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Work experience

Jun 2008Present

Title Abstractor/Co-Owner

J & J Land Services, LLC

·Serve as independent contractor on short to long-term projects for companies in the natural resources and land acquisition industry

·Travel to work on projects in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania

·Contract services through brokers for individual projects

Sep 2006Jan 2008

Youth Minister

Milford Christian Church

·Created student-led youth worship service

oLed worship band on a weekly basis as main vocalist and guitarist

oPut together music sets, created media presentations

oRecruited students to play in worship band

oGave music lessons to students new to their instruments

oOrganized student teams to run various aspects of service (Offering, Communion, Welcome Center, etc.)

·Directed all aspects of Youth Ministry for Grades 6-12 with duties including, but not limited to:

oRecruiting and training volunteers

oTeaching Sunday School and leading mid-week programming

oCounseling students and parents

·Organized special trips, outings, and service projects

·Preached and presented special music in main adult service when needed

May 2006Aug 2006

Family Ministries Intern

Beechwold Christian Church

·Led Children’s Worship service on Sunday mornings

·Taught Sunday School and led small groups

·Planned and oversaw outings, activities, and VBS

May 2005Aug 2005

Outreach Team Leader

Cincinnati Christian University

·Led an Outreach Team representing Cincinnati Christian University to various camps throughout 

        the United States

·Served as a camp counselor for students in grades 6 thru 12 at camps and recruited prospective 

        CCU students

·Led worship and/or campfire service at several weeks of camp

Education

Aug 2004May 2008

Bachelor's Degree

Cincinnati Christian University
  • Began as a worship major at CCU and thus took numerous music theory and worship leadership classes
  • Participated in the concert choir
  • Led worship in various chapel services at Cincinnati Christian University as a student
  • Traveled with worship teams to lead worship at area churches
  • Led worship with band at several youth conferences
Aug 2000Jun 2004

High School Diploma

Brandon High School
  • Received all-state honors for vocal accomplishment
  • Participated in Concert Choir
  • Organized and led Consumed, a Student Ministry that I began while in high school; met on a weekly basis for devotions, fellowship, and service opportunities

Family

Skills

  • Vocals, guitar, piano
  • Media presentations
  • Profiecent in computer skills and programs (i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, Excel, Garage Band, Reason, Media Shout)

Interests

  • Listening to and playing music
  • Cars
  • Fishing
  • Biking
  • Hanging out with my awesome wife
  • Construction/Hands-on projects and repairs 

Summary

          I am currently seeking a Worship Ministry position that requires dedication, a heart for people, and the passion to lead others into the presence of the Lord through music. I know that I would be a great candidate for your church based on my background and education, experience working with a worship team/band, excellent people skills, and the professionalism and self-motivation that comes with having been self-employed. You will find me to be energetic, creative, and personable—three attributes which I believe are essential for ministry.

          A self-taught guitar player, I have been singing and leading worship in various settings since adolescence. I have such a strong passion for leading God’s people in worship through song and I would love the opportunity to use the skills and talents that I have been blessed with to serve your congregation. My most recent professional ministry experience includes serving as Youth Minister at Milford Christian Church in Milford, OH, interning at Beechwold Christian Church in Columbus, OH in Family Ministries, and leading a team of college students from Cincinnati Christian University to work with youth at camps across the United States.

          I have also had the opportunity to lead worship for Cincinnati Christian University chapel and mid-week services, organize and front a band to lead several youth conferences, and lead worship at many different churches and camps throughout the past five years. A little over a year ago I decided to pursue an opportunity in self-employment in the oil and gas industry. Although it proved to be very successful, I have realized that my true passion lies in ministry and serving others, and am now once again pursuing a position in full-time ministry.

          Take a moment to listen to my music samples and check out my the rest of my page. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Objective

I am seeking an opportunity to love people and change lives through full-time ministry.