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.

Resumé

Summary of Qualifications

  • Solid foundational knowledge of designing and developing full-stack web applications using .NET framework.
  • Excellent public speaking skills by giving an informational, inspirational, and motivational 20-30 minute presentation each week.
  • Developed Leadership skills that helped lead non-profit groups to accomplish their goals.
  • Enhanced Interpersonal skills by helping people navigate conflict and sensitive situations.
  • Applied Critical Thinking skills to solve technological needs of non-profit organizations.

Technology Snapshot

  • Front End: HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, jQueryUI, CSS3, Responsive/Mobile Web Development, Bootstrap

    90% Complete
  • Middle Tier: Visual Studio, C#.NET, ASP.NET, LINQ, MVC, EF

    80% Complete
  • Back End: ADO.NET, SQL, SQL Server, SSMSE

    40% Complete

Education and Training

CENTRIQ TRAINING - Leawood, KS     |     February 2018 - Present

Full-Stack Web Developer Program

Core Competencies:
  • MVC Framework
  • Trouble Shooting & Debugging
  • Source Control
  • Agile/Scrum (Created Team Project)
  • Website Deployment
  • Pair Programming
  • Code Review
  • Professionalism, Teamwork, Problem Solving & Effective Communication

Saint Paul School of Theology - Leawood, KS     |     August 2002 – December 2005

Master of Divinity



Truman State University – Kirksville, MO     |     August 1998 – May 2002

Bachelor of Arts – Communication Science

Professional Experience

United Methodist Church - Missouri     |     2002 - present

Pastor

  • Coached and mentored people in their spiritual development.
  • Displayed Problem Solving with Audio/Visual Equipment, the required computer systems and their respective softwares.
  • Wrote clear and succinct content for websites, group email, social media, and print media (newsletters, fundraising letters) on a weekly basis.
  • Developed excellent public speaking skills teaching large and small groups on a weekly basis, and always looking for ways to improve.
  • Demonstrated Leadership when guiding a board of directors through a strategic visioning process that established our Vision, Mission and Goals.
  • Able to connect with people interpersonally and help them navigate conflict and difficult situations
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Designs by Ben Mulford - St. Joseph, MO     |     2013 - present

Owner

  • Designed and deployed websites for small organizations and non-profits.
  • Equipped those organizations to update their websites.
  • Supported those organizations as needed for their website needs.
  • Designed and deployed computer and network systems for small offices to meet their technology needs.
  • Provided support, troubleshooting and training for deployed technology in small offices.

Awards, Interests, & Hobbies

  • Eagle Scout
  • Amateur Radio – currently licensed at the highest class available, Amateur Extra; callsign: WB0C
  • Outdoors – camping, backpacking, running, fishing
  • Volunteering – coaching youth sports, refereeing, serving at local Food Kitchen and other charities
  • Technology – built and maintained my own Hackintosh; rooted and installed ROMS on numerous Android phones; installed and used various Linux distributions; installed and managed servers and small networks.