Jennifer Zerby

Freelance Blog Writer & Creative Writer

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Location:Aurora, Illinois, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/jenniferzerby
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Jennifer Zerby
E-Mail: jenniferzerby@gmail.com

Objective
I am seeking a freelance writing position

Experience
Associate Pastor August, 2010 - Present
Oversee the Student Ministries (grades 6-12) as well as college and young adult (18-25) ministries. Create and manage budget for all ministries related to students. Manage a team of volunteers. Assist the Senior Pastor in the general leadership of the church. Worship planning and implementation. Lead and/or co-lead in the sacraments of Holy Communion, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Preach 10-15 times per year.

Freelance Writer May 2003-Present
I have had recent works published in the following publications: West Suburban Living magazine, Youth Specialties e-zine, Youth Specialties newsletter for women in ministry, Celtic Connections e-newsletter and the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Youth Worker e-zine.

Associate Pastor, Batavia Covenant Church August, 2005-August, 2009
Oversee the Student Ministries (grades 6-12). Create and manage budget for all ministries related to students. Manage a team of part-time interns and volunteers. Oversee Vacation Bible School program for 125 kids and a staff of 75 student-leaders. Assist the Senior Pastor in the general leadership of the church. Worship planning and implementation. Lead and/or co-lead in the sacraments of Holy Communion, Baptisms, Weddings and Funerals. Preach 8-12 times per year.

Youth Pastor, Batavia Covenant Church January 2004-August 2005
Implement and lead all programs for 6-12th grade ministries. Recruit volunteer teams to lead programs. Oversee Vacation Bible School program for 125 kids (while managing a student-led staff of 75).

Editor-in-Chief, Mars' Hill, Trinity Western University August, 2003 - May, 2004
Oversee and manage the production of the University's bi-weekly newspaper. Manage a paid staff of 10 and a total staff of 25. Assign and edit articles. Write a bi-weekly editorial.

Education
North Park Theological Seminary, Chicago, Illinois August, 2004-May, 2010
Master of Divinity

Trinity Western University, Langley, British Columbia, Canada 2000-2003
B,A, in Communications/Writing

Covenant Bible College, Strathmore, Alberta, Canada 1998-1999
Certificate of Biblical Studies

Certificates/Licenses
Ministry License, Evangelical Covenant Church, June, 2005-August, 2009
Certificate of Training, Hospice Volunteer Training, Adventist St. Thomas Hospice, November 2006
Boards/Committees
Executive Board of the Central Conference; Evangelical Covenant Church, April 2006-Present
Field Education Committee, North Park Theological Seminary, August 2005 – May, 2010
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing
Creative Writing