My Complete Resumé

My Education

  • BA Westmar College, Le Mars, IA, Elementary Education, minor in music
  • SW Oklahoma University, Weatherford, OK, 26 graduate hours in Early Childhood
  • MA Theology, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • Death and Grief, United Seminary, MN

Certifications

  • Parish Education Associate, ALC
  • Leading Leader, Active Parenting
  • Trainer, Safeguarding God's Children (boundaries for staff)
  • Pastoral Theology Certificate, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN
  • Associate in Ministry/Deacon, ELCA
  • Trainer, Center for Professional Development, MN
  • Orff Instruments Level 1

Training

  • Writing and Publishing, Anoka Ramsey Technical College, Coon Rapids, MN
  • Creating your own website, Century College, White Bear Lake, MN
  • SUIDS and Abusive Head Trauma

Ministry Positions

  • Director of Sr. High, First Presbyterian, Rapid City, SD
  • Camp Director, Presbyterian Camp Rimrock, Rapid City, SD
  • Youth Director, Congregational Church, Hutchinson, MN
  • Director of Parish Education and Children’s Music, Faith Lutheran Church ALC, Hutchinson, MN
  • Owner/Director Little Lambs Preschool, Weatherford Oklahoma
  • Children's Ministry Coordinator Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, Shoreview, MN
  • Children's Ministry Coordinator Prince of Peace Lutheran, Roseville, MN
  • Adjunct work at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN
  • Children’s Ministry 101 – Center for Lifelong Learning, St. Paul
  • Interim Children’s Minister – Zion Lutheran Church, Chisago City, MN

Writing Experiences

  • Author of Premier Issue of Spark Family
  • ELCA background writer for Living the Good News by Church Publishing
  • Tapestry (Creating Home and Beloved Community, K/1) Unitarian Universalist Association
  • Akaloo, Spark Rotation, Holy Moly, Whirl, sparkhouse Publishing a division of Media 1517
  • Children's Sermon Seeds
  • Children's Ministry Magazine
  • Spark Bible NRSV
  • Come Join the Circle, Logos Productions, Inc.
  • Crossings for Kids, Logos Prod. Inc.
  • Children’s book: Growing Young Spirits, Publisher Beaver’s Pond Press, 2016.

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