Soo Choi

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Pastor/ Counselor/ Teacher/ Continual Learner
Pastor/ Counselor/ Teacher/ Continual Learner
  • Centreville, VA
  • June 7, 2019

Professional Skills

  • Fluency in Korean and strong background in multicultural awareness
  • Strong Organization and Administrative Skills
  • Computer and Curriculum Development Proficiency
  • Background in youth pastoring and school counseling (elementary level)
  • Collaboration with Parents, Administration, Teachers and Students
  • Passionate about Christian education
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Education

Masters in Divinity @ Liberty University
Sep 2016 — May 2018

• Concentration in Pastoral Counseling and Discipleship

Masters of Education @ George Mason University
Sep 2013 — May 2015

• Studies in school counseling and child development
• Recipient of the VA Scholarship (VTSLP) 2014
• Electives in Special Education, Multiculturalism, and Group Counseling

Bachelors of Arts @ George Mason University
Sep 2005 — May 2009

• Major in United States/ World History
• Two-time consecutive recipient of Deans List

Experience

Associate Pastor @ New Hope Community Church
Sep 2018 — Current

• Oversees the ministry of the church, assisting in all church services and ceremonies, represents the senior pastor in committee meetings.
• Teaches regular Bible study classes.
• In charge of specific ministry target groups (college group, women’s group, and small groups) and planning/managing church large group events.
• Helps in all ministry counseling needs, cooperates with all staff/ volunteers, and in absence of the Senior Pastor receives ministerial duties.
• Strategic planning and goal-setting with the Senior Pastor to promote a spiritually relevant and financially viable ministry.

School Counselor @ Fairfax County Public Schools
Sep 2014 — Jun 2016

• The School Counseling program at Ravensworth Elementary School successfully works with a diverse community of learners by providing comprehensive experiences to ensure success in our rapidly changing world. As a counselor, I provide collaborative partnership between families, schools, and the community to promote compassionate global citizens.
• Process to becoming RAMP (Recognized ASCA Model Program) certified this year by using data driven programs to increase positive attendance, behavior, and SOL reading scores.
• Trained (SEA-STARS) to be a case manager for 504 plans to be an extra support to administration, teachers, parents, and students.
• Active in school programs, SCA meetings, monthly spirit days, and social groups.
• Create comprehensive plans for suicide prevention plans

Youth Pastor @ Pilgrim Community Church
Apr 2014 — Sep 2018

• Hosting weekly bible studies (30-40 students) in an engaging manner, summer/winter retreat programs, summer short term missions.
• Curriculum planning to teach biblical worldview
• Increasing population of the group from 15 to 80 students within the first two years
• Setting up a successful worship team, welcoming team, media team, and sports ministry team
• Working as a team with three other youth group staff members and training volunteer/ teacher bi weekly
• Conducting individual and group discipleship/ counseling with students weekly
• Maintaining professional relationships with parents through constant communication and request for prayer
• Attending weekly church pastoral meetings and collaboration meetings with church stakeholders
• Running DC Outreach Program in the winter months and Outreach Missions (in country or overseas) in the summer months

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