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Matt Retek's résumé

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Interracial Couple with multiple talents and years of Youth Ministry experience seeking a place to serve and plant roots.

Experience

Youth Pastor First Assembly of God, Lyndhurst, OH 2016-2018 Lead Weekly devotional and provided pre-game meal for local high school basketball team,
Participated in local fellowship of Christian athlete events,
Preached at Weekly Youth Events for teens,
Held events that brought multiple youth groups together,
Planned monthly events to promote friendships and spiritual growth,
Created Digital Media to promote Youth Events.
Lead youth events including: District Fine Arts Festival, National Fine Arts Festival, District Youth Camp

Youth Pastor Calvary Assembly of God, Walkersville, MD, 2015-2016 Developing curriculum and activities for students, Preach at Weekly Youth Events for teens,
Planned monthly events to promote friendships and spiritual growth,
Participated in local fellowship of Christian athlete events,
Created Digital Media to promote Youth Events. Worked with local rescue mission for city outreach,
worked with Youth Alive to do school assemblies,
Lead youth events including: District Fine Arts Festival, National Fine Arts Festival, District Youth Camp

Youth/Media Pastor North Jersey Vineyard Church, Teterboro, NJ, 2013-2015 Build Jr. High youth group from the ground up,
Preach at Weekly Youth Events,
Created original church media content,
Filmed weekly video announcements,
Planned monthly events to promote friendships and spiritual growth,
Lead youth events including: Dominican Republic Missions Trip, Regional Youth Retreats, Leadership Conferences

Media Technician/Youth Leader Grand Rapids First Assembly Of God, Wyoming, MI, 2012-2013 Filmed weekly church services and events, Worked in Video editing church media content, Director for Youth Fine Arts Drama Team, Lead Small Group discussions for youth, Stage design coordination, Lighting System repair and maintenance,

Youth/Media Pastor More 2 Life Church, Irving, TX, 2009-2011 Hosted Comic Book/Anime/Sci-fi outreach events. Church Media, Video announcements (sunday morning), Video record Sunday services, Youth Ministry services, Participated in district youth events such as camp and youth convention

Media Services Technician Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX, 2006-2010 Camera Operator: Live Event and Studio, Portable crane camera operator, Video Directing: Live Event and Studio, Theatre Stage Production Management, Stage set design and assembly, Video Post-production and Editing

Jr High Youth Pastor *Christian Life Assembly, Carrollton, TX, 2004-2009 Creating Sunday School lessons for middle school youth, Planning and leading weekly youth summer activities outside of church, Developed a media program for teens to get involved in, Youth Ministry Social Media Manager

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Church Ministries - Youth/Media Southwestern Assemblies of God University, Waxahachie, TX 2010

Discipleship Ministries Track - Youth Master’s Commission, Carrollton, TX 2006

Skills

Youth Ministry
Digital Video Editing
Public Speaking
Community Outreach

Mentoring
Discipleship
Digital Photography
Planning

Social Media
Some Web Design
Small Groups
Computers/Microsoft Word

Additional information

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE Participated in the production of Two award-winning short films, Acting in Theatre and Sketch Comedy Productions, Photoshop and Graphic design, CPR Certified, Traveled on Missions trips: Honduras - 2005, Mexico - 2006, Dominican Republic - 2013

COMMUNITY Participated in Mobile home relief projects following Hurricane Sandy, School Backpack outreach, Serving Christmas dinner and handing out presents to under privilege families, Donating to Charities to help fight against sex trafficking, Held canned food drives during youth events, Participated with local rescue missions to feed community.

AWARDS AND HONORS -Deans List

-Safety Award - Charter Communications

-NRB 2011 - National Religious Broadcasters Convention

3rd Place Short Film - “Murdoch”

-Worldfest 2010 - Houston International Film Festival

Platinum Award: Short Film Editing “Murdoch”
Gold Award:  Cinematography “Murdoch”

-Worldfest 2009 - Houston International Film Festival

Platinum Award: Cinematography “Breaking News”

INTERESTS / HOBBIES Acting- Film and Theatre, Video Games, Football, Ultimate Frisbee, Visiting Famous landmarks, Collecting wrestling memorabilia,

INTERNET LINKS

Youtube Page - Sample Video Content Produced for Churches and Events

http://www.youtube.com/themattretek http://www.youtube.com/user/DDMRaww - Wife’s Youtube

Instagram
@themattretek

@debbieretek -Wife’s Instagram

Linkedin
www.linkedin.com/pub/matt-retek/41/9a8/a0