Pastoral Counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

Dedicated pastor and counselor for 24 years in a single church ministry with a strong background in adult and youth discipleship.

Extensively trained in the areas of Christian Education, Church Ministries and Pastoral Counseling.

In-depth knowledge in the areas of relational and crisis counseling. Initiated a Bible-based addictions program in a local church setting that emphasized soul transformation and discipleship as the basis for permanent change in the lives of those imprisoned by negative life-dominating issues.

Personable and proactive pastor focused on expositional preaching and teaching, encouraging believers to be gospel-driven and gospel-unashamed.

Organized and encouraged creative outreach into the community, assimilation once individuals or families expressed interest in the local church and making stronger disciples of Christ in both new believers as well as for those long connected to Christ who have had little or no opportunity for discipleship over the years.

Summary of Qualifications
  • Passion for encouraging families
  • Sound judgment
  • Compassionate
  • Quality public speaker
  • Skilled working with all age groups from children to senior adults over last 33 years
  • Local church focused

  • Conflict resolution experience
  • Skilled organizer/initiator/ communicator for new ministry ideas
  • Confident gospel-focused communications to the unchurched
  • High caliber apologetic capabilities

Professional Value Offered

Created and implemented new outreach and discipleship strategies for a growing church ministry

Transitioned from Christian Educator to Youth Pastor to Outreach and Discipleship Pastor and finally to Pastoral Counselor over 24 years in one ministry

Managed a growing youth ministry from 8 young people to nearly 80 young people

Partnered and participated in outreach and discipleship in a growing church family that grew from 120 people to 320 people in average attendance

Effectively taught adults and teens in small group settings and Sunday classes for 24 years

Professional Experience
Pastoral Counselor, 08/2009 to 2013
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Pastoral Counseling from a home office after 28 years in two separate church ministries.

Job transitions allowed for re-entry into higher education at Trinity Seminary of Newburg, Indiana. Pursuing a "distance learning" PhD and Master's in Biblical Counseling--still in progress

Counseling, Outreach and Youth Pastor, 07/1985 to 07/2009
Cape Cod Healthcare Inc.City, STATE,

Licensed to preach in 1985 under the laws of the state of Maryland

Initiated and ran youth ministry for Junior and Senior High 1985-2002

Evangelism and Discipleship training leader from 1990-2007

Pastoral Counselor from 1993-2009

Christian Educator, 07/1981 to 05/1985
Faith Baptist ChurchCity, STATE,

Taught Senior High Government, World History, Economics and U.S. History

Educational background included 10 additional years of Senior High History and Bible during the years at Faith Baptist Church

Master's and PhD: Biblical Counseling, Expected in 2015
Trinity Seminary - Newburg, IN
Bachelor of Arts: Church Ministries, Expected in 1991
Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
: Secondary Education, Expected in 1980
Pensacola Christian College - Pensacola , FL

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School Attended

  • Trinity Seminary
  • Liberty University
  • Pensacola Christian College

Job Titles Held:

  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Counseling, Outreach and Youth Pastor
  • Christian Educator


  • Master's and PhD
  • Bachelor of Arts

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