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Profile & Call
I am a husband and father, pursuing God’s call on my life for pastoral ministry. I have appreciated the opportunities I have had to minister through lay leadership and my staff positions within the local church, and am looking forward to using my gifts, life experience, and knowledge in an associate pastoral role. I have enjoyed serving with my talents in many technical areas also, including computers, networking, as well as audio and video production, but the passion He has laid on my heart is for family ministry and spiritual development. As God uses me, to point His people to Him, I desire to see His design for the members of His body to be put into action, as they become the frontline ministry of the church. I enjoy working directly with people, and am looking forward to my continued practice and training in Christian conciliation (Biblical Peacemaking) and Biblical family and marriage counseling, as well as leadership development, that includes growing men and women, boys and girls, in Biblical manhood and womanhood.
In addition, to the formal positions listed below, I have also been blessed to be part of various teaching opportunities in the local bodies God has placed me in as a lay minister. It has been my joy to lead small groups, sunday school classes, and coordinate events for adults and youth for God’s glory for the past 10 years.
Technical Director for Media Ministries, Bethlehem Baptist Church; Minneapolis, MN 2008-present
As technical director for Media Ministries my responsibilities are for all the audio and video infrastructure for each of our campuses. Under the Director for Media Ministries I care for the audio and video equipment and and started the development of a monthly discipleship and training event or our volunteer staff at each campus. I work directly with the worship pastors, developing assets to help draw the congregation into worship in spirit and truth. Our goal in Media Ministries at Bethlehem is providing at each worship service, un-distracting excellence, so that the body can focus on the word of God and joyfully making much of Him.
Pastoral Intern, Lakewood Evangelical Free Church; Baxter, MN — Jan 2007 – June 2007
Interning under Pastor Dan Werthman, I participated in all aspects of pastoral ministry, as well as Peacemaker pastoral training. I also networked with the elder board, church leadership, and church sponsored missionaries. I was involved with memorial and wedding planning, pastoral spiritual development, and interfaith community outreach development. Throughout the internship, Dan and I met regularly, going through some wonderful books about church leadership, discussing the practice of the pastoral role in their light.
Director of Technology & Media
Custodian, Lakewood Evangelical Free Church; Baxter, MN — 2003 – 2008
As Technical Director, I was responsible for all technology at the church, from the audio, video, and lighting, to the computer workstations, servers, and the whole network. I also facilitated the creative video & audio productions, coordinated website creation and design, and acted as the technical liaison between the church, vendors, and outside organizations. I also coordinated the volunteer workforce and routine maintenance of church facilities for regular programming as well as special events, under the church office manager.
B.A.Y. Ministries; Brainerd, MN — 2002 – 2004
Brainerd Area Youth (B.A.Y.) Ministries is an arm of Youth For Christ in Brainerd, MN. At BAY, I directed and produced weekly radio and television productions, coordinated large youth rallies and concerts featuring national artists. I also discipled our volunteers and was involved with college and high school campus ministries in the area.
DJ & Producer, MCBI Radio Network; Pequot Lakes, MN — 2001 – 2002
I was the on air talent and produced various weekly shows, as well as spots and liners. I updated weather reports and ran regular emergency test broadcasts.
Interactivity Manager, Screamingly Different Entertainment; Tulsa, OK — 1998 – 2000
I developed cutting edge technology, as well as patent pending software applications for interactive television development. I was a Project Manager for many projects including clients such as DIY Network, Food Network, Turner Classic Movies and others. I also served as IT Director, and also networked with industry professionals.
Crown College; St. Bonifacious, MN — Graduated February 2011 Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministry
MidAmerica Nazarene University; Olathe KS – Attended 1995-1997
Other Spiritual Education
Center For Church Based Training Leadership series. (2 Semesters)
Dangerous Men, Lust Free Living
Men’s Fraternity Years 1-3
Three progressive Marriage Retreats developed by the pastoral staff of Lakewood Evangelical Free Church
Peacemaker Ministries Christian Conciliation Coaching training
Various conferences on family ministry and biblical counseling
Arcing the Word of God (Biblical Exegesis)
Referrals available upon request.