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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Overview


To render pastoral care to patients in a hospital which esteems such care as essential to the overall care process, and be an effective and pro-active member of this hospital's team of care-givers.

Core Qualifications
  • Team player, team builder.
  • Known for providing spiritual care and comfort to parishioners and others.
  • Acquainted with basic hospital dynamics, protocols.
  • First-hand experience with stress, trauma, and grief.
  • Effective communicator, oral and written word, active listener.
  • An advocate for the elderly.
  • Objective, reliable, sincere.
  • Peacemaker, experienced counselor.
  • Public relations is my forte.
  • Affirmed for articles written weekly for local newspaper.
  • Endorse the "ministry of presence," believe in the power of prayer.
  • Instructor-leader, The Bible and Bible studies.

Am known and affirmed for writing Christ-centered, Gospel-based articles for local newspaper. Advised and guided several churches in selecting and purchasing new hymnals and Bibles. Instituted a survey for member churches in the Association I, too, am a part of, to ascertain the scope and effectiveness of the curriculum then employed in their Sunday School program(s). Upon receiving same, collated and disseminated the results.

Expected in 1988
Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) : General.
Asbury Theological Seminary - Wilmore, Kentucky

Enrolled in two separate, semester-long courses oriented to hospital chaplaincy: 1st, the Lexington, Kentucky V.A. Medical Center; 2nd, the University of Kentucky Medical Center -- where I was solely responsible for the spiritual care and oversight of those patients in the Cardiac ICU, the Neonatal ICU, and the whole of the Maternity Ward (prenatal and post-partum).

Expected in 1981
Masters of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.): Major--Pastoral Counseling; Minor--Sociology of Religion
Lutheran Theological Seminary - Gettysburg, PA

This degree required me to write and then defend my Thesis.

Expected in 1979
Bachelor of Arts (A.B.): Major: Religion; no minor.
Susquehanna University - Selinsgrove, PA

Magna cum laude, Honors in Religion, Top 10% of Class.

Professional Experience
11/2008 to Current
Pastor Trinity Church City, STATE,
  • Responsibilities: lead Sunday worship and other services; compose and preach sermons for same; administer sacraments; counsel; participate in church functions; teach Confirmation and other classes; visit members and friends of the church who are sick, hospitalized, or home-bound; officiate funerals and weddings; conduct Bible Studies; attend meetings of the Church Council, and make monthly report to same; attend committee and other meetings; daily administrative oversight of the affairs of the church; insure currency of church records; affiliate with and represent the church in the local ministerial association.
02/1998 to 05/2008
Pastor West Spring Creek Congregational Church City, STATE,
  • Responsibilities: as above.
06/1992 to 02/1995
Pastor Sligo And Cherry Run United Methodist Churches City, STATE,
  • Responsibilities: as above.
1988 to 05/1992
Pastor Eldersville United Methodist Church City, STATE,
Other Experience
07/2008 to 10/2008
Substitute Teacher
Kelly Services Erie, Pennsylvania
2006 to 10/2008
Substitute Teacher
Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit (IU #5) Edinboro, Pennsylvania
08/1984 to 07/1985
Emergency Medical Technician - Orderly
Corry Memorial Hospital Corry, Pennsylvania
Military Experience
06/1970 to 06/1976
Boiler Technician 3/C.
U.S. Navy Norfolk, Virginia
  • Served aboard three (3) ships, spent 51/2 years "in the fleet":
  • Trained to operate and repair boilers and evaporators, and to keep accurate, detailed records of data relevant to their operation.
  • Was variously assigned to account for fuel oil available and expended, for water quality (boilers and potable), to procure needed supplies and materiel.
  • For the three years served aboard last duty station supervised 8-10 men, and was accountable for their job performance and whereabouts.
  • Awards: "Golden Shellback"; 3 official "Letters of Appreciation"; 3 medals, one for "Good Conduct"; Honorable Discharge.
Community Service -- present and prior
  • Write an article on a weekly basis for the local newspaper, which appeals to and is well-received by the general public.
  • Chaplain, Boy Scout Troop #235--which is sponsored by Trinity Church.
  • In last pastorate, in PA, belonged to the local V.F.D. as an E.M.T. and the Chaplain, 2000-2007.
  • Was one of two/three clergy who took turns leading a Bible Study at a Senior Citizen Home, in Corry, PA.
  • Have led worship services at several nursing homes.
  • Member of and E.M.T. with North Warren (PA) V.F.D., 1984-1985.
  • Team player, team builder.
  • Experienced counselor--first-hand knowledge of death and dying, stress, trauma, and other grief-producing situations.
  • Highly effective communicator, active listener.
  • Public relations, public speaking my specialty.

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School Attended
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Lutheran Theological Seminary
  • Susquehanna University
Job Titles Held:
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Emergency Medical Technician - Orderly
  • Masters of Divinity (M.Div.)
  • Masters of Arts in Religion (M.A.R.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (A.B.)

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