Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Leadership Experience

Team Leader with ability to build positive rapport, inspire trust, encourage feedback and guide teams. As the leader I work with the team to develop strategies, provide training, plan events, and set goals. I enjoy facilitating groups, helping others discover their strengths, and mentoring new leaders.

  • Volunteer Recruitment, Training and Management
  • Team Development
  • Safety Processes and Procedures
  • Troubleshooting Skills
  • Conflict Management
  • Event Management
  • Counseling
  • Small Group Leadership
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Word, Publisher and Excel
  • Some Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Develop and manage budgets, policies and benevolence fund distributions
Work History
07/2019 to 10/2020 Associate Pastor: Team Leader, Adult Ministries Faith Center Church | City, STATE,
  • Positioned as team lead to oversee Adult Ministries including Support/Recovery, Connection Team, Single Moms, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs), Study Groups, Home Groups, Membership, Van Ministry, Pastoral Care, Benevolence, Jail Ministry, Missions and Outreach.
  • Conducted training and mentored volunteers and team members to promote safety, reliability, productivity, adherence to the mission of the church, and commitment to friendly service.
  • Established open and professional relationships with team members which helped resolve issues and conflicts quickly.
  • Coordinated weekly meetings for internal and external groups, including in-person gatherings and Zoom meetings.
  • Built strong relationships with volunteers through positive attitude and attentive response.
  • Positioned as the Adult Ministries go-to person for two other team members, up to twenty staff members, and more than one hundred volunteers, troubleshooting complex issues as needed.
  • Regularly initiated timely responses to emails, voicemails and social media messages.
  • Reviewed and approved weekly schedules, time off requests, and payroll for the team.
  • Conducted mid-year and end of year reviews and goal setting with team members.
  • Ensured team members were in compliance with the Employee Manual and Policies and Procedures.
  • Assisted the Executive Pastor with hiring, changes to Job Descriptions, or other HR items related to the team.
  • Developed a manual with COVID safe updates for the Connection Team.
  • Submitted and managed the budget for Adult Ministries.
  • Managed weekly scheduling for the Connection Team.
01/2004 to 10/2020 Associate Pastor: Support and Recovery Faith Center Church | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Led support and recovery programs including Celebrate Recovery, Divorce Care, Grief Share, and Boundaries classes.
  • Planned and conducted weekly Celebrate Recovery Meetings (weekly attendance 60-120), scheduled speakers, musicians and leaders, taught recovery lessons, and trained key volunteers to lead recovery groups.
  • Recruited and trained volunteers to lead groups, teach lessons, use appropriate curriculum, and offer safe and life changing classes for children, youth, and adults.
  • Supervised and trained interns from HSU's Social Work Program.
  • Domestic Violence Response Training: Collaborated with DHHS, law enforcement, and other local agencies to offer DV response training to pastors and community leaders.
  • Introduced Celebrate Recovery to approximately 2000 pastors and leaders in Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Prepared training materials and presented Celebrate Recovery leadership training to hundreds of pastors and leaders in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. Followed up as the go-to person for Celebrate Recovery groups as they started in Nigeria.
  • Jail Outreach: Developed Celebrate Recovery lessons, trained volunteers, and led weekly recovery meetings for inmates at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.
  • Provided spiritual care through hospital visitation, jail ministry, counseling and prayer.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, and baptisms.
  • Provided staff oversight for Single Moms' Fund and other benevolence.
01/2006 to 03/2019 State Representative: Celebrate Recovery Faith Center Church/Celebrate Recovery | City, STATE,
  • As state rep I was the go-to person for churches and leaders in Northern California who offered Celebrate Recovery, or were interested in bringing Celebrate Recovery to their community.
  • Resourced churches with up to date Celebrate Recovery materials, guidelines, and training opportunities.
  • Helped leaders trouble-shoot and problem solve issues they encountered working with volunteers and leaders in recovery.
  • Attended and served at annual trainings, conventions and summits for Celebrate Recovery.
  • Offered quarterly connect events for Northern California Celebrate Recovery leaders.
  • Trained other Celebrate Recovery Ministry leaders in Northern California to assume the role of Celebrate Recovery State Rep.
Expected in 2000 Bachelor of Science | Psychology Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, GPA:
Expected in 2000 Certificate | Women's Studies Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA GPA:

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  • Associate Pastor: Team Leader, Adult Ministries
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