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  • Thanks so much for looking over my resume. Its exci9ng to consider what doors may be opening. Ive been serving in voca9onal ministry since 1995. My wife, Kris9n, and I have been Married since 2001 and have been blessed with two wonderful children. Kris9n has served in full9me ministry, leading a team of paid sta and volunteers prior to her current role as stay at home mom. Shes A high-capacity leader herself and con9nues as a volunteer overseeing and teaching our leadership track for students, leading a girls small group, and taking her place as right hand in orchestra9ng events and counseling girls. Ministry is a life-long calling for our family and so we seek the wise council of our life coaches and mentors as we navigate Gods path for our life. Were always thrilled at the prospect of serving along-side folks who share our passions and purpose. Thanks so much for your considera9on and prayers. May God guide your steps and direct your decisions as you chart out a course for your church. In Him,

  • - Commission & Innova-on -

    Im a mature Student Pastor deeply rooted in basic purposes that are achieved well in the context of progressive approaches. My drive is reaching, discipling and caring for students and parents in such a way that they become fully devoted followers of Christ. This begins with providing clear presenta9ons of the gospel message in environments that are full of grace, and in inclusive community structures where new believers are trained up as disciples who make much of Jesus in their schools, their communi9es and around the world. The result is perpetual growth both spiritually and even numerically. Its what weve been commissioned to do. An innova9ve approach is key in fullling these basic, life-giving purposes in the uid culture of this genera9on.

    To grow in my own rela9onship with Jesus, to serve, rst and foremost, as the leader of my own household; cul9va9ng the growth of my wife and children, and for me and my family to serve the local church out of the subsequent overow of all God is doing in our own lives. In serving the church, to see students and parents make Jesus Christ Lord of their lives, being developed as fully devoted Christ Followers, and living for His glory.

    - Student Leadership -

    I know students are valuable tools in the hands of a God who is desperately passionate to reach a lost world with a message of forgiveness, freedom, and fullness of life in Christ. Developing students as leaders in their own ministry and in the church as a whole is essen9al. The development of student leaders should be inten9onal and well mapped out. My heart is to see students being developed as Christ followers and leaders and growing in righteousness and in condence to make a strong impact in the world.

    - Leading Leaders-

    Team-building rocks my socks! I love to develop leaders, teens and adults alike. I inten9onally pour into leaders to ensure that my 9me and eorts dont end with my mere accomplishments but that I mul9ply myself through those who serve with me. God has given me a knack for discovering giXedness in others and employing a network of giXs and resources to accomplish forward mo9on in the big picture. I do this through con9nuous group training opportuni9es and frequently scheduled one-on-one shepherding & leadership tweaking 9mes with core leaders. Its incredible what a trained, and growing team can do.

    - Vision Cas-ng-

    I am a visionary leader and love to cast vision for the ministries I lead. Im giXed at taking big vision and breaking it into steps and benchmarks with measurable goals. I know that God honors submission to authority and so I pride my self with submiZng to the overarching vision of those under whom I serve.

  • - Current COTES (Church On The Eastern Shore) Fairhope, AL

    Student Pastor Serving as Student Pastor of a growing church with a mul9-site strategy. Im responsible for every aspect of ministry to students and parents. Planning and execu9ng events, trips, camps, services, leadership classes, small groups, and missions projects in order to reach, disciple, and care for students and parents in the church and in the community. At COTES, Ive restructured small groups to be the driving force and pastoral care arm behind our ministry to students. Small group leaders are equipped with online curriculum, complete with handouts, supplemental video illustra9ons, maps and 9melines, students workbooks, journals, and weekly family devo9ons that are made available on the Facebook parents page each week. In addi9on to teaching and facilita9ng discussions, small group leaders do many of the things a small church youth minister would do; following up with rst 9me visitors and those who are not in a_endance. Most local events are carried out as small group events. From concerts, pool par9es, paint ball excursions, bowling nights, and bonres to Christmas par9es, sleep-overs, ice cream socials, and local missions projects, individual small group leaders partner with parents to provide enriching experiences for teens in their groups. Larger events like camps, retreats, DNOW, and mission trips and s9ll large group experiences. Ive set up a leadership track for students called Breakline 1.3. Students involved in this leadership track serve several 9mes a week in venues and ministries throughout the church and par9cipate in leadership development classes and conferences. Ive recently begun to oer the Landing Recovery program for teens. The Landing is a 52 week discussion based program for those struggling with hurts habits and hang-ups. This program tackles issues from anger to drug abuse and addic9on. I teach weekly services, one for middle school and one for high school, and speak at Chris9an clubs and schools.

    - Des-ny Worship Center Miramar Beach, FL

    Small Groups Pastor/Student Pastor This is an extremely progressive interdenomina9onal church with a mul9 campus strategy. I was the Small Groups Pastor for all of the campuses and the Student Pastor for the largest satellite campus where I also lead our guest services team, which includes our coee bar, guest central, childrens check-in, greeters, and ushers. I lled in from 9me to 9me, facilita9ng services at our satellite campuses, preaching on Sunday mornings, teaching our Growth Track for adults and leading worship. As the Small Groups Pastor, I was responsible for recrui9ng, developing, and shepherding small group leaders at all campuses. I marketed groups in various ways such as our website, small groups catalogs, and our Small Group EXPO. As the Student Pastor, I lead a team of adult leaders to orchestrate weekly gathering for students as well as various events, trips, camps, retreats, and service opportuni9es. I personally taught youth services and the IN-Mo9on Growth Track for teens. I was excited and yet humbled that, without fail, hearts were won to the Lord every week. *My wife, Kris9n, was the Preschool Ministry Director for the main campus and oversaw the directors of each of the satellite campuses. She lead a team of paid sta and volunteers in developing one of the most progressive and eec9ve preschool ministries Ive ever seen.

  • - Good News UMC Santa Rosa Beach, FL

    Student Pastor - As the rst Student Pastor of this church, I developed a strong small group bible study program, a Sunday night large group program, and a Wednesday night youth service. I took students on mission trips, summer camps, music fes9vals, weekend conferences, and various other events; both local and non-local. I assembled and led structures of student and adult leaders through training and development, programs, large and small-scale fundraising opportuni9es, and huge community based outreach events. I worked very close with the public schools to provide valuable life shaping opportuni9es for students; both during school and outside school hours. Most importantly I built produc9ve rela9onships with students and adults that were the basis for healthy ministry in the church and in the community.

    - Gateway Community Church Oldsmar, FL

    Worship Leader - I recruited, trained, and con9nuously developed a group of musicians who planned and played worship sets for various events including church services, par9es, and community events. I set up and maintained sound and ligh9ng for such events and designed media presenta9ons to compliment the music. I structured programs that owed seamlessly incorpora9ng music, videos, screen shows, speaking, and drama. I taught classes regularly ranging from adults to teenagers and children.

    - Westridge Church McDonough, GA

    Student Pastor - I developed the en9rety of a new ministry to students at a brand new church. I established weekly gatherings, an exci9ng loca9on, a student- led band, camps, events, and student involvement in the church as a whole.

    - Cypress Meadows Community Church Clearwater, FL

    Student Pastor - I served as Student Minister, planning and leading student ministry services, mission trips, prayer retreats, recrea9onal events, outreach events, summer camps, visita9on and winter ski retreats. I led separate middle and high school ministries and lled in for the worship leader as needed.

    - Tabernacle Assembly of God - Decatur, GA

    Assistant to Student Pastor - I worked closely with the Student Pas