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Passionate Christian Youth Minister with 4+ years of experience, skilled in discussion-based teaching and relationship-building. Seeking a church that is committed to LGTBQ inclusion and racial justice.
Shepherds College Student Life Staff / July 2021 - Present
Work directly with students who have intellectual and developmental disabilities to develop life skills with the goal of appropriate independence.
Collaborate with a large team of professionals to provide necessary accommodations to every individual student.
Train a group of 10 students in navigating interpersonal relationships, weekly meal planning and grocery shopping, money management, everyday tasks such as cooking and cleaning, personal hygiene, and responsible use of technology.
Engage students in conversations about their faith and what they are learning in their spiritual development classes.
The Salvation Army of Oak Creek Youth Development Coordinator / January 2019 – May 2021
Provided Pastoral care to students going through crisis. Following mandatory reporting standards.
Led weekly teen programs such as Bible Study, Youth Group, and Youth Worship Team practice.
Developed and researched curriculum to teach students how to read and love scripture.
Recruited volunteers to assist with various youth activities. Interviewed and trained volunteers upon recruitment.
Managed the youth ministry budget, calendar, and social media. Including planning yearly retreats, fundraising and volunteer opportunities, Youth Sundays, and mission trips. Sent out daily posts via social media, weekly updates on Youth Programs to parents, and quarterly congregational announcements.
Collaborate with the Community Center Director to plan and facilitate Summer Day camp for school-aged children.
NorthShore Community Church Youth Ministry Intern / May 2017 – August 2017
Served directly under the Youth Pastor, assisting with their various responsibilities over the summer.
Strengthened relationships with Young Adults home from school for the summer. Planned monthly events for them to participate in such as swing dancing and whirlyball.
Planned and developed schedules for the middle school and high school summer retreats.
Oversaw the weekly children ministry with other interns, this involved writing devotions, planning Sunday morning worship services, and bi-weekly fellowship opportunities for students at local parks.
BS in Integrated Ministry / Expected Graduation May 2023
Courses involve integrating the Bible into life and work, participating in theological discourse and applying it to life, and learning skills to interpret biblical text. My personal favorite course has been “Method for Biblical Theology”, focusing on the narrative structure of scripture. Classes are online, so I can complete them from any location while working a full-time job.
Skills - Team Building - Teaching - Creating an inclusive culture - Mentorship - Discipleship - Relationship Building - Leadership - Emotional Intelligence - Collaboration and Teamwork - Oral and Print Communication - Empathy - Active Listening - Adaptability - Bible Nerd
Hobbies and Interest - Travel - Reading - Making and Listening to Music - Volunteering and Community Involvement