Professional Experience

(Organized from Past to Present)

Intern at First Congregational Church of Wallingford, CT

(November 2015-May 2016)

    • Explored alternative styles of worship, incorporating technology and contemporary music.

    • Creating and implementing age appropriate cirriculum to the high school and middle school youth groups.

    • Providing pastoral care to members and families of the youth ministry when necessary.

    • Serving on the search committee for the senior pastor.

Materials Manager for Group Mission Trips

(February 2015-August 2017)

    • Supervised the progress at 40-50 worksites per camp, aiming for a high completion percentage.

    • Lead a team of volunteer Site Coaches to help guide the progress of the camp towards a high completion percentage.

    • Tracked and utilized a predetermined budget for the purpose of purchasing more building materials.

    • Supervised the delivery of building materials to worksites prior to and during camp.

    • Engaged in conflict resolution and creative problem solving.

Spiritual Care Team Member at Emmaus Homes Inc.

(September 2016- May 2017)

    • Planned and lead worship tailored to a developmentally disabled congregation.

    • Planned and lead bible studies tailored to a developmentally disabled congregation.

    • Provided pastoral care to the Emmaus Homes community.

Pastoral Intern, Christ Church UCC, Maplewood, MO

(August 2017- May 2018)

    • Planned and lead Sunday morning worship, along with various other worship services on the liturgical calendar.

    • Participated in various committee meetings.

    • Participated in the Social Justice efforts of the church such as the Immigrant Sanctuary program.

    • Lead a confirmation class that was centered in the church's social justice theology.

    • Consulted with and lead a group of lay-members in the formation of a lay-led and sustainable youth ministry.

    • Planned fun activities for the youth of the church to build excitement and camaraderie within a core youth ministry group.

Intern Chaplain, Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

(May 2018-August 2018)

    • Provided pastoral/spiritual support to patients and families in the Neuro ICU, and General Neuroscience, Orthopedic units.

    • Provided pastoral/spiritual support to all the York Street Campus units and Emergency Department during on-call shifts.

    • Worked with the medical team to help provide high quality patient and family experiences.

    • Worked with patients/families to help them discern the next steps in their or their loved ones care.

    • Provided support to the medical staff during and after traumatic experiences.

Pastoral Intern, First Congregational Church of STL, St. Louis, MO

(August 2018- May 2019)

    • Planning and leading sunday morning worship, along with various other worship services on the liturgical calendar.

    • Participated in various committee meetings.

    • Participated in the educational aspects of the church's efforts to reaffirm their Open and Affirming LGBTQ+ covenant.

    • Planned and lead Thursday evening bible studies.

    • Observed the practical side of interim ministry while the church walked through a difficult transition period.

Designated Term Minister, Center Congregational Church of Meriden, CT

(May 2020 - Present)

  • Establish a discernment process to lead the congregation through an evaluation of the various paths for the future direction of Center Congregational Church.

  • Build a consensus for the future direction and obtain a commitment (congregational vote) to support the direction.

  • Work with the congregation to develop and implement a plan for the agreed upon direction.

  • Offer continuing personal faith formation through prayer, Bible study, and service.

  • Plan and lead weekly worship, along with various other worship services on the liturgical calendar.