Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Mission-oriented children's ministry leader successful in developing robust children's ministry programs and serving as positive role model. Highly accomplished in helping youths strengthen personal relationships with God and while providing growth opportunities. Talent in program administration, operations management, and spiritual leadership.

  • Children's ministry
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Volunteer Management
  • Public speaking
  • Officiating
  • New member assimilation
  • Congregational care
  • Spiritual instruction
  • Relationship development
  • Operational improvement
  • Supervision
  • Process improvement
  • Project organization
  • Team management
  • Problem resolution
Work History
Children's Pastor, 07/2017 to Current
First United Methodist ChurchDaphne, AL,
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote curriculum lessons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of children's ministry.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of children to church life and operations.
  • Led programs such as weekly worship gatherings, small groups, and special events throughout the year.
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and child dedications.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget, delivering compassionate pastoral care to community and leading worship services, ordinances, funerals and weddings.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Resolved interpersonal problems, improved operations and provided exceptional team member and family support.
  • Developed team communications and information for volunteer team training and appreciation meetings.
Homeschool Educator, 09/2013 to 06/2019
Self EmployedCity, STATE,
  • Organized hands-on instructional activities to supplement textbook instruction to engage and motivate students.
  • Graded homework, quizzes, classwork and exams to track progress of student achievements.
  • Adapted teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.
  • Led and coordinated varying educational activities to develop students' physical, emotional and social growth.
  • Researched and chose appropriate curriculum to meet children's abilities and grade levels.
  • Adapted teaching methods and lesson plans to changing student needs to increase classroom participation.
  • Administered assessments to determine each student's specific educational and social needs.
  • Kept students on-task with proactive behavior modification and positive reinforcement strategies.
  • Prepared and administered subject specific tests and quizzes to determine student comprehension.
  • Shifted between formal and informal methods of teaching to keep students interested, field trips, practical activities and experiments, fostering student curiosity & interest.
  • Boosted cultural awareness by incorporating children's literature and exploring traditions from world cultures.
  • Created and developed lesson plans according to students' academic needs, including both group and individual work.
  • Promoted physical, mental and social development by implementing classroom games and outdoor recreational activities.
Children's Ministry Director, 11/2013 to 07/2017
The Vineyard Church UrbanaCity, STATE,
  • Recruited and trained all volunteers and staff in care of children and facility procedures.
  • Vetted all volunteers and interested parties for criminal history or issues risking children.
  • Evaluated and introduced age-appropriate materials for children and contoured it to lesson plans.
  • Delivered constructive feedback on children to parents and guardians and informed of any disciplinary issues.
  • Worked with supervisor and coworkers to develop weekly lesson plans and special events for children.
  • Supervised children from ages 2 months to 12 years.
  • Created and maintained safe and nurturing environment for children.
  • Assisted in creating and adhering to all security processes and sign-in and sign-out procedures for children, parents and visitors.
  • Kept program children safe and secure at all times with proactive monitoring strategies, partnering with security team members.
  • Sourced, modified and prepared class curricula and targeted lesson plans based on age appropriateness.
  • Adapted classroom plans to support needs of children with special learning requirements.
  • Recruited, mentored and supervised team members and volunteer staff to carry out program goals.
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
  • Led volunteer team in delivery of all elements of weekend service experiences.
  • Developed team communications and information for volunteer training and appreciation meetings.
Bachelor of Arts: Leisure Studies, Emphasis Tourism Management, Expected in 05/2004
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign, IL,

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