Jeff Williams

Freelance Poem Writer & Writer

Location:Irvine, California, United States
2 Skills
Virginia Union University Bachelor’s of Art in English (1 semester remaining for graduation)
Independent Study Project: Liberation Literature
Thesis: Fred Daniels: Absurd Christ-Figure
Cumulative Grade Point Average: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Mentorship Program: Completed 95 hours studying under church growth expert Rev. Paul H.
Sadler, Sr. and wrote a compilation paper of the experience
Preaching/ Public Speaking Computer Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, & Publisher; 75
WPM; 10-Key 8000 kph Spanish (proficient)
Relevant Course Work:
Old Testament as Literature, New Testament as Literature, African American Literature, Theological
Communication, Creative Writing, Rhetorical Criticism, History of Black Music, University Choir, Voice
Instruction, African/Asian Literature, World Literature, Urban Ministry (audited at Union Presbyterian
Relevant Experience:
August 2009- June
Richmond Hill-
Program/ Summer
Camp on the Hill Richmond, VA
Assistant Program
Schedule weekly programming for students, Recruit and interact with mentors and volunteers, Assist
students in all steps for applying to college, Plan four weekend retreats, Supervise students on Thursdays,
Coordinate local church volunteers, Oversee Interns, Plan logistics for and provide transportation, and other
duties as assigned.
June 2009-August
Outdoor Ministries
of the Ohio
Conference of the
Brinkhaven, OH
Summer Staff
Prepare for arriving campers weekly, serve as spiritual role model for campers, lead worship and vespers
daily, ensure campers arrive to activities timely, work with directors to schedule activities, orient campers
to camp culture, treat homesickness, promote safety, first aid/CPR certified
August 2006-May
Virginia Union
University Richmond, VA
Resident Assistant
Enforce policy, Build Community among the Residents, Triage University Services, Maintain
order in the residence hall, and Implement programming for residents’ social, academic, civic,
spiritual, and personal development
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November 2007-
May 2008
Church Midlothian, VA
Youth Intern
Teach Church school, Program weekly youth group sessions, Facilitate weekly youth small group,
Plan youth activities and outings, Decorate bulletin boards, and Work with the Youth Director for
the overall youth program
May 2007-August
Coalition of the
UCC Cleveland, OH
Office Manager
Oversaw National Gathering preparations, Answered the phone, Returned phone calls and emails,
Prepared incoming donations for the bookkeeper, Maintained a database of individuals and
organizations, Kept light inventory of resources, Handled all incoming and outgoing mail
May 2006-
August 2006
United Church of
Christ Ohio
Associate for
Justice and Witness
Communicated between local congregations and the national office, Trained congregations
in civic advocacy, Gathered petition signatures, Aided local churches in hosting public policy events,
Collaborated with other not-for-profit groups with similar missions, Oversaw administered-grant usage
1999-2005 G & E Drycleaning Cleveland, OH
Family Business
Wait the counter, Prepare customers’ orders, Keep inventory, Ensure quality completion of each
garment, Answer the phone, Troubleshoot for the computer, Organize and file all paperwork, Tidy the
work areas
Published Works:
God Was There in God in My Life edited by Maren and Maria Tirabassi Pilgrim Press 2008
Various articles in The Richmond Hill Update
Various poems
Be on Fire for God, Prayer 101, Poetry and Prayer, Prayer Labyrinth Exercises, Biblical Economic Justice,
12 Steps to Removing the Mask, Temple Maintenance, Diversity in the Spirit, Youth Ministry 101, Strong
Men’s Youth Workshop, facilitated Future of Richmond’s History, and various youth empowerment
Boards & Committees:
Armstrong High School, Community Advisory Group 2010-2011
Richmond Hill Programming Committee 2009-2011
Joshua Generation Leadership Team (co-founder) 2006- Present
United Black Christians Board of Directors 2003- Present
Mt. Zion UCC Ministerium 2000-Present (In active)
Mt. Zion UCC Pastoral Search/Relations Committee 2001-2003
Virginia Union University, Storer Hall, Spirituality Committee 2005-2006
Skills (2) Rating
Poem Writing