Vocational Experience:

Associate Pastor

New City Church of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Jan 2015 — Aug 2017
New City Church of Los Angeles is an inclusive, Gospel-centered community of lovers of Jesus Christ who connect people to God, grow together, serve the city, and extend God’s kingdom.

College Readiness Advisor

College Bound Dorchester (Boston, MA)
June 2014 — Jan 2015
College Bound’s mission is to equip Dorchester students with the attitude, skills, and experiences to graduate from college. The vision is to use education as a means to transform the neighborhood of Dorchester. 

Church Planting Pastor

New City Church of Boston (Boston, MA)
Oct 2012 — June 2014
A Christian community in Boston committed to “Jesus. Justice. Family.”

Principal/Creative Director

New City Productions (Cambridge, MA)
Nov 2003 — present
New City Productions is a boutique web and graphic design sole proprietorship specializing in branding, identity, web development, web presence management training, and social media consulting for Christian businesses and nonprofits.

Program Coordinator

City Passage Mentoring Program (Boston, MA)
Nov 2008 — Jan 2011
Revitalized, developed, and managed an one-to-one at-risk, youth mentoring program for Boston-area students. Responsibilities entailed program development, fundraising, volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, staff meetings, and staff management.

Mac Specialist

Apple (Cambridge, MA)
Dec 2007 — Oct 2008
Assisted customers in finding the right Apple solution(s) for their needs.

Program Coordinator

Straight Ahead Ministries (Lynn, MA)
Summer 2007
Led and managed a program for court-involved teenagers, mentoring and equipping them with job skills in entrepreneurship, media arts, and silk-screened T-shirt printing.

Americorps Staff Member

Trinity Christian Community (New Orleans, LA)
Sept 2003 — Sept 2005
Led and managed high-risk youth as a staff member of a faith-based community center. Responsibilities entailed leading an after-school program, in-school literacy tutoring, summer day camp, computer lab, fitness classes, and entrepreneurship classes.

Youth Pastor

Canal Street Assembly of God (New Orleans, LA)
2002 — 2003
Pastored and taught at-risk youth in an inner-city Pentecostal congregation. Responsibilities entailed leading Sunday School, leading youth worship gatherings, teaching, preaching, and counseling.

Pastoral Intern

Urbana Assembly of God (Urbana, IL)
2000 — 2001
Mentored and trained in pastoral ministry by Rev. Terry Austria. Responsibilities included leading Bible studies, leading evangelistic outreach, and some preaching.


Master of Arts in Urban Ministry Leadership

Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston, MA)
May 2015
Center for Urban Ministerial Education. Concentration: Systematic Theology and Complex Urban Systems

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies and Urban Missions

School of Urban Missions (New Orleans, LA)
Focus: Biblical Studies and Urban Missions

Coursework in Graphic Design

Parkland College (Champaign, IL)
Focus: Desktop publishing

Graduate with Honors

Lincoln's Challenge Academy (Rantoul, IL)
National Guard military academy


Ministerial License

Evangelical Covenant Church
April 2012 — Present
Licensed to Administer Word and Sacrament

BEST Youth Worker Certificate

Health Resources in Action
July 2014
32 Hour training in youth development best practices