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

Creative and energetic diocesan director with more than 18 years of experience developing and implementing training, support and resources for parish leaders and families to engage in dynamic discipleship-focused youth ministry.

Core Qualifications



Program developer

Organized and efficient

Youth culture expert


Effective public speaker

Program Coordinator - Catholic Youth Ministry and College Age Ministry, 05/2011 to 03/2016
First United Methodist ChurchSeneca, SC,
  • Provide training, consultation and resources for comprehensive youth ministry to adult leaders
  • Train and support a team of adult volunteers who serve as youth ministry coordinators in regional sections of the diocese
  • Recruit and support adult catechists for college students
  • Supervise all aspects of a six-week summer diocesan mission program
  • Collaborate with Office of Hispanic Ministry to provide outreach to Hispanic youth and leadership
Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries, 06/1998 to 05/2011
Catholic Diocese Of WichitaCity, STATE,
  • Communicated bishop's vision for Catholic Youth Ministry
  • Created and implemented gathered and virtual leadership training and formation for both youth and adult leaders
  • Transformed annual diocesan youth gathering from traditional convention to a discipleship-focused conference
  • Developed annual budget
  • Collaborated with various diocesan offices to provide three annual domestic mission weeks; workshops for catechists on liturgy; annual national March for Life pilgrimages
Assistant Chaplain , 07/1992 to 05/1998
University Of DallasCity, STATE,
  • Created and supervised spiritual, liturgical and formation programs
  • Initiated five new service activities for the college community
Director of Youth Ministry, 06/1983 to 07/1992
St. Paul The Apostle Catholic ChurchCity, STATE,
  • Implemented innovative catechetical youth ministry for junior and senior high youth
  • Supervised Confirmation preparation
  • Recruited, trained and supported a diverse adult youth ministry team
  • Promotion of Catholic Youth Ministry resulting in four times the number of full-time leaders, and youth ministries in 87% of parishes
  • Recruitment of college catechists resulting in 18 out of 22 campuses with ministry programs
  • Collaboration with diocesan Hispanic leadership team
  • Strengthened parish youth ministry for 10 times the amount of youth participants
  • Professional presentations include:The Gospel of Social Media, Catechizing Kansas Conference, Salina, Kansas 2012; Wired to Connect, Diocese of Davenport, Iowa 2010; Growing Young in the Kingdom of God, Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa 2007; Hot Topics for Middle School Youth, Wichita, KS 2009; Creative Catechesis Outside of the Box, Pittsburg, KS 2006 and Wichita 2007; Adolescent Spirituality, Wichita 2004
Master of Theology: , Expected in
The University of Dallas - Irving, Texas
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in
Benedictine College - Atchison, Kansas
GPA: Magna Cum Laude
Virtus Safe Environment Awareness Facilitator, Certification: , Expected in
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Professional Affiliations

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Board of Directors (2015 to present)

National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Board of Directors (2003-2007)

National Association of Catholic Youth Ministry Leaders (2004 to present)


Photography, hiking, reading and creative writing

Additional Information

Volunteer as a Confirmation preparation facilitator and team member for Hispanic youth ministry at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception


Leadership training, consultation, program development and management

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School Attended

  • The University of Dallas
  • Benedictine College

Job Titles Held:

  • Program Coordinator - Catholic Youth Ministry and College Age Ministry
  • Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries
  • Assistant Chaplain
  • Director of Youth Ministry


  • Master of Theology
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Virtus Safe Environment Awareness Facilitator, Certification

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