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Career Overview

Reliable United States Navy Veteran with excellent communication, leadership, direct supervision and counseling skills. Trained to use SAS and SSPS. Quantitative and qualitative methodological skills. Ability to interpret, analyze, write and to present data. Good working knowledge of MicroSoft Word, Pages and Social Media. Strong budgeting, administrative, Special Education, and interpersonal knowledge, skills and abilities. Thrives in high-stress professional environments. Dedicated to delivering the highest quality of compassionate care.

Skills Highlight
  • Supervised students, over 60 adult volunteers, two religious program specialists and four ministers
  • Provided spiritual counseling to promote clarity in overcoming and working with life's challenges
  • Completed administrative and stewardship responsibilities with probity
  • Studied Italian, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Latin, Theological German, Theological Greek, Old Babylonian/Akkadian, Egyptology, Modern Hebrew, Biblical Hebrew and Brazilian Portuguese
  • Wrote an unpublished book on Chaplaincy
Professional Experience
Associate Minister 01/2017 to 01/2010 St. Paul A.M.E. Church Watch Care Cambridge, MA
Teacher/Tutor 11/2004 to 03/2008 Kwong Kow Chinese School, Inc Boston, MA
  • Taught Mathematics and English to 4th ­ 9th Grade Special and Regular Education students
  • Worked with academically at risk students and gifted students using technology and hands on projects
  • Performed needs assessments
  • Developed curricula
  • Documented gains through evaluation, and consultation
  • Massachusetts Frameworks and benchmarks
Owner, Educational Advocate and Tutor 12/1999 to 08/2010 GIA ZIA Bostick Boston
  • Responsible for daily business operations including contract negotiation
  • Taught, tutored, advocated for disabled students
  • Developed and designed curricula
  • Networked with academic organizations
  • Conducted research of MCAS, ISEE and SAT materials
  • Developed curricula and taught SAT classes at a BU Wrestling Camp to increase student knowledge, skills, abilities and scores for three years
Associate Minister Senior Pastor 01/1997 to Current Jones Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.)
  • Ministerial staff and support staff to research funding sources
  • Wrote a $2,500,000.00 DOE grant to provide assistive technology to disabled and mainstreamed students
  • Design, develop and write grants for church and children's programming, resulting in greater empowerment
  • Counsel staff, families and students in the Philadelphia, Boston and Cambridge areas
Pastor 12/1991 to 02/1997 Healing Temple Baptist Church Cambridge, MA
  • Preached and completed administrative and stewardship responsibilities with diligence
  • Supervised four ministers
  • Worked with the Phillips Brooks House student organization to teach Beginning Hebrew and Spanish in a project
  • Researched and designed programs to evaluate and eradicate spiritual and physical homelessness through Suffolk and Harvard Universities for field education
  • Counseled students and families in the Boston and Cambridge
Chaplain and Lieutenant 06/1990 to 06/2006 Department of Defense, Navy
  • Taught orientation, stress management and coping skills classes in two training schools
  • Counseled students, families and staff
  • Completed administrative responsibilities independently and by direction
  • Supervised religious education programs such as Sunday school and youth groups
  • Advised leaders at all levels regarding morale, ethics and spiritual well-being
Teacher and Long Term Guidance Counselor 02/1990 to 11/1999 Boston Public Schools Boston, MA
  • Taught Spanish to Advanced Work Class 6th and 7th Grade students
  • Taught Spanish Bilingual SPED/Regular Ed
  • Algebra I Grades 9-11, and Violence Prevention, Grades 6-8
  • Wrote proposals for equipment
  • Supervised and trained student teachers and NIFTE business staff
  • Developed curricula
  • Integrated technology with academic subjects for LAB and Special Education students
Executive Director Staff member 02/1983 to 02/1984
  • Wrote grants ranging from one to five thousand dollars to start the outreach center
  • Developed a OneWrite system, along with staff
  • Designed and directed an outreach center
  • Recruited and supervised over 60 volunteers
  • Developed and implemented policies and procedures with stakeholders, independently and by direction
Education and Training
Master of Education Cambridge College Cum Laude
Master of Education: Higher Education Administration Suffolk University Higher Education Administration Magna Cum Laude
Episcopal Divinity School, Advanced Theological Certificate: Personality, Culture and Religion Boston University School of Theology Personality, Culture and Religion
Bachelor of Science: Liberal Arts Business Management Communications University of the State of NY/Regent's College Liberal Arts Business Management Communications

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Professional Summary
Seasoned sales and marketing professional effective in helping organizations to reach their next phase of growth and development. Ability to help improve sales processes and promote future growth.
Customer relations skills
Award winning sales skills

Recognized leader

Public speaker

Work History
02/2017 to 04/2017
Customer Retention Specialist p/t Woodbury Nissan Woodbury, NJ
Contacted past customers to reconfirm and update their profile.  If applicable customers were invited to trade their vehicles early to receive special dealer incentives.
01/2006 to 09/2015
Assistant Pastor Commitment Community Church Lindenwold , NJ

Directed several ministries within the church including counseling, training and leadership development.

01/2004 to 12/2005
Marketing Director Chick-fil-A Deptford Township, NJ

Targeted potential business customers with food samples and free delivery. Helped design and implement in store marketing strategies. 

01/2003 to 11/2004
Advertising Sales Representative Salem Broadcasting WFIL 560 Philadelphia, PA

Developed and maintained long-term sales relationships with past customers while creating new business opportunities.

10/1994 to 10/1996
Vice President Electronic Media Carlton Dunn & Associates Pitman, NJ
Helped to move company focus from solely print media sales to utilizing television as a media choice.
01/1986 to 09/1994
Advertising Sales Manager Comcast Woodbury, NJ

Started as Advertising Sales Rep and advanced to Area Advertising Sales Manager. Awarded as one of the leading Advertising Sales people in the company. 

01/1981 to 11/1984
TV News Assignment Editior KYW-TV (Philadelphia) Philadelphia, PA
Coordinated news reporters and camera crews to effectively cover daily news events.
01/1979 to 11/1981
Management Trainee Group W Westinghouse Broadcasting Philadelphia, PA

Extensively trained in all phases of television station operations 

and department interaction.
Bachelor of Arts: Media communications
Rutgers–New Brunswick - New Brunswick, NJ

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Professional Summary

Motivated worker with proven experience in managing projects and passionate about building infrastructures of justice and spaces of spiritual formation. Highly ambitious and consistently exceeds goal and expectations. A goal-oriented individual with a pleasant personality and a tenacity that knows no restrictions.

  • Self-motivated
  • Skilled Orator
  • Visionary Leader
  • Innovative
  • Future-Oriented
  • Passionate Collaborator
  • Effective team leader
  • Experienced Lecturer
  • Community engagement
Work History
Children, Youth, Young Adult Pastor And Content Strategist , 01/2014 to Current
Zion Baptist Church WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia
  • Responsible for planning innovative and creative programs for the Children, Youth and Young Adults
  • Revamped the branding of each ministry to provide a more relevant and clearer picture of the mission and vision
  • Played an integral role in developing the capability to stream church services that allowed members/non-members to connect remotely from all over the country
  • Analyze trends and key metrics to modify social media strategies, as needed
  • Create, curate and managed all published social media content to reach intended targeted audiences
  • Designed and managed all Social Media ad campaigns
  • Coordinated and facilitated Bi-Weekly Bible Studies and complex Sunday School topics to provide context to many advanced theological personal reflections
  • Created effective engagement strategies to bring in members of each demographic, which resulted in growth of each base
  • Coordinated annual Thanksgiving drives that helped feed upward of 100 underserved families in the District of Columbia and the surrounding area
  • Partnered with a local recreational center to fundraise and administer over 50 book bags and school supplies to Ward 4 residence
  • Engaged and maintained relationships with different philanthropic non profits to ensure that our youth members had spaces to volunteer and serve the community
Interim Director Of Programs And Communications , 02/2017 to 12/2017
New Baptist Covenant Washington , DC
  • Served as the liaison to help initiate key partnerships between New Baptist Covenant and potential clients.
  • Helped build positive relationships within the team and external parties to ensure that our mission and vision were aligned.
  • Devise strategies to generate creative vitality amongst the Social Media accounts. 
  • Assisted the Executive Director in coordinating the Annual Summit of over 100 partners.
  • Worship coordinator for services at the Summit. 
Aid To Coordinator Of Graduate Admissions And Development , 09/2013 to 05/2014
Virginia Union School Of Theology Richmond, VA
  • Worked directly with the coordinator student recruiting, alumni services, and assisting with special events
  • Oversaw the logistical operations for keynote speakers during special events
Intern Minister , 02/2012 to 05/2014
New Chestnut Baptist Church Mechanicsville, VA
  • Developed engaging Bible Studies with the youth that resulted in establishing personal relationships with the youth and assisting with their personal relationship with God
  • Assisted with the Sunday Morning liturgy
  • Served as a confidant for many young church members to enhance faith and personal growth
Master of Divinity : 2014
Virginia Union School of Theology - Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Science: Psychology , 2010
Howard University - Washington, DC
  • Minored in African-American Studies 
  • Executive Director of District Federation for Young People - October 2018 

The Baptist Convention of the District of Columbia and Vicinity is the first Black baptist convention in DC, and in it's 146 year existence it has sought to perfect the power of partnerships. In my appointed position by the President of the The Baptist Convention of the District of Columbia and Vicinity. In this role I will develop collaborative  relationships with the youth ministry of over 50 churches in the District of Columbia  and surrounding areas. I am directly responsible for crafting targeted programmatic events for the youth. 

  • Vice President of the Historic  Andrew Rankin Chapel Assistants - August 2009-May 2010

 Serving as the  Vice President of the Chapel Assistants for  the Historic Rankin Chapel,  I teamed with the office of the chapel to implement the the organizations's mission  of empowering leadership development, engaging the global community, and enhancing the Howard University legacy of Truth and Service. As Vice President I planned innovative programs for the students on campus, assisted with the logistical setup for Sunday services, and planned for an annual Retreat for over 50 students.

  • Wednesday Night Live Worship Coordinator/Host

Wednesday Night Live is a contemporary worship created for the students on campus to experience God in different way from the traditional Sunday Chapel Service. As Coordinator, I was responsible with developing the flow of the worship, reaching out to find local talent, determining effective marketing strategies and planning innovative ways of connecting with the students. In my time as coordinator and host, the service grew from 20 students to over 100 students each Wednesday.

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Professional Summary
Manager dedicated to continuous process improvement in the face of rapidly evolv ing and changing markets. Ex tremely results-oriented and proactive in addressing and resolving problems.
05/2014 to Current
Solutions Manager Verizon Wireless Chandler, AZ
  • President's Cabinet for the y ear of 2014 (top 1% of the company) Mentored new Solution Manager to contribute to the store's positive culture and results.
  • Fostered a positive work environment by consistently treating all employees and customers with respect and consideration Communicated clear expectations and goals to each team member Actively pursued personal learning and development opportunities Store Finished #1 for 2015 in The Southwest region.
01/2004 to 03/2013
4 Solution Specialist Verizon Wireless Casa Grande, AZ
  • Consistently hit and exceeded sales goals by 180%.
  • Finished #1 in Accessories in the Southwest region for 2013 at $150 Winner Circle winner in 2014 for sales results in 2013 #1 overall in region 4 times out of 9 months #3 for the year in 2013 overall performance.
06/2009 to 02/2013
Youth Pastor Freedom Assembly Arizona City, AZ
  • Planned Services and events for 120 students on a weekly basis Lead, developed, and coached a team of 1 4 volunteers Enlisted the support of volunteers and collaborated with businesses and community groups Offered constructive feedback and contributed ideas at weekly staff meetings.
10/2008 to 06/2009
Case Manager Community Action Human Resources Eloy, AZ
  • Connected families with resources when children were identified as needing further assessment Referred clients to appropriate team members, community agencies and organizations to meet treatment needs Planned events all over the Pinal county to enroll more people to the program.
competitive, clients, meetings, POS, Fast learner, sales, Self-motivated, Strategic