ministry director resume example with 12+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Jessicat-centered Director of Evangelization with evangelism experience among Princeton University and Asbury Theological Seminary students. Higher education professional with 14 years experience in coaching, congregational leadership, committed to continuous improvement of formational programming. Demonstrated history of creating formational programming consistent with meeting institutional goals with a passion for mentoring. Self-motivated team member guiding adults and students in social, spiritual, and ethical development. Significant understanding of networking to create and implement a comprehensive strategy for evangelization.

  • 14 years experience in higher education and local church leadership
  • Demonstrates leadership in cross-institutional partnerships, supervision and training of students and direct reports, and solid track record in managing administrative details.
  • Significant experience in religious education, religious studies and theology, and community-building coordination
  • Performed hundreds of pastoral care visits utilizing hospitality with strong interpersonal and empathic listening skills
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, computer skills, working knowledge of marketing, advertising and communications
  • Strategic planner in administrative responsibilities and administrative support, including annual budget and presentations
Work History
Ministry Director, 05/2022 to Current
Christian Union At Princeton UniversityCity, STATE,
  • Provides for the spiritual needs of the student population at Princeton University. Oversee the campus ministry staff and 30+ Princeton student volunteers.
  • Design, implement, and evaluate daily prayer disciplines, discipleship formation to build a stronger emphasis on evangelization.
  • Provide spiritual counseling, pastoral care, and religious instruction.
  • Create an environment conducive for evangelization, community building and collaborating with students on Princeton's campus.
  • Coordinate leadership development and student-led evangelization opportunities for students. Teach religious curriculum and articulate integration of faith and values to student body, hire speakers.
  • Organize faith-centered evangelization events and prayer vigils with student groups and staff. Foster collaborative relationships with local churches, ministries, and student faith groups.
  • Plan and participate in spiritual retreats with student leaders. Nurture healthy, flourishing environment for students and staff on the Princeton University campus.
Assoc Dir of Community Formation and Kalas Mentor, 10/2019 to 05/2022
Asbury Theological SeminaryCity, STATE,
  • Provide the spiritual needs of Asbury Theological Seminary students strategic, develop and assess formation programs central to ATS.
  • Perform hundreds of pastoral care visits within Kalas Village international community, students, and staff on the Wilmore campus, including crisis care.
  • Collaborate to launch DNA groups, Men's Formation, and Healing Community. Provided leadership support for Children's Formation, Couple's Formation, and transitional support for students.
  • Promote a lifestyle of holiness to develop spiritual wholeness. Performed counseling referrals to the Van Tatenhove Clinic.
  • Oversee students volunteers to serve hundreds of male seminarians on the Kentucky campus. Present proposals and budgets supporting Asbury’s yearly formational theme.
Church Planter/Lead Pastor, 08/2010 to 07/2019
OneChurchCity, STATE,
  • Conducted worship services and worked with key church leaders to carry out parish mission.
  • Trained 50 leaders in school of ministry, supervised seven-member office staff.
  • Mobilized volunteer efforts with 60 percent of church serving monthly.
  • Increased church membership from 35 to 200 resulting in acquisition of new worship facility.
  • Performed successful church merger. Moved church culture toward greater transparency and openness. Established outreach ministries for greater community impact and evangelism.
  • Demonstrated vibrant personal relationship with Jesus Jessicat and active Jessicatian commitment.
Doctor of Ministry: Leadership Development, Expected in 12/2020 to Truett Seminary, Baylor University - Waco, TX,
Master of Divinity: , Expected in to Rockbridge Seminary - Springfield, MO.
Bachelor of Music: Film Scoring, Expected in to Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA

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School Attended

  • Truett Seminary, Baylor University
  • Rockbridge Seminary
  • Berklee College of Music

Job Titles Held:

  • Ministry Director
  • Assoc Dir of Community Formation and Kalas Mentor
  • Church Planter/Lead Pastor


  • Doctor of Ministry
  • Master of Divinity
  • Bachelor of Music

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