Senior Pastor Resume Example

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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
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Driven professional bringing over 20 years of success in recruiting leaders for church-led programs. Accomplished in planning social, educational and mission-oriented events to develop robust programs.

Background of accomplishment includes managing building projects, increasing member numbers and reducing church costs. Competent manager, problem-solver bringing over 20 years' experience in senior leadership roles.

Results-focused professional with strength in communications, leadership and education/training. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging leadership and knowledge to promote change. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • Leadership development
  • Organizational leadership
  • Inspirational leadership
  • Christian education
  • Discipleship
  • Mission-oriented
  • Crisis management
  • PPE use
  • Grief support background
  • Sermon development
  • Preaching
Senior Pastor, 11/2002 to Current
Fhi 360 Durham, NC,
  • Responded to crisis situations such as deaths in family at any hour to offer support, prayer and counseling.
  • Managed all aspects of ministry.
  • Conducted special services like baptisms, weddings and funerals.
  • Guided church into new seasons of ministry through dynamic sermons and meaningful discussions.
  • Worked with leadership committee to set annual church master calendar.
  • Carried out church mission by planning and leading worship services, writing sermons and working with church leaders.
  • Visited, counseled and prayed with church members to provide pastoral care.
  • Reached out to unchurched, new residents or inactive church members.
  • Supported church in fostering growth through new fundraising initiatives and congregation development.
  • Approved and administered church budget with $1.6million in yearly expenditures.
  • 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.
  • Managed personnel in service of-member congregation.
  • Supervised staff of 25 to serve 1500-member congregation.
  • Worked with church leaders, staff and ministry teams to achieve growth of church and to foster positive community impact.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget and promoting compassionate pastoral care to members and public.
  • Improved operations and functions of church committees by clarifying objectives and empowering other committee members to take responsibility.
  • Led $1.5 million renovation and remodeling project, adding multipurpose, room, handicapped accessible restroom facilities and 7 classrooms to existing structure.
  • Optimized church committee functions clarifying goals and delegating tasks.
Education Specialist, 08/2002 to 07/2006
Dover Corporation Soddy Daisy, TN,
  • Boosted engagement and participation with attention to discipline and modeling appropriate behavior by teaching respect for classmates.
  • Devised lesson plans designed to enhance students' attention and engagement by evaluating and adapting coursework to individual needs.
  • Counseled students individually on educational needs and growth patterns.
  • Educated parents and caregivers to drive cooperation, learning achievement, performance and classroom behavior.
  • Attended seminars, workshops and conventions to remain current on educational research and statistics impacting educational standards.
  • Planned and facilitated relevant, needs-based professional learning tools, resources and educational materials to enhance teaching skills.
  • Coached teachers to improve instructional practices through professional development, modeling instructional strategies and feedback.
  • Met with parents and instructors to discuss student progress and behavioral or learning issues.
Training Specialist, 10/2000 to 10/2002
Household Bank City, STATE,
  • Educated, coached and mentored new hires in multiple positions.
  • Cross-trained employees to do other jobs within business, increasing job skills and productivity.
  • Developed training materials, manuals, procedures and visual aids to effectively achieve organizational goals.
Mortuary Affairs Specialist, 10/1996 to 09/2000
US Army City, STATE,
  • Established and recorded tentative identification.
  • Aided with arrangements for military honors at deceased individual's burial site.
  • Disinterred remains from temporary graves and helped prepare, preserve and ship remains.
  • Removed deceased from place of death and transported to funeral home.
  • Completed and filed all necessary legal documentation quickly and accurately.
  • Prepared death certificates and drafted obituaries.
  • Arranged for clergy members to perform funeral services.
  • Offered counseling and comfort to bereaved family members and friends.
  • Oversaw filing of legal documents.
Education and Training
BBA: Organizational Management , Expected in 12/2001
Edward Waters College - Jacksonville, FL
Master of Science: Leadership And Divinty, Expected in 05/2006
Interdenominational Theological Center - Atlanta, GA
Doctor of Ministry: Urban Education and Leadership, Expected in 05/2016
United Theological Seminary - Dayton, OH

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  • Edward Waters College
  • Interdenominational Theological Center
  • United Theological Seminary
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  • Education Specialist
  • Training Specialist
  • Mortuary Affairs Specialist
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