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Rev Barr has a wide background in Ministry, counseling, teaching, Social Work, and Administration.

PASTORING

#Associate pastor-Willard Church of God-Associate pastor helped organize the Sunday School and develop bus ministry through visitation in community.

#Associate pastor-Shelby Church of God-helped rebuild church after previous split. Helped restore financial stability and increase membership through visitation in community.

#pastor-Lee Street Presbyterian Church—restored dying church through visitation and developing community awareness in congregation

#pastor-Gambier Charge United Methodist Church-pastor Revived declining churches through visitation.
#pastor-Plymouth Charge United Methodist Church—Revived declining churches and restored financial stability

COUNSELING

#-Casework Supervisor for ADC (Aid To Dependent Children) in Galion, Ohio

#-Outreach worker for the Crawford County Council on Aging—-Visited the elderly rather then sit in my office and wait for calls. Agency served ten times the number of clients as any county around.

#-Assessor/Case Manager for Ohio District 5 Area Agency on Aging–Determined eligibility, ordered and oversaw services of about 50 clients.-Developed computer program that eventually led to the agency computerizing all their Case management operations and eventually all the area agencies picked up the programs. Received certification in Gerontology (working with the elderly)

#-Salvation Army Social Services -Social Service  Worker—-Administered emergency assistance, managed office operations, trained and supervised volunteers, supervised special projects–caseload increased from av. 40 to av. 150 clients per month. Computerized bookkeeping and developed network of churches and agencies  to assist clients.

#-Experience Works-Oversee training of Seniors to prepare them for employment. Received certification as Employment Counselor.

TEACHING

#-North Central State College Adjunct Faculty taught Sociology

#-Owens Community College Adjunct Faculty taught Sociology

ADMINISTRATION

#-R.L.Polk & Co -Managed office, hired, trained, and supervised workers, planned and supervised canvas operations-books sold exceptionally  well due to accuracy.

#-U.S. Census  Bureau -1980 Census -Crew leader—-Managed office, hired, trained, and supervised workers, planned and supervised canvas operations. Completed assignment ahead  of schedule.

#-U.S. Census  Bureau -1990 Census -Crew leader-Completed assignment ahead  of schedule. After completing my assignment, I was reassigned to retrain two other crew leaders that had been poorly trained and whose canvas was behind schedule and supervised the successful completion of their canvas.

AFFILIATIONS

#-Licensed Mission Pastor in the Evangelical Church Alliance (a non-denominational alliance of pastors and missionaries)

#-Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in the State of Ohio                         Certifications:

Gerontology (working with the elderly)                                      Employment Counselor

EDUCATION

#-B.A. in Sociology from Adrian College, Adrian, MI

#-M.Div. in Pastoral theology from METHESCO-Methodist Theological School of Ohio

Certifications:

Employment Counselor and Administrative Assistant from National Institute of Continuing Education

Gerontology (working with the elderly) from State of Ohio, Dept. of Aging

SCOUTING

#Boy Scout 10 years–served as Asst. Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Senior Patrol Leader, treasurer, and Junior Asst. Scout Master, and President of Explorer Post 403-Emergency Rescue.
#Adult Scout Leader- 10 years

VOLUNTEER WORK

# Job Coach-assist unemployed or underemployed with resumes, interview skills, and locating employment opportunities.

AWARDS
# God and Country Award for service to church and community.