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Aaliyah Griffin
XX XXXX XXX XXXX, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Professional Summary
I have an eclectic employment history. It includes almost eighteen years in newspaper journalism, fifteen years as a pastor in the United Methodist Church, and about seven years of work in the human services fields of disabilities/special needs (six years), and residential alcohol and drug treatment (one year).
I am an imperfect but committed Christian, and I genuinely love people. I try to practice unconditional love, even with people with whom I don't especially like or have a natural affinity.
I think I am particularly gifted at listening to the needs of others, people who need to share their deepest hurts and conflicts in confidence. I may not have answers and I understand that I most often can't fix personal turmoil, but I can listen with a caring ear.
Although retired, I still feel a need or calling to help others. People often relate to me and feel comfortable sharing with me because of my own struggles with alcoholism and with often feeling like a misfit. Although I don't give a lot of advice, I try to let others understand that there is always hope.  
I am happily married to Cynthia, a retired registered nurse, and my tolerant wife of thirty-five years. We have three daughters, three fine sons-in-law, and five outstanding grandchildren. 

- Preaching: although retired, I continue to preach in supply situations, revivals, funerals and weddings. - Pastoral care: I am a compassionate, non-judgmental listener for persons who need to talk.

- I am an experienced writer and editor. - I wrote a memoir after retirement. The theme is recovery from alcoholism and redemption. I plan to rewrite once again, and have not sought publication in its current form.

- I participate in Alcoholics Anonymous and have been sober for thirty years. I share my experiences and hope and pray they help others obtain sobriety and serenity.

Church Pastor Jun 1995Jun 2010 Retired United Methodist Pastor Several Locations, SC Preaching, pastoral care and counseling, ordering worship, church administration, participating in district and conference (state) activities.
Several Jun 1988Nov 1994 SC Department of Mental Retardation Florence, SC Mental Retardation Specialist: hands-on care and training of mentally retarded men ("disabled with special needs" in today's language); Residential Programmer:  wrote training agenda for the men in a residential facility and coordinated with staff; Adult Skills Instructor: classroom training to help clients learn basic work skills. 
Reporter, Editor Jan 1966Sep 1985 Newspapers Several Advertising Representative (Florence, SC, Morning News):  Selling, designing newspaper advertising.
Sports Writer (Florence, SC Morning News), Sports Editor (Sumter, SC Daily Item): covering sporting events, writing stories, columns, designing pages.
News Editor (Sumter, SC, Daily Item):  Responsible for local, regional, state, and wire coverage for a daily newspaper; supervised reporters, assistant editor.
City Editor (Florence, SC, Morning News):  Responsible for local coverage at a daily newspaper; supervised staff; designed pages.
Metro Editor (Florence, SC, Morning News): Responsible for local and regional coverage for a daily newspaper; supervised staff, assistant editor; designed pages.
Managing Editor (Vicksburg, Ms): Responsible for all news coverage for a daily newspaper; supervised staff, city editor, designed pages. 
Editor (The Florence News and Shopper): Wrote stories and columns and took pictures for this free shopper publication. (At this time, I was in the early stages of recovery from alcoholism.) 
Adjuster, Collection Manager Jan 1964Jan 1966 Universal CIT Credit Corp. Several Adjuster (Charleston and Orangeburg, SC):  repossessed vehicles and collected on past due accounts; performed commodity checks at dealerships.
Collection Manager (Fayetteville, NC): collected accounts, supervised adjusters, coordinated account management with car dealers.   
Administrative Specialist Jun 1960Nov 1963 United States Air Force Administrative Specialist stationed three years at Loan Air Base, France. Performed administrative clerical functions and was custodian for classified material.
Honorably discharged with rank of E-4.
Certificate of Attainment : Christian Ministry and Theology Jul 1999 Duke Divinity School Course of Study Durham , NC
Bachelor of Science : Sociology, History, Political Science Dec 1995 University of State of New York External Degree
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Previous Companies:

  • Retired United Methodist Pastor
  • SC Department of Mental Retardation
  • Newspapers

Previous Job Positions:

  • Church Pastor
  • Several
  • Reporter
  • Editor
  • Adjuster


  • Duke Divinity School Course of Study
  • University of State of New York

Level of Education:

  • Certificate of Attainment
  • Bachelor of Science

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