Ministry Resume/Experience


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


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


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.


  • 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