About Me


Over the past 15 years, I've served as a United Methodist Pastor, which has developed me as a leader, communicator and mentor.

Due to the nature of small non-profit organizations, I increasingly used my technology hobby at work, implementing technology to solve problems and create new avenues for ministry. I took initiative to learn skills in hardware, networking and web design. I also became versed in software for churches across Windows and Mac OS platforms. Five years ago, I started a side business doing web design and tech support for local non-profits, churches and small businesses. My interest in technology continues to grow, and I decided to attend Centriq to elevate my skills to the next level. It’s been great pushing myself to learn and do new things. I’m excited to launch a career in technology, doing something I’m good at and that I enjoy.

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Skills


90

HTML5

85

CSS3

80

JavaScript

80

ASP.Net MVC

70

SQL

70

C#

Project Portfolio

This section still in development.

Imagine Eleven

A website using the Weebly Designer platform. Created for the Imagine Eleven summer concert series in St. Joseph, MO; a series designed to raise awareness and funds for Mental Health Care.

Technology: HTML, CSS, Weebly Designer Platform, graphic design using Photoshop & other tools

Web Design

Screenshot thumbnail of the Imagine Eleven dot com website.

Expedius Learning Lab

A Learning Management System Web Application for Expedius Hauling (mock company). This allows the company to train employees and track their progress.

Technology: MS Visual Studio, ASP.NET MVC, C#, MS SQL, MS SQL Server Studio, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, jQueryUI, Bootstrap

Web Application

Screenshot thumbnail of final project web application.

Schedule Admin Tool

A Student Schedule Admin Web Application for a mock college/university. This was an individual/team project where I built most of the app individually, and some pieces were coded collaboratively.

Technology: MS Visual Studio, ASP.NET MVC, C#, MS SQL, MS SQL Server Studio, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, jQueryUI, Bootstrap

Web Application

Screenshot thumbnail of the Student Schedule Admin Tool

uStore

An example online store. This is a playground for me to practice creating an e-commerce site. No online payment system is integrated. Products are not actually for sale.

Technology: MS Visual Studio, ASP.NET MVC, C#, MS SQL, MS SQL Server Studio, Entity Framework, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, jQueryUI, Bootstrap

Web Application

Screenshot thumbnail of example store web application.

Simple Math Practice

A lightweight vanilla javascript app to practice addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers. Github link: github.com/thedevbc/math-practice

Technology: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Bootstrap

Javascript Application

lightweight vanilla javascript app to practice addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers

Meet the Team


Resumé

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Experience


  • March 2013
    -
    Present

    Designs by Ben Mulford

    Owner/Designer

    Design, deploy, and support websites for small businesses and non-profits.

  • July 2003
    -
    June 2018

    United Methodist Church

    Pastor

    Provide leadership, teaching and technology-related tasks to help churches accomplish their goals.

Education


  • FEB 2018
    -
    Present

    Centriq Career Training

    Full Stack Web Developer Track

    Leawood, KS

  • 2002
    -
    2006

    Saint Paul School of Theology

    Master of Divinity

    Leawood, KS

  • 1998
    -
    2002

    Truman State University

    BA Communication Science

    Kirksville, MO