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Messiah Lutheran Church & School - Senior Resume Example

Jonathan Evans
Professional Summary
Dedicated leader who has a passion to make a difference in the world in creative and innovative ways.  Possessing a track record in management, leadership, capital development  and ministry to meet the needs of the community.  Committed to leading and being a active part of the future of an organization which focuses on serving the community.
  • Administration and Management
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Persuasion
  • Human needs 
  • Theology
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Management of Financial Resources
Senior/Administrative Pastor 06/2009 to Present
Messiah Lutheran Church & School Independence, MO
  • Administrative Pastor of a Church and School that involved 800+ Members, 16+ Staff, 140 School children, 8 Volunteer Boards, Numerous volunteer groups with in the Church.
  • Teaching Pastor of the church.  Preaching over 50 different messages per year.  
  • Implemented a systemic shift in the ministry model of the congregation from being inwardly focused to looking into the community on how we can make a difference.  
  • Oversaw the organization and implementation of new needs based ministries such as Divorce, Grief, Single Parenting and Cancer support groups which led to increased membership and community involvement in the Church.
  • Facilitated and directed a Capital Campaign to fund new ministries and new direction of the church.  Total pledges over 450K.
  • Improved and focused the annual stewardship campaigns which increased offerings by 10+%/year. 
  • Developed new and effective models to gain membership and increase involvement of new and current membership.
  • Successfully developed staffing to minister in multiple areas within the ministry resulting in greater unity within the church.
Associate Pastor 07/2004 to 05/2009
St. John's Lutheran Church Arnold, MO
  • Delivered a message every other week.  
  • Staff led for a Capital Campaign to reduce mortgage debt. Resulting in pledges of over 900K
  • Developed new and engaging youth ministries that increased participation 50%.
  • Facilitated and led youth mission trips to other states.  These trips involved: raising funds, recruiting youth and volunteers, and organizing trips and activities, 
  • Organized new outreach activities for the congregation.
Student 10/1999 to 05/2004
Concordia Seminary St. Louis, MO
Attended Concorida Seminary to obtain a Masters of Divinity Degree.
General Sales Manager 05/1990 to 08/1999
Tillery Ford Mercury Giddings, TX
  • Sales manager for a successful Ford Mercury Dealership.  Overseeing the day to day sales operation of the dealership.  Managing the sales force, determining quotas, facilitating sales promotions and bonuses.  
  • Used car sales management including sales and wholesale.
  • Ordered all the inventory for the new car department.
  • Managed the Finance Department.  Including staffing, reporting and collections.
  • As manager I continued in sales force and was traditionally the top or second sales leader each month.  
Master of Arts: Master of Divinity - Theology May 2004 Concordia Seminary - St. Louis, MO
Bachelor of Science: Marketing and Economics Dec 1987 Texas A&M University - College Station , TX
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Previous Companies:

  • Messiah Lutheran Church & School
  • St Johns Lutheran Church
  • Concordia Seminary

Previous Job Positions:

  • Senior
  • Administrative Pastor
  • Associate Pastor
  • Student
  • General Sales Manager


  • Concordia Seminary
  • Texas A&M University

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science

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