I will be 63 years old as of April 4th; in my work history, I have been a teacher, a minister in my church for 25 yrs, a hospital chaplain for 18 yrs, a campus minister at Arizona State University for two years, and worked with people with developmental disabilities for 5 yrs. My philosophy of working in this field is very person-centered: first to meet with the person to learn about them and their needs, and to develop lesson plans with them to meet those needs.
Let me give a few examples of my work: I am presently an employee of Donorworx, which is working together with World Vision International of Federal Way, WA, working in booths in local malls to enlist sponsors for World Vision's programs for children throughout the world. In that capacity, it is my role to enlist sponsors, but also to teach about the needs of children in other countries, and enlisting sponsor support to help children, their families and communities internationally, educating those interested in the needs of children and communities internationally.
As a priest for 25 yrs and a hospital chaplain for 18, it was my role to preach in churches and institutions on a regular basis, but also part of my ministry was as a teacher in Catholic schools, where I educated groups on issues of concern and Church doctrine. I have a background in public and motivational speaking.
During the past five years, I worked with the developmentally challenged as a caregiver and working 1-1 with them in making decisions that would affect and enrich their personal lives.
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