Jeff was in IT for 15 years as an Application Architect in the insurance industry before becoming a stay-at-home dad. During those years raising his 3 children, he was also a part-time pastor where he led staff and volunteer teams, used his technical and organizational skills to improve church processes, and researched and implemented new church management software acting as the project manager, business analyst, SME, tester, trainer and technical writer. Jeff is excited to return to IT relying on his leadership and communication skills, along with the formal B2E training.
Methodologies: Agile, Waterfall
Soft Skills: Collaborative Team Player, Creative Problem Solver, Personable, Excellent Oral and Written Communication, Loyal, Dependable
Relevant Experience: Project Management, People & Project Leader, Business Analyst, Requirements Gathering, Data Modeling
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, Google Suite, SharePoint
Education & Training
York Solutions’Barriers to EntryProgram – Concentration: Project Methodology
Gustavus Adolphus College – Bachelor of Arts, Majors in Computer Science and Mathematics
Life Management Institute – Master Fellow, Fellow with Distinction
Professional Experience Highlights
Pastor, Director of Ministries
Provided leadership and vision to adult programs; Created and redesigned programs to adapt to changes in culture and church goals.
Interviewed, hired, and managed pastoral and administrative staff; Recruited, trained, and motivated hundreds of volunteers to create people-focused, goal-oriented cohesive teams.
Researched and implemented new church management software; Defined implementation schedule, new processes, system defaults, and overall use of new application; Designed and ran the migration process to scrub, select, and transfer existing data; Created training and user documentation for church members, leaders, and staff.
Used technical and organizational skills to improve church processes; Created and maintained policies and procedures, including an online handbook used daily by staff and church leaders to access new forms, processes, and information.
Senior Systems Analyst
Application Architect: Lead architect on crucial projects with responsibility for overall system design, data design, user experience, and technology issues; Developed functional prototypes to obtain business user buy-in and gather requirements.
Business Analysis & Design: Lead analyst on complex dividend restructuring project with responsibility for analysis, design, and project management; Responsible for major analysis and design on new disability product, including user experience, data structures, premium calculations, and other functions.
Data Modeling: Lead analyst on product system design for all individual life and disability lines; Defined dozens of data structures for flexibility and efficiency.
Technical Trainer: Created and led training classes for tech and business users.
Application Developer: Proficient in PL/I, IMS, JCL, TELON, DB2, SQL, and Name Search Software; Became the team and department expert.