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CURRICULUM VITAE

Rev. Todd Pick

A C A D E M I C   D E G R E E S

DREW UNIVERSITY, THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL

Master of Divinity (M.Div), 2010, summa cum laude

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE of VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), 1998, summa cum laude and School of Visual Arts Scholar

U M C   A P P O I N T M E N T S 

WEST FIRST UMC and WESLEY CHAPEL UMC

PO Box 471, West, TX

Pastor - 07.2017 to present

  • Demonstrate servant-leadership as a partner in ministry to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of the gathered community of believers

  • Increased worship attendance at West First by 35% and Wesley Chapel by 15%

  • Received specialized training on candidacy mentoring from Meg Lassiat, GBHEM Executive Director of Candidacy and Conference Relations, 2017

  • Serve as a candidacy mentor and member of the Central District Committee on Ordained Ministry

LAMAR E. SMITH CENTER FOR EVANGELISM & CHURCH GROWTH

CENTRAL TEXAS CONFERENCE 

3200 E Rosedale Street, Fort Worth, TX

Director of Congregational Vitality - 07.2014 to 06.2017

  • Worked with the bishop and cabinet to define strategic goals and objectives for the Center

  • Worked directly with more than 35 diverse churches across 5 districts in ministries of teaching, coaching and consulting

  • Facilitated all aspects of the Healthy Church Initiative which assisted 115 congregations in becoming more outwardly-focused and mission-centered

  • Developed curriculum and led training workshops for clergy and laity engaged in the work of congregational renewal

  • Facilitated and led Conference-wide training days including the Central Texas Evangelism Summit of 2016

  • Managed the Central Texas “Share” Program, a development program to raise capital for new church starts

  • Received specialized training in coaching and church vitality from Bob Farr, Phil Maynard, Val Hastings and Paul Nixon

  • Received the Prism Award from the North Texas International Coach Federation for creating a culture of coaching within the Central Texas Conference

  • Served on the design team for the United Methodist Route 122 Transformational Network Conference, 2016 and 2017

HUDSON VALLEY COOPERATIVE PARISH​

Co-Pastor - 07.2013 to 06.2014

  • Led four disparate and diverse congregations in the formation of the first cooperative parish in the New York-Connecticut district

LAKE MAHOPAC UMC

PO Box 602, Mahopac, NY

Senior Pastor - 08.2009 to 06.2013

  • Increased average worship attendance by more than 300%

  • Led a capital campaign which raised more than $150k for much-needed sanctuary repairs and renovations

BABYLON UMC

21 James Street, Babylon, NY

Pastoral Intern - 09.2007 to 06.2009


C O N F E R E N C E     L E A D E R S H I P    &    T E A C H I N G    E X P E R I E N C E

TEACHING & WORK at DREW THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL

  • Adjunct faculty for “Imago Christi: Worship and Visual Arts,” 2013

  • “Altar-ing Spaces,” Drew Summer Music Institute, 2008 and 2013

  • Teaching assistant for “Ministry and the Imagination” courses, 2008-2009

  • Teaching assistant for “Chapel Worship Practicum” course, 2007-2008

  • Artist-in-residence, 2007-2009

  • Craig Chapel Staff, 2006-2008


WORSHIP DESIGN, LITURGY & STAGE VISUALS

  • General Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2012 and 2016

  • National Convocation of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA), 2009, 2015 and 2019

  • Dallas Choristers Guild Midwinter Retreat, 2014

  • Northeastern Jurisdiction Gathering for Millennials, “Oasis Conference,” 2013

  • Music and Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, 2007 and 2013

  • Drew Theological School Summer Music Institute, 2008 and 2013

  • Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2008

  • New York Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2005-2009 and 2012

  • Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, 2007 and 2008


WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS & RETREAT LEADERSHIP

  • Featured “worship expert” for visual arts in Marcia McFee’s Worship Design Studio, 2008-present

  • “Integrating Art and Worship,” National Convocation of The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts (FUMMWA), 2019

  • “Creating and Curating Multi-Sensory Worship,” a retreat for clergy of the Anderson and Greenville districts of the South Carolina Conference (UMC), 2014

  • Multiple workshops and worship and visual arts, Dallas Choristers Guild Midwinter Retreat, 2014

  • “Visual Proclamation and Prayer,” Music and Worship Arts Week at Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, 2013

  • “Visual Proclamation and the Emerging Church” through Liturgical Arts Renewal @ Collins (LARC); a 3-day retreat hosted by the Idaho-Oregon Annual Conference, 2012

  • Featured artist and presenter at Marcia McFee’s retreats, “Ritual Rich Worship and the Arts,” 2011 in Lake Tahoe and 2013 in Cape Cod

  • Clergy trainer for the New York Annual Conference “Vital Congregations Initiative,” 2011-12

  • “Worship Basics for Lay Leaders,” New York Annual Conference, 2009

  • “Creating Worship Centers,” New York Annual Conference, 2009

P R E V I O U S   P R O F E S S I O N A L   E X P E R I E N C E

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY

1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY

Manager of Web Communications - 11.2002 to 08.2006

  • Redesigned and re-launched the university’s 10,000-page website

  • Created logos and original artwork as needed for new websites and online initiatives

  • Worked with the Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Communications to establish strategic goals and standards for website branding and content

  • Advised the university Web Policy Committee (WPC) on website development and policy issues including copyright law, online learning and online communities

  • Hired staff and managed a department of designers, copywriters, student employees and freelance workers


LANTE CORPORATION 

475 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Interactive Art Director - 04.2000 to 04.2002

  • Provided conceptual design, digital branding, user interface design, illustration and strategic content development for websites and intranets

  • Client work included Maybelline, MasterCard, and M&M/Mars

iXL, INC.

75 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Senior Web Designer - 05.1998 to 04.2000​

  • Client work included Virgin Records, Sony, Frontgate, Hilton Hotels, American Express, General Electric and CIGNA

A R T I C L E S  &  P U B L I C A T I O N S

  • Preaching helps and liturgies (four Sundays) in The Abingdon Preaching Annual 2020: Planning Sermons and Services for Fifty-Two Sundays, Tanya Linn Bennett, Ed., Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2020.

  • “Poets, Prophets and Priests: An Exploration of the Issues Surrounding the Revision of Liturgy in the Proposed 2024 Hymnal,” a white paper commissioned by The United Methodist Publishing House; co-authored with Jennifer Pick.

  • Artwork and poetry for “Praying with the O Antiphons” by Jennifer Pick, Magnet Magazine, December Issue 117, London; Hymns Ancient & Modern Ltd, 2018.

  • Artwork and weekly devotionals based on the lectionary for Eastertide, The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2018; co-authored with Jennifer Pick.

  • "Dancing at the Edge of Mystery: Beauty and the Creative Process," Worship Arts Magazine, Vol. 63.1. Nashville: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2017.

  • Cover art for The Upper Room 60 Days of Prayer for General Conference 2016. Nashville: Upper Room, 2016.

  • “General Conference 2016: Holy Space, Holy Time, Holy Things,” Worship Arts Magazine, Vol. 61.4. Nashville: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2016.

  • "Outward and Visible Signs," Worship Arts Magazine, Vol. 61.2. Nashville: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2015.

  • "Lifting Up Broken Hearts: Bringing Anger into Worship Responsibly," Worship Arts Magazine, Vol. 59.5. Nashville: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2014.

  • "Imaging the Image," Worship Arts Magazine, Vol. 54.2. Nashville: The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, 2008.

E X H I B I T I ON S

  • Featured “justice artist” for the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures at Drew Theological School, 2018


G R A N T S

  • Selected to be part of the first cohort of visual artists for the Justice Seedbed Program, The Justice Leadership Project at Drew Theological School, 2019-2020

H O N O R S   &   A W A R D S

DREW THEOLOGICAL SCHOOL

  • Robert Jehu Bull Prize for Church History Studies, 2010

  • Hoyt L. Hickman/Order of Saint Luke Award for Liturgical Studies, 2008 and 2010

  • The Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke and Family Scholarship, 2009

  • Carl Michaelson Scholarship, 2007

  • Betty H. Welsh Scholarship, 2006

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS

  • University Scholar Finalist, 1998

  • Chancellor's Scholar, 1998

  • School of Visual Arts Scholar, 1998

COACHING

  • International Coach Federation of North Texas (ICF-NT) Prism Award for Coaching Excellence in the Central Texas Conference, 2016

INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • International Academy of the Visual Arts Silver W3Award, 2006

  • WebAward for Adelphi.edu homepage design, 2006

  • London International Advertising Award, 2001

  • WebAwards for Maybelline.com and Adiamondisforever.com, 2000-01

  • International Web Page Awards for Maybelline.com, 2000

  • HOW Interactive Design Award for Maybelline.com, 2000