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Rachel Maykut  
Religious Studies|Graphic Design
Mercyhurst University
In the near future, I look forward to more effectively promoting the Catholic Church and youth ministry programs in this modern day and age through the execution of my graphic design skills, the knowledge gained through courses within Catholic Studies and Philosophy, and through my public relations/communicative skills.  I have obtained experience working as the Director of Faith Formation for Teens and Young Adults at St. Hilary Parish from 2018-Present, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Brendan Parish from 2016-2018, and with St. John Neumann's Life Teen Youth Group and EDGE Program for a couple years.  I also acquired graphic design skills within various Adobe Programs through my graphic design courses at Mercyhurst University.  I received a Student ADDY Honorable Mention from the Erie Ad Club in 2015 for my Intergalactic Nemesis Playbill and had three of my artworks, two photography and one poster design, accepted into the Grove City Artworks: Collegiate Small Works Exhibition while winning third place for the Poás Volcano photograph.  I am looking for a professional position that will give me the opportunity to be creative in a religious setting, to effectively collaborate with a team, spiritually and intellectually grow, and guide teens on their journey of faith.  My passion, motivation and devotion for both religion and art only adds to my experience and will certainly play a vital role in my future successes.
Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
Minors in Graphic Design, Catholic Studies and Philosophy

Through my artistic and religious passions, design and leadership skills, and personal growth and maturity, I look forward to and am confident in a professional position that will allow me the opportunity to utilize a combination of my God given talents in order to reach the youth in an authentic and creative way, challenging me to assist the Catholic Church in restoring parishes and reclaiming culture.

     • Articulate
          • Dependable
               • Diligent
                    • Dynamic
                         • Empathetic
                              • Enthusiastic
                                  • Flexible
                                      • Receptive
     • Pastels
          • Sketching/Drawing
     • Adobe Illustrator
          • Adobe InDesign
               • Adobe Photoshop
                    • Dreamweaver
                         • MS Word | Pwpt | Excel
                              • Blender
     • Web Design
          • Publication Design
               • Typography
                    • Poster Design
                         • Logo Design
                              • Public Relations
                                   • 3D Animation

• Egan Academic Scholarship 
     - 2012-2016
• Swagelok Advantage Scholarship 
     - 2014-2016
• Mercy Travels Study Abroad Scholarship 
     - 2015
• Grove City Collegiate Art Exhibition Acceptance
     Cabaret Poster, Poás Volcano Photography (3rd Place), Into the Clouds Photography
     - 2015
• Student ADDY Honorable Mention, Intergalactic Nemesis Playbill (Erie Ad Club)
     - 2015
• Dean’s List Scholar 
     - 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
• The National Society of Leadership and Success - National Engaged Leader Award 
     - 2013
• National Honor Society 
     - 2011-2012
• Optimist International Oratorical Contest
     Winner 3rd Place - 2009

• 2015-2016:
     -Theta Alpha Kappa 
     (National Honor Society for Religious Studies) 
     -Service Honor Society
• 2013-2016:
     -Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society 
• 2012-2016:
     -MYRACLE (Mercyhurst Youth Retreats and Catholic Leadership Education)
     -Mercyhurst University Cheerleading Team 
• 2012-2014:
     -The National Society of Leadership and Success (LCP)-Leadership Certification Program
     -Lector and Eucharistic Ministry
     -AdPro Graphic Design Club 
     -Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)
• 2008-2012:
     -St. John Neumann Life Teen Program 

• Director of Faith Formation for Teens and Young Adults, St. Hilary Parish, Fairlawn, OH
      July 2018-Present
     -Organize and lead Life Nights
     -Create a welcoming space with appropriate and creative environments
     -Recruit and Direct Core Team
     -Collaborate with staff on upcoming parish events
     -Plan Confirmation Retreats with Parish DRE
     -Work with the school Athletic Director on promoting and leading Catholic Athletes for
       Christ - Middle School Ministry
     -Meet with Parishioners on guiding the Young Adult Ministry within the parish
• Director of Youth Ministry at St. Brendan Parish, North Olmsted, OH
      June 2016-2018
     -Organized and led sB-YOUth activities and service projects
     -Met with the DRE to plan and lead Confirmation Sessions and Retreats
     -Worked with the school religion teacher to share ideas, plan, and lead junior 
       high retreats
     -Attended 2:42 Youth Ministry Gatherings/Met with LT Area Contact/"Ministry with 
      Gen Z and Their Families"
     -Graphic Design work for the parish
• Avenues by Design Youth Ministry Training - 2018
• Life Teen Empower Core Training - 2017
• St. John Neumann EDGE Camp Assistant 
      Spring and Summer 2015
     -Organized, planned, and led camp activities.
     -Communicated and met with faculty and staff.
     -Took pictures and created the camp slideshow.

• A Taste of Excellence Catering
      Strongsville, OH 
      Banquet Server
      June 2015-Present
     -Unload company trucks and polish dishes.
     -Set up and tear down banquet rooms.
     -Serve appetizers, meals and beverages.
     -Hospitable attitude and professional appearance.
• Nanny, Strongsville, OH 
      Winter 2011-August 2015
     -Watch children, make them lunches, and take them to their appointments.

• Theta Alpha Kappa Vice President • 2015-2016
• MYRACLE Team Leader • 2012-2016
• Laker Affect Program Facilitator • 2014-2015
• EDGE Core Member • 2010-2012
• Retreat Leader • 2010-2012	

• Catholic Youth Ministry Training Convention
        • 2017, 2018, 2019
• Monastic/Immersion Experience at the Sisters
	of Mercy Motherhouse • Winter 2014
• Life Teen Leadership Conference 
	(Atchison, Kansas) • Summer 2011
• Steubenville Youth Conferences • 2009-2011, 2017
• Life Teen Camp Covecrest 
        (Tiger, Georgia) • Summer 2010
• Cleveland Catholic Youth Conference Committee
     - 2017-2018
• StCYM Adult Volunteer and Retreat Leader
     - 2016-2018
• Cleveland Catholic Youth Conference Chaperone 
     - 2016

• Mercyhurst Campus Ministry MYRACLE Team
     - 2012-2016
• Relay for Life Phi Eta Sigma Team Captain
     - 2016
• Service Learning Dinner Leader
     - 2016
• Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center Volunteer
     - 2014
• Feed the Hungry at Emmaus Soup Kitchen       
     - 2014
• Neighborhood Art House Volunteer 
     - 2013

• Life Teen Alumni/Volunteer/College Ministry 
     - 2013-2018
• St. John Neumann Confirmation Retreat Leader
     - 2010-2012

• Life Teen Freshmen Retreat Leader 
     - 2010-2012
• EDGE (PSR) Core Member at St. John Neumann Roman Catholic Church
     - 2010-2012

• Somali Bantu Tutoring Project 
     - Summer 2011
Rachel Maykut
Education Level
Design, Public Relations
Advertising, Education
POST DATE: 06.11.2019
Cleveland, OH
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