9615 181st Ave E,
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
P: 253.261.1715
E: [email protected]
March 2015
To Whom It May Concern,
My gifts, strengths, and experience will validate that I enjoy building a ministry vision and mission. I
bring leadership, team building, teaching, strategic thinking, development, training, and a proven track
record to a ministry setting. It is a privilege to recruit and build into people, so that they in turn can build
and develop others in their sphere of influence.
My life has been transformed by the unmerited grace of Jesus Christ. To Him and His Higher purposes, I
have dedicated my life. If I can be an asset to the vision, mission, and community God has called you to, I
would love to have a conversation with you on how we can work together to fulfill the Everyday Great
Commandment (Love God – Love People, Matt. 25) and the Everyday Great Commission (Matt. 28) in
the greater Seattle area.
Blessings in Christ,
Jean Milliken
9615 181st Ave E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
253.261.1715 (mobile)
[email protected]
Seeking to fulfill Christ’s mission to the world by mobilizing, training, and equipping
people to understand their Biblical purpose in life as it relates to the everyday Great
Commandment (love God—love people, Matt. 25:38) and to the Great Commission
(Matt. 28) – disciples who make disciples – a movement of multiplication where
Biblical disciples are made through relational environments.
Associate Pastor (Ministry & Leadership Development, Community Outreach,
Teaching) Grace Community Church (
Auburn, WA — 2002-2015
Position Involves:
 Gave overall leadership to align each area of ministry to the Mission, Vision, and Values of
the church.
 Carried out key objectives, tactics, next steps and goals as established by the Elders/Senior
 Provided vision, direction, and organization to the planning and execution of strategies to
accomplish goals of ministry.
 Developed leaders in the Life of Christ and how to reproduce themselves spiritually.
 Taught in worship and ministry group settings by request of the Senior Pastor.
o Falling into Greatness: Psalm 91 -
o Overcoming the Giants of Shame & Guilt -
o The Light of the World
 Trained people toward a disciple making process.
 Provided pastoral leadership and oversight to the Small Group ministry.
 Development of GCC Regional Plan (2004) - 2,300 people in Small Groups.
 Developed leadership training and equipping with staff and lay leaders.
 Oversight of Adult Education and Special Events.
 Developed Outreach Teams to impact the community.
 Oversight of Celebrate Recovery Ministry.
 Oversight of Hispanic ministry outreach and English as a Second Language.
 Oversight of Assimilation Plan/Communication Plan.
 Provided pastoral care to congregation as needed.
 2013-2014 Building With Purpose campaign. Worked with Senior Pastor and a team of lay
leaders to develop a strategy to raise over $250,000 to refurbish/remodel campus.
 2004-2014 English as a Second Language initiative. 70-120 Latinos and other nationalities
attending from the community to learn English. In the process, people came to Christ.
 2006-2014 Establishment of a Latino congregation at Grace which recently became a church
plant in the South Puget Sound.
 2009-2014 Hosted the Latino Health Fair outreach working with over 30 different Health Care
providers in the South Puget Sound to provide healthcare needs to 500-1,000 Latinos.
 2010-2014 Community Baby Shower which annually brings 700-1,000 people to Grace from
the community for children/baby needs.
 2011-2014 Compassion Saturdays. Weekends where the church leaves the building and
moves into the community to be incarnationally among people, offering random acts of
kindness to serve the disenfranchised, poor, and hurting in our community.
 2007-2014 Assist meeting the needs of the poor in the community in partnership with
South Sound Dream Center (homeless, food, supplies, delivering assistance).
 2005-2007 Worked alongside one of our lay leaders, a physician, in the South Puget Sound
to establish the Christ Community Free Medical Clinic in Auburn, Washington.
 2010-2014 Developed the Emergency Response Team at Grace to respond to natural
disasters in our community (earthquakes, ice storms, flooding, power outages, etc.) meeting the needs of our church and community.
National Director of Women in Ministry, Sonlife (
Elburn, Illinois (now located in Louisville, KT) — 1999 - 2002
Position Involved:
 Creating a national presence to equip leaders in over 60 different denominations in North
 Multiplied 20 trainers/leaders in North America to teach and equip others on the Life of
 Traveled to 35 states and 3 provinces in Canada annually, training and equipping leaders.
 Equipped international church leaders in Costa Rica and Singapore.
 Wrote and published two training manuals on the Life of Christ that would lead people
through 21 hours of disciplemaking, equipping, and development and how to make
programs that are aligned toward it.
 Additional Training on Disciplemaking. Real Life Ministries, Post Falls, Idaho. Immersion
Three day equipping for church leaders. Took over 140 leaders through this training.
 Multnomah Bible College/Seminary (1995-present). Invited by various instructors to
train/equip future leaders in practical leadership development.
 Saddleback Church Celebrate Recovery Conference
 Willowcreek Church Leadership Summits
 Acts 6:4 Prayer Conferences
 Salem Leadership Foundation (1995-1999) Board Of Directors. Salem, Oregon. Board
participant for three years. Board president for one year.
 Auburn Leadership Foundation. Board of Directors, (2005-2008). Participant for three
years and president for one year.
 Missions Door (1998-2001). Board of Directors, Denver, Colorado
 CBNW Women In Ministry President (1995-1996), Gresham, Oregon. Restructured the
organization for growth, held spiritual growth retreat of 1,200 in attendance each year,
led a team of 15 people.
 PeaceMaker Ministries training (1997)
 Scores of other training seminars/conferences
Mount Hood Community College
Multnomah Bible College
Bible Study Fellowship
Spiritual Gifts and Abilities: Servant leader, teaching, evangelism, proven disciplemaker,
shepherd, effective trainer, team player.
Married to my best friend, Dan Milliken. We have two children, Kevin and Sara, and two
Meyers Brigg : ENTJ
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Dr. Mark Belokonny
(Employer/Ministry Colleague)
Interim Sr. Pastor (2009-2010)
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Faculty Instructor
Multnomah Biblical Seminary, Portland, OR
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 360.450.1718 or 360.256.4333
Dr. Dann Spader
(Employer/Ministry Colleague)
Executive Director/Founder
Sonlife Leadership Ministries, Louisville, KY
Email: [email protected] Phone: 630.740.0925
Kristi Fawver (Colleague/Friend)
Pastor of Children’s Ministry
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.315.4602
Rich Nichols (Colleague/Friend)
Business Manager
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.833.5660 x209
Lisa McFarland (Colleague/ Assistant/Friend)
Adult Ministries Administrative Assistant
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206.276.1844
Diane Schukar (Women’s Bible Study Leader)
Director of GCC Preschool
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.315.1969
Kelly Riffle (Small Group Leader)
Worship & Arts Administrative Assistant
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.802.5240
Reuben Stueckle (Small Group Leader)
Missions Director/Elder
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.677.0837
Susie Busse (Colleague/Assistant)
Small Groups Administrative Assistant
Grace Community Church, Auburn, WA
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 253.951.8867
Don Roscoe (Mentor/Friend)
Senior Pastor
Grace Community Church, MI
Email: [email protected] Phone: 517.852.1783
Bill Clem (Colleague/Friend)
Sonlife National Youth Director / Mars Hill
Teaching Pastor
Imago Dei Community Church, Portland, OR
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 206.459.1652
Dr. Bruce Redmond (Sonlife/Friend)
Director of Church Planting,
Evangelical Free Church of America
SE District, Jacksonville, FL
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 719.331.2729
Morris Dirks (Friend)
Executive Director
Soul Formation for Pastors and Leaders
Portland, OR
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 503.866.9115 (W) or 503.366.9451 (C)
Dr. Dennis Baker (Colleague/Friend)
Senior Ministry Consultant
The Goehner Group
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 562.889.5146
You have my permission to contact these listed Primary References who know me well and have my full
trust regarding confidentiality. When mutual interest is established, you have permission to do a
background check and credit check.