Organizational Management & Administration
I possess a unique blend of educational, spiritual formation and administrative experience. In my current career as a Pastoral Associate of a Catholic parish in the Archdiocese of San Francisco, I am responsible for designing and implementing educational and spiritual formation opportunities for parishioners. Some of the most recent offerings I’ve planned and executed are a book discussion group about the clerical sexual abuse crisis, an evangelization series for adults called Christ Life, and a multi-generational session for families about the Holy Trinity. Each year I am responsible for designing programs for teenagers to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation. Over the years, these groups have ranged in size from three to ninety young people from two different parishes.
I collaboratively lead the parish community on a daily basis. This includes managing an office staff of three part time employees, fourteen Preschool teachers, and administrating a full-time year-round Preschool of seventy-five children. Over the last several years, I have effectively led the parish community through six Pastor transitions, a long-range strategic planning process, and regularly manage various projects within the community.
These experiences over the past twenty years have prepared me for my next career as a history professor. I have been privileged with excellent mentors who have improved my teaching and administrative skills through their coaching and guidance. Although teaching history involves different methodologies than used in spiritual formation, most skills are easily transferable.