To use my knowledge in the fields of Business and Organizational Communications along with the experiences I've gained through work, sports, and ministry to better the business, people, and community in which I am serving.
Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Outlook
Director01/2009 to CurrentSt. Andrew's Episcopal ChurchEncinitas, CA
Oversee Parent Study.
Assist the leaders with choosing the curriculum.
Organize volunteers for events, carpooling and food donations Communicate with parents Communicate in a timely manner and as effectively as possible using all available resources (email, website, bulletin, newsletter, text messaging, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).
Ensure communication with church staff and leadership, parents, and the congregation as a whole.
Organize a summer mission trip Work with any current interns to develop and strengthen their leadership skills In conjunction with the rector, plans and carries out confirmation process.
Keep the youth ministry section of the website updated Coordinate mission trip fundraising Organize and prepare for weekly youth group.
Connect with leaders each week Run a weekly youth service on Sunday mornings which includes preparing a message each week, picking out a worship song for the month, checking with the liturgical calendar for the weekly scriptures and making announcements about upcoming events and activities Manage the youth ministry budget Assist and organize monthly Youth Band practices and performances.
Associate Director of High School Ministry 01/2007 to 01/2009North Way Christian CommunityWexford, PA
Provide leadership within the student ministry team, including staff, leaders and interns Provide leadership development and care of high school volunteer teams (small groups, ministry nights, special events) Work with students who are receiving counseling and assist when necessary Organize annual church wide Christmas Warm Coat New Toy Drive Prepare and present messages to high school students several times a semester Oversee connection of all students Encourage and train student leaders Meet regularly with young women to mentor and disciple Lead a high school small group Organize local outreach projects, retreats and national mission trips Work as part of a Family Matters team, incorporating many students in to our family ministry Participate in Pittsburgh Kids Foundation Organize and order food and beverages for the student ministry cafe.
Shift Supervisor and Learning Coach01/2005 to 01/2007Starbucks CoffeeMt. Pleasant, S.C.
Responsible for maintaining weekly orders.
Responsible for conducting reference checks and interviews for future employees *Work to develop satisfied customers through activities such as coffee tastings.
Communicate and instruct in a way that is both relevant and tailored to both adults and children.
Generate sales for myself and club.
Creation and maintenance of schedule.
Organize and manage contact information.
Salon Coordinator/Receptionist01/2005 to 01/2006The SalonMt. Pleasant, S.C.
Create brochures and fliers for events and specials.
Maintain positive communication and critical feedback with management and staff.
Efficient in salon computer program, SalonBiz.
Create positive learning environment for development of skills and strengths.
Intern01/2005 to 06/2005American Red CrossAkron, OH
Worked on fundraising events.
Created flyer and contacted businesses for sponsorship and prospective donors for the Annual Golf Outing.
Created program and promotional letter, escorted the heroes to receive their awards for Acts of Courage.
Contacted volunteers and donors for upcoming events.
B.A: Business and Organizational Communications Child DevelopmentMay 2005University of AkronAkron, OhioGPA: GPA: 3.6Business and Organizational Communications Child Development GPA: 3.6
Business and Professional Speaking
*Effective Oral CommunicationsCourtship, Marriage, and Family Relations *Group Decision Making Interpersonal Communications Nonverbal Communications Organizational Communications Intercultural Communications Seminary Courses: Adolescent Spirituality Christian Apologetics Other Seminars and Classes: The Bible: Bring it On. Unleashing Scripture in your life and ministry Youth Specialties Training day with Reggie Joyner The Way To Sexual Wholeness Seminar Beth Moore Bible Studies
Awards and Honors
University of Akron Dean's List (Fall 2001-Spring 2005)
Recipient of swimming athletic scholarship ( Fall 2002-Spring 2005 )
Member of University of Akron's swim team (2001-2005), Captain 2004-2005