Senior Pastor resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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My background is education, people skills, and social development in communities. I am a people person by nature and have a passion to building people. That is my purpose in life, to build people up. Education and ministry both allow me to build both youth and adults up in similar ways.

Energetic Senior Pastor passionate about reaching people with good news. Familiar with church doctrine, music and scripture. Forward-thinking and well-coordinated with caring and dependable nature. Completed previous training in crisis response.

  • Preparing Weekly Sermons
  • Inspirational Leadership
  • Interdenominational Networking
  • Leadership Development
  • Grief Support Background
  • Christian Education
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Biblical Stewardship
  • Sick Visitation Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • First Aid/CPR
  • People Skills
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Team Building
  • Supervision & Leadership
  • Computer Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Basic Math
  • Good Work Ethic
  • Friendly, Positive Attitude
  • Team Management
  • Active Listening
  • Problem Resolution
  • Training & Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Relationship Building
  • Planning & Organizing
Senior Pastor, 06/2016 - Current
Common Spirit Clive, IA,
  • Supported church in fostering growth through new fundraising initiatives and congregation development.
  • Spearheaded community outreach programs.
  • Worked with leadership committee to set annual church master calendar.
  • Brought attention to youth ministry contributions through congregational awareness initiatives.
  • Led community outreach by supporting and expanding mission initiatives.
  • Worked with church leaders, staff and ministry teams to achieve growth of church and to foster positive community impact.
  • Led outreach initiatives to reach out to unchurched, inactive or new residents in community.
  • Coordinated with stewardship committee to advocate biblical stewardship when promoting congregational benevolence.
  • Preached and ministered to members and congregation through multiple avenues of communication.
  • Supervised staff of 12 to serve 40-member congregation.
  • Carried out church mission by planning and leading worship services, writing sermons and working with church leaders.
  • Managed all aspects of ministry.
  • Guided staff and volunteers in administering education, youth, social action, fellowship and pastoral care ministry programs.
  • Collaborated with staff and volunteers to administer pastoral care in times of celebration and grief.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget and promoting compassionate pastoral care to members and public.
  • Responded to crisis situations to offer support, prayer and counseling.
  • Guided church into new seasons of ministry through dynamic sermons and meaningful discussions.
  • Reached out to unchurched, new residents or inactive church members.
  • Conducted special services like baptisms, weddings and funerals.
  • Optimized church committee functions clarifying goals and delegating tasks.
  • Visited, counseled and prayed with church members to provide pastoral care.
  • Liaised with church staff and ministry to discuss church growth objectives.
Special Olympics Volunteer Coach, 08/2007 - Current
Columbus City Schools City, STATE,
  • Demonstrated full understanding of ethical and legal responsibilities involved, treating clients fairly and respectfully.
  • Built stronger youth by teaching leadership skills and sharing job knowledge.
  • Helped individuals address disabilities and put together career plans.
  • Instilled values to help young people make ethical and moral choices.
  • Performed assessments to determine individual limitations and strengths.
  • Coached 9-12 graders in Special Olympics basketball.
  • Implemented communication opportunities between teachers, students and parents.
Exceptional Needs Instructional Assistant , 02/2000 - Current
Columbus City Schools City, STATE,
  • Distributed classroom materials, pencils, paper and art materials.
  • Used lectures, discussions, or supervised role-playing methods to present subject matter to students under direction and guidance of teachers.
  • Provided classroom support throughout planned instruction and individual lessons.
  • Monitored students in class, hallways and cafeteria to enforce school rules.
  • Leveraged evidence-based techniques to foster academic progress, social inclusion and critical thinking.
  • Led discussion sections, tutorials and laboratory sections under teacher direction.
  • Notified instructors of errors or problems with assignments.
  • Prepared lesson materials, bulletin board displays, exhibits and demonstrations to assist teachers in classroom preparation.
Tutor, 06/1998 - 06/2000
AmeriCorps Program City, STATE,
  • Created and implemented individual lesson plans based on student learning styles.
  • Collaborated with parents and teachers to determine student needs, develop tutoring plans and assess student progress.
  • Assisted students in finding useful study methods to enhance academic performance.
  • Worked closely with students to help develop math and essay writing skills.
  • Helped students review and understand previous lessons to make connection with new lesson.
  • Traveled to student's home or to another place of student's choice to conduct tutoring sessions.
  • Designed comfortable tutoring environment conducive to learning.
  • Utilized listening and questioning strategies to diagnose student needs and monitor progress.
  • Communicated student progress to students, parents, or teachers in written progress reports, in person, or by email.
  • Assessed student progress at each session, making recommendations that increased effectiveness of tutoring and lessons.
  • Participated in training and development sessions to improve tutoring practices or learn new tutoring techniques.
  • Prepared for tutoring appointments by learning about key topics and planning out structured activities.
  • Researched or recommend textbooks, software, equipment, or other learning materials to complement tutoring.
  • Utilized positive reinforcement techniques to encourage and motivate students.
  • Maintained records of students assessment results, progress, feedback and school performance.
Education and Training
: Early Childhood Education, Expected in
Columbus State Community College - Columbus, OH
  • Continuing education in college
  • Americorps Scholarship Recipient
  • Major in Early Childhood Development
: Educational Studies W/a Specialization in Developm, Expected in
The University of Arizona Global Campus - Arizona,

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  • Columbus State Community College
  • The University of Arizona Global Campus

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  • Special Olympics Volunteer Coach
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