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I live in Richmond, VA, and am not willing to relocate.

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I would like to work in…

  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Young Adult / College Ministry

I would like to work at a…

  • Anglican church
  • Church of the Brethren church
  • Episcopal church
  • Lutheran (ELCA) church
  • United Methodist church

Joe Torrence 's résumé

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I am a 20 year veteran of student ministry and love to share the transformational love of God with students, their friends, and influencers.


I have over 20 years of experience working with students in the local church and non-profit sector, and I have a passion for sharing the love of God for the transformation of the world to students, their friends, and influencers.


My course work in Religious Studies, seminary, CPE, and Lewis Fellows of Leadership through Wesley Seminary has prepared me for this opportunity. I have taught and led discipleship programs for students and adults for the last twenty years, connected to many churches through leading conferences and youth events. I have also crafted many training seminars in youth ministry. I enjoy guiding students to a deeper relationship with Christ and love to share the story of what God is doing in the world, and through each one of us. God is in the business of "making all things new," and helping students find the place where they connect with that story is my life's work. I believe that through building relationships with students, parents, and the congregation, you can build a youth ministry and create the DNA that makes it lasts.


An adaptable and transformational leader with an ability to work independently on a team and develop opportunities that further establish Kingdom goals. Dynamic and motivated professional with a proven record of generating and building relationships, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to teach in easily relatable ways. Skilled in connecting to people and connecting people to one another.

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Area of Expertise:

Exceptional at connecting people and organizations.
Ordained Deacon in the UMC and have a heart for service and justice ministry.
Gifted in teaching and preaching in particular to students.
Creating a sustainable youth ministry.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and Pro Presenter.
Helping young people to explore their call to ministry.
Worship leading and playing multiple musical instruments.
Certified in First Aid, CPR, & MAT NICA Level 1 Mountain Bike Coach and Golf Coach