CHUCK PARISH

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Career Summary

Proven leader in non-profit growth and organizational operation. Excellent track record of building partnerships between business, vendors, customers, and staff. Skilled in team building and collaborating with members to achieve business and financial objectives. Instrumental in streamlining and improving processes and enhancing productivity.

Skills

  • Experienced in cross-cultural management and integration
  • Ability to develop and motivate teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Motivated by challenging opportunities
  • Trusted to administrate financial assets and maximize budget effectiveness

Experience

TAX & FINANCIAL ADVISOR Pelham, AL
SAS Tax & Accounting   2017 to Present

  • I am employed in this position full-time while searching for a non-profit leadership position.
  • Registered (PTIN) Tax Preparer with the Internal Revenue Service
  • QuickBooks Software (2014-2016 Desktop Pro Versions)
  • ProSeries tax preparation software
  • Bookkeeping A/R, A/P, G/L, monthly financial reporting & analysis

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Calera, AL
Rolling Hills Conference Center   2014 to 2017

  • Increased annual bookings and events by 42% through improved marketing strategies
  • Revitalized facility occupancy by 22% through strategic planning, use analysis, and physical upgrades
  • Improved team member retention and satisfaction through training initiatives and staff empowerment
  • Control all aspects of $500M annual budget for two corporations, one non-profit and one for-profit
  • Reduced expenses by 11% per year by researching/negotiating contract savings with third party vendors
  • Oversaw daily operations of an 87-acre campus with 17 separate buildings and pool (non-profit). This includes a recently expanded RV Park with 63 lots (for-profit)
  • Responsible for all employees including Human Resources and legal issues
SENIOR PASTOR Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg First Church of the Nazarene    2010 - 2014
  • Led expansion of ministry facilities from conception through construction of a $260M multi-purpose building
  • Increased outreach through the addition of a Hispanic Pastor and congregational integration
  • Increased donations enabling additional outreach programs.
  • Elected as a District Facilitator in Mississippi to advise and assist eight area Churches and Pastors resulting in increased congregation size.
GLOBAL COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR Kansas City, MO
International Church of the Nazarene    2002 - 2008
  • Directed organization during global expansion via cultural awareness, multi-lingual marketing, and entrance into online communications
  • Increased global participation of membership by 85%
  • Provided global leadership and vision awareness during a multi-year intentional restructuring project
  • Rebranded the organizations public perception through web site re-design, expanded social media presence, new print and electronic communications, and intentional global marketing strategies
ASSISTANT FIELD DIRECTOR WHP, Papua New Guinea
International Church of the Nazarene    1998 - 2002
  • Provided training and intentional mentoring for national leadership
  • Taught college level courses at Melanesia Bible College
  • Coordinated and chaired annual district conferences
VICE-PRESIDENT OPERATIONS Phoenix, AZ / El Paso, TX
Inter Pack Industries / Manufacturer's Folding Carton    1984 - 1992
  • Opened new manufacturing plant from conception to fully functional
  • Complete Operationof $11MM annual sales facility
  • Leased building, opened banking relations, located and hired 80 employees, supervised the installation of machinery, managed all plant operations, and provided service satisfaction to more than 100 corporate customers.
OWNER Olathe, KS
Penguin Webs, Llc.    1993 - 2018
  • Full-service web design & development studio

Skills

Experienced in cross-cultural management, communication, and integration

Ability to develop and motivate teams

Excellent oral and written communication

Motivated by challenging opportunities

Trusted to adminstrate financial assets and maximize budget effectiveness

Software

QuickBooks Desktop Pro (Ver. 2014-2016 8+ Years)

MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher (15+ Years)

Adobe CC Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Page-maker (12+ Years)

ProSeries 2013-2016

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, TN

Certificate Cross-cultural Communications, Nazarene Seminary, Kansas City, MO

AA Accounting, UTEP, El Paso, TX (1985)

Memberships and Affiliations

Greater Shelby Chamber of Commerce
Christian Camp and Conference Center Association

Volunteer Work and Experience

Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce - Mentoring & Networking Group

Kansas City Literary Festival (2005 & 2006) Donated web design/development services and served as marketing consultant

Provided counseling and assistance to students and faculty after the Paducah, KY School Shooting

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"I have known Chuck for 13 years, and I say without a doubt that you are dealing with a person of very good moral character. Chuck operates with integrity. He is hard working, dedicated, and never leaves a job unfinished." - Cindy P.