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  • Established several successful social enterprise opportunities for disenfranchised populations.

  • Supported the restructuring of over 100 ministry teams, to ensure unity of purpose and vision.

  • Provided direction and leadership for a multiple-site congregation as well as several complex social service, mission, and educational agencies. 

  • Preached regularly and taught thousands at the largest AG church in the United States, including Bible studies, retreats, as well as Jumpstart leadership conferences across the country.

  • Ensured implementation of core values consistently throughout the organizational network of over 15,000 members, 12 campuses/sites and spread across 7 unique non-profits. 

  • Executed tactical and strategic training for hundreds of staff, program leaders, and volunteers.

  • Involved in the recruitment and retention of qualified, capable staff for wide range of openings.

  • Gained PR experience through community business relations for publicity and advertising.

  • Networked with a strong base of leaders in business, nonprofit, faith and government sectors.

  • Contributed extensively to the published works that have emerged from New Life Covenant.

  • Created and taught curriculum for Chicago Master’s Commission, training young people of Women in Leadership from a Biblical perspective. 

  • Wrote sermons/speeches heard globally at conferences, via the internet, radio and public television.


Nonprofit Management 


  • Actively involved in the Chicago Dream Center’s efforts to fight human trafficking, as President and CEO of their residential and outreach programs.

  • Board consultant for Army of the Kind, leading efforts in humanitarian relief locally and abroad.

  • Cultivated a strong reputation among members and staff for client-focused programming, by actively and directly participating in street outreach efforts and rescue efforts.

  • Spearheaded a complete organizational turnaround, while serving as the Acting Principal and Board Consultant for a local, faith-based elementary school of 160 students. 

  • Mentored church planters and Executive Directors of several new Dream Centers nationwide.





Wheaton College, Center for Faith & Innovation       2022 – Present                                   Wheaton, IL

Adjunct Professor, Director of Innovation                                                   

  • Instructed scholars in business courses, including agile project management and design thinking.

  • Curated corporate partnerships to generate income through contracts and for student scholarships.

  • Facilitated student coaching alongside direct SOW oversight for paid team internship projects.

  • Tracked budget, briefs, and deliverables for student clients. Hosted forums and networking events.


Independent Contractor and Executive Consultant   2018-Present                                        Midwest Region, USA

  • Strategic executive and operational support for contractual clients including a national motorcycle ministry, local church plant, and academic institutions from undergraduate to postgraduate levels.

  • Guided the fiscal management of small startups as well as multi-million dollar established entities.

  • Focused on employee engagement and fostered competent cultures to become strategically driven.

  • Orchestrated segmented marketing, unified branding campaigns, launched apps, digitized content.


Lydia Home Association                                               2016 – 2018                                          Chicago, IL

Chief Operating Officer                                                                

  • Managed all day-to-day operations of a complex large-scale child welfare agency.

  • Integrated a staff of 200 employees away from departmental silos into a unified strategic team.

  • Oversaw a wide range of agency functions from Risk Management to Program Services.

  • Increased revenue through Medicaid billing, nearly doubling the monthly income stream.

  • Provided administration that was action-oriented in order to facilitate capacity building.


City Colleges of Chicago                                             2015 – 2017                                        Chicago, IL

Adjunct Professor of Business                                                    

  • Instructed students in introductory business courses through practical experiential projects.

  • Developed lesson plans for diverse learners; tracked student progress with integrated application.


Chicago Dream Center                                                 2007 – 2015                                           Chicago, IL


  • Served as founding Director, achieving successful expansion into nearly a $1 million NPO.

  • Led, directed, and trained over 500 staff, volunteers, and residential clients on a regular basis.

  • Oversaw stewardship of resources, volunteers, and finances according to strategic plan and budget.

  • Launched for-profit cafés, catering, and foodservice ventures as social enterprises for 5 residential programs serving ex-offenders, homeless, recovering addicts, and survivors of human trafficking.

  • Engaged in staff development, conducting workshops and training both internally and externally. 


Salem Christian School/New Life Academy                2013 – 2014                                            Chicago, IL

Interim Principal                                                        (closed in 2021)                                                                                                                                    

  • Balanced the budget from a significant deficit, aligned finances according to a strategic plan.

  • Developed a new board that reflected the mission and vision of this 35-year-old historic institution.

  • Built a foundation for a strong development base, incorporating booster club, PTA, and alumni.

  • Expanded athletics and student enrichment options in ways that also augmented revenue streams.

  • Stabilized internal conflict, reorganized infrastructure, created new website and corporate brand.


New Life Covenant Ministries                                    2007 – 2015                                          Chicago, IL     

Executive Associate Pastor (concurrent with CDC)                           

  • Provided pastoral care and counseling within a 17,000-member multi-site congregation.

  • Assisted in leadership, direction, and training for 120 ministries for men, women, & children.

  • Conducted consistent office of Word and Sacrament, as well as preaching, funerals, weddings, etc.

  • Governed organizational oversight for affiliate churches across 7 states and Puerto Rico.


New Community – Logan Square                              2001 – 2005                                           Chicago, IL

Pastoral Staff/Outreach Coordinator                                       

  • Collaborated with the Treasurer in budget preparation and tracking throughout the fiscal year.

  • Set up and administrated management of over 25 ministries, both internal and external in focus.

  • Created infrastructure and governance as a founding member of the church plant’s launch team. 

  • Served as a lay minister over hospitality, marriage fellowship, leadership training, pastoral care, membership classes, warming center and Homeless Ministry.


Operation Blessing International                                6/1997 - 6/2002                                     Chicago, IL

Assistant Regional Administrator                                     

  • Administered homeless ministry, supplying 1,000 bags of food, blankets and other goods each year.

  • Coordinated communication for city-wide clients as well as the allocation and distribution of funds.

  • Trained volunteers, visiting youth, and church groups, in inner-city program methodology.

  • Assisted in the development of Breakthrough Urban Ministry’s Garfield Park Women’s Center.

  • Mobilized community groups in private and government sectors to collaborate in large scale events.



NPTS/Fuller Theological Seminary                                                                                      Chicago, IL

Doctorate in Urban Ministry                               2014-2019                                    

Dissertation: Developing a Methodology and Theology for Redemptive Ministry      


North Park School of Business & Nonprofit Management                                          Chicago, IL

Master’s in Business Administration               2004-2008                                                                (773) 244-5518

  • Organizational Development and Non-Profit Management Certificates
  • Entrepreneurship Certificate
  • GPA 3.95/4.0


North Park School Theological Seminary                                                                         Chicago, IL

Master’s in Divinity                                              2004-2008                                                                  (773) 244-6200

  • GPA 3.95/4.0, Summa Cum Laude
  • Anhfeldt Medallion Awardee (Valedictorian)


North Park University                                                                                                         Chicago, IL

B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Spanish                              1997-2001                                           (773) 244-6200 

  • GPA 3.73/4.0, cum laude
  • Presidential Scholar (High School Valedictorian and National Honor Society)
  • Accepted into Spanish Honor Society (Sigma Delta Pi)
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