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  • A leader who serves first, and is still growing through discipled, and mentored.
  • A pastor with a deep commitment to honoring God with trustworthiness and integrity.
  • A teacher who creatively engages and challenges audiences with clear Scriptural teaching.
  • A disciple who loves Jesus and deeply desires to see the lost freed by the love and truth of the Gospel.

Work experience

Associate Pastor

Gateway Community Church - OH
May 2014Present
  • Partnered in church leadership during the transition between three physical locations, and quadrupel numerical growth. 
  • Oversaw all technological and media aspects of the church's ministry while pastoring the young adults community and teaching adult classes.

Employment Coordinator

Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Mar 2015Present
  • Working with a team of people that help kids in the inner-city secure jobs.
  • Developed systems to log and track four thousand teenage workers as they applied for employment all of the Cleveland Metro area.

Leadership Training Program/Assistant Pastor

Mosaic Church/THE PORCH - OR
Sep 2011May 2013
  • Responsible for leading and training a group of young parents  in Portland’s largest C&MA church.
  • Led a team of volunteers to serve in guest care, overseeing volunteer recruitment and training, as well as collection and processing of church charitable donations.
  • Taught Baptism training classes and preached during monthly outreaches at Portland Rescue Mission, PDX's largest ministry of it's kind.
  • Sought out and received consistent mentoring from respected leaders in both ministry and personal areas.
  • Assistant in the leadership and vision of The Porch - PDX, a new church plant in downtown PDX, giving support and encouragement to the lead pastor.

TAFY Core Team Member

HOMEpdx - OR
Oct 2010Oct 2012
  • Serving in leadership that coordinated weekly hot meals  for over 100 friends without homes; providing a safe place for agape community  to form around a shared meal.
  • Core Team positions can not be applied for, and are only offered after one is recommended for leadership by the homeless community.

Lifegroup Leader, Teacher

Sevenoseven/Grace Church - OH
Oct 2006Jul 2010
  • Grace Church: Taught a rough but unforgettable group of young people the entire arc of Scriptural narrative over several years. Witnessed the group grow rapidly in maturity, spiritual depth, and numerical attendance. Invited to be the main speaker for the annual youth camp.
  • Sevenoseven: Taught and lead the largest young-adult lifegroup in the ministry's history, as well as planning and guiding team service projects.

Lead Youth Pastor

Bellevue Alliance Church - OH
Aug 2005Sep 2006
  • Provided vision and leadership for a small youth ministry that grew six-fold into the largest program in the city.
  • Adapted leadership in leu of simply emulating other famous ministries. Custom-built a program geared toward the students in this unique region. Created a grassroots culture of prayer.
  • Personally oversaw small groups, while training adult volunteers and counseling students.
  • Successfully planned and led multiple trips and activities with a perfect safety record.
  • Developed groundbreaking methods to encourage guest retention, changing seekers into followers.

International Missions Leader

Jan 2004Jan 2006
  • Partnered with domestic churches to plan and execute the logistics needed to house, feed, and safeguard students who traveled nationally and internationally for short-term trips.
  • Oversaw each team’s training prior to arrival, and finished training in-country. Managed personal staff, volunteers, and students; flourishing in high-pressure and dangerous environments.
  • Gifted the host church a new roof provided with unheard-of surplus funds from my well-balanced budget. Oversaw every project from start to finish.

Urban Youth Director

New life Christian Church - NH
Sep 20042005
  • Originally recruited to intern as an urban youth minister. Within months, began co-pastoring alongside the main church planter. Finished the year as the church’s sole pastor, and partnered with the elders to oversee the hire and transition of a new lead pastor, who is still present.


Masters of Divinity (MDIV)

George Fox Evangelical Seminary - OR

The highest degree given in practical ministry. Involved intense, in-depth study and praxis of church leadership, theology, ancient languages, Biblical interpretation/translation, preaching, and both family and marital counseling. 

Bachelors - Youth Ministry

Nyack College

Finishing with a major in Youth Ministry and a minor in Bible, in one of the most comprehensive youth and family ministry programs in the country. Studying Biblical interpretation, church leadership, spiritual mentoring and discipleship.

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