Ministry Experience

Service to the Church

Permanent Pulpit Supply minister 1/3 time at East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church.

  • Regularly lead services​

  • Provide transitional consultation to church leadership

  • Prepare Bible Studies 

  • Formed the Caring Cancer Support Group in addition to Providing continuing leadership, consultation, and pastoral care for attendees

  • Create bulletins and liturgy 

  • Offer Pastoral care in many capacities to both members and non-members

  • Develop and lead new member orientations 

  • Develop and lead Bible Studies

  • Assist with technology related issues

  • Write newsletter articles and letters to congregation

  • Work with leadership to develop the stewardship campaign

  • Led communion with approval from committee on ministry

  • Lead special services

  • Regularly attend session meetings as well as other committee meetings

  • Regular home and hospital visits

  • Assist with any polity related questions   

Pulpit Supply as needed at the following churches

  • Bangor-Roseto Presbyterian Church

  • Faith United Presbyterian Church (Pen Argyl)

  • Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church

  • Pottsville United Presbyterian Church

  • Shawnee Presbyterian Church

Guest Preacher at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown

Commissioner to the General 223rd General Assembly - St. Louis MO 2018

  • Served on Peacemaking, Immigration, and International Issues Committee

  • Presented Assembly findings and actions to the Lehigh Presbytery and various churches

Student minister at East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church- for 2 years

  • Participated in leading worship, including sermans

  • Lead liturgy, prayer of confession, attended session meetings, finance committee, deacons, and mission committee meetings

  • Worked with confirmands on Apostles' Creed, and Belhar Confession

  • Assisted in three funerals, lead one

  • Lead Communion and entire services solo

  • Assisted with preschool chapel

  • Attended and participated in anniversary celebration

  • Met with parishioners in homes and hospitals

  • Met regularly with parishioners in church for Pastoral Care

  • Assisted family members of parishioners through death of loved ones

  • Attended and participated in leading special services (Christmas and Maundy Thursday)

  • Offered consultation for church leadership

  • Attended leadership training and future planning

Elder Commissioner to the Lehigh Presbytery- for over 5 years

Served on Presbytery Committee on Shared gifts- for 2 years

Ordained Elder- ordained in 2009

Youth Director Olivet United Presbyterian Church- for over 3 years

Chair of Fundraising and evangelism committees

Member of Peace and Justice committee

Choir member

Bible Study leader

Volunteer chaplain at Presbyterian Senior living home in Easton, Pa

Other Experiences

 

Continuing Pastoral Education- 1 unit 

Continuing Education Events

 

  • Jesus and Paul with John Dominic Crossan 2014

  • The Resurrection of the Body & Perfection in Weakness with Candida Moss 2015

  • Writing Workshop with Carrie Newcomer 2015

  • The Literary Medium of the Bible with Robert Alter 2017

  • Palliative Care with Dr. Ric Baxter 2017

  • The Political Economy of God with Dr. Obery M. Hendricks 2018

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