The greatest and most wonderful experience of my life
Senior Pastor Apulia United Methodist Church (Former Employee) – Apulia Station, NY – February 28, 2015
This was the best most rewarding job that that I have ever had. The venue that I worked in required creativity, enthusiasm, people skills, and enabled me to use my talents in many different ways. My staff was wonderful. Because of their dedication and tremendous talent they made my job so much easier. I worked most days out of my home where I kept my office. I usually worked on my message for the following week. I tried to keep my messages topical and where people could relate in their daily lives. As the manager of the church, I was the final decision maker. I kept expenses down and kept the church in good financial shape. My co-workers were limited, we had musicians, cleaning staff, my assistant pastor was my wife who is also a Methodist Pastor. I think that the most difficult part of the job was dealing with people who were terminally ill. You always hate to lose someone that you have grown to love. My greatest joy came when I performed weddings, baptizing babies, and meeting with new people. There is no down side to this vocation as far as I am concerned. We were a small church that was in the process of growing when I retired.l
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. A typical day at work included processing communication between other departments on behalf of at and the direction of the boss; to include paper mail and email. Scheduling of office and speaking engagements to include making lodging and other USA travel arrangements and international travel arrangements. Reconciling travel expenses for reimbursement with the General Church. Filing to e-file system. I learned to keep up to date on all aspects of the job. The management is excellent but the boss was required to travel frequently so had know what I could handle and needed to be decided by the boss. My co-workers were great but depended heavily on my past work experience. The most challenging part of the job was getting one major task accomplished and then moving on to the next major task with little down time. The most enjoyable part of the job was having a great boss and being appreciated on a regular basis.
Student Intern (Former Employee) – Southwestern College – January 18, 2014
I tutored fellow undergraduate students in the following courses: Organic chemistry 1 General Chemistry 1 Organic chemistry 2 General chemistry 2 Biochemistry Calculus College Algebra Biology I instructed and guided fellow undergraduate students in laboratory work in the following courses: Organic Chemistry 1 General Chemistry 1 Organic Chemistry 2 General Chemistry 2
I constructed, audited and maintained the chemical inventory for the Chemistry Department I assisted in the Hazard and Safety Department in chemical handling and precautions. This is an excellent institution to work in and for. The support work staff and student and help fulfill the objective of the institution to educate global citizens.
Excellent administration, Excellent working environment, Excellent diversity, Excellent state of the art resources
Lead Pastor (Former Employee) – Sneedville, TN – October 9, 2013
Not a job but a calling. One must be servant-oriented and submitted to authority in order to fill the pulpit in a United Methodist Church. That was an easy task because I love the people with whom I served.
Leadership; Community Development; Relationship Building