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I live in Grand Rapids, MI, and am willing to relocate.

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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Miscellaneous / Other

I would like to work at a…

  • Assembly of God church
  • Church of God church
  • Church of God in Christ church
  • Non-denominational church
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Matt Retek's résumé

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Mixed-race couple with years of experience and a passion for teens looking for a place to serve and plant roots.

Experience

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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 Developed 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

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

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

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 OUTREACH 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 Pages - Sample Video Content Produced for Churches and Events

http://www.youtube.com/themattretek http://www.youtube.com/ariastoyshop -Family project
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

References

Scott Wehe
First Assembly of God – Lyndhurst, OH - Childrens Pastor
phone: 216-291-4545
1370 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Pete Gillott
Calvary Assembly of God - Walkersville, MD - Creative Arts Pastor
email: [email protected]
phone: 301-898- 7811 ext. 106
8234 Woodsboro Pike, Walkersville, MD 21793

Tommy McCaul
People’s Church Northwest Campus – Oklahoma City, OK
Grand Rapids First Assembly - Former Youth Pastor
phone: 417-543-1324
8512 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73162

Stephanie Burns
Grand Rapids First Assembly - Video Production Supervisor
email: [email protected]
phone: 616-531-2100
2100 44th St SW Wyoming, MI 49519

Pete Miller
First Assembly of God – Lyndhurst, OH - Senior Pastor
phone: 216-291-4545
1370 Richmond Road, Lyndhurst, OH 44124

Gerald Patterson
North Texas AG District Council
More 2 Life Church - Senior Pastor
email: [email protected]
phone: 972-409-7272
3033 W. Royal Ln. Irving TX 75063 US

Garland Owensby
Southwestern Assemblies of God University - Youth Ministries Professor
email: [email protected]