To combine my organizational and managerial skills in youth ministry, program development, volunteer management, communications and
human services into a rewarding career that enables me to contribute to the ongoing success and workplace excellence of a church or
nonprofit organization that enriches the quality of life for individuals and the community in which they live.
Newly appointed missionary with Converge Worldwide
Keen understanding of fiscal practices such as writing and maintaining budgets, financial reporting, income projection and development
Specialist of grant writing process with a personal record of 75% success rate; experience training others in grant writing
Excellent social and professional conduct; warm, compassionate personality; genuinely enjoy working with people.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills developed through facilitating numerous trainings and meetings, published work
and many speaking venues.
Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Publisher and Outlook, with a solid working knowledge of Access-based database applications, windows-based
programs, and computer hardware. Also proficient in Quickbooks.
Fluent in conversational Spanish; comfortable working with people from diverse social, ethnic and economic backgrounds.
Licensed Pastor serving under Crosspointe Community Church, Milton, Wisconsin.
WORK HISTORYWORK HISTORY
August 2011 to Present
Executive Director-- Milton Area Youth Center
Executive Director of four-year-old nonprofit; key figure in starting organization; have created & refined policy and procedure, hiring of
staff, fund development and marketing to accommodate growth of organization; grant writing; planning and execution of fundraising
events; management of paid and volunteer staff, board of directors and committees; strategic planning; board development; budget crea-
tion and management; volunteer recruitment, training and development; creation of collaborative partnerships within the community
January 2014-December 2014
Executive Director– The Literacy Connection
Guided literacy nonprofit through a year of transformation which included changes in personnel, office location, strategic direction,
improved fiscal responsibility and sustainability; improved budgeting and accounting practices; implemented a new database, better-
defined policy and procedure and organizational best practices; reinvigorated the grant-writing process; improved cash flow by 120%
May 2013 to January 2014
Executive Assistant to the CEO– Girl Scouts of Wisconsin, Badgerland Council
Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of a council that encompasses the southwest quadrant of Wisconsin; management of staff, volun-
teers and board members, acting on behalf of the CEO; management of CEO’s schedule, appointments and meetings (internal and external);
director of special projects and presentations as directed by the CEO; organized the organization’s first Fund Development Committee
December 2006 to August 2011
Volunteer Programs Coordinator-- Agrace HospiceCare, Madison, WI
Part of an inter-disciplinary team created and implemented new programs internally and externally that improved the quality of life for
patients; writer and facilitator of volunteer training; cooperative program development with long-term care facilities and local educational
institutions including high schools, colleges and universities, and cooperative extension programs; chair of Diversity Committee
November 2004 to December 2006
Office Manager / Volunteer Coordinator-- Rotary Botanical Gardens, Inc., Janesville, WI
Managed all aspects of RBG’s accounting, including payroll, taxes, budgeting and monthly financial reporting to the Board of Directors; also
responsible for marketing, graphic design, fundraising, event coordination and managing a volunteer force of 250-300 people.
January 1998 to May 2004
Missionary / Organizational Recruiter& Fundraiser-- Avant Ministries, Kansas City, MO
Traveled Midwest, fundraising and recruiting volunteer workers through speaking engagements.
In Belize, Central America, duties included: community outreach and development of social service programs: acted as school
counselor of two different high schools;, created mentoring program; taught English, Bible and Performing Arts. Also responsible for
leading international teams of volunteer workers; served as Field Executive Council Secretary for all associates within the country of
Belize; responsible for communications and marketing for Avant’s Belize base of operations.
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2008 to 2010 Ashford University, Clinton, IA 52732
Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management
1998 to 2000 Trinity College of the Bible, Newburgh, IN 47629
Associate of Theology (emphasis on Counseling) with High Honors
1992 to 1993 Oak Hills Bible College, Bemidji, MN 56601
2 semesters of Bible and General Classes
1991 Northwestern Bible College, St. Paul, MN 53135
1 semester of Bible and Music Classes
1987 to 1991 Prentice High School, Prentice, WI 54556
MINISTRY EXPERIENCEMINISTRY EXPERIENCE
July 2015 to Present– Converge Worldwide. Missionary Appointee.
March 2009 to Present– Crosspointe Community Church, Milton, Wisconsin. Worship leader; discipleship/small group leader; wom-
en’s ministries; Bible Study leader; Sunday school teacher/coordinator; Ministry Program Administrator and member of Spiritual Lead
Team and Corporate Lead Team.
October 2004 to August 2008– New Life AG, Janesville, Wisconsin. Kids’ performing arts ministry leader; adult choir director.
June to August 2003– Source Ministries, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Community-based inner-city outreach ministry internship.
January 1998 to May2004– Avant Ministries, Kansas City, Missouri. (Formerly Gospel Missionary Union). Missionary, recruiter and
fundraiser; teacher, counselor, choir director, worship leader, church planter, women’s ministry leader.
January to April 1998– King’s College, Belize, Central America. Taught Bible and music; acted as school counselor in two different
Christian schools; member of student spiritual care staff.
October 1994 to May 1996– Ogema Baptist Church. Choir director and church music minister.
May to August 1994– Caravan Ministries, Baptist General Conference, Tijuana, Mexico. Led youth missions trip that included building
a house and performing arts ministry.
January to April 1994– Guatemala Children’s Mission, Guatemala. Taught music and English at an orphanage in Guatemala City.
May 1993 to May 1998– Ogema Baptist Church. Missions Committee member and secretary.
Summer 1991 to Summer 1997- Ogema Baptist Church. Led youth drama, music and puppet ministry team to the following
locations: Potawatomi Indian Reservation, Crandon, Wisconsin; inner-city Milwaukee Hispanic Church outreach (Iglesia Bautista Get-
semani) and the Milwaukee Outreach Center; inner-city Chicago street ministry with Lincoln Park Baptist Church; inner-city
Minneapolis ministry to counter-culture college students with Source Ministries.
June to July 1991– Harvesting in Spanish, Guatemala. Started a youth choir (that later toured the US) at Agua Viva Hogar para Niños.
June to July 1990– Teen Mania Missions, Peru, South America. Drama, music and park ministry.
PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENTPROFESSIONAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Milton Youth Coalition, Charter Member, Milton, Wisconsin
Milton Clergy Council Member, Milton, Wisconsin
Past Pastoral Staff & Ministry Program Administrator, Crosspointe Community Church, Milton, Wisconsin
Past Consultant and Member, United Way of North Rock County Volunteer Network Committee
Past Consultant for Edgerton Community Outreach, Edgerton, Wisconsin
Past Consultant for Love in the Name of Christ, Janesville, Wisconsin
Pastor Ryan Koenig Pastor, Crosspointe Community Church Milton Campus (608) 302-2377
Tim Schigur Superintendent, School District of Milton (608) 868-9350
Brendon Wilkinson President, First Community Bank and MAYC Board Member (608) 868-7644
Pastor Liz Green Pastor, The Connecting Church, and Spiritual & Professional Mentor (608) 289-3029
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