Passionate relationship builder who constructs strategic alliances and coalitions to support and achieve identified priorities. Talented educator who inspires and equips volunteers to be effective advocates through outstanding writing, presentation, and electronic communications. Conscientious and self-motivated manager with solid experience managing multiple issues and projects.
Initiated development of new guiding principles for Pennsylvania Council of Churches' (PCC) advocacy program.
Managed transition to e-advocacy program for PCC and more than tripled network size through a variety of advocacy opportunities.
Created advocacy tools for PCC's e-advocacy network.
Managed development of a comprehensive 4-week study guide on poverty for congregations.
Managed national op-ed placement project for National Religious Campaign Against Torture.
Managed the Council's Public Advocacy program, including: creating new principles to guide the Council's advocacy priorities and efforts; educating and equipping people of faith to be effective advocates; creating tools to guide volunteer advocacy efforts; strengthening advocacy efforts by building relationships with organizations and coalitions with shared interests.
Identified pastoral care needs and oversaw pastoral care efforts in coordination with other staff, deacons, and Stephen Ministry program; monitored and facilitated work of deacons, Stephen Ministry, worship, communications, healing and wholeness, and small group ministry committees; spearheaded development of church website.
Identified and managed a variety of consulting projects for county and municipal governments, including revisions and updates to county municipal waste management plans, recycling and composting program design and implementation.
As first full-time executive: initiated fund raising program to achieve financial stability; boosted public membership and strategically cultivated and grew private sector members/funders; identified and mentored potential leaders; identified training needs and planned/managed educational programs, including annual conferences.
Seminarian Community Council
Presidential Scholarship (full tuition)
Thomas W. Rhoads Prize for Biblical Interpretation-New Testament
Reynolds Fellow, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs
Public Service Fellow, Institute of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs
Student Government Association
Mu Phi Epsilon Music Sorority
National Honor Society
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