CURRICULUM VITAE

Emory University Health Systems · Atlanta, Georgia · June –

August 2011 & August 2012 – July 2013

Chaplain Resident

Served as a chaplain resident in Emory’s Clinical Pastoral Education program.  Provided spiritual support for patients, families, and staff, primarily in the women's health, neonatal, and pre-surgery units..  Involved working ecumenically with diverse populations, collaborative team work, and detailed medical charting.  Also included training of interns to work in general hospital, maternity, neonatal, geriatric, and hospice centers. 

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church · Atlanta, Georgia · May 2009-2011

Seminary Intern & Youth Director

Directed the Youth and Young Adult Ministry program in addition to contributing to overall church leadership.  Worked with cross-generational leadership committees, organized special events, recruited and trained volunteers, and assisted in developing and recruiting for music and children’s ministries.  Also provided primary worship leadership to the 160 members congregation for 3 months during a pastoral absence.

National Senate Campaign · Jackson, Mississippi · January - June 2008

Finance Coordinator

Managed all financial contributions, created and maintained supporter databases, and filed Federal Election Commission reports.  Also served as the receptionist, office manager, and volunteer coordinator during the beginning months of the campaign.

Westminster Presbyterian Church · Greenville, South Carolina · September – December 2007

College Intern

Worked in programs support for this 1,500 member congregation with an emphasis on Middle and High School ministries.  Assisted in a number of ministry areas and shadowed the Associate Pastors.

Citizen's Building and Loan · Greer, South Carolina · June - September 2007

Bank Teller

Filled a temporary position in a downtown financial institution.  Assisted customers with payments, withdrawals, and  account management.  Also held responsibility for data entry, reception work, filing, and other general office tasks.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Trinity Presbyterian Church · Independence, Missouri · January 2014 - Present

Pastor

Currently serving as a solo pastor of a 130 member congregation.  Responsibilities include weekly worship and sermons, pastoral care, administrative duties, and Presbtyery participation.  Highlights so far are expanded ministry with children and young families, a church merger, a capital campaign, and improved online presence.

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Heartland Presbytery Commission on Ministry

    • Member, 2014 - present

    • Clerk, 2018 - present

    • East Central Team Leader, 2018

    • Executive Committee, 2016

  • Heartland Presbytery Administrative Commissions

    • Faith & Knox Presbyterian Churches, church closures, 2018 - present

    • The-Sanctuary-Place, new church development, 2017-2018

  • Kiltober for a Cause, co-founder, 2017 - present

  • RocketMax Designs, business manager, 2017 - present

  • Independence Master Works Chorale, Soprano, 2017 - present

  • Ordination Exam Coach for a local student pastor, 2015 - 2017

  • Young Clergy Women International, Member, 2014 - present

CONTINUING EDUCATION

“Conflict in the Church” Training

by the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

Kansas City, MO – 2018

Presbyterian CREDO Part  I & II

Ferncliff, AR & Henryville, IN – 2017-2018

Festival of Homiletics

San Antonio, TX - 2017

NEXT Church National Gathering

Kansas City, MO – 2017

Oasis Christian Education Conference

Parkville, MO – 2016

“Neighbor: Being Christian in a Multifaith World”

Church Leadership Institute Conference

Montreat, NC – 2015

“More Than None: Engaging the Religiously Unaffiliated” Church Leadership Institute Conference

Montreat, NC – 2014 

Racial Ethnic Multicultural Invitational Conference

of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Atlanta, GA - 2013

EDUCATION

Furman University

2007

Bachelor of Arts in History & Religion

Greenville, South Carolina

Columbia Theological Seminary

2011

Masters of Divinity

Decatur, Georgia

Minister of Word & Sacrament

February 23, 2014

Heartland Presbytery

Independence, Missouri

ORDINATION

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