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

Accomplished minister and community advocate with more than 40 years' experience in all elements of organizational leadership and success in creating inspirational environment. Successful in overseeing community services, prison ministry, senior citizens programs, education, food programs, homeless advocate, at risk children, low income housing, local and international missions, men's, women's and children's programs and worship. Excellent reputation for resolving problems, improving customer satisfaction, and driving overall operational improvements.

Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Mercy ministry
  • Congregational care
  • Operations management
  • Volunteer Management
  • Pastoral counseling
  • Communications
  • Operational Improvement
  • Budgets
  • Relationship Development
  • Customer Service
  • Project Organization
  • Problem Resolution
  • Process Improvement
  • Team Management
  • Organization
  • Team Building
Work History
Lead Pastor, 11/2001 to Current
Aaa Auto ClubBrentwood, TN,
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administrating annual budget, delivering pastoral care to community and leading worship services, funerals and weddings.
  • Facilitated community outreach programs, including working with low income housing, food distribution, prison ministry, camping ministry, senior citizens programs, intergenerational education and mission and outreach.
  • Pastoral Representative to Child Advocacy Council for Charterhouse School in Edinburg Va. Created higher awareness for the educational need of at risk children in the Shenandoah Valley.
  • Served on the Board of Directors for Project Hope to provide low income housing to residents of King George VA.
  • Served on the Virginia Conference Criminal Justice and Mercy Ministries and taught classes at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women.
Senior Citizen Center Assistant Director, 10/2001 to 06/2006
Jefferson Area Board For The AgingCity, STATE,
  • Drafted budgets for programs and ordered materials that were needed for certain activities.
  • Created and delivered recreational programs for small and large groups of residents.
  • Worked with nurse to identify and document changes in patient mental acuity and physical abilities.
  • Designed wide variety of activities to stimulate interest, involvement and engagement of patients.
  • Developed monthly life enrichment calendar and published electronically and in print.
  • Planned resident outings and special events to mark holidays and celebrate special occasions.
  • Transported and escorted program participants to and from activities and on field trips.
Travel Agent, 01/1997 to 09/2001
Cosmopolitan Travel & Main Street TravelCity, STATE,
  • Communicated benefits and information regarding travel insurance with clients and obtained best rates.
  • Responded to clients' questions, issues and complaints and implemented appropriate solutions.
  • Maintained operational proficiency in coordinating both international and domestic travel accommodations for customers, arranging for airfare as well as hotel and rental car reservations.
  • Provided customers with best deals and well-researched travel options, successfully negotiating rates while improving customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Supervised payments via credit and debit cards and handled all sensitive information with professionalism and discreteness.
  • Asked open-ended questions to better ascertain client needs and determine best international travel offerings.
  • Discussed security issues and protocols with individuals traveling to highly insecure areas such as [Location] and [Location].
  • Arranged travel accommodations for groups, couples, executives and special needs clients.
Lead Pastor, 06/1980 to 06/1996
Virginia Conference United Methodist ChurchCity, STATE,
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget, delivering compassionate pastoral care to community and leading worship services, ordinances, funerals and weddings.
  • Director of Franklin County Family Resource Center working with women and children who were victims of abuse. Oversaw administration and management of community program
  • Chaplain at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount VA by providing spiritual care and counseling to hospital patients and staff.
  • Facilitated community outreach programs, including working with low income housing, food distribution and mission and outreach.
  • Served in various pastorates throughout Virginia.
Certifications
  • Lucas Travel School, Richmond VA - Travel Agent Certification
  • Virginia College, Roanoke College - BASIC and COBAL computer language
Education
Master of Divinity: Pastoral Studies, Expected in
Wesley Theological Seminary - Washington, DC
GPA:
Bachelor of Arts: Religion, Expected in
Goucher College - Towson, MD
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Goucher College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Pastor
  • Senior Citizen Center Assistant Director
  • Travel Agent
  • Lead Pastor

Degrees

  • Master of Divinity
  • Bachelor of Arts

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