make informed decisions and have their desires respected.

Jul 2005Aug 2006

Special Needs Counselor and Health Officer

Sherman Lake YMCA

• Provided one-on-one care of mentally and physically challenged children involved in camp experience with a focus on personal growth and community participation.

• Provided for first aid and pharmaceutical distribution for all campers.

Aug 2002May 2003

Association Director

Associated Students of Michigan State University

• Supervised operations for one of the nation’s largest Student Governments, administrating an annual budget in excess of a million dollars.

• Led a staff of twenty plus employees in departments including diversity education, government affairs (primarily state level lobbying), legal aid, marketing, outreach, constituent assistance, finance, logistics, and others.

• Spearheaded organizational restructuring leading to greater efficiency and organizational responsiveness.

Aug 2000May 2003

Mentor (RA), Program Specialist, and Activities Coordinator

Michigan State University

• Advanced through several positions within a residential, arts-focused, honors program.

• Responsibilities centered on student leader development and service-learning.

• Administrated student-run extracurricular groups.

• Planned and executed service-based “Alternative Spring Break” trips.

Jun 2001Aug 2002

Producer

Gull Lake Summer Theatre, Richland MI

• Built from the ground up a not-for-profit theater program to engage youth in the arts.

• Age range of fifteen to twenty-five connected at-risk high school students with developing professionals in the field.

• Oversaw budgeting and financing of productions, play selection, staffing, supervised artistic direction, supervision of youth participants, and marketing.

Education

Aug 2004May 2007

Master of Divinity

Trinity College in the University of Toronto

Multidisciplinary course of study with a personal emphasis on counseling, pastoral care, and ethics. Highlights included a study abroad in Nicaragua focusing on third world solidarity, internships focusing on youth development, homeless outreach, and ecumenical worship leadership.

Aug 1999Aug 2003

Bachelor of Arts

Michigan State University

Major in Psychology, minors (cognates) in history and political science. Extracurricular activities resulted in paid positions supervising student activity groups within the Residential Option in Arts & Letters program, and overseeing operations of the student government.

Sep 2007Jun 2008

Paramedic Program

Kellogg Community College

Intensive program completing requirements for certification as a Nationally Registered Paramedic

Conferences, Committees, and Continuing Education

  • Episcopal Church Foundation / Lilly Endowment "Boot Camp" | 2016 - 2017
  • Diocese of Maryland Diocesan Youth Advisory Council | 2016 - Present
  • Diocese of Maryland Diocesan Council | 2016 - Present
  • Diocese of Maryland Compensation and Benefits Committee | 2015 - Present
  • Buildings for a New Tomorrow Symposium | Episcopal Church Building Fund | 2014 & 2015
  • Diocesan Transition Committee for Election of Suffragan Bishop | 2014
  • Seeing the Face of God in Each Other | Diocese of Maryland | 2014
  • Safeguarding God's Children | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
  • Breaking the Silence Anti-Domestic Violence | Diocese of Maryland | 2013
  • Instructor I | Baltimore County Fire Department | 2013
  • Episcopal Youth Event (as adult leader) | 2008
  • Toronto School of Theology Ecumenical Worship Committee | 2004-2006
  • Canadian Theological Students Association | 2005
  • Trinity College Corporation (student and faculty governance) | 2004-2007
  • Cornell Therapeutic Crisis Intervention | Lakeside for Children  | 2004
  • Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention | Lakeside for Children | 2004
  • American Red Cross Lifeguard | Michigan State University | 2002