Chris Meirose

1533 6th St. E.

St. Paul, MN 55106

Ph. 507-213-3100

meichrl AT gmail DOT com

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Education:

Bethel Theological Seminary, Arden Hills, MN, January 2003-June 2007

Masters of Divinity – Greek Track and Transformational/Ministry Leadership emphasis.

University of Sioux Falls, Sioux Falls, SD, September 1994-August 1997

Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, studies in Secondary Education and Coaching.

Highlights:

  • President of Bethel Seminary’s Student Senate in 2005-2006
  • Selected as a teaching assistant for both the Preaching and the Transformational Leadership departments of Bethel Seminary
  • I am an Eagle Scout

Ministry Experience:

First Congregational Church, Waseca, MN, March 2008-Present

  • Senior Pastor

Crossroads Church, Cottage Grove, MN, May 2007-May 2008

· Meal Groups Coach: Serve, train, support and coach 10 adult small group leaders.

Pulpit Supply

· Preached at Colony Park Church of Edina, MN, Calvary Covenant Church of Stockholm, WI, and Spring Lake Park Baptist Church.

Spring Lake Park Baptist Church, Spring Lake Park, MN January 2003-February 2006

· Youth Ministry Administrator: led junior and senior high school program planning, staff coordination, recruitment of staff, and administrative tasks, small group advisor, coordinated events, taught weekly lessons. (2004-2005)

· Minister to Post-High: Designed and led small group ministry for post-high

school group (18-30 yrs.). (2003)

· Preached on Sundays when Senior Pastor was unavailable or needed time off.

· Led leadership development sessions with church staff.

Bethel Seminary

· Student Senate President 2005-2006 – Oversaw senate members, provided leadership and

vision for senate, participated in Bethel University trustee’s meetings, represented students in

all seminary matters, acted as a liaison between student body and Seminary President, recruited volunteers, and oversaw the budget.

· Seminary Village Representative 2004-2005 – Oversaw food bank, coordinated with facilities staff for repairs/maintenance, planned events for village residents, represented residents in all senate matters.

· Singles Representative 2003-2004 – Planned singles events, represented single students in all senate matters.

Prior ministry and missions related experiences are available upon request.


Employment History:

Red Lobster, Roseville, MN – January 2003-Present, January 1995-August 1997

· Certified Trainer, Server. Customer service, certified staff trainer responsible for training new staff, staff development, and member of health and safety committee.

Worldview Properties, LLC. – November 2005-Present

· Founder, Property Manager. Oversee and manage $750,000+ in properties. Client services, maintenance, state and local law compliance, and marketing.

Bethel Theological Seminary, Arden Hills, MN, Fall 2005 to June 2006

· Teaching Assistant for Justin Irving in Transformational Leadership department. Assisted in classroom instruction, research, proctored tests, correct and grade tests and papers, interacted with distance learning students on Leadership Theory.

Fall 2003 to Spring 2005

· Teaching Assistant for Bob Merritt, Dan Rotach, and Phil Print in the Preaching department.

Assisted in classroom instruction, recruited sermon review committee, performed

administrative tasks, reviewed students sermons, ran video and sound tech equipment.

Sioux Council, Boy Scouts of America, Sioux Falls, SD September 1997-December 2002.

· Senior District Executive. Focused on customer service, new customer prospecting and development, training of adult leaders, fundraising, youth membership recruitment, program development and support, and adult volunteer recruitment. Editor of Council publication “Sioux Trails”, staff adviser to Technology Taskforce. 200+ volunteers and 1000+ youth served on an annual basis.

· Camp Director. Lewis and Clark Scout Reservation, Yankton, SD, summers of 2001-2002.

Hired, trained, developed and managed a staff of 47 seasonal employees. Taught the aims,

ideals and methods of the Boy Scouts of America. Oversaw and controlled a budget in excess

of $250,000. Provided a positive camp experience for over 2000 youth and adults each

summer. Developed and maintained all memorabilia, publications, promotional materials, and

websites. Oversaw all safety, security and compliance related items.

Professional Development:

2007 Willow Creek Group Life Conference

2006 Relevance Conference (May), Peacemaker Seminar (April)

2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 Willow Creek Leadership Summit

2005, 2004, 2003 Transformational Church Series, Bethel Seminary

2001 Total Quality Management training

Boy Scouts of America: Professional Development I (1998), Professional Development II (1999),

Professional Development III (2001), I am also an Eagle Scout (1992).

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