Curriculum Vitae

James Lavoy

Education

Master of Divinity. Moravian Theological Seminary, Bethlehem, PA. May 2013

Bachelor of Arts. Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA. May 2010.
Major: Political and Social Theory
Honors: Phi Sigma Tau (Philosophy Honor Society)
              Certificate in Leadership Studies
              Student Government President

Ordination
Deacon of the Moravian Church (Unitas Fratrum), August 24, 2014, at Newfoundland Moravian Church, Newfoundland, PA, United States.

Ministry Roles including Denominational Service

Rio Terrace Community Moravian Church, 15108 76 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB.
Pastor: September 2014-present
Board of Elders of the Canadian District (District Board), Board Member. May 2016-present.
• Portfolios: District Programs, Canadian Moravian Historical Society,
Anglican-Moravian Dialogue

Van Es (Moravian Church) Camp and Conference CentreBoard Member. January 2015-present.

Calvary Moravian Church, 948 N 21st St, Allentown, PA
Assistant Pastor: June 2013-September, 2014

Eastern District (Moravian Church) Church and Society Commission. Member, Interim Chair, and SecretaryJune 2012-November, 2014.

Redeemer Moravian Church, 2950 S 70th St, Philadelphia, PA
Pastoral Intern: May 2012-May 2013
• Meaningfully lead worship of a 100 member congregation, preaching and praying, while appreciating the struggles of an inner-city neighborhood.
• Teach Teenage Sunday School Class
• Faithfully attend to pastoral care needs as they arise.

Jefferson University Hospital, 10th and Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Pastoral Care Chaplain: December 2011- May 2012.
• Provide meaningful pastoral care to people of all faith traditions in trauma and crisis situations.

Christ United Church of Christ, 75 E Market Street, Bethlehem, PA
Coffee House Minister: July, 2011 – January, 2012
• Organized and supervised a fully functional coffee house in an old chapel, with the intention of meeting spiritual needs of younger people.
• Developed and coordinated spiritual programs geared toward younger people.
• Reorganized a strategic vision for the ministry when it failed in its initial endeavor.

Central Moravian Church, Main and Church Street, Bethlehem, PA.
Pastoral Intern: January 2011 – May 2012.
• Meaningfully lead worship of a 500+ member congregation, preaching and praying.
• Diligently coordinate the work of the Christian Education and Social Action Committees, and sit ex-officio on the governing boards.
• Faithfully attend to pastoral care needs as they arise.

Lehigh County Conference of Churches, 6th and Chew Street, Allentown, PA
Interim Administrative Assistant: August 2010 – October 2010
• Served as secretary, including preparing correspondence, for Executive Director, Ecumenical Director, and Development Director.
• Developed and coordinated a monthly newsletter and social media.
• Supervised volunteers in the Administration Building, including many with support services contact.

The Truth Commission for Conscience and War. The Riverside Church, New York, NY.
A program of Faith Voices for the Common Good.
Commissioner: January 2010 – November 2010.
• Actively listened and interpreted hearings for U.S. Service members who worked towards new conscientious objection programs.
• Intelligently assisted in preparation of the hearings at the Riverside Church.
• Contributed to the final commission report released on Veterans Day, 2010.