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- Non-denominational church
David Perez's résuméLast updated
I am a 10-year youth ministry veteran with a background in mental health, looking to partner with a church that values collaboration, intergenerational relationships, and creative arts.
Director of Saturday Worship, Community United Methodist Church; Huntington Beach, CA — 2018-Present Developed and created 3 non-traditional worship gatherings:
- Engage - A gathering that begins with serving the community and closes with an informal worship service around a meal
- Yoga Church - A gathering that responds to Scripture and message through meditation and movement
- Upside Down Church - A gathering that begins with Scripture and message, then uses music and song as a response
Director of Youth Ministry, Good Shepherd United Methodist Church; Bartlett, IL — 2007-2018 Provided oversight to the following ministry programming for 4th grade to 12th grade. Responsible for leading a Youth Ministry Teams with both adults and students.
- Led weekly programming for 4th - 6th graders that consisted of Bible lessons, relationship building, and games
- Planned and coordinated an annual lock-in as part of fellowship and ministry outreach strategy
- Effectively leveraged programming as a way to transition pre-teens into youth group
- Led weekly Sunday morning gatherings at a local coffee shop and facilitated discussions about news, pop culture, and current events through the lens of Scripture and faith.
- Led weekly Sunday evening gatherings that consisted of dinner, corporate worship through song and music, large group teaching, and small group discussion
- Equipped students to lead worship regularly on Sundays
- Planned and coordinated 1-2 short-term mission trips per year
- Planned and coordinated annual fall retreat
Performance and Special Event DJ
- Featured artist for various ministries such as Catalyst, Christ In Youth, Dare2Share, Evangelical Free Church of America, and Urban Youth Worker Institute
- DJ’d for Christian recording artists Lecrae and Tedashii
- DJ Instructor for BlazeFest, a Youth For Christ Hip Hop outreach camp held in East Harlem, New York
Cerritos College; Norwalk, CA — Sociology and Psychology coursework
Judson University; Elgin, IL — Human Services coursework
Joshua Leadership Institute at Tentmakers Ministry; Hopkins, MN — Youth Ministry Certificate
Naval School of Health Sciences; San Diego, CA — Naval Enlisted Classification 8485, Neuropsychiatric Technician
Field Medical Service School; Camp Pendleton, CA — Naval Enlisted Classification 8404, Field Medical Service Technician
Completed college level coursework in psychology, sociology, and human services. Scheduled to begin Azusa Pacific University’s B.A. Psychology program in January 2020.