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I live in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, and am willing to relocate.

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I would like to work in…

  • Youth / Student Ministry
  • Camp Ministry
  • Family Ministry
  • Young Adult / College Ministry

I would like to work at a…

  • Presbyterian church
  • Reformed Church of America church
  • Non-denominational church

JD Carr's résumé

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I am passionate about creating environments where students can grow in Christ alongside families and adults.


Student Ministry Director and Pastor Intern, Rochester Free Methodist Church
June 2018-June 2019; Full-time Summer, Part-time School Year, Rochester, PA
Planned, organized, and taught Sunday school, student discipleship, and youth programs
Planned weekly worship service and preached sermons tailored to people of all ages living with disabilities
Preached every Sunday sermon over the summer for the sister church: Aliquippa Free Methodist

Afterschool Academic Coach, TRAILS Ministry
January 2017-May 2018; Beaver Falls, PA
Mentored and provided homework assistance for 20-30 elementary to high school students heavily affected by poverty and incarceration within the Beaver Falls community

CIT Director and Counselor, Ligonier Camp and Conference Center
Summers of 2015, 2016, and 2017; Ligonier, PA
CIT Director (2017): Held administrative responsibilities, scheduled and oversaw day-to-day tasks for high-school staff. Invested in their spiritual growth through individual relationships and small group Bible studies.
Counselor (2015, 2016): Facilitated activities, conducted daily Bible studies, and nurtured faith for 8-10 elementary- to high-school aged kids in each of the one to two week sessions of overnight camp.

Mission Intern, House of Hope
September 2016-January 2017; Nyakach District, Kenya
Took responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual care of children living in House of Hope’s children’s center as well as vulnerable children in the surrounding villages of Kandaria and Katito, Kenya.

Community Involvement:

Ridgetop Coffee and Tea Employee, Riverside Presbyterian Church
August 2019-present; Sterling, VA
Serving coffee & tea to customers, maintaining the coffee shop facility, operating the register, while striving to fulfill the mission of Riverside Church for Ridgetop Coffee by teaming with others in creating a third space where the love of Jesus Christ is expressed to the community and opportunities are provided for people to connect with each other and with God.

Resident, The City House
August 2017-May 2018; Beaver Falls, PA
Lived in off-campus residential program for college students that focuses on developing Christian fellowship while investing in outside community development.

Volunteer, Grace Community Church Youth Group
August 2014-May 2017; Cranberry Township, PA
Organized “Hungry for Hope” fundraiser for Kenyan partners, involving 100+ students participating in a 30-hour fast and several service projects. Led small group discussion and mentored 6-10 high-school boys from their sophomore year until graduation. Assisted with Sunday night large group activities.


B.A. Student Ministry, Geneva College
August 2019; Beaver Falls, PA; 3.72 major GPA; Graduate with departmental honors
Specialization in Urban Ministry and Outdoor/Experiential Education


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I am recently married to my beautiful bride Kelsey, who works in prison ministry. Our prayer is always that God will use our marriage to illustrate the gospel and advance the kingdom!


To obtain a full-time ministry position that responds to God’s call for me to be a shepherd and teacher using the faith, education, experiences, and equipping that He has given me. He has instilled me with a passion for making disciples and uniquely created me to nurture spiritual maturity and communicate God’s truth. My life experience confirms that to follow Jesus is true joy. Effective ministry is to model God’s truths in life, striving to follow Jesus with all your heart, soul, and mind.