Cross In the Desert UMC (Worship Director and Volunteer Youth Leader)

-On Staff as the Contemporary Worship Director

-Fostered a spirit of praise and worship in weekly services

-Carefully chose music that engages the congregation in worshipful response

-Promote an atmosphere of honest and genuine worship

-Taught and supported teams of volunteer musicians

-Managed Worship budget

-Supported and developed Tech team

-Youth Group size of about 20

-Assisted in leading worship for weekly meetings

-Worked with Youth Director in developing a budget and curriculum for student ministies

-Helped plan and execute summer missions trip

-Assist in weekly service planning and event planning

References:

                          Mel Munchinsky (Senior Pastor) 602-992-1960

                          Jeremy Wyner (Youth Director) 602-432-4011

Desert Springs Bible Church (Volunteer Youth Worship Director and Contemporary Drummer)

-Youth group size of about 60

-Organized group of volunteer youth musicians to lead worship on Sunday mornings for youth

-Lead worship for Sunday morning youth services

-Drummer for Sunday Night Contemporary Service and filled in Sunday mornings as needed

-Filled in as Worship Leader when needed

References:       Danny Hunkin (Church Worship Director) 602-996-9000

                          Caleb Campbell (Associate Pastor) 602-996-9000

Faith A/G (Volunteer Leader)

-Youth group size of about 60

-Assisted in leading the students in worship

-Assisted in running weekly games and events

-Served on the Worship Team

-Filled in as Worship Leader when needed

-Helped organize and run youth drama ministries

-Assisted as a leader on missions trips to Mexico

References:       Jeremy Mack (Student Ministries Pastor) 602-246-8555

                          Emiley Beck (Student Worship Director*) 602-451-2273

Arizona Teen Bible Quiz (Volunteer Leader/Worship Director)

-Youth Ministry size of about 200

-Lead worship at monthly Quiz matches

-Organized a team of musicians from across the state

-Organized music to be familiar with a mass selection of worshipers

-Coached a Teen Quiz Team out of Paradise Hills A/G

-Through the element of a team sport, was able to teach students about the bible

-Volunteered as an official for monthly, state, and national events

References:       Mike Stogner (Arizona State Bible Quiz Director) 623-910-7529

Paradise Hills A/G (Youth Pastor)

-Youth Group size of about 20

-Ran all aspects of the Youth Ministry including senior, junior, and college ministries

-Recruited and developed volunteers

-Maintained regular communication and developed relationships with parents

-Provided spiritual guidance and took care in the development of students in their maturity and spirituality

-Managed the Youth Ministry budget

-Planned and taught significant weekly gatherings with worship, relevant topics, relatable spirituality, and fun

-Planned and scheduled events, retreats, missions trips, etc.

-Was open, honest, and real with students

References:       Tim Black (District Youth Director) 602-343-4011

                          Rev. Dan Duka (Senior Pastor) 602-992-0824

                          Mike Stogner (Church Board Member*) 623-910-7529

Experience Outside of Ministry

Apart from all of my experience in the field of ministry I have a significant amount of professional experience in the IT and technology fields. This experience allows me to adapt easily to new technologies, follow technical trends, and resolve computer issues in any professional environment. In conjunction with my Information Technology experience comes experience in audio and video editing along with graphic design and web design work. This has allowed me the opportunity to work with programs such as Microsoft Office applications, Adobe products like Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and After Effects; these programs alongside of my extensive soundboard and recording work make me a valuable asset in more ways than one in a church community.

Personal/Professional Reference

Tim Swanson (602) 412-7700

Tim Swanson is the Worship Pastor at Moon Valley Bible Church in Phoenix Arizona. I have know Tim for nearly 7 years by participating on worship teams he’s lead, recording with him on various projects, and I have served him as a guest Worship Leader for several events on multiple occasions. He is an honest resource to contact for information on my past and present character and professionalism.

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