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SUMMARY

  • Welcoming, inviting, and supportive pastoral presence
  • Inspirational and creative trainer and communicator who motivates staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Organized and reliable manager who finds adaptive solutions and achieves objectives

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Insightful, inspirational, evocative, and persuasive speaker
  • Skilled in Family Systems and Adaptive Leadership
  • Project management
  • Direct Appeal Fundraising
  • Event planning
  • Preparing and delivering presentations
  • Determining client needs and problem solving
  • Preparing monthly reports
  • Negotiation and conflict transformation
  • Managing the maintenance of facilities
  • Preparing and managing budgets
  • Software
    • General: MS Office Suite, Google Drive, iWork Suite
    • QuickBooks, Wave
    • Website: Wix, WordPress, Web.com, Weebly
    • Email Marketing: MailChimp, Vertical Response, Constant Contact
    • Social Media: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube

EXPERIENCE

Minister | Hopedale Unitarian Parish | Hopedale, MA | 2015-Present

  • Compose, design, and present multiple original, meaningful presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Increased annual fundraising income by 300%
  • Spearheaded a building project to transform 1898 building into an ADA compliant facility
  • Pioneered congregational branding  and logo
  • Developed new website, podcast, YouTube channel, and increased social media presence
  • Serve as media spokesperson and community representative including serving  on the board of Milford Area Humanitarian Coalition and Hopedale Opiate Task Force

Consulting Minister | Unitarian Universalist Church of Weymouth | Weymouth, MA | 2018-Present

  • Leading missioning and visioning process
  • Educating leaders about church size dynamics, family systems, adaptive leadership theory, and related topics

Consultant |  Thoreau Woods UU Church, Huntsville, TX/Unitarian Fellowship of Houston, Houston, TX | 2014-2015

  • Prepared multiple original presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Managed successful missioning and visioning process for both congregations
  • Introduced branding and social media, renovated websites

Interim Director of Family Ministry | First Parish Church in Weston | Weston, MA | 2012-2013

  • Prepared multiple original presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Recruited and trained a team of volunteers to perform various community service projects
  • Trained volunteers to serve as youth mentors

Director | South Central Alliance of Churches | Fort Worth, TX | 2011-2012

  • Developed new efficient intake forms and procedures for rent, utility, and food assistance programs
  • Managed Summer Youth Food Service Program that fed over 300 children weekly
  • Moved to Client Tracker, an online data management system
  • Created a Client/Community Advisory Board that to make sure services met needs of clients
  • Developed partnerships with the municipal agencies and a domestic violence shelter

Minister | Pathways Church | Southlake, TX |  2008-2011

  • Prepared multiple original presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Introduced and implemented a comprehensive adult spiritual formation program
  • Developed geographically based small group ministry
  • Recruited and trained a team of volunteers that spent dozens of hours per month physically moving formerly homeless persons into housing
  • Served as media spokesperson and community representative including serving  on the board of the Keller Farmers Market and Tarrant County Interfaith Homelessness Coalition

Consultant | First Parish Church in Billerica | Billerica, MA | 2007-2008

  • Prepared multiple original presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Trained volunteer leaders
  • Founding member of Billerica Cares anti-racism group

Intern | First Parish Church in Weston | Weston, MA | 2005-2007

  • Prepared multiple original presentations on weekly deadlines
  • Counseled and advocated for clients in skilled nursing facility
  • Trained volunteer leaders to serve as mentors for youth
  • Designed and produced monthly creative arts and music event

Director of Spiritual Care and Volunteers | Gardner Visiting Nurses Association | Gardner, MA | 2005-2006

  • Counseled hospice clients and their families
  • Developed diversity training program for hospice volunteers and staff
  • Trained volunteers who provided dozens of hours of service to hospice clients monthly

Director | Family Lifeline Volunteers | Worcester, MA | 2003-2004

  • Recruited, vetted, placed, and provided support for long term volunteers
  • Direct appeal and special projects fundraising
  • Created website and instituted online giving

Visiting Lecturer | Fitchburg State University | Fitchburg, MA | 1995-2008

  • Courses Taught: The Bible as Literature; Seeing and Believing: Religion, Values, and Ethics in Contemporary Film

High School Teacher | Boston-area Catholic High Schools | Boston, MA | 1994-2003

  • Taught religion and ethics to diverse student population
  • Developed and coordinated an academic awards program
  • Activities outside of classroom: chess & tennis coach and mountain bike club and class advisor

Published Writer

  • Novel: Saint Somebody Central Catholic, Apocryphile Press, Berkeley, CA 2017
  • Regular Columnist for The Worcester Telegram & Gazette’s “Keep the Faith” feature
  • Journal Articles and Newspaper Op-Ed pieces

EDUCATION

Master of Divinity | Harvard Divinity School | Cambridge, MA

Certificate in Spiritual Direction | Heart Paths Dallas | Dallas, TX

Clinical Pastoral Education | Pittsfield Religious Resource Center/Berkshire Medical Center | Pittsfield, MA

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Professional Writing | Fitchburg State College | Fitchburg, MA