early childhood childrens ministry pastor resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Compassionate Resident/Intern Clinical Christian Pastoral Counselor with 20 years of ministry experience. While working in Children's Ministry & Student Ministry, Benevolence Ministry, and a diverse Multi-ethnic community, 5 years of Bachelor's Degree & Master's Degreed education in Religion & Behavioral Sciences, and Pastoral Counseling focused in Marriage and Family. Fantastic multitasker with skills in motivation, caring, and spiritual growth while providing committed excellence in caring for God's people. Team success through hard work, communication, attention to detail, and excellent organizational skills, with a clear understanding of computer efficacy, planning center scheduling, and training in leadership. Motivated to learn, grow, and excel in Clinical Pastoral Counseling. Committed Graduate-Level Christian Clinical Pastoral Counselor possessing a broad range of education in Christian Marriage and Family Counseling, trauma, addiction, short-term, solution-based counseling. Currently looking to leverage education and expertise to take the next career step as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor with a respected organization that rewards diligence and professionalism.

  • Inspiring Natural Leader
  • Strong in Interpersonal Relationships
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Calm and Professional Under Pressure
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Efficient and Detail-Oriented
  • Patient and Empathetic
  • Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity
  • Administrative and Office Support
  • Children's ministry
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Biblically based
  • Written Communication
Work History
Early Childhood Children's Ministry Pastor , 06/2017 - Current
City Of Westminster, Co Westminster, CO,

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Sunday morning programming, overseeing and executing a weekly ministry focused on helping children and their families learn about God and biblical truths in environments that are engaging, creative, age appropriate, dynamic, creative and relational.
  • Prepare, manage, and care for all scheduling of volunteers.
  • Curriculum provided (through Orange) - distribute to classrooms for volunteers in a timely manner
  • Oversee strong vision and excellent execution of Sunday morning children’s ministry that includes engaging large group environment plus relational small group experiences for every child age newborn - Kindergarten.
  • Oversee teams of volunteers as they use their gifts in specific areas of the ministry to include hosts, storytellers and care-teams.
  • Cultivate and maintain a safe, healthy, and positive environment for babies-kindergartners on Sunday mornings.
  • Participate in and assist with executing all Children’s Ministry events throughout the year.
  • Train and equip volunteers to effectively use the curriculum.
  • Communicate effectively to volunteers on a weekly basis regarding Sunday morning assignments.
  • Purchase or acquire all supplies needed for weekly activities and events.
  • Assist the Family Ministry Director with budgets by overseeing that expenditures are done wisely and within budget guidelines.
  • Attend all weekly, monthly, and event planning team meetings.
  • Perform all other job-related duties as assigned.

Key Responsibilities in Training Volunteers:

  • Safety: Manage the childcare environment to ensure safe and appropriate care
  • Keep the play area safe and free from hazards
  • Remain calm and know what to do in the event of an emergency
  • Hygiene: Instruct children in health and personal habits
  • Sanitize play equipment, games and toys on a regular basis to keep them safe and attractive while minimizing the spread of germs
  • Assist children with washing hands after toileting
  • Assist children with their snacks, drinks and meals as needed.
  • Behavior: Focus on using creative ways to encourage good behavior
  • Promote good behavior by using positive reinforcement methods.
  • Work with Childcare Volunteers to maintain communication with parents about children’s behavior
  • Activity: Engage in activities and interact with children as they play
  • Lead and entertain children with creative games and activities

Spiritual Criteria:

  • Professes Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  • Commitment to personal spiritual growth
  • Models standards and expectations of leaders within 12Stone Church
  • Attend 12Stone Church
Student Ministry Admin, 06/2017 - 12/2019
Salvation Army Usa Ann Arbor, MI,
  • Attend 12Stone S12 group gatherings, meetings and events
  • Orchestrate volunteers on Wednesday nights
  • Keep updated records for volunteers on background checks, classes attended and leadership applications
  • Disseminate curriculum and material to small group leaders
  • Gather resources for services and events
  • Take notes at various meetings
  • Prepare rooms for weekly/monthly gatherings
  • Compose and edit communication pieces
  • Manage Ministry Platform system for volunteers and students
  • Process new student information cards
  • Develop, implement and delegate new student follow-up process
  • Process registration and payment for events
  • Provide communication and resources across various campuses
  • Receive and respond to calls and emails requesting general information about 12Stone Church S12
  • Attend weekend services as a representative of the 12Stone Church staff
Massage Therapist, 07/2009 - 06/2018
Promotion Physical Therapy & Massage Envy Spa City, STATE,
  • Performed 40 hours of massage per week for over 120 clients with wide range of therapeutic methods, including hot stone, Swedish, deep tissue, sports and pregnancy.
  • Provided safe, effective and appropriate massage therapy techniques with professionalism and enthusiastic attitude to maintain 99% customer satisfaction rates.
  • Spoke with clients regarding health history, expectations, services and procedures for over 100% customer satisfaction.
  • Assessed clients carefully to determine massage needs and potential problems due to individual physical conditions.
  • Advised clients on lifestyle changes to improve alignment, posture and gait for better long-term wellness.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
  • Prepared a variety of different written communications, reports and documents to ensure smooth operations.
Ministry Assistant, 06/1999 - 06/2003
Christ The Rock Community Church City, STATE,

Walk closely with Christ, living in a manner consistent with a pastoral calling (1 Tim 3:1-7).

Associate of Arts: Environmental Science, Expected in
Broward College - Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Certificate & LMT: Massage Therapy, Expected in
Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA) - Norcross, GA
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Certificate: Business Administration, Expected in
Brenau University - Gainesville, GA
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  • Professional development completed in Administrative Work
Master of Arts: Clinical Pastoral Counseling, Expected in 12/2021
Liberty University - Pastoral Counseling Marriage & Family,
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Bachelor of Arts: Religion & Behavioral Sciences, Expected in 06/2020
Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA,
Status -
  • Dean's List 2018-2020
  • Graduated magna cum laude

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School Attended

  • Broward College
  • Academy of Somatic Healing Arts (ASHA)
  • Brenau University
  • Liberty University
  • Liberty University

Job Titles Held:

  • Early Childhood Children's Ministry Pastor
  • Student Ministry Admin
  • Massage Therapist
  • Ministry Assistant


  • Associate of Arts
  • Certificate & LMT
  • Certificate
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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