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 EXPERIENCED LEADER, ENTREPRENEUR, CONSULTANT, WRITER & ARTIST
thoughtful Ÿ creative Ÿ consistent Ÿ unflappable Ÿ articulate Ÿ insightful Ÿ future-oriented Ÿ imaginative

EDUCATION      

  • Master of Divinity, Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta GA
    Thompson Scholars Program
    Spiritual Pioneers: The Call, Risks and Blessings of Church Development
  • Executive Certificate, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Executive Certificate in Organizational Consulting & Change Leadership
    (Organization Development)

PROFESSIONAL MINISTRY EXPERIENCE     

  • Current (2 years) – Executive Director / Pastor, St. Martin Baptist Fellowship      
    Executive Director – Oversee non-profit programs, develop new programs, strategic partnerships, volunteers, and donors.
    Pastor – Provide pastoral care and opportunities for worship, spiritual growth, and community to a small fellowship.
  • Current – Consultant, Faith Foundry Studio     
    Working with churches and ministry organizations in:
    Branding / Technology – web sites, church communications, publications
    Learn By Going – Immersive Learning Experiences for church lay leaders and staff
    Staff Transitions – Helping churches and candidates manage transitions
    Project Manager – communications, internet technology, and marketing projects
    Designer – web and print project development (portfolio)
    Organizational Coach & Consultant – leadership and personal development, organizational health and change leadership
    Writer – opinion pieces and essays on authenticity and personal growth
    I wrote a novella. You can get a copy here.
  • Part-Time Associate Pastor, Farmville Baptist Church      
    Part-time position. Served 6 months before being called as pastor to St. Martin.
    Responsibilities – Office Management, Administrative Systems upgrade and streamline. Preaching, Educational Experiences.
  • 4 years – Regional Collegiate Ministry Associate, VA Baptist Mission Board     
    Regional Supervisor – Supervised 2 other campus ministers within a region
    Leadership Coach – student leadership development
    Campus Minister, Longwood University / Hampden-Sydney College – personal growth and spirituality counseling
    Volunteer Service Coordinator – local, state, and international student experiences
    Event Planner – local events, retreats, mission trips, and statewide conferences
  •  2 years – Pastoral Associate for Retreat Ministries,
    Vienna Baptist Church, Vienna, VA      
    Lost River Retreat Center
    Programming and Marketing Director – retreat programming and leadership
    Facilities Manager – Supervised 1 full-time, 2 part-time employees at a 42 Acre, 50 bed Christian retreat center
    Volunteer Coordinator – volunteer labor, camp staff, etc.
  • 2 years – Field Personnel, Czech Republic, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship     

    Partnership Missions Coordinator – relationships and strategy development
    Teacher – conversational English as an outreach for local Czech churches

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE      

  • 5 years – Director, Information Technology Project Management, Longwood University      
    Project Manager – Supervised staff of over 40 (developers, engineers, programmers) through implementation of enterprise level technology projects
    Trainer – project management methodologies
    Business Relationship Manager – needs assessment and project planning across entire organization
  • Owner, Geeklabel, Inc.  Farmville, VA      
    (e-commerce sales of custom apparel)
    Marketing Director – online marketing and sales
    Social Media Manager – marketing and community development
    Supervisor – 1 Full-time, 4 part-time staff, production management and order fulfillment
  • Owner / Vice President, High Bridge Design Group,  Farmville, VA     
    Creative Director – web site development (database-driven, e-commerce, etc.)
    Graphic Designer – web design and print marketing materials
    Business Relationship Manager – client needs assessment and project planning

CERTIFICATIONS      

  • Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
  • Certified Administrator and Interpreter – Myers – Briggs Type Indicator
  • Certified Scrum Master, Agile Project Management Methods, Scrum Alliance
  • Outdoor Leadership Lab – Basic Adventure Recreation Certification

OTHER LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT      

  • 2015-current, Member, Board of Directors, Gulfport Little Theatre
  • 2015, CBF Dawnings Retreat, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Farmville Baptist Church, Farmville, Virginia
    2012 – 2013 Pulpit supply during pastoral interim
    1999 – 2013, Served in nearly every elected office available and on every committee listed in the church’s Constitution and By-laws. (Deacon Chair, Education Director, etc.)
    Faithful participant in church music, including the adult choir, men’s quartet, and handbell choir
  • 2002 – 2004 Member, Board of Directors, SynerGeo, Inc., Richmond, Virginia
    (non-profit student ministry and service organization)
  • 2001-2005, Member, Board of Directors, Waterworks Players, Farmville, Virginia

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE      

  • 1995 – 1997 Czech Republic
    Lived immersed in a small Czech town with no expatriate community.
  • 2002 Southeast Asia Discovery Tour
    Thailand & Vietnam, International Mission Board, SBC.
  • 2002 Bahamas
    Led student service and learning team as the crew of a sailing vessel.
  • 2001 Zimbabwe / Southern Africa
    Led student service team doing AIDS prevention education.
  • 1994 Germany / Hungary
    Missions Immersion Experience, Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • Other Experience
    Personal travel to Austria, Cyprus, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Slovakia, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
    Some foreign language study and skills in Spanish and Czech.

THEATER STUFF      

jay_doorI don’t know where else it might fit, but here is as good as any place. I’ve been involved in theater in one form or another for most of my life – as a kid, high school, and now community theater. My wife and I met on a travelling dramatic arts team. Currently, we do quite a bit with the community theaters here along the Gulf Coast such as Gulfport Little Theatre (where I currently serve on the Board of Directors) and the Pass Christian Theatre Project. Previously, we worked closely with the Waterworks Players in Farmville, Virginia. I’ve done plenty of design and marketing for theaters as well as roles on and off stage. Here’s a brief rundown of my involvement:

  • 2015-current, Member, Board of Directors, Gulfport Little Theatre
  • 2001-2005, Member, Board of Directors, Waterworks Players, Farmville, Virginia

Stage Roles:

Pass Christian Theatre Project

  • 2017 – Guys & Dolls (Sky Masterson)

Gulfport Little Theatre

  • 2017 – Forbidden Broadway (Tevye & more)
  • 2016 – Calendar Girls (John)
  • 2016 – The Producers (Max Bialystock)
  • 2015 – Peter Pan (Noodler)

Waterworks Players

  • 2013 – 9 to 5 (Mr. Tinsworthy)
  • 2013 – Sunday in the Park with George (Mister)
  • 2012 – South Pacific (Captain Brackett)
  • 2011 – Deathtrap (Porter Milgrim)
  • 2008 – The Full Monty (Priest)
  • 2008 – Doubt (Father Brendan Flynn)
  • 2007 – I Do! I Do! (Michael)
  • 2004 – Complete History of America: Abridged
  • 2004 – Arsenic & Old Lace (Teddy)
  • 2003 – Tintypes (Teddy)
  • 2002 – Damn Yankees (Benny)

Director:

  • 2017 – The Foreigner, Gulfport Little Theatre
  • 2016 – Poe, Gulfport Little Theatre
  • 2016 – Sleuth, Gulfport Little Theatre
  • 2008 – Proof, Waterworks Players