Becoming Bridge Builders
Achievements and Experience
Top-performing and solutions-driven senior management professional offering extensive experience in business development, project management, and recruitment of top-level employees, providing invaluable and critical systems analysis, while providing key strategic decisions. Master of Divinity, displaying strong business and outreach ministry acumen while delivering organizational ministry strategies and contributing to ministry effectiveness, both financially and operationally.
An astute professional, inspirational leader, and an outstanding team player, utilizing collaborative approaches in work to translate vision into achievements while demonstrating strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with a passion for ministry outreach and evangelism, quality, and productive partnerships. Skilled negotiator creates an environment where everyone wins together. Host of Becoming Bridge Builders Podcast and blog. It is a creative podcast space to meet thought leaders and experts in their field.
Assistant to the President for Missions, Human Care and Stewardship- Iowa District West
September 2019 - present
Primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to executing the policy decisions of the Missions, Human Care, and Stewardship Committees; advising these committees on a strategic plan for those areas of ministry; providing consulting and training services to congregations.
Congregational Services Executive Northern Illinois District
September 2007 – September 2019
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Northern Illinois District is 210 congregations plus new missions and satellite sites that span 24 counties in the northern one-third of Illinois. The district has an emphasis on New Starts…New Believers, which expands and strengthens the caring presence and Gospel ministry of Lutheran congregations and schools in their communities.
Senior Pastor- Gospel Lutheran Church, Milwaukee
May, 1999 – August, 2007
The Senior Pastor is to provide spiritual and pastoral leadership to the membership of Gospel Lutheran Church. Served as the chief administrator of the congregation so that it might fulfill its mission and purpose as the body of Christ. It was my role to preach, teach, and administer the Sacraments and give primary leadership in the ministries of Worship, Administration, Stewardship, and Outreach.