Resume

Benjamin Scott Esh

142 Arboretum Drive Lombard, IL 60148

beshdevelopment.gmail.com (847) 596-1936

           

QUALIFICATIONS  

Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry, Vocal and Guitar Performance

12 years of progressive experience in collaboration with music and ministerial staff

Exemplifies high standards of worship excellence in the context of Christian faith

 

EDUCATION 

Judson University, Elgin, IL

Bachelor of Arts in Music Ministry; Vocal Performance

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

Associates of Arts in Guitar Performance

 

SKILLS                      

Praise and Worship Arts

Music Education

Music Performance

Music Theory and Composition

 

MUSICIANSHIP        

Guitar                                                 Baritone/Second Tenor

Piano/Keyboard                               Dulcimer

Bass                                                    Autoharp

Cajon                                                  Ukulele

Cello

 

EXPERIENCE

First Baptist Church of Wheaton, Wheaton, IL

Director of Music and Worship                                                                            Nov 2016- July 2018

  • Leading a congregation into God’s presence through various expressions of worship and musical expertise
  • Planning and leading cohesive, themed worship experiences in collaboration with other leaders
  • Building unified, healthy worship teams
  • Coordinate, evaluate, and ensure the quality of worship services

The Dulcimer Hymnal, Lombard, IL

Founder Arranger and Composer, Web Admin                                 May 2009-Present

  • Released two self-published books within this organization.
  • Administrator of the Ecommerce website, which sells PDF and hard copies of hymnals via PayPal.
  • Cut all printing, assembling, packaging and shipping costs through research and planning.
  • To enhance brand awareness and site SEO, a blog and free YouTube dulcimer training videos were created.

International Community Church, Lombard, IL

Worship Director, Liturgist and Sound Room Manager                            Feb 2014-Jul 2016

  • Designing and facilitating worship
  • Organize the Sunday services by choosing appropriate worship structure, praise music and scripture readings.
  • Responsible for recruiting and training all instrumentalists, vocalists, sound and tech support for the worship arts ministry
  • Management of music resources and sound equipment within budget guidelines.
  • Coordinated, coached, and supervised sound team for Sunday services and special events.
  • Lead worship on guitar, piano, dulcimer and cajon.

Westminster  Presbyterian Church, Elgin, IL

Director of Music, Liturgist and Sound Room Manager                            Aug 2008 to Jan 2014

  • Directed the Cancel Choir, Chimes Ensemble, three Praise Bands other special ensembles.
  • Composed, arranged and directed the music for Sunday worship services.
  • Created weekly liturgies, including prayers, confessions, meditations and music.
  • Organized large scale services for Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving and Reformation Sunday.
  • Led the recruitment, training and rehearsals for more than fifty church musicians.
  • Coordinated, coached, and supervised sound team for Sunday services and special events.
  • Management of music resources and sound equipment within budget guidelines.
  • Organized homestay locations for traveling guest musicians and traveling tours.
  • Lead worship on guitar, piano, dulcimer and drums.

Immanuel Baptist Church, Elgin, IL

Director of Contemporary Music and Youth Programs                             Jun 2004-Aug 2008

  • Arranged and directed the contemporary music for Sunday worship services.
  • Led and organized weekly praise band rehearsals.
  • Counseled and trained aspiring young musicians.
  • Organized monthly concerts that local and traveling bands could play at.
  • Organized home stay locations for traveling guest musicians.
  • Managed the music resources and sound equipment within budget guidelines.
  • Within a budget, built a stage in the youth building for events, concerts and youth meetings
  • Lead worship on guitar and piano

Judson University, Elgin, IL

Sound Engineering Technician

  • Produced live music through a working knowledge of circuit boards, processors, microphones, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Quickly resolved technical and acoustical problems through troubleshooting.
  • Sound setup, operations and cleanup for Weekly chapels, plays and special events.

VOLUNTEERING

  • United Operation North Pole/Fantasy Flight 2011-2012
  • Community Support at the Elgin Eastside Recreational Center 2011-2012
  • WPC Corn-Maze Youth Retreat 2011
  • Soup Kettle Ministry at Elgin Evangelical Free Church 2011
  • Judson University Alumni Association 2009-2012
  • Education Board of Westminster Presbyterian Church 2009-2012
  • Group Leader for Westminster’s Young Adult Ministry 2009-2012
  • Associate of the Fox Valley Music School 2008-2012
  • Judson University Choir Mission Trip to China 2009
  • Judson University Choir Mission Trip to Germany 2007
  • Immanuel Baptist’s Acts Ministry 2005-2006
  • Immanuel Baptist’s Community Picnic Ministry 2004-2005
  • Riverwoods/RiverWorks Christian Center Summer Camp 2004

 

REFERENCES            Available upon request