I’m passionate about bringing people together to build communities of christ’s love so that we can become coworkers with god in the building of a more just and peaceful world.


EDUCATION

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Class of 2019
Master of Divinity
New York, NY

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Class of 2016
Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Philosophy
Philadelphia, PA


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY • RECRUITMENT ASSISTANT2018 – 2019

  • Led and coordinated tours and info sessions for prospective students.

  • Provided vocational discernment guidance to individuals considering seminary and pastoral ministry.

CHURCH OF THE VILLAGE • PASTORAL INTERN2017 – 2018

  • Planned and led meaningful worship services in coordination with teams of artists, dancers, and guest preachers.

  • Regularly preached on worship themes about important and relevant issues in the life of the community and the wider world.

  • Served on Worship Vision Team– a committee that envisions and crafts sermon series and worship themes, and also deliberates on best practices for church structure, programming, and governance.

  • Regularly provided pastoral care to church members and visitors through prayer, anointing, compassionate listening, and offering guidance.

  • Facilitated and organized small group programming, including Bible studies and mutual support groups.

  • Served on Beloved Community Team– a committee of lay leaders that discerns best practices for welcoming visitors and new members and building a deeper sense of community within the church.

  • Assisted Director in executing Hope for Our Neighbors in Need– a hunger relief and economic empowerment program that serves hundreds of houseless and food-insecure individuals in New York City– and provided spiritual care and emotional care to guests of the program.

COMMUNITY MENNONITE CHURCH OF LANCASTER • PASTORAL INTERN2016

  • Coordinated teams of musicians, singers, readers, and storytellers in planning and leading worship.

  • Preached in accordance with lectionary texts and sermon series.

  • Audited congregational communication strategies and provided recommendations for efficient and meaningful church communication.

  • Documented weekly and annual giving for the purposes of church budgeting and assisted Office Manager with the creation of financial reports.

  • Provided assistance with a variety of pastoral tasks including funeral planning, pastoral visits, committee meetings, small group coordination, and meeting facilitation.


WXPN •
WORLD CAFE PROGRAMMING INTERN2012 – 2016

  • Coordinated hospitality and programing for hundreds of guest musicians.

  • Researched and formatted on-air scripts for daily episode production.


CERTIFICATIONS Relevant Experience

CLINICAL PASTORAL EDUCATION, LEVEL I • HERSHEY, PA2017
Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Office of Pastoral Services

UNDERSTANDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: ESSENTIALS AND INTERSECTIONS • NEW YORK, NY2017
CONNECT NYC

THE CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA • PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • Board of Directors, Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee (2018 – present)

  • Student Board (2014 – 2015)

  • Member (2013 – 2014)

QUEER CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP • PHILADELPHIA, PA

  • Chair (201 5– 2016)

  • Leadership Team (2013 – 2015)

FRIENDS BY THE RIVER • NEW YORK, NY

  • Co-Chair (2017 – PRESENT)