Resume

Download a PDF of my resume:  REV. ANTHONY F LORENZEN RESUME

SUMMARY

  • Charismatic, personable, and collaborative mission-oriented leader
  • Inspirational and creative trainer and communicator who motivates staff, volunteers, and clients
  • Organized and reliable manager who finds adaptive solutions and achieves goals and objectives

SKILLS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trained Spiritual Director Pastoral Counselor
  • Insightful, inspirational, evocative, and persuasive speaker
  • 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
  • Video and Audio Recording and Projection
  • Live Streaming, Zoom, and video conferencing
  • 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
    Video and Audio Production: VMix, Audacity, Cyberlink Power Director

EXPERIENCE

Minister | Mattatuck Unitarian University Society | Woodbury, CT | 2019-Present
Minister | Unitarian Universalist Church in Meriden | Meriden, CT | 2019-Present

Worked with Board and Lay Leaders to purchase 2 acres of land (Mattatuck)
Successful Faithify (crowdfunding) fundraisers
Successful Holiday Appeals and special campaigns
Coordinated online Covid ministry with both congregations
Produced live and recorded Sunday services and other online programming
Used innovative and creative events and activities to keep people connected during pandemic

Minister | Hopedale Unitarian Parish | Hopedale, MA | 2015-2019

Increased annual fundraising income by 300%
Spearheaded a building project to transform 1898 building into an ADA compliant facility
Pioneered congregational branding, mission, 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 Opioid Task Force

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

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

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

Responsible for an administrative and program budget of $60,000
Developed new efficient intake forms and procedures for rent, utility, and food assistance programs
Created the organization’s first website and social media accounts
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
Partnered with the Tarrant Area Food Bank on a neighborhood community garden

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

Introduced and implemented a comprehensive adult spiritual formation program
Developed geographically based small group ministry
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

Trained volunteer leaders
Founding member of Billerica Cares anti-racism group
Intern | First Parish Church in Weston | Weston, MA | 2005-2007
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 including a CD recording project
Created website and instituted online giving

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

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

EDUCATION

Master of Divinity | Harvard Divinity School | Cambridge, MA
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Professional Writing | Fitchburg State College | Fitchburg, MA
Certificate in Spiritual Direction | HeartPaths Spirituality Centre | Dallas, TX

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