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Desired Industry: Religion SpiderID: 48023
Desired Job Location: Altadena, California Date Posted: 2/7/2011
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: This Spring
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Executive (President, VP, CEO) Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
Highest Degree Attained: Masters Willing to Relocate: Yes

A full-time position as a senior pastor in a multi-cultural church that would benefit from my preaching and teaching gifts and ministry experience


Jul 2006-May 2009 Bethany Evangelical Free Church
Canby, OR
Associate Pastor
*Assisted lead pastor in preaching and pastoral care
*Taught classes in the Bethany Training Center and Sunday School *Provided oversight to prayer ministry
*Planned and led weekly and monthly large group prayer meetings
*Led prayer retreats for area pastors and for the congregation
*Planned worship services and led worship in three distinct worship services
*Developed worship teams

2004-May 2005 Celebration Church Middletown, OH
Church Planter, Lead Pastor
*Developed mission, vision and strategic plan for church plant
*Focused on contacting, networking and equipping to build Launch Team
*Involved Launch Team in regular outreach activities
*Hired and mentored full-time, part-time and volunteer staff
*Worked hard to instill an outreach focus in launch team members and staff
*Led church plant to a successful merger with another young church

1993–2004 Faith Alliance Church Middletown, OH
Senior Pastor
*Led church to embrace a multi-cultural vision to become a “house of prayer for all nations”
*Worked with board to develop a mission statement and master plan with a focus on outreach and discipleship through small groups
*Birthed and provided supervision and support to an Intercultural ministry to the growing Asian-Indian population (Satsang Ministries)
*Preached relevant expository messages, taught Bible studies, developed and discipled leaders and provided pastoral care to the congregation
*Developed an extensive children’s ministry with a strong outreach component
*Utilized our facility to create ministry partnerships and community outreach
*Mentored a diverse and multi-cultural staff
*Appointed as District Prayer Coordinator to oversee prayer ministry and to encourage pastors to deeper prayer lives
*Ministered through preaching and music to churches and ministries in India and the Philippines on missions trips

1989 --1993 Christ Community Church (C&MA) Cincinnati, OH
Assistant Pastor of Music and Youth
*Completed ordination studies and was ordained by the Christian and Missionary Alliance, Sept. 1991
*Regularly taught Bible Studies, preached and helped with pastoral care and visitation
*Directed worship choir, children’s choir and various other groups
*Planned worship services and led worship making a transition from very traditional to a blended and more contemporary style of worship.
*Developed a youth ministry.
*Began a ministry to college and career age singles

1986–1989 Word of Life Alliance Coon Rapids, MN
Minister of Music
*Led adult choir of 40 to 50 people to steady growth numerically and in musical excellence
*Adult choir was invited to join Crown College Chorale in choir festival concerts
*Started a youth choral and drama group to involve teens in music
*Developed children’s choir through music education and performance opportunities
*Organized a concert series that was well received by the community
*Planned meaningful worship experiences and led worship
*Worked with soloists, ensembles and instrumentalists
*Chaired the music committee
*Sang solos regularly and occasionally presented concerts
*Taught adult Sunday School class


June 2009 – June 2011 Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
Th.M. (New Testament) in progress
*Anticipate graduation Spring of 2011

Jan 2006 – Apr 2009 George Fox Evangelical Seminary, Portland, OR
M.A. in Theological Studies (New Testament)
*Graduated Spring 2009 with a 3.93 GPA
*Teaching internship with Dr. Kent Yinger in “Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics”
*Thesis: “Grace in Paul’s Letter to Titus in Light of Greco-Roman Patronage”

1981–1986 Crown College St. Bonifacius, MN
B.M.E., Vocal Music Education, Bible and Theology. Graduated Cum Laude

Ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance

*Communication through preaching and teaching and writing
*Vision casting
*Strategic Planning
*Hiring, training, and working with a staff
*Crisis counseling
*Working with boards and committees
*Demographic studies

Additional Information:
*Born: Dec. 4, 1962, Tracy, MN
*Marital Status: Married to Maria Lourdes Syverson, (15 year missionary with Campus Crusade in the Philippines)
*Hobbies: Music, books and reading, hiking, computer and web page design

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