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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic Children's Minister with 20 years experience. Highly effective at building and leading programs for infants to 5th grade. Knowledgeable about planning weekly classes and services, special events and camps.

Skills
  • Shepherding
  • Children sermons preparation
  • Volunteer Management
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Spiritual instruction
  • Spiritual leadership
  • Public speaking
Work History
08/2018 to Current
Preschool and Children's Minister Madison County Schools Flora, MS,

· Planned, promoted, and guided the religious education programs for preschoolers and grade-school children such as Sunday School, Wednesday evenings, Missions education opportunities, Vacation Bible School, Discipleship classes, and Extended Care during Worship.

· Worked with the Nominating Committee to recruit childhood ministry volunteers and providing leadership development, resources, and training.

· Worked with the Preschool Ministry Committee and the Children's Ministry Committee in planning programs and activities which meet the needs of children.

· Encouraged the healthy development of children (spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially) in all aspects of the ministry.

· Informed children, parents, and church members about children's activities (newsletters, bulletin board displays, e-mail, announcements, etc.).

· Planned, provided and maintained a calendar of activities/events for preschoolers and grade-school children (seasonal events, fellowships, parent night out, etc.).

· Organized and directed an in-reach and outreach program for enlistment and attendance of preschoolers and grade-school children.

· Developed a yearly budget for childhood ministry to present to the Stewardship Committee.

· Maintained office hours for accessibility to children and parents.

· Attended all church-wide functions and participate in Sunday and Wednesday programs of worship and education.

· Coordinated and staffed the preschool worship care and childcare during special church-wide events and services.

· Planned, organized, staffed, and coordinated an effective summer program for children including the Passport Kids Camp and Wacky Wednesdays.

· Coach and supervise the Children Enrichment Center Director.

· Served as a liaison to the Child Enrichment Center Committee and work to build bridges and make connections between the church and the Child Enrichment Center.

· Ensured that the Child Protection Policies and guidelines of the church are communicated and followed by all volunteers.

07/2006 to 08/2018
Children's Minster / Weekday Director Ridgeland Baptist Church City, STATE,

· Planned, promoted, and guided the religious education programs for preschoolers and children such as Sunday School, Wednesday evenings, Missions education opportunities, Vacation Bible School, Discipleship classes, and Extended Care during Worship.

· Prepared a yearly budget for preschool and children's ministry and Child Care Ministry.

  • Established school policies and communicated to staff and parents for well-coordinated and high-quality daily operations.
  • Conducted research on emerging perspectives in childhood education to improve upon school policies and curriculum.
  • Planned and monitored curriculum and program activities and liaised with teachers to create fun and engaging learning experiences.
  • Provided training and professional development for teachers.
  • Stayed up to date on regional preschool curriculum laws.
  • Supervised teaching staff and resolved issues.
  • Oversaw interview and hiring process of classroom personnel for selection of high-quality teachers and staff.
  • Monitored and observed child progress, interactions and behavior and reported findings to parents.
  • Resolved conflicts and administered corrective action to foster positive experience for children and staff.
  • Managed program paperwork and child records to comply with state requirements.
  • Engaged with parents and families to build positive relationships for children to thrive.
  • Furnished facility with supplies, equipment, food and materials to foster social and cognitive development.
  • Attended approved training and continuing education courses to maintain certifications.
  • Evaluated staff and offered guidance to enhance knowledge, skills and professional development to optimize learning environment.
  • Operated under licensing guidelines to protect health, safety and well-being of children.
01/2000 to 01/2005
Preschool and Children's Minister / Church Administrator Fort Johnson Baptist Church City, STATE,

· Planned, promotes, and guided the religious education programs for preschoolers and grade-school children such as Sunday School, Wednesday evenings, Missions education opportunities, Vacation Bible School, Discipleship classes, and Extended Care during Worship.

· Planned, provided and maintained a calendar of activities/events for preschoolers and children (seasonal events, fellowships, parent night out, weekly summer camps, Centri-Kid camp, etc.).

· Attended weekly ministerial meetings.

· Coordinated and staffed the preschool worship care and childcare during special church-wide events and services.

· Served as a liaison to build bridges and make connections between the church and the Fort Johnson Christian School.

· Created and implemented a yearly budget for large and active preschool and children's department.

· Trained and managed over 200 volunteers for various programs and activities.

· Manage and direct office staff, janitorial staff, children staff, and Weekday Staff.

· Received and approved all calendar requests and space usage.

· Accepted and authorized all requests for keys to church buildings.

07/1999 to 08/2000
Attendance Clerk Charleston County Schools - James Island Middle City, STATE,
  • Maintained accurate records of all absences, truancy issues and disciplinary actions.
  • Organized, reviewed and filed paperwork for secure recordkeeping.
  • Verified paperwork accuracy and checked for completion prior to processing.
  • Input daily attendance information into office database for 300-student school.
06/1993 to 07/1997
Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant Volusia County Schools - Discovery Elementary City, STATE,
  • Observed students' performance and recorded relevant data to assess progress.
  • Took daily attendance, notifying classroom teacher immediately of any student absences.
  • Enhanced learning plans and quantified student progress using quizzes, essays and projects.
  • Organized and supervised games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental and social development.
  • Utilized answer sheets and electronic marking devices to grade homework and tests, accurately computing and recording results.
  • Planned and prepared various teaching aids such as bibliographies, charts and graphs.
Education
Expected in
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Church Weekday Education, White Oak Conference Center - Winnsboro, SC
GPA:
Expected in
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Technical School - Raleigh, NC
GPA:

Early Childhood Education Classes

Expected in 1988
High School Diploma:
McDowell High School - Marion, NC
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Current Secretary of Beaufort County First Steps Executive Board.
  • Associational VBS Director for Charleston County and Savannah River Association.
  • Current advisor on the South Carolina Baptist Convention Weekday Board of Administrators for past 15 years.
  • Developed VBS Share through Charleston County Association, a program to help smaller or under budgeted churches with VBS workers, curriculum, and decorations.
  • Created Parents' Day Out a program that provided parents of our church and the community the opportunity of free childcare.
  • Created Tiny Tots a program for two year old children, offer a curriculum where none existed before.
  • Implemented Thanksgiving Giving, a program which provides Thanksgiving dinners to those in need in all the local Elementary Schools that feed into our church.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Church Weekday Education, White Oak Conference Center
  • Technical School
  • McDowell High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Preschool and Children's Minister
  • Children's Minster / Weekday Director
  • Preschool and Children's Minister / Church Administrator
  • Attendance Clerk
  • Kindergarten Teacher's Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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