(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Overview

Jessica Claire is an energetic leader, with a broad expertise in the areas of Religion, Education, and the Arts. Her commitment to integrating these three disciplines for the purpose of reaching young people, and encouraging them to develop life skills centered around Christian values, has been the catalyst of her professional and vocational endeavors. She is an accomplished educator with 18 years of teaching experience in Elementary Education, and 20 years of experience in ministry including pastoral and youth counseling, and the Ministry of the Arts.

Core Qualifications
  • Skills include: Preaching, Counseling, Active Listening, Workshop Facilitator, Curriculum Development, Public Relations, Teaching and Team Building
  • Arts Ministry, Drama, Dance, Writer/Director, Peer Mediation, Learning Strategies, Goal Setting. Leadership in Multicultural Faith Communities. Computer Skills: Excel, Power Point, Publisher.
New York University Manhattan, New York Expected in 1985 Bachelor of Arts : Theater - GPA :
  • 1995 -Master of Elementary Education Howard University, Washington D.C.
  • 2005 Master of Divinity - Wesley Theological Seminary - Urban Ministry -Merit Scholarship Program
  • Vocational Trainings Associate Arts - American Academy of the Arts NYC, NY School of Ballet, ATMC ( Actors Talent Models for Christ) Bridge Program Graduate, Certified Zumba Fitness Aerobics Trainer.
  • Jessica Claire is the Founder of RUACH Worshiping Arts Inc. 501c3 whose mission is to minister to the least, the lost, and the forgotten, and to visualize the nations worshiping together through the ministry of the arts. For 7 years this ministry has been using the ministry of the arts to bring youth together from the diverse cultures of the DC Metropolitan area to minister to the homeless, and the marginalized people of our communities. ( website: )
  • Chaired the Calvary Casa del Pueblo United Methodist Church Theater Renovation Project, which included coordinating volunteers across the UMC connection in the Baltimore/ Washington Conference. The project involved coordinating materials, skilled volunteer labor, and funding.
  • Launching of the Word Made Flesh Theater for the Homeless Project partnering with La Casa Homeless Shelter in Columbia Heights DC.
  • TABC (Theater Arts In the Basic Curriculum) Theater in Education Program Partnered with the DC Teen to Work Summer Youth Program 2008- 2009

Without Walls Christan Church International - Executive Pastor
City, STATE, 06/2010 - Current
  • Duties include assisting Sr. Pastor with Pastoral Counseling, Preaching, and Visiting Sick and Shut In.
  • Coordinating Goal Setting and Training for Ministry Leaders, Developing and Coordinating Quarterly Youth Outreach Events
Prince George's County PUblic Schools - Teacher - Grades 1, 2, & 4
City, STATE, 08/1995 - 08/2013
  • Member of the Kennedy Center (CETA-Changing Education through the Arts) Steering Committee.
  • Director of the Drama Club
  • Creator of Geometry Alive and Down by the River Nile ( A Play on the History of Geometry.
  • 4th grade team STEM (Science Technology Education & Mathematics) coordinator.
Calvary Casa Del Pueblo United Methodist Church - Assistant Pastor
City, STATE, 08/2002 - 05/2010
  • Duties as Assistant Pastor - Assist Senor Pastor in Preaching, Administration of Communion, Spiritual Counseling and Visiting the Sick and Shut In.
  • Duties as Minister of Evangelism - Worked closely with the youth of the church and community creatively engaging them in outreach ministry events focused on bridging church and community.

Memberships/Scholarly Societies

NEA, National Association of Educators, CETA Changing Education through the Arts, Wesley Theological Seminary Alumni Association, New York University Alumni Association, Actor's Equity Association, AMTC-Actor's Models Talent for Christ.

References available on request

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