Master of Divinity
Bachelor of Science (Physics and Math)
The Adams Center Seventh Day Baptist Church called an ordination council to examine my qualification and readiness to be recognized as a minister of the gospel. They invited representatives from churches from the Allegany, Central New York, and Eastern Associations as well as representatives from the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference, USA & Canada.
Following the council and based upon its recommendation, the church ordained me for pastoral ministry. The Statement of Belief produced for that council can be reviewed on this website.
Because Ordination is a local church function, the Seventh Day Baptist General Council created an accreditation process to recognize individuals who have been ordained by a local church, who have obtained a requisite combination of experience and education, who have maintained a faithful witness in the context of a local congregation, and who are continuing to pursue educational experience.
Note: Before 2015, Accreditation, like ordiantion, was granted once. In 2015, the Conference began to grant Accreditation for 5 year terms and created a renewal process for ascertaining that the individual still desires accreditation and still meets the necessary criteria.
The executive director has primary responsibility for leading the Board in
In addition, the executive presents seminars, workshops, and classes in on-site church training and retreat settings.
Editor in Chief
This role was carried in conjunction with my service as the executive director for the Seventh Day Baptist Board of Christian Education.
Oversight of the full range of activities related to the writing, editing, publishing, and electronic distribution of The Helping Hand in Bible Study. Activity included recruiting and contracting with the General Editor of the Helping Hand in Bible Study–a position responsible for producing the ‘camera ready’ content.
Responsibility included preaching, visiting, shepherding, and conducting baptisms, funerals, and weddings.
This was a part-time position & I worked through Olsten Staffing services in a a number of temporary positions for the last 3.5 years with the church.
I also provided pulpit supply at the Woodville Congregational Church through most of my time with the Adams Center SDB Church.
Summer Director of Youth Ministry
Completed several training modules that focused on developing and doing Christian Education in the local church.
Developed a week-long teaching and recreation program for Junior High students & led the program during the week of General Conference.
Served as a camp counselor with teaching responsibility at multiple Senior High camps in different regions of the United States looking for ways to encourage the youth to work together in the North American Seventh Day Baptist Youth Fellowship and to engage in the business of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference.
Chair, Executive Council
Instructor, S D B-U (Seventh Day Baptist "University")
Responsible for teaching SDBU-250, “Introduction to Theology,” an approximately 15-week online course.
The “course introduces the discipline of Systematic Theology from an evangelical perspective and provides a survey of key topics in the discipline. The course is intended to help the student
Training Director / Staff
Summer Christian Service Corps (SCSC) is a leadership development program for Seventh Day Baptists. It provides college-age young adults with the opportunity to volunteer for summer service to Seventh Day Baptist churches and ministries. In addition to the service component, SCSC includes a 10-day pre-service training session for the project directors (PDs) and student volunteers.
From 2007-2015 I was a staff member for the pre-service training session. My primary responsibility was teaching 2-3 classes each year on the gospel or practical Christian education.
I served as the Training Director from August 2015 through August 2019. My responsibilities included recruiting staff, designing the training program, overseeing an evaluation process, and working with an oversight committee to establish and execute the program’s training goals & to help them evaluate proposals for alternative leadership development programs.
Responsible for the care and upkeep of the facilities of the church. Served as chair of trustees from 2008 - 2014.
In 2013-14, the trustees guided the church through planning a three phase construction plan and completing the first phase: building a 4,800 sq. ft.steel building. At the conclusion of my time on the trustees, the building was constructed and the church was beginning to look to the second phase: construction of a kitchen inside the building.
The purpose for building was to increase ministry opportunities for the church by providing greater space for fellowship meals, events for the community, and christian education space.
Listing this one just for fun.
Responsible for collecting, tracking, and disbursing the funds needed for the activities of the SDBYF during General Conference week.