Teaching & Preaching

Foundation of Spiritual Leadership
A basic study of leadership principles taught from the Bible. Study is broken down into four foundational principles: Prayer, Love, Integrity and Vision. Through an in-depth study of these Biblical principles students will gain and apply practical skills for present and future leadership opportunities.

Performing Arts Ministry
A hands-on study of various forms of performing arts skills and their origins that are used in ministry both in the United States and overseas. Emphasis will be given on integrating the art forms with a solid Biblical message. Special attention will be given to the acting and directing platform.

Introduction to Marketing 
An overview of the marketing field including an exploration of the meaning of marketing, the environmental influences that impact marketing managers, strategic marketing fundamentals, buyer behavior, market segmentation, and managerial issues related to the marketing mix decision variables (Customer, Cost, Communication and Convenience).

Introduction to Communications – Lab Instructor 
Application based lab for student to hone basic communication skills through practice and critique.

Paying for a College Education
The College Search Process
Introduction to Graphic Design
Time Management

Over 12 years of weekly teaching
Sermon Series’, Bible Studies and Church Topics
(Samples available at here or upon request)

Honors & Awards

Free Methodist Church Ohio Conference – Ordained Elder

Black Hawk College Student Representative Assembly President

Black Hawk College Student Representative to Board of Trustees

Illinois State University College of Business – Multi-Ad Services Internship/Scholarship

Illinois Junior AmVets State President

Students Against Drunk Driving President

Junior Achievement President of the Year, Company of the Year, Runner Up Male Achiever of the Year

Who’s Who in American College Students

Professional Experience

Associate Pastor – Grace Point Church

November 2022 – Present
Served where needed as part of the staff leadership team. Oversaw small group ministry, that increased participation by both leaders and participants. Mentored and trained future small group leaders. Regularly taught in small group settings and occasionally provided Sunday morning pulpit teaching. Assisted with leading various Sunday morning service elements like Communion, announcements, prayer, special introductions and interviews. Wrote, directed and performed in illustrative mini movies and other live dramatic pieces used to enhance messages. Assisted with various administrative functions including implementing a new congregation management and accounting system, establishment of a new, more cost-effective, text messaging tool and online directory. Additionally designed and trained others in designing, quality online and print graphics for ministry related promotion and teaching.

Conference Administrator – Ohio Conference of the Free Methodist Church

May 2023 – Present
Established and maintained administrative functions between the Ohio Conference and local churches and between the Ohio Conference and Denominational offices and leaders. Worked with Conference Superintendent and Leadership Team to handle the management and/or dispersal of properties owned by the Conference. Moved Conference filing to an electronic system more conducive to remote office environments. Improved and developed effective accounting practices and procedures alongside Conference Bookkeeper. Managed informational and promotional communications with Conference constituents. Redesigned and managed Conference web presence.

Business Manager/Board Member – The Mansfield Playhouse

November 2013 – Present
Actor, Set Builder, Lighting Operator, Graphic Designer
Performed in numerous productions (several in lead roles), assisted with set construction and design; assisted with graphic design projects and branding. As of July 2016, elected as member of the Mansfield Playhouse Guild and currently serve as the Board treasurer. For the 2017/18 season, chairing the 50th Anniversary planning team.

Lead Pastor – Freedom Ridge Church

January 2010 – March 2023
Charged with the oversight of empowering, training and inspiring individuals to utilize their God given gifts and talents to complete the mission of Christ’s church to share the Good News with those who need to hear it. Led the leadership of the church through a re-visioning and implementation process resulting in a significant increase in the outreach and community involvement of the church. Through interpersonal and relational gifts, have brought a solid sense of unity within the church after a very difficult transition and continued that unified status through extreme changes to both the church brand, identity and facilities, all ultimately designed to better engage this culture with the relevant message of God’s love.

Leadership Team Member – Ohio Free Methodist Conference

May 2012 – April 2017
Actively work as a team to provide visionary leadership for the advancement of God’s Kingdom through the Free Methodist churches in the Ohio Conference. Contributed to the restructuring of Conference assessment tools and strategic initiatives for the advancement of ministries associated with the Ohio Conference.

Pastoral Intern – Bethany Baptist Church 

May 2009 – Dec 2009
Spiritual Formation & Leadership Development
Conducted and developed ministry leader training. Along with Senior Pastor, worked on a leadership development strategy and strategy for small group ministry; assisted in the implementation of small group ministry.  Co-taught “One Another” Bible study series for Adult Sunday School. Actively assisted with planning and implementation of services and various internal and external communications projects.

Vice President of Enrollment Management and Communications – Somerset Christian College (Now Pillar College)

May 2005 – August 2008
Successful oversight and strategic coordination of university-wide marketing and communication activities. Created donor oriented communications and was a member of the Development Council (held temporary leadership of Development Council during presidential transition).  Supervised Admissions and Recruitment, Registration and Records, Enrollment Information Services and Web Services. Implemented conversion of contact management and web software. Led efforts for a 25% and 90% net enrollment revenue increase in first two years. Additionally, served as part of the executive decision making team for the college.

Church Planting team – Sandhills Community Church

Fall 1997 – Spring 2005
Part of the core team that initially planted church in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. After initial launch of church served in various capacities as needed to further the vision for the church, including preaching, teaching, drama, multimedia and outreach involvement.

Various Positions – Columbia International University

September 1995 – May 2005
Dean of Marketing and Enrollment Management
Oversight and strategic coordination of Marketing, Recruitment, Registration and Records, Enrollment Information Services and Web Services.
Interim Director for Institutional Advancement
Overseeing and coordinating efforts of Development, Marketing, Recruitment and Alumni Relations.
Marketing Director
Developed and implemented a successful strategic marketing plan, oversaw creation of award winning print publications, supervised a research-based web site redesign, developed a targeting print ad campaign, packaged communication materials for a 2.1 million dollar annual fund campaign and connected faculty with local and national media.
Performing Arts Teams Director
Successfully taught and equipped up to 8 student leaders per academic year; proposed, developed and taught first course in performing arts ministry on campus, supervised the scheduling of over 100 ministry outings per year (including week long extended tours), developed relationships with local ministers, trained students (60+ annually) in both ministry and performing arts skills, promoted student teams to Columbia, SC and surrounding communities, purchased technical equipment and wrote, directed, produced and performed several on-campus dramatic productions.
Office Assistant for Dean of Men
Organized computer files, coordinated communication for Youth Conference, handled maintenance requests and scheduled appointments.
Resident Assistant
Counseled students on personal, academic and spiritual matters, recommended improvements to procedures and facilities, regularly conducted “hall inspections” and continually had opportunities for successful “Opportunity Solving”.
Communications Lab Instructor
Assisted students in improvement of public communication skills, graded presentations and papers for up to 20 students a semester and modeled effective communication techniques.
Admissions Counselor
Represented institution to prospective students, updated prospective student information into their computer record and assisted in the completion process of application packets.

Department Supervisor – Best Buy Company

October 1993-May 1994
Hired and trained staff members, ordered customer merchandise and scheduled delivery; elevated department to top in the district after one month as supervisor and maintained that level of excellence.

Marketing Intern – Multi-Ad Services

June 1992-August 1992
Selected to receive the annual award from the College of Business Marketing Department, which included a summer internship. Conducted a comprehensive marketing research project to introduce a new product line into Canada (plan was accepted at the end of the summer), produced a business to business direct mail promotion highlighting a service offered, and made creative contributions to the new product line being offered.

Resident Assistant – Illinois State University

January 1992-May 1993
Developed, presented, advertised and coordinated social and educational programs that were said to have been the best ever produced (the program was later used as a model), enforced residence life policy, counseled students and fellow RA’s and had many instances for “Opportunity Solving”.

Park Ranger – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

October 1989-August 1991
Established a first-ever newsletter for Visitor’s Center, wrote and presented original programs (future Ranger interns adapted and used that same program), created “Recyclable Rodney” (a character to educate school children on the value of recycling); assisted visitors with questions and gave tours.