pastor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Experienced pastor of 18 years of a growing and dynamic congregation is seeking a part-time Chaplain position, speaking opportunities or possibly an interim pastor position. Retired from full-time pastor position on January 1st, 2022. Served in an established rural church (1882) and helped the church through mature, thoughtful and compassionate leadership to facilitate construction of a new church in 2020 and its move into the facility in the fall of 2021. Seasoned and compassionate pastoral counselor with with many years of experience, training and skillsets in various areas of life and experiences. A pastoral minister able to guide and help in marital, medical, grief and family situations with empathy and insightful directives. A thoughtful and insightful speaker, who is known for passionate and compelling messages of encouragement in deepening and developing faith in Christian believers. Motivational pastor that leads in areas of prayer, Bible Reading, deepening faith and spiritual formation. A feet on the ground minister who started, developed and facilitated an outreach ministry of providing furniture and household goods to hundreds of needy individuals and families over the years. An active community leader, who designed, organized and managed community volunteers in a major renovation of a Community Center and a youth after school facility in Canby, MInnesota.

  • Compassionate Pastor
  • Experienced Pastoral Counselor
  • Passionate Speaker
  • Community Leader
  • Motivational Leader
  • Discipleship Leader
  • Crisis Management
  • Team-building Facilitator
Pastor, 09/2003 to 12/2021
Antelope Hills Christian ChurchCity, STATE,
  • Worked with church leaders, staff and ministry teams to achieve growth of the church and to foster positive community impact.
  • Managed all aspects of ministry including pastoral care, outreach, online website management and social media sites.
  • Planned, facilitated and conducted special services such as dedications, baptisms, weddings and funerals.
  • Carried out the church mission by planning and leading worship services, writing sermons and working with church leaders.
  • Visited, counseled and prayed with church members with thoughtful and attentive pastoral care for all those in need.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership by managing daily operations, eliciting volunteers, directing church programs, deacons, trustees in meeting needs of the church and leading people in community projects and ministries.
  • Developed a successful church-wide Bible Reading and Memorization program for many years.
  • Organized, developed, and facilitated training in starting and maintaining a new ministry of the church (Antelope Hills Furniture Mission), providing furniture and household goods to people in need.
  • Led outreach initiatives to reach out to unchurched, inactive or new residents in community.
  • Guided staff and volunteers in administering education, youth, social action, fellowship and pastoral care ministry programs.
  • Wrote articles for church newsletters and bulletins. Wrote hundreds of devotions as email messages and on Facebook pages.
  • Developed and cultivated professional relationships with various third parties, including city officials, civic groups and members of public, improving engagement in the community of Canby, MN and surrounding area.
  • Expanded the ministry of the church by successfully guiding the Antelope Hills Christian Church through nuanced and directed leadership by facilitating committees, leaders, contractors, design groups in the construction and completion of a new 13,000 square foot $1,200,00 from 2014 through 2021 in the building of a new church facility or worship center.
  • Planned, designed, directed volunteers and led the renovating of the Canby Area Enrichment Center, Connection Youth Center in Canby, MN.
  • Served as the financial consultant, treasurer, advisor for the staff and Manager of The Connection Youth Center.
Owner and Manager, 01/1979 to 11/2021
Pleasant Valley Retreat CenterCity, STATE,
  • Started and developed resort and retreat business of Pleasant Valley, Gary, SD. Marketed the business through the decades since its inception. Catering to individual, families, churches and businesses as a place for relaxation, recreation, special events and simple enjoyment of the great outdoors. marketing plans and prepared monthly financial reports.
  • Facilitated weddings, family reunions, and business retreats.
  • Developed and managed food service for all events for many years.
  • Designed and maintained resort/retreat buildings and facilities through many years of operations. Promoted business on social media platforms to maximize brand identity and generate revenue.
  • Oversaw and managed all staff hiring and directed job procedures, functions and tasks.
  • Oversaw building expansions of cabins and outdoor facilities.
  • Coordinated with webmaster to develop website and create online advertisements.
Farmer, 05/1978 to 12/2003
Self-EmployeedCity, STATE,
  • Managed farm and farm business.
  • Directed efficient crop production to maximize resources and produce consistent yields.
Education and Training
Christian Chaplain Endorsement: , Expected in 03/2021 to Chaplain Endorsement (CCCC) - Vint Hills, VA,
Completion of CPE (Four Units): Clinical Pastoral Education, Expected in 2010 to Bethesda Counseling Center - Sioux Falls, SD,
Master of Arts: Ministry And Counseling, Expected in 05/2006 to North American Baptist Seminary - Sioux Falls, SD,
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology And Ministry, Expected in 06/1977 to Pacific Christian College - Fullerton, CA,
: Ministry, Expected in 1975 to Nebraska Christian College - Norfolk, NE,
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/1973 to Canby High School - Canby, MN

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School Attended

  • Chaplain Endorsement (CCCC)
  • Bethesda Counseling Center
  • North American Baptist Seminary
  • Pacific Christian College
  • Nebraska Christian College
  • Canby High School

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  • Pastor
  • Owner and Manager
  • Farmer


  • Christian Chaplain Endorsement
  • Completion of CPE (Four Units)
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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