Marc A. Stutzel

Marc A. Stutzel

Pastor, ELCA

I LIKE Innovative Traditions

I AIM To Build Communities

OPEN To God & You!

OPEN

RESUME

I am Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey skilled in preaching, communications, social media, and family ministries.

EMPLOYMENT

since 2014

Pastor

Christ Lutheran Church, Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
clc4u.org

I’m currently serving as a pastor of a suburban congregation in Northern Bergen County. We have two worship services on Sunday, Sunday School, Confirmation, Youth Groups, Social Ministry Committees, a Women’s Group, Community Garden, and more.

2012-2014

Director of Communications

Advent Lutheran Church, New York City
adventnyc.org

Strengthened the Advent community through a rebranding of all print and online communications and developed a worldwide network of social media relationships through a variety of online campaigns engaging upwards of 10,000 people a week.

2012 – 2013

Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries

Advent Lutheran Church, New York City
adventnyc.org

Oversaw a Sunday School program with 15-20 weekly participants from ages 4 through 18 while leading Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation classes and recruiting/training 10 Sunday School teachers. Developed two Youth choirs as well as a collaborative team model of ministry with two part-time employees. Saw a 200% increase in fundraising and successfully transitioned the team to a new leadership model for 2013-2014 programming year.

2014

Communications Coordinator

Lutheran Ministries of Higher Education, New York City
thevinenyc.org

In a short-time, developed an online presence for a new ministry initiative aimed towards NYC college students. Created a website and social media communities and basic online communications strategies for the organization to follow. Logos, flyers (for print and online), and e-newsletters were created and used.

2012 – 2013

Internship/Vicar

Advent Lutheran Church, New York City
adventnyc.org

Overlapping with my Communications and Youth/Family roles, I preached monthly, presided over a variety of services (Thursday night alternative worship services, funerals, traditional liturgies, etc), provided pastoral care to the 300+ member congregation, trained/managed the church office, assisted the Senior Pastor, Latino Mission Developer, and other employees in a variety of projects, and organized/ran Adult bible studies.

2010 – 2012

Seminarian (Field Education)

Advent Lutheran Church, New York City
adventnyc.org

For two years, served as the seminarian at Advent. Led/developed Adult education courses, helped with Youth programming, worked with confirmation students, modernized Advent’s communications and online presence, preached, presided, and provided pastoral care to various members of the congregation.

since 2008

Director of Technology

The Clyde Fitch Report
clydefitchreport.com

Built and oversaw the deployment of a website that has grown to over 20,000 visitors a month, 50 regular contributors, and is currently on its 4th design and layout.

2004 – 2010

Freelance

Web Designer and Developer

Worked on a variety of projects including dance studios, non-profits, advocacy groups, and corporations to maximize their online presence. Developed tools and resources to manage the online sales/delivery system for a software company that made multi-million dollar sales a year.

COMMITTEES/EXPERIENCE

2013 – 2014

Innovation Team

Metropolitan New York Synod

A team in the strategic plan developing a mechanism to fund $1 million worth of innovative ministries during the next six years. Coded, built, and launched The Sowers’ Project at the 2014 Synod Assembly.

2013 – 2014

Outreach Committee

Metropolitan New York Synod

2013

Churchwide Assembly

Pittsburgh, PA

Young-Adult lay voting member from MNYS. Worked on resolution to modify Church Capital Campaign to raise $4 million for lay youth and young adult leadership development.

EDUCATION

2011 – 2014

Master of Divinity

General Theological Seminary

2010 – 2011

Certificate of Theological Study

The Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia

2000 – 2004

Bachelor of Science

Cornell University

From the School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering.

BUILDING


Gospel

Jesus, how sweet you are! Jesus changed my life and made my story his story. Faith is a beautiful thing and needs to be shared out loud!


Inclusion

The inclusive vision of the gospel is a powerful antidote to the reality of sin, destruction, and separation that is part of the human story.


Redevelopment

A new church for the present. All churches are sites for redevelopment to be centers of evangelism and love in their neighborhoods.


Social Media

Online communities are our church community and provide an amazing window into the faith lives of everyone in the world.


Web Design

I’ve been building websites and online communities since the late ’90s.

PORTFOLIO

3 – A Sermon on May 31, 2015

3 – A Sermon on May 31, 2015

Trinity Sunday and John 3.1-17

Give – Sermon on May 17, 2015

Give – Sermon on May 17, 2015

At Christ Lutheran Church in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.

Shake It Off – Sermon on August 24, 2014

Shake It Off – Sermon on August 24, 2014

Guest Preacher at Grace Lutheran Church in River Edge, New Jersey.

Good Soil Living – Sermon on July 13, 2014

Good Soil Living – Sermon on July 13, 2014

Good Soil Living. My first sermon preached before a call committee. Preached at a neutral site: Good Shepherd Lutheran in Glen Rock, New Jersey on July 13, 2014.

Just Go – Sermon on June 22, 2014

Just Go – Sermon on June 22, 2014

Just Go. Preached at my "goodbye" to my home congregation in Astoria, Queens on June 22, 2014.

These Things – Sermon on May 4, 2014

These Things – Sermon on May 4, 2014

Road to Emmaus. Preached at Advent Lutheran Church, May 4, 2014.

Advent’s Instagram

Advent’s Instagram

Telling stories visually through Instagram.

Advent’s Facebook Page

Advent’s Facebook Page

450+ likes. Engaging 3000 people a week.

The Clyde Fitch Report

The Clyde Fitch Report

The Clyde Fitch Report. The Nexus of Arts and Politics.

The Vine NYC

The Vine NYC

The Vine NYC. New initiative from LMHE, directed to college students.

Advent Printed Newsletter

Advent Printed Newsletter

March - April 2014 Newsletter. Sent to 275 households.

Advent Website

Advent Website

Advent NYC website. Designed by Marina Binns. Built, maintained, expanded by me.

Senior Sermon – November 12, 2013

Senior Sermon – November 12, 2013

Senior Sermon for the General Theological Seminary.

Homily – November 12, 2013

Homily – November 12, 2013

Homily delivered before Manhattan Ministerium/Conference on November 12, 2013.

Sermon – November 10, 2013

Sermon – November 10, 2013

Sermon preached on Confirmation Sunday, November 10, 2013.

Sermon – June 2, 2013

Sermon – June 2, 2013

Sermon delivered at the 9 am Worship, Sunday, June 2, 2013.

Marc A. Stutzel

CONTACT

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Marc A. Stutzel

marc.stutzel@gmail.com

– Paramus, New Jersey

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