Director Of Student Ministries resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -

Jesus calls us to love all people! Proverbs 22:6 says "Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." When we come together as a church, staff, organization, and team; with grace and faith as our cornerstone and the gospel as our guide, young peoples lives will be changed forever.

  • Relationship development
  • Discipleship
  • Communications
  • Team building & management
  • Public Speaking
  • Strategic planning and coordination
  • Organization
  • Process improvement
  • Operational improvement
  • Problem resolution
  • Community Outreach
  • Vision
08/2014 to Current
Director of Student Ministries Hamilton Mill United Methodist Church City, STATE,

As Director of Student Ministries (DSM) I encourage, equip, and empower students, leaders, parents and (full/part-time) staff to grow as disciples who lead others to Jesus Christ by nurturing a sense of clear Christian identity and by teaching and supporting them to do the same. Some of my duties include:

  • Oversees the student ministry at HMUMC and directs the implementation of its vision, with specific responsibility for 9-12 grade programming and E-3 Sunday morning classes.
  • Building relationships between the student ministry volunteers and the students and their families.
  • Coordinates and supervises all full and part-time student ministry staff and meets with all staff and hands-on adult volunteers regularly to ensure that the efforts of all adult volunteers and staff members are coordinated to maximize their effectiveness.
  • Senior Staff responsibilities such as collaborating with other ministries such as children's ministry, mens and women's ministries, pre-school, nursery, young adults, and missions.
  • Oversee and maintain Budget.
  • Present at all church leadership meetings.


  • Over the past 6 years we have been able to retain over 92% of our small group leaders each year.
  • 2 years ago we completed a $350k+ renovation of our old sanctuary to a new Student Center!
  • We have provided multiple community parenting seminars and workshops partnering with people like Mark Oestreicher and organizations like Protect Young Eyes.
  • Partnered with our local schools in a number of ways such as organizing a multi-school food drive, hosting "See You At The Poll", providing food for end of the school events and summer mission weeks at local elementary and middle schools.
09/2011 to 08/2014
Director of Youth and 9:39 Worship Ministries Tuckston UMC City, STATE,


  • Providing leadership and vision for the overall Youth Ministry.
  • Provide planning for weekly, monthly and annual events, trips, and other outings.
  • Leading a team of volunteers from the University of Georgia Wesley Foundation for our Sunday night Youth Gatherings and small groups.
  • Leading a paid Youth Intern.
  • Leading a Youth Team made up of parents, church members, adult leaders and students.
  • Producing all Youth Ministry documents, forms, online newsletters, youth website and other promotional and ministry related materials.
  • Implemented a 7 year curriculum plan for Sunday School, Annual Sunday Night Curriculum Plans, Small Group Leader Information Folders, Parent Booklet and Brochures, Confirmation Curriculum and Budget and Finance policies and procedures.
  • Remodeled Youth Sunday school rooms and worship area.

9:39 Contemporary Worship Director

  • Providing the overall leadership along with the Senior Pastor for the service.
  • Leading a 9:39 Worship Team which planned, visioned and implemented the overall structure and weekly services.
  • Leading a paid 9:39 Worship Leader and all musicians and tech teams.
  • Leading two contemporary worship bands and weekly practices.
  • Led and trained Computer and Sound Technicians.
  • Produced all 9:39 Worship documents, music, bulletins, service tech sheets and outlines.
08/2010 to 08/2011
Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries Covenant Community Church City, STATE,

Oversaw the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the church. A few of my roles as Director of Youth and Young Adults included:


  • Provided leadership and vision for the overall Youth Ministry.
  • Provided planning for weekly, monthly and annual events, trips, and other outings.
  • Lead a Youth Council, Middle School Campus Life program, Small Group, Youth Worship Band and team of volunteers for all Youth Ministry activities.
  • Produced all Youth Ministry documents, forms, online newsletters, blogs, etc.

Young Adults:
• Provided leadership and vision for the overall Young Adult Ministry
• Coordinated weekly small groups, lunches, activities, etc.
• Provided young adults with online networking services.
• Provided young adults with a weekly/monthly blog.

Education and Training
Expected in
Bachelor of Arts: Youth Ministry
Southwestern College - Winfield, KS

Certification in Organizational Leadership

Expected in
Certification in Youth Ministry: Youth Ministry
Youth Ministry Institute - Orlando, FL,
Expected in
Master of Arts: Divinity
Asbury Theological Seminary - Wilmore, KY

12 hours of completed course work


15+ years of Youth Ministry Experience

2 Years as Co-Director for the Adult Workers with Young People Table of the Florida United Methodist Conference

2004 Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker

2009 Kairos Prison Ministry Volunteer

2011 Blue Ridge Toastmasters Member

2016 Workshop Leader at the Atlanta-Emory Leadership Academy

2017 Spartan Trifecta Winner

2018 Mill Creek High School Lacrosse Chaplain

2019 Savannah Rock-n-Roll Full Marathon Runner

6 Years as Food Pantry Volunteer

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School Attended

  • Southwestern College
  • Youth Ministry Institute
  • Asbury Theological Seminary

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Student Ministries
  • Director of Youth and 9:39 Worship Ministries
  • Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certification in Youth Ministry
  • Master of Arts

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