I am looking for a full time position that enables me to utilize my varied skills in the field of youth ministry to help bring teens to a personal relationship with Christ and to be active participants in thier faith.
St. Paul’s Catholic Church Salem, OH
August 2007 – September 2009
Set up and ran a high school youth program. Prepared and presented weekly catechetical lessons related to Catholic Church teachings. Took youth to Steubenville Youth
Conferences, National Catholic Youth Conference and Diocesan Youth Conventions.
While under my leadership, the teens attended Catholic Heart Workcamp. Other responsibilities included screening volunteers for chaperoning and setting up guest speakers to come at various times to our meetings.
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Gales Ferry, CT
Youth Director August 2002 – August 2005
Responsibilities included overseeing weekly youth group meeting and planning lessons that related to Catholic Church teachings as well as taking the youth on retreats such as Steubenville East and Steubenville Youth Conferences. While I was youth director I took the youth to Group Work Camps in Zanesville, OH and Buffalo, NY. We participated in Young Neighbors in Action service week in Worcester, MA. Implementation of service projects with a local homeless organization was an achievement, as well as organizing many food and coat drives. I was responsible for re-implementation of the Operation Rice Bowl program to our parish and the starting of a yearly famine project with World Vision and or Catholic Charities. I was also instrumental in having the youth participate on the parish level with the annual church festival, Faith Formation classes and Stations of the Cross.
Curves for Women Gales Ferry, CT
Fitness Technician July 2003 – July 2004
Responsible for teaching clients how to use the exercise equipment, answer phones, set appointments and sell memberships. I was also responsible for motivating the clients while they were on the exercise circuit.
Youth Director Immaculate Conception November 2005 – January 2008
Youth Group Volunteer Our Lady of Lourdes January 1999 – July 2002
Franciscan University Steubenville, OH
BA Catechetics with concentration in Youth Ministry May 2009
Trident Regional Technical College Norwich CT
General Studies/Associates Degree Sept 2000 to Dec. 2001
Team Leader Relay for Life Team, Academic Scholarship Recipient, Just Faith Social Justice Organization, Commuter Student Association President
Additional Skills and Information
Administrative Assistant: filing, answering phone, preparing paperwork for clients
(Military affiliated company)
Computer experience: Word, Microsoft Office, Excel, limited Apple experience.
Retail experience: Soft -lines and receiving, stocking and inventory, sales and cashier.
Telemarketing Experience – sold season tickets for a local baseball team (1986)
Photography Experience: sold senior portrait packages, set up back drops and office
manager for photography studio. (1991-1993). Photography is a hobby for me.
Restaurant/Fast-food experience: McDonald’s, Subway, Fry cook, K-Mart Cafeteria
References Available upon request