I am an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church USA since October 2006. I am currently serving the Lord as the Associate Pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Montclair, NJ.
Jan 2011 - Present
Associate Pastor ~ General
- Oversee Justice Ministry
- Oversee Service Ministry
- Preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ a minimun of 12 times a year
- Missional Outreach
- General Pastoral duties: Hospital visits, weddings, funerals, baptisms etc.
- Sermons: www.gracemontclair.org/worship/sermons
Oct 2009 - Dec 2010
Serve in Spiritual Care department as a full time chaplain to all faiths and persons in the hospital. Served as chaplain in the ICU, PEDS & PEDS ER, ER, and MedSurge. Specific areas of strength are death, dying and grief care. 4, 000 + hours of hands on Chaplain experience at St. Agnes.
Jul 2006 - Mar 2009
Oversee, vision, and serve the people of PLCPC by pioneering the first Contemporary worship service for the Next Generation of believers. During the almost three of service at PLCPC I started a new church service, Gratis, which mainly serves the college age students as well as all ages of the church and community. I also oversaw the student ministries at PLCPC which includes Jr. and Sr. High as well as the College Ministry. I preached every Sunday at Gratis, the contemporary worship service, as well as taught Bible studies, vision sermon series, perform weddings, funerals and baptisms while serving as a Pastor in the overall life of the church.
Mar 2006 - Jun 2006
Completed Level 1 Clinical Pastoral Education, 400 hrs.
On call as well as scheduled visitations with hospital patients providing spiritual care and counseling in a non-biased and multicultural setting.
Sep 2004 - Dec 2005
Interim High School Director
To partner with the existing volunteer staff, as well as vision, create and implement
the High School ministry programfor over 60 students.
Sep 2001 - Jun 2004
Small Group Coordinator
Overall responsibility was to coordinate the core and small group ministry programfor over one hundred High school students and forty junior high students.Responsibilities included writing curriculum for small group Bible Study as well as training and recruiting over twenty five adult leaders, leading Bible studies, teaching on Sunday morning’s and participating in the overall life of the youth ministry program and the Church.
Oct 1996 - Jul 2001
Westminster Presbyterian Church
To vision, facilitate and implement the youth ministry program for students of all ages.Responsibilities included teaching, training and equipping adult leaders, overseeing Sunday school for children, Sunday morning program as well as mid-week programs for jr. and sr. high students, leading retreats, camps, Bible studies, outreaches, and mission’s trip. Oversee the entire youth ministry program of over fifty students.