Ministry Resume/Experience

EDUCATION

Master of Divinity, Worship
May 2011, Southern Seminary, Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Special Studies, Music (major) and Psychology (minor)
June 2001, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA


MINISTRY EXPERIENCE

Co-Worship leader/Female Vocalist, St. John UMC, Prospect, KY
June 2012 – Present

Worship Team Member
April 2011- May 2012, Adventure Christian Church, Louisville, KY

  • Sing and play keyboard as part of the worship teams on a rotating basis

Worship Leader
August 2009 – December 2010, Highland Vineyard, Louisville, KY

  • Lead Worship for Sunday Services on a rotating basis
  • Schedule Music Teams
  • Participate in Creative Planning
  • Select music and creative elements for use in services
  • Assist with technical needs (sound, powerpoint, video projects, web projects)
  • Assist with worship team recording project

Praise Team Member
January 2008 – August 2009, Highland Vineyard, Louisville, KY

  • Lead worship as part of the praise team on an as needed basis.

Praise Team Member
November 2006 – July 2007, Life Church, Coralville, IA

  • Sang with contemporary worship team on a weekly basis.

Lead Service Producer* / College Administrator
January 2005 – October 2006, Parkview Church, Iowa City, IA

    • Created 5-room interactive worship experience for Good Friday.
    • Served on Creative Team to plan future service elements and critique past services.
    • Served as liaison between weekend service teams (tech, music, drama, dance, speakers, and teaching pastor).
    • Recruited and oversaw volunteer teams & event details for Thursday night event attended by 400+ students.
    • Created advertising materials for events.
    • Designed, Created, and Maintained group website and sent email newsletter.
    • Mentored several college women one-on-one

*Service producer responsibilities were added in 11/05 as volunteer in addition to college ministry responsibilities, and become part of my job description in spring ’06.

Worship Choir Member (volunteer)
April 2002 – October 2006, Parkview Church, Iowa City, IA

Small Group Leader for College Ministries (volunteer)
June 2003 – May 2004, Parkview Church, Iowa City, IA


SECULAR EMPLOYMENT

Youth Counselor
August 2011 – Present, Louisville, KY

  • Oversee daily activities of teen girls in residential treatment as part of a staff team.
  • Create treatment goals and provide special encouragement for individual clients who are mentees.
  • Find or create content, and lead small groups in a milieu setting on various topics.
  • Accurately document activities of a shift, including writing shift summaries and completing incident logs.
  • Administer medication to clients.

Music and Play Teacher
August 2007 – August 2011, Gymboree Play and Music, Louisville, KY

  • Teach music and play classes to infants and young children ages 0-5.
  • Assist in interviewing and training new employees
  • Independently open and close store, answer customer questions, enroll customers in classes and book birthday parties, explain products and services.

Substitute Teacher
January 2009 – January 2010, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY

  • Teach children from ages K – 12 in any subject area as needed.

Digital Media Technician
October 2006 – July 2007, The University of Iowa College of Nursing, Iowa City, IA

  • Captured, edited, and published audio and visual media, both for web and CD/DVD delivery.
  • Worked one-on-one with faculty members to help them accomplish their instructional technology goals.
  • Provided technical support, including emergent support, for classroom audio/visual and distance education technologies.

Web Developer
August 2001 – January 2005, UI Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA

  • Served as primary contact for 20+ departments and programs.
  • Coded web pages using HTML, XHTML, CSS Levels 1 & 2.
  • Captured and compressed audio and video.

CONFERENCES ATTENDED

  • SongDISCovery in the Round, Nashville TN, 2010
  • Vineyard National Worship Leaders Retreat East, September 2009
    • Willow Arts 2006
      • Cultivating Spontaneity in Worship
      • Advanced Vocal Techniques
      • The First 100 Days in Your New Role as Arts Leader
      • Song DISCovery Panel
      • Engaging the Heart: Building a Great Picture of God
      • An Artist’s Holy Discontent
    • Integrity Songwriters Conference, 2004 & 2005