director of worship resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

A relational and strategic leader dedicated to enhancing operations through analysis, innovation and discipline. Able to work with minimal direction to solve problems, resolve conflicts and respond to customer inquiries.

  • Team leadership
  • Staff development
  • Strong verbal communication
  • Public speaking
  • Self-starter
  • Volunteer management
  • Project management
  • Program oversight
  • Process implementation
  • Training coordination
  • Managerial background
  • Goal-oriented
Work History
Director of Worship, 10/2008 - Current
First United Methodist Church Indianapolis, IN,
  • Responsible for designing, organizing and implementing weekly events/services with a team of about 30 people.
  • Managed and lead a pool of about 200 active volunteers through gifts assessment, feedback processes and volunteer appreciation.
  • Lead bi-weekly meetings with senior leadership to communicate, plan and review weekly services/events. 
  • Established and standardized workflow processes that resulted in better performance, improved team morale and user friendliness. 
  • Developed and implemented training procedures and evaluation tools to minimize risks and improve effectiveness.
  • Oversaw audio/video equipment acquisition, management, configuration and troubleshooting. 
  • Regularly addressed roughly 1000 people weekly through speaking and vocal/instrumental performance, including periodically teaching on Sunday mornings. 
  • Lead and managed teams for a variety of special projects from elaborate set design to recording several albums.
  • Contributed graphic design for print and digital media on an as-needed basis.
Aerospace Composite Technician, 01/2007 - 06/2008
Live Nation Entertainment Inc New Orleans, LA,
  • Supported training for Space Station and Orbiter (Space Shuttle) modules through equipment management, transport and setup/configuration.
  • Initiated, designed and oversaw the development of a laboratory measurement tool that streamlined workflow, standardized processes and reduced risk of technician error.
  • Developed and drafted training procedures for new and current employees.
  • Served as the Safety Officer for laboratory practices, helping to ensure that lab functions are in compliance with current USA Operating Procedures.
  • Served as laboratory representative for specialized tours and high profile events from touring VIPs to filming with Good Morning America and touring Neil deGrasse Tyson.
  • Functioned as Emergency Evacuation Warden for Lab.
  • Interfaced directly with Astronauts, NASA employees , Engineers and other contractors to achieve successful operations.
  • Obtained documents, clearances, certificates and approvals from local, state and federal agencies.
  • Received several awards for safety and outstanding support. 
Student Programs Director, 01/2004 - 01/2006
  • Planned, developed and maintained the student ministries branch for a church which regularly planned programs for a roster of 300 to 500 students 
  • Stewarded an annual budget of $40,000 
  • Supplemented financial needs through long-term planning, fund-raising and creative thinking.
  • Recruited new members through attendance at community events, promotional materials, and other methods.
  • Developed and nutured professional working relationships in order to build, grow and lead volunteer staff.
  • Developed and implemented curriculum for volunteer leaders to follow during Sunday mornings and special events.
  • Utilized Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Premier to design and develop brand identity which then became print and web-based media for promotional and informational purposes.
Graphic Designer, 12/2006 - 10/2010
Self Employed/Contractor City, STATE,
  • Used the Adobe Creative Suite to create digital image files and layouts for use in digital and traditional printing methods.
  • Designed website layouts, templates and unique branded looks.
  • Built corporate brands by designing cohesive looks between elements such as logos and letterheads.
  • Contributed design ideas in early planning stages with customers and project managers.
  • Developed print materials such as brochures, banners and signs.
  • Managed customer expectations with open consultations and frequent communication.
  • Worked with a variety of clients ranging from local sports teams to medical offices to both regional and global oil and gas companies. 
UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON at Houston Main B.S. Psychology, Minor in Religious Studies * Member of Houston Alumni Organization * Member of Cougar Pride
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, Expected in 2006
University of Houston - Houston, TX
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Master of Arts: Theology, Expected in 2016
Fuller Theological Seminary - Texas - Houston, TX
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School Attended

  • University of Houston
  • Fuller Theological Seminary - Texas

Job Titles Held:

  • Director of Worship
  • Aerospace Composite Technician
  • Student Programs Director
  • Graphic Designer


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Arts

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