CV

(For a brief profile of what I’m like and what makes me tick as a worker, read this self-assessment. You can also view my resume on LinkedIn.)


EXPERIENCE

Software Engineer II – Proofpoint

  • February 2023 – Present
  • Led the design and development of a major user provisioning integration project, demonstrating leadership and technical skills.
  • Authored scripts for system testing and delivered a technical presentation on the system.
  • Mentored and trained new developers, showcasing leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Expanded technical skills by learning a new programming language to merge PRs in other areas of the codebase.
  • Advocated for AI-assisted coding tools, assisting the VP of Engineering in research and presentation of findings.
  • Delivered a technical presentation on “How to Use GitHub Copilot” to over 200 colleagues, demonstrating communication and teaching skills.
  • Achieved personal learning goal of gaining familiarity with cloud computing, evidenced by certification and building a cloud-based prototype.
  • Actively shared knowledge with colleagues, providing reading recommendations and stimulating discussions.
  • Established a mentoring relationship with a Senior Engineer, demonstrating initiative and independence.
  • Assumed extra responsibilities as an interim Technical Project Manager, showing problem-solving drive, good judgement, and ability to handle disagreements constructively.
  • Recognized with a substantial raise after 6 months on the job due to exceptional performance and contributions.
  • Resolved customer issues during the user provisioning project’s early access phase and took the lead in addressing a production bug.
  • Coordinated upgrade efforts, assisting other teams based on previous experience.
  • Improved system logging for better development, debugging, and customer support.
  • Participated in research, revision, and planning of a new effort, demonstrating project management skills.

Software Engineer I – Proofpoint

  • January 2022 – February 2023
  • Prepared End User Sync Simplified for EA and GA Release (Q1-Q2 2022)
  • Constructed Okta Integration (Q2-Q3 2022)
  • Responsibilities include: software development (Java, MySQL, JavaScript, Python); bug fixes; research; planning.

Managing Editor – Anglican Compass

  • August 2018 – July 2021
  • Grew monthly users from 10K to over 30K (300% growth)
  • Grew email list from 2K to 10K subscribers (500% growth)
  • Edited guest posts for over 100 authors
  • Managed the publication and/or promotion of 6 books
  • Responsibilities included: project management; research; writing; editing; copyediting; proofreading; content marketing; email marketing; social media marketing; web design (WordPress, HTML, CSS, Squarespace); book publication; book marketing.

Pastor/Clergy (Anglican Priest)

  • Church of the Savior (Wheaton, IL); November 2019 – Present
  • Diocese: Churches for the Sake of Others (C4SO)
  • Areas of ministry as a Deacon (see below) and now a Priest have included:
    • preaching (public speaking, teaching),
    • teaching,
    • presiding at Holy Communion,
    • providing pastoral care,
    • leading musical worship,
    • volunteering in student ministry,
    • facilitating small group ministry,
    • facilitating men’s ministry,
    • designing and managing church website,
    • and managing the rollout and use of our church management software.

(Note: to read/listen to my sermons, go here.)

Pastor/Clergy (Anglican Deacon)

Teaching / Research Assistant (Ph.D. Student)

  • Wheaton College Graduate School (Wheaton, IL)
  • For Marc Cortez, Ph.D., Professor of Theology; August 2017 – July 2019
  • For Gregory Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology and Urban Studies; August 2019 – June 2020
  • Responsibilities included:
    • Research
    • Grading
    • Teaching
    • Copyediting
    • Proofreading
    • Indexing

Church Website Manager

  • Church of the Savior (Wheaton, IL)
  • Website: friendsofthesavior.org
  • June 2017 – October 2019
  • Responsibilities included:
    • Redesign church website
    • Transition old church website to Squarespace
    • Manage and constantly improve church website
    • Implement new sermons podcast
    • Manage sermon archive

Youth Pastor/Minister

  • St. Peter’s Anglican Church (Birmingham, AL)
  • January 2014 – December 2016
  • Responsibilities included:
    • Discipleship of middle school and high school youth
    • Regular teaching and preaching
    • Planning and implementation of weekly meetings, special events, and service projects
    • Serving regularly as a Deacon during services of Holy Communion
    • Pulpit supply preaching
    • Coordinating and optimizing Leadership Development Internships

Other Positions

  • Student Library Aide; Beeson Divinity School (Birmingham, AL); August 2014 – July 2016
  • Student Media Center Worker; Beeson Divinity School (Birmingham, AL); June 2013 – December 2013
  • Student Grader / Teaching Assistant; Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH); August 2012 – May 2013
  • Resident Assistant; Cedarville University (Cedarville, OH); August 2011 – May 2012

EDUCATION

Java Development Boot Camp; Tech Elevator

  • 14-week intensive full-stack Java boot camp for developing web applications
  • Object-Oriented Programming: Java
  • Web Application Development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Spring Boot, Vue.js
  • Database Programming: JDBC, Table Design, SQL, PostgreSQL, E/R diagrams
  • Development Tools and Techniques: Agile, Unit Testing (JUnit), Integration Testing, Unix Command Line navigation, Git, IntelliJ IDEA
  • MONEY TRANSFER CAPSTONE: RESTful API and CLI program that allows users to register, login, check balance, send/request money, and approve/reject requests. Used Java, Spring Boot, JDBC, PostgreSQL, and E/R diagrams in IntelliJ, DbVisualizer, and Postman.
  • VENDING MACHINE CAPSTONE: Employed Java, JUnit testing, and file I/O to develop a CLI vending machine that displays inventory, accepts money, dispenses items, calculates change, tracking every transaction as well as total sales.

M.A. in Theological Studies – Wheaton College Graduate School; Wheaton, IL

  • Class of 2022 (December)
  • Unfinished ABD (All but dissertation) Ph.D. in Biblical & Theological Studies
  • Supervisor: Marc Cortez, Ph.D.

(Note: to read some of my academic essays, go here.)

M.Div. – Beeson Divinity School; Birmingham, AL

B.A. – Cedarville University; Cedarville, OH

  • Class of 2013
  • Double Major: Pre-seminary Bible & Spanish
  • Cumulative GPA: 4.00

HONORS & AWARDS

Beeson Divinity School

Cedarville University

  • 2013 – Faculty Scholarship Award (Cumulative 4.0 GPA)
  • 2013 – The Oxford University Press Award: Preseminary Bible (Highest GPA in Program)
  • 2013 – The Daniel Award ($5,000)
  • 2012 – Dr. Donald Tyler Scholarship ($1,250)
  • 2011 – Alumni Honors Scholarship: School of Biblical and Theological Studies ($1,000)
  • 2009-2013 – Cedarville Scholar (75% Tuition; $70,000)
  • 2009-2013 – Dean’s Academic Scholarship (Remainder of Tuition, Room and Board; $28,000)

Other


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

The Guilt of Karl Barth: Strengths and Weaknesses of Barth’s Römerbrief Reading of Romans 9:30–10:21

Disunity as Ecclesiological Impossibility: A Barthian Analogy

  • Regional ETS Southeast
  • Lithonia, GA: 2015

Reconciliation and the Lack Thereof: Atonement, Ecclesiology, and the Unity of God

  • Regional ETS Southeast
  • Birmingham, AL: 2014

REFERENCES

(For contact information, please contact me.)

  • Kevin Miller, my Rector at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL.
  • Greg Goebel, my supervisor/co-conspirator at Anglican Compass.
  • Marc Cortez, my doctoral supervisor at Wheaton College.
  • Peter Smith, one of my closest friends, a former supervisor and colleague in student ministry.
  • Jonathan Musser, one of my closest friends, a former roommate in college.