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Hi! 
I’m David Thompson 
...and this is my story
I was born in 
my (American) parents were missionariesJapan 
...and lived there for 10 years
Then my family moved to 
Washington State 
(where my parents are from) 
Seattle
Even though I was American and spoke English... 
I felt different, 
like I didn’t belong 
especially at school
As I struggled with being a third culture kid* 
*Third culture kid (TCK, 3CK) is a term used to refer 
to children who wer...
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In college I realized that the 
unconditional lovE & acceptance 
I experienced through mentoring 
relationships at youth g...
God’s calling for my life 
...to use my gifts & skills to 
be an example of God’s love 
and I found 
in the lives of 
youn...
I graduated from 
Seattle Pacific University 
with a degree in educational ministry 
and a minor in youth ministry
Ministry opened to me before I even graduated... 
with a youth ministry I helped create called 
Magnolia Mission Youth
4 churches 
in a small community 
ecumenical 
non-profit youth ministry 
made up of 
MMY was an
As the director of MMY, 
5 years, 
I focused on relational, 
Christ-centered ministry 
for
As the director of MMY, 
5 years, 
I focused on relational, 
Christ-centered ministry 
for
As the director of MMY, 
5 years, 
I focused on relational, 
Christ-centered ministry 
for
As the director of MMY, 
5 years, 
I focused on relational, 
Christ-centered ministry 
for
As the director of MMY, 
5 years, 
I focused on relational, 
Christ-centered ministry 
for
We didn’t care about numbers, but our 
c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s 
blessing, helped t...
We didn’t care about numbers, but our 
c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s 
blessing, helped t...
We didn’t care about numbers, but our 
c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s 
blessing, helped t...
We didn’t care about numbers, but our 
c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s 
blessing, helped t...
We didn’t care about numbers, but our 
c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s 
blessing, helped t...
I also met my 
future wife Ashley
later, I followed God’s leading to 
revisit my roots... 5 years
later, I followed God’s leading to 
revisit my roots... 5 years 
teaching English to high school students.Japan in
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I continued to invest in the lives of students 
building relationships 
& making connections
I got engaged to Ashley in Japan. 
(she came to Japan a year after me and lived in another prefecture) 
(not the actual ri...
I got engaged to Ashley in Japan. 
(she came to Japan a year after me and lived in another prefecture) 
(not the actual ri...
We moved to another city, where 
I continued to teach English, 
build relationships 
and volunteered with a program 
for e...
We moved to another city, where 
I continued to teach English, 
build relationships 
and volunteered with a program 
for e...
We moved to another city, where 
I continued to teach English, 
build relationships 
and volunteered with a program 
for e...
We moved to another city, where 
I continued to teach English, 
build relationships 
and volunteered with a program 
for e...
We moved to another city, where 
I continued to teach English, 
build relationships 
and volunteered with a program 
for e...
But my focus shifted when my 
daughter 
was born in Japan in 2011
But my focus shifted when my 
daughter 
was born in Japan in 2011 
Awwwww
Japan can be expensive salary, on so a in January teacher’s 
moved 2013 we 
back to Washington 
hoping and trusting right ...
...but jobs have been hard to come by. 
Nothing 
opened for me in education or ministry, 
despite applying to 30+ position...
Ashley’s health suffered 
for many reasons after giving birth and an 
overseas move. 
So I realized God wanted me to focus...
Currently... 
I am connecting with others at the 
job I was able to find and trusting 
God as we walk through our 
dark ni...
...but 
my heart is in ministry 
working with young people 
seeing God’s hand 
working in their lives and showing them 
Hi...
Thank you in advance for the potential 
opportunity to talk with you about 
partnering with your community 
to positively ...
Credits 
Icons used in presentation credited to: 
Church icons designed by Freepik.com 
One church icon made by http://www...
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David Thompson Visual Resume for Youth Ministry Position

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A dedicated, passionate youth worker with over 15 years of experience in a variety of church and community settings who is searching for an established and growing church community to partner with.

My calling is to empower young people, their families, and members of the church community to model God’s love in a relational, Christ-centered way. I have successfully achieved this goal in multiple positions, which includes an ecumenical youth ministry program I created (with four churches) that grew by 580% over the five years I was director. Connect with me via LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/in/aoyamadt/ or DavidThompsonYM@gmail.com

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David Thompson Visual Resume for Youth Ministry Position

  1. 1. Hi! I’m David Thompson ...and this is my story
  2. 2. I was born in my (American) parents were missionariesJapan ...and lived there for 10 years
  3. 3. Then my family moved to Washington State (where my parents are from) Seattle
  4. 4. Even though I was American and spoke English... I felt different, like I didn’t belong especially at school
  5. 5. As I struggled with being a third culture kid* *Third culture kid (TCK, 3CK) is a term used to refer to children who were raised in a culture outside of their parents' culture for a significant part of their development years. I became active in our church’s youth group In high school, I joined the student worship team & helped with the junior high ministry
  6. 6. FaFsaFFtasa stfst otf r offwororwarwrwadarardrdd
  7. 7. In college I realized that the unconditional lovE & acceptance I experienced through mentoring relationships at youth group had made a on me... big impact
  8. 8. God’s calling for my life ...to use my gifts & skills to be an example of God’s love and I found in the lives of young people
  9. 9. I graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a degree in educational ministry and a minor in youth ministry
  10. 10. Ministry opened to me before I even graduated... with a youth ministry I helped create called Magnolia Mission Youth
  11. 11. 4 churches in a small community ecumenical non-profit youth ministry made up of MMY was an
  12. 12. As the director of MMY, 5 years, I focused on relational, Christ-centered ministry for
  13. 13. As the director of MMY, 5 years, I focused on relational, Christ-centered ministry for
  14. 14. As the director of MMY, 5 years, I focused on relational, Christ-centered ministry for
  15. 15. As the director of MMY, 5 years, I focused on relational, Christ-centered ministry for
  16. 16. As the director of MMY, 5 years, I focused on relational, Christ-centered ministry for
  17. 17. We didn’t care about numbers, but our c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s blessing, helped the middle school group grow from 5 to 35 kids attending our weekly program and 3 to 12 students for our weekly high school program like volunteering in the schools & coaching youth sports
  18. 18. We didn’t care about numbers, but our c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s blessing, helped the middle school group grow from 5 to 35 kids attending our weekly program and 3 to 12 students for our weekly high school program like volunteering in the schools & coaching youth sports
  19. 19. We didn’t care about numbers, but our c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s blessing, helped the middle school group grow from 5 to 35 kids attending our weekly program and 3 to 12 students for our weekly high school program like volunteering in the schools & coaching youth sports
  20. 20. We didn’t care about numbers, but our c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s blessing, helped the middle school group grow from 5 to 35 kids attending our weekly program and 3 to 12 students for our weekly high school program like volunteering in the schools & coaching youth sports
  21. 21. We didn’t care about numbers, but our c o m m u n i t y r e l a t i o n s h i p s , w i t h G o d ’ s blessing, helped the middle school group grow from 5 to 35 kids attending our weekly program and 3 to 12 students for our weekly high school program like volunteering in the schools & coaching youth sports
  22. 22. I also met my future wife Ashley
  23. 23. later, I followed God’s leading to revisit my roots... 5 years
  24. 24. later, I followed God’s leading to revisit my roots... 5 years teaching English to high school students.Japan in
  25. 25. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  26. 26. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  27. 27. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  28. 28. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  29. 29. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  30. 30. I continued to invest in the lives of students building relationships & making connections
  31. 31. I got engaged to Ashley in Japan. (she came to Japan a year after me and lived in another prefecture) (not the actual ring)
  32. 32. I got engaged to Ashley in Japan. (she came to Japan a year after me and lived in another prefecture) (not the actual ring) we married in 2009
  33. 33. We moved to another city, where I continued to teach English, build relationships and volunteered with a program for elementary school students.
  34. 34. We moved to another city, where I continued to teach English, build relationships and volunteered with a program for elementary school students.
  35. 35. We moved to another city, where I continued to teach English, build relationships and volunteered with a program for elementary school students.
  36. 36. We moved to another city, where I continued to teach English, build relationships and volunteered with a program for elementary school students.
  37. 37. We moved to another city, where I continued to teach English, build relationships and volunteered with a program for elementary school students.
  38. 38. But my focus shifted when my daughter was born in Japan in 2011
  39. 39. But my focus shifted when my daughter was born in Japan in 2011 Awwwww
  40. 40. Japan can be expensive salary, on so a in January teacher’s moved 2013 we back to Washington hoping and trusting right God doors. to open the
  41. 41. ...but jobs have been hard to come by. Nothing opened for me in education or ministry, despite applying to 30+ positions.
  42. 42. Ashley’s health suffered for many reasons after giving birth and an overseas move. So I realized God wanted me to focus on my family and I was blessed to spend more time with my daughter.
  43. 43. Currently... I am connecting with others at the job I was able to find and trusting God as we walk through our dark night of the soul
  44. 44. ...but my heart is in ministry working with young people seeing God’s hand working in their lives and showing them His love
  45. 45. Thank you in advance for the potential opportunity to talk with you about partnering with your community to positively impact your students and their families. Contact me (clickable links) Email: davidthompsonym@gmail.com linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/aoyamadt
  46. 46. Credits Icons used in presentation credited to: Church icons designed by Freepik.com One church icon made by http://www.simpleicon.com from http://www.flaticon.com, licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ CC BY 3.0, color modified Kids icons made by Freepik, http://www.freepik.com, from http://www.flaticon.com, licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ CC BY 3.0, modified by separating and changing color Landing airplane icon made by http://www.icons8.com from http://www.flaticon.com licensed under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ CC BY 3.0, color modified American flag by sebi01 from Vecteezy.com Hat tip to Empowered Presentations, Story Resumes and the many other individuals before us who used an out-of-the-box approach in their job search for the inspiration.

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