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  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Administration / Coordination
  • Camp Ministry

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  • Presbyterian (PCUSA) church
  • United Church of Christ (UCC) church
Resume

Nick Wallwork's résumé

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Walking with young people through their adolescence with the love of Jesus

Experience

I have bean in Youth Ministry for 17 years as a Camp Counselor, Volunteer, Intern, and in as a Paid Youth Leader for the past 10 Years.

Director of Youth and Children’s Ministries Feb 2012 – present

    Grace Presbyterian Church, Montclair, NJ

 Work with 46 6thto 12th grade youth  Grow Children’s Program from 2 students to 45  Plan events and activities including transportation and volunteer recruitment  Work with church governing bodies to plan and implement long term goals for youth ministry  Offer young people a safe and accepting place to grow and thrive  Recruit, train and manage volunteers to work with youth  Walk with parents as they help nurture their children

Chaplain    June – August 2011
Johnsonburg Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, Johnsonburg, NJ

 Help develop and implement the summer’s Bible study curriculum  Provide pastoral support for summer staff  Work with clergy and other leaders from the community  Help with the spiritual journeys of the greater camp community

Director of Youth Ministries    Oct 2009 – June 2011
Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair, Upper Montclair, NJ 

 Counseled young people, 6thto 12thgrade  Planned events and activities with youth  Helped teach Biblical principles  Provided moral guidance in a challenging world  Offered young people a safe and accepting place to grow and thrive  Recruited and managed volunteer youth advisors

Summer Youth Ministry Intern    Summer 2009
Presbyterian Church in Westfield, Westfield NJ

 Planned and led 4 trips - 2 mission trips, 2 spiritual trips with 40-75 youth at a time  Spent one on one or small group time with many of the 100+ youth in the program  Helped youth in transition between leaders  Coordinated volunteer involvement in 4 summer trips

Outreach Coordinator    Dec 2008 – Apr 2009
Passaic County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Wayne, NJ 

 Spoke to local organizations about CASA’s mission  Reached out to other organizations in the area to build partnerships  Organized all paperwork required for volunteers  Conducted interviews and screenings of 35 new volunteers  Acted as “Human Resources” for up to 75 volunteers at a time  Generated weekly reports about the progress of volunteer recruitment for review by the Executive Director

Camp Counselor/Retreat Leader   Sept 2001 - Aug 2004
Johnsonburg Presbyterian Camp & Conference Center, Johnsonburg, NJ

 Worked with groups of up to 15 children varying from age 7 to 17 in week-long sessions.  Worked as an instructor on the Challenge Course, which taught campers team building, problem solving, and self-acknowledgement.  Led small group discussion on weekend retreats for 6th to 12th grade students.

Education

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership - University of Dubuque

BA in Political Science - William Paterson University

Skills

I am a strong empath as well as highly organized and motivated.

I am also proficient in social media, web design, and other church level technology.

I play guitar and lead worship.

Additional information

VOLUNTEERING:
Core Team Member - Presbyterian Youth Worker Association - October 2012 – October 2015
Board of Trustees - Johnsonburg Camp and Conference Center - May 2011 –Mar 2013

Advocate - Court Appointed Special Advocates of Morris and Sussex County - Jan 2005 – June 2005