Kasper A. Haughton Jr.

Ministry Resume Cover Letter

 

To Whom It May Concern, My intention in writing this letter and attached resume is to express an interest in being considered for pastoral appointment in your ministry field upon graduating from the Seminary this May. Before getting to the details of my training and experience in ministry, I thought it would be helpful to know a bit of my spiritual experience thus far. My journey begins in a multicultural Seventh-day Adventist Christian family, watching both my dad and grandfather plant and pastor their own congregations. However, it wasn’t until college that my own personal passion for Jesus developed. I went to Southern Adventist University with the determined goal of becoming a medical doctor. But with the equivalent of three years in pre-med studies out of the way, God had different plans. He impressed a call to pastoral ministry on my life after spending a year away serving as an SDA Academy Dean. Since that point, it has been amazing to watch God confirming that call on my life. I am excited about Christ-centered ministry that reaches through generations to build the community our church increasingly longs to share with our changing world. What this means for me practically, is to use my influence as a spiritual leader, musician, and technology specialist to inspire a Church that is a refuge to all. My heart aches for those of the ever-emerging generations of Young Adults and Young Professionals on the outskirts of our Church communities. My goal is to remain a lifelong learner. However, the ministry skills God has led me to recognize come in the areas of transformational leadership, inspirational worship ministry, media production, and pioneering initiative. I would love to dialogue over the potential for serving in ministry with you in your area. With Regards,

Kasper A. Haughton Jr.

6257 Smith Rd. Apt 4 | Berrien Center, MI 49102 M: 574.344.7818 | H: 269.815.0162 | E: haughton@andrews.edu | W: about.me/kasperjr

Kasper A. Haughton Jr.
Ministry Resume

Ministry Objective
Seeking SDA Conference ministerial appointment affording growth and service through my giftings.

Education
Masters of Divinity, Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary
Berrien Springs, MI

Aug 2009-May 2012

• In progress; ~3.6 GPA B.A. Religious Studies/Psychology Minor, Southern Adventist Univ.
Collegedale, TN

Aug 2003-May 2008

• Graduated Cum Laude; 3.5 GPA – Honor Roll Status

Ministry Experience
Asst. Director, Andrews University Worship & Music Conference
Berrien Springs, MI

Aug 2011-Present

• Production assistant responsible for marketing, logistics, staffing, and expansion of the North America Division’s premiere equipping and educational track for ministry in worship arts • Also available for technical ministry assistance as an employee of the Center for Youth Evangelism Graduate Assistant, Dept. of Discipleship & Religious Education
Berrien Springs, MI

Jan 2010-Aug 2011

• Active in assisting department chair and professorial staff in marketing, research, new degree formation, editorial work, and youth & young adult ministry events • Special assignments include personal assistant to NAD Young Adult Ministry Coordinator Dr. Allan Martin during 2010 NAD Just Claim It/Ignition Conference, and production assistant for the annual NAD/GC “Family Celebration Sabbath” Event Producer, IMPACT/GODencounters Atlanta 2010
Berrien Springs, MI / Atlanta , GA

Jan 2010-July 2010

• Oversaw coordination, resourcing, staffing, and worship programming for the North American Division’s young adult leadership training conference and community service initiative at the 2010 General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists • Also coordinated and led the ministry team in charge of the GODencounters Sabbath worship service for more than 3,000 young adults attending the world session Youth Pastor, Fil-Am SDA Church
San Antonio, TX

May 2009-Aug 2009

• Responsible for youth and young adult ministry within a growing international SDA church plant • Tasked with laying foundation for a stronger youth program, and beginning preparations for ongoing evangelistic church youth culture Assoc. Pastor/ Youth Coordinator, Central Coast Community Church
Wyong, New South Wales Australia

Sept 2008-May 2009

• Enabled and equipped youth leaders in planning, organizing, and facilitating spiritual growth and community activities for youth within church community and within affiliated Christian schools • Gained experience and personal training in church planting from Wayne Krause, supervising pastor and division church-planting director

 

6257 Smith Rd. Apt 4 | Berrien Center, MI 49102 M: 574.344.7818 | H: 269.815.0162 | E: haughton@andrews.edu | W: about.me/kasperjr

Worship Pastor, Lone Tree Community Church
Denver, CO

May 2008-Sept 2008

• Developed and established the worship service for a growing SDA church plant in addition to overseeing youth ministry formation • Responsible for teaching, leading, and equipping musicians to lead in inspiring worship Campus Ministries Media Director, Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN

Jan 2008-May 2008

• Worked closely with chaplains, student-led ministries, and worship teams designing and producing all print and visual media for publicity of campus ministry events • Duties also included technical support for departmental computer and commercial print equipment, as well as event audiovisual and lighting support Worship Director/Media Director, Camp Akita Summer Camp
Gilson, IL

Summer 2007

• Recruited to meet media needs and revitalize camp worship experience in coordination with the spiritual mission of camp leadership Talge Hall Resident Assistant, Southern Adventist University
Collegedale, TN

Aug 2006-May 2007

• Built relationships with dorm residents while functioning as an extension of the dean staff in matters of mentorship, spiritual health, and general rules enforcement Assist. Dean of Boys, Shenandoah Valley Academy
New Market, VA

July 2005-June 2006

• Responsible for housing logistics, discipline, mentorship, and spiritual atmosphere; and provided general staff support as a Christian boarding academy ‘task-force’ volunteer

Brief List of Ministry Service
NAD Young Adult Ministries Leadership Trainer • Conducted training seminars for local church young adult ministries leaders Center for Youth Evangelism 180 Symposium Presenter • Co-authored young adult practical ministry model & presented at annual conference of young adult ministry professionals Andrews University Music and Worship Conference Presenter • Involved in planning and teaching at the SDA church’s foremost worship philosophy training forum “Safe House” Youth and Young Adult Ministries Worship Pastor • A member of the team in charge of Berrien Spanish Church’s young adult and youth outreach Vol. Chaplain, Avondale High School • Assisted chaplaincy team at school in areas of giving Bible studies, preaching for and organizing Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis, and worship team coaching. Share-Him Evangelistic Field School • Preached and led a full 14-day evangelistic series in Guatemala City, Guatemala after completing intensive training in public evangelism methods. N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Witnesses) Ministries • Co-founded and led Southern Adventist University’s first on-campus organization dedicated to involving students in local area church ministry. Ministry is currently known as YES Ministries.

References Available Separately
 

6257 Smith Rd. Apt 4 | Berrien Center, MI 49102 M: 574.344.7818 | H: 269.815.0162 | E: haughton@andrews.edu | W: about.me/kasperjr

Kasper A. Haughton Jr.
References Pastor Ron Whitehead, Executive Director, Center for Youth Evangelism
Ministry Supervisor

office: 269.471.8380 mobile: 269.208.1344 email: PastorRon@andrews.edu
Pastor Allan Martin, PhD, CFLE, Younger Generation Church
Mentor and Former Ministry Supervisor

office: 817.483.4837.x113 email: amartin@arlingtonadventist.com
Pastor Manny Cruz, Assc. Director, NAD Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Ministry Colleague

office: 301.680.6472 mobile: 410.300.0898 email: Manny.Cruz@nad.adventist.org
Elder Sam Palomero, Fil-Am Seventh-day Adventist Church
Former Ministry Supervisor & Head Elder

mobile: 210.394.6024 email: samjoypalomero@aol.com
Pastor Cark Riggins, former Assc. Pastor, Central Coast Community Church
Former Ministry Supervisor and Mentor

mobile: +61.41.447.7307 email: clark.rig@gmail.com
Pastor José R. Bourget, Assc. Pastor, Pioneer Memorial Church
Ministry Colleague

office: 269.471.6254 email: pastorjose@andrews.edu