Minister’s Resume

David Ridge (Linda)

Married since 1968, he and Linda have one daughter, a son-in-law and a grandson and granddaughter.

Unity Experience:

1999 – Present          Minister, Living Water Spiritual Community, Arvada, CO. Developed ministry plan, garnered funding, organized team, established marketing, conducted Sunday Services, etc.

1997 – 1999               Ministerial Education Program, Unity School of Religious Studies, Unity Village, MO. Biblical Studies – including authorship, history and metaphysical interpretation, Prayer Practice, Religious Studies – including history and theology of the world’s traditions, Counseling Skills – including spiritual counseling and overview of psychotherapy methodologies, Ministry Leadership – including church administration and congregation issues, Communications Skills – including presentation and instruction techniques. Additional studies included institutional chaplaincy, mysticism, church growth and development, conflict management and many special topic intensives.

1993 – 1997                Assistant to the Minister, Unity of Boulder, Boulder, CO. General assistant to the senior minister, primary class instructor and staff counselor, designed and produced newsletter, personal computer network administrator and occasional Sunday speaker. Conducted over seventy-five weddings and many memorial services. Implemented computer-based retail system for the bookstore, database for church membership, systems for class administration and designed a web site. Counseled numerous clients and conducted many of the church’s pastoral visits. Set up Friends of the Family pastoral ministry. Set up and conducted A Course in Miracles program for jail inmates.

1989 – 1997                Licensed Unity Teacher (1996), Teacher, Class Coordinator, Facilitator, Unity of Boulder. Developed and presented classes for Lessons in Truth, Opening the Old Testament, Keep A True Lent, Letters of Paul. Coordinated A Course in Miracles curriculum including facilitator training and class facilitation. Facilitated 4T’s classes.

1988 – 1989               Y.O.U. Director, Unity of Boulder. Facilitator of Sunday Y.O.U. meetings, other social activities and fund-raisers for group of 15-20 members.

Other Work Experience:

2007                           Sales Representative, Four Winds Trading Company. Part time. Sold digital signage in the religious marketplace.

2001 — 2003             Mortgage Loan Officer, Corner Financial Group. Part time. Assisted applicants in the garnering of real estate funding.

2000 – 2001              Marketing Communications Contract Writer, various clients.

1999 – 2000              General Manager, Four Winds Trading Company.

1994 – 1999               Marketing Communications Writer, The Baan Company. Developed wide variety of technical, sales and marketing materials as a means of “tent making” while developing the career in ministry.

1989 – 1992               District Sales Manager, Access Graphics, Inc. Managed sales in six-state district of computer resellers for leading computer graphics systems distributor.

1983 – 1989               President and Owner, Insight Microsystems, Inc. and Insight Services, Inc., personal computer corporate sales and service organizations. Duties included the development of marketing, sales, administration and personnel programs.

1981 – 1983                Director of Marketing, Regional Sales Manager, Otrona Advanced Systems, Inc. Developed marketing programs for start-up portable computer manufacturer. Managed sales in twelve-state region of personal computer resellers.

1974 – 1981                VP Sales, Personnel Director, Columbine Systems, Inc. Developed and managed sales organization for broadcast industry computer software producer. Developed human resource policies, performance evaluation programs and benefits package, and conducted the hiring activities of over fifty professional staff members.

1968 – 1973               Marketing Representative, Data Center Representative, IBM Corporation. Sold computer systems to small- and medium-sized businesses in the manufacturing and distribution industries. Provided systems support to data center clients.

Education:

1997 – 1999                Unity School of Religious Studies, Graduate, Ministerial Education Program.

1993 – 1996                Unity School of Religious Studies, Graduate, Continuing Education Program, Licensed Unity Teacher.

1964 – 1970                University of Colorado, Marketing, Business Administration and Engineering.

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