An Anglican Church in America (ACA), 
in the Diocese of the Missouri Valley (DMV), 
 of the Traditional Anglican Church (TAC)

VITA

I. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Name:      Year:

Fr. Laurence E. Kirchner    2014


Status:    

Present – Anglican Priest & Educator

Past – Elem./Sec. Educ., Reading Specialist, & Special Educ. Teacher

  

 PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION


Degree: Major:  Date:   Institution:

M. Div.  Theological Educ. May 2003  Nashotah House

M.S.E.  Reading  August, 1995  UW - River Falls

M.S.E.  Learning Disabilities August, 1995  UW - River Falls

B.S.  Elem. Education August, 1991  UW - River Falls


Substitute Teacher – AACL

(AACL Charter School – Colorado Springs, Colorado)


12/2013 – Present

Taught students in elementary classroom setting.

• Taught all subject areas in the classroom.


Priest-in-Charge – St. Luke’s Anglican Church

(St. Luke’s Anglican Church – Colorado Springs, Colorado)


05/2012 – Present

Administered all programs at St. Luke’s Anglican Church.

• Responsibilities included Pastoral Care for all parishioners.

• Designed and utilized various documents for congregational use.

• Responsible for all liturgical services for the parish.

• Prepared curriculum for adult and young adult Christian formation.

Developed weekly bulletin for services.

• Attended and actively participated in vestry and other committees.

Mentored three lay persons in their discernment to s lay ministries.

Provided an active presence in the community.


Chaplain– Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW)

(Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)


12/2010 – 06/2012

 Provided pastoral support and spiritual guidance to patients and their families during difficult and tragic circumstances.  

 Provided spiritual support and guidance to hospital staff as requested.


Priest/Rector – All Souls’ Anglican/Episcopal Church

(All Souls’ Anglican/ Episcopal Church – Chatan, Okinawa, Japan)


08/2006 – 04/2010

Administered all programs at All Souls’ Church with Japanese & English congregation.

Chaplain to American Legion Post 28, its retirees, and families.

• Responsibilities included Pastoral Care for all parishioners new–born – age 99.

• Head master responsibilities for the All Souls’ Early Education Programs for 106 children - ages 2-4.

• Designed and utilized various documents for congregational use.

• Responsible for all liturgical services for the parish.

• Prepared curriculum for adult and young adult Christian formation.

Developed special weekly bulletin (in parallel) in English/Japanese for services.

• Attended and actively participated in vestry and numerous other committees.

• Treasurer and member of the local American clergy magisterium on the island of Okinawa, Japan.

Hosted diocesan and provincial events.

Mentored three lay persons in their discernment process to ordained ministry.

Provided an active presence in the community.

Led weekly Bible Studies for the congregation.

Initiated and over-saw significant renovation projects for the short and long term benefit of the physical plant.

Participated as a worker in a Billy Graham Festival in Bi-Cultural event.

Contributed to the activities and operations of the church Book and gift store.

Worked with a very transient congregation due to military moment and deployments.

Provided clergy supply for Hospital chaplain and at the military chapel on Camp Courtney.

Utilized and expanded established VBS curriculum for annual summer program.



Special Education Teacher – West Allis Middle School

(West Allis, WI)


09/2004 – 06/2006

• Special Education Teacher for students grades 6-8.

• Provided reading instruction for 6 different classes.

• Prepared and developed the curriculum for all coursework.

• Attended and actively participate in weekly staffing for all teachers.



Priest - St. Matthias Episcopal Church

(St. Matthias Episcopal Church Waukesha, WI)


10/2003 – 08 /2004

• Primary responsibilities included Pastoral Care for parish & Adult/Young Adult Formation.

• Share in all liturgical responsibilities with the rector of the parish.

• Prepare curriculum for adult and young adult Christian formation.

• Attend and actively participate in vestry and numerous other committees.

• President of the local clergy magisterium in the greater Waukesha Area.



Seminarian/Deacon - St. Mark's Episcopal Church

(St. Mark's Episcopal Church Milwaukee, WI)


2001 - 2003

• Functioned as the parish seminarian for over two years.

• Taught Sunday school prepared curriculum for new/different children's curriculum.

• Prepared and delivered sermons in a regular rotation in the parish.

• Participated in parish vision process and scheduled staff meetings.  


Senior Warden - During Two+ Years in Absence of a Priest

(Trinity Episcopal Church – River Falls, WI)


1997-2000

• Assumed as many responsibilities as a lay person can that would fall

 within the duties of a priest as Trinity was without a priest for 2 years.

• Oversaw all administrative functions of the parish.

• Sunday school Teacher, Lay Eucharistic Minister, & Acolyte.

• Chaired, directed, and participated in fund raising activities.

• Lay Ecclesiastical Judge for the Diocese of Eau Claire.

• Member of the Steering, Election, & Consecration Committees for the present bishop of the Diocese of Eau Claire (Keith Whitmore).

• Responsible for scheduling of supply priests and writing service bulletins for all weekly and special services.

• Coordinated all church services: funerals, baptisms, and a wedding.

• Made visitations regularly to elderly, hospitalized, incarcerated, and provided transportation for the handicapped organist in the parish.


Experiences in other parishes included: youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, lay reader, lay Eucharistic minister, sexton duties, and represented parish at various inter-church/ecumenical activities and programs.


Special Education & Technology Teacher

(Mounds View School District - Oak Grove High School)


1998-2000

• Taught special education students (EBD) grades 6-12 Technology

 Applications and Reading/Literature courses.

• Maintained students files, participated in initial intake

 interviews, wrote IEP’s, conferenced with parents as case

 manager, made recommendations, and provided general support

 in hopes that those on caseload would increase academic and

 behavioral successes.

• Provided direct instructional/technology support for certified

 teaching staff and paraprofessionals.

• Wrote grants and made contacts to secure various types of technology (over $40,000.00) without additional cost to the school/district.

• Participated in writing state mandated “Performance Packages”.

• Planned for the expansion and addition of computer labs in three

 buildings in the Oak Grove Middle and High Schools.

• Attended and actively participated in daily staffings for addressing student

and academic issues.

• Participated in numerous staff, high school and other related educational meetings/committees.



Academic Teaching Staff & Interim Director .

 (University of Wisconsin at River Falls – College of Education)  Educational Technology Center (ETC)   


1995-1998  

• Taught undergraduate and graduate sections of  Audio Visual  and Information Technology (A.V./I.T.)Materials/Applications in Education.

• Provided indirect instructional support for other faculty/staff in their classes.

• Directed all managerial & personnel activities (hiring and training) in the daily & long term operation of the Educational Technology Center (ETC) computer lab. Lab is Windows and Macintosh platform.

• Facilitated (and assisted in producing) workshops as a part of Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

• Consulted with staff/faculty interdepartmentally on information technology needs for integrating technology into curriculum.

• Consulted with staff/faculty for technical/technology needs.

• Revised and implemented instructional curricula and wrote additional curricula pieces for courses taught.

• Participated in numerous departmental, college of education and other university related committees.

• Attended Technology Conference(s)/workshop(s).

• Designed documents for various university staff/faculty.

• Attended various university functions.

• Maintained Learning Plus Program and managed the program.


Graduate Assistant

(University of Wisconsin at River Falls)   


09/1994 - 06/1995

• Assisted University Professor with daily planning and preparations of lessons for graduate and undergraduate classes.

• Substituted in the absence of the regular instructor(s) in Teacher Education classes.

• Provided supportive services to students including testing assistance.

• Assisted professor(s) with ongoing research projects in reading.

• Attended University/Education/Reading Departmental Academic Functions.

• Assistantship took place - University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Elementary Education, Reading Department & Dean's Office.


Substitute Teacher

(School Districts in West Central Wisconsin)


8/91 - 6/95

• Assignments included teaching in a mainstreamed classroom, with Exceptional Educational Needs (EEN) teachers and teaching in self contained classroom, and adult students.

• Taught students (K-12) with a wide-range of abilities; multi-categorical Learning Disabled (L.D.), Emotionally Disabled (ED), and Cognitively Disabled (CD) student populations at; River Falls, Ellsworth, Hudson, New Richmond, Unity, Amery, Frederic, Rice Lake, Webster, St. Croix Falls, St. Croix Central, Prescott, Spring Valley, and UW - River Falls all in Wisconsin and Stillwater, Minnesota.


Summer School Teacher

(Unity S.D. - Balsam Lake WI)


1992  and 1993

• 1992 - Developed Programs for students utilizing different uses for the computer in the regular classroom.

• Directed two classes of music appreciation and instrument construction.

• 1993 - Developed a reading program for students K-8 utilizing reading resources already available.

• Produced extension/enrichment comprehension materials to accompany reading books.


2nd Grade Teacher

 (Webster S.D. - Webster, WI)                             


10/92 - 2/93

• Instructor/Teacher in regular education classroom integrated with Exceptional Educational Needs (EEN) and Title 1 students.

• Teamed with Exceptional Educational Needs (EEN) resource personnel.

• Used a Literature Based reading program.    Interim Position.


Summer 1996, 1997 & 1999 Sessions

(UW-River Falls)


• Taught/ three different pre-college/youth courses on campus (Technology Applications).  (Teen University, Kids on Campus, and Future Teacher Institute).

III. ACADEMIC STAFF LOAD


Tech.   Technology Applications 1998-1999

1 credit  in Education     Fall/Winter/ & Spring

       10 sections


Reading  Reading/Literature/  1998-1999

1 credit  Writing     Fall/Winter/ & Spring  

       6 sections


Tech.   Technology Applications 1998-1999

1 credit  School Newspaper    Fall & Winter

        2 sections

Course

T.ED. 156  A.V. Materials / Computer 1995-1997

1 cr. (undergrad) Applications in Education Fall & Spring

       (4 sections)


T.ED. 689  Topics: ClarisWorks 3.0  1995-1996

1 cr. (grad)  Applications in Education  Spring

       1 section


T.ED. 695  Internet for Teachers  1996-1997

1 cr. (grad)       Fall & Spring

        2 sections



IV. PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

 • International Reading Association  

  Member 1994-1999   


 • Wisconsin State Reading Association

 Member 1994-1998


• St. Croix Valley Reading Council

  Member 1993-1998    

        

 • Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity

 Member 1996-2000

 VP Programs 1998 & 2000


• St. Croix Valley Association of Teacher Educators

 Member 1995-1999


• Anglican Church of North America (ACNA)

 Member 2009-2010


• American Anglican Council (AAC)

 Member 2006-2010


• Convocation of Anglicans in North America (CANA)

 Member 2011 -

          

V.  PUBLICATIONS


Kirchner, L.E., 1995

Reading Instruction: Here We Go Again!   

Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal.  


 Kirchner, L.E., 1997

“Easy Steps” to HyperStudio: A Guide to Dynamic Electronic Portfolios,

Presentations, & Projects

New Technology Press, Inc.


Developed a web-site for St. Mark’s Episcopal & All Souls’ Anglican Churches

           

VI. NON/TEACHING PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY


Committees:

1995 - 1998      

 UW-RF:

Reach for the Future

 (Professional Development - Subcommittee)

(Information Technology - Subcommittee)  

 Faculty Advisor - Phi Mu Sorority


 1889-2000

Moundsview S.D.

 (Individual Education Program) IEP, Academics & Technology Committees

 Other service:

Workshops given for classified staff in college of education about internet use.


VII. SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

• President, & Steering Committee Member, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CH.A.D.D.) of the Lower St. Croix Valley.

• Participated in fundraising activities, in the Mounds View School District, which netted monies for student scholarships.


VIII. SEMINARY - ADDITIONAL WORK & EXPERIENCES

• On a rotational basis went to a local psychiatric hospital and did a prayer service and visited with the patients.

• Helped organize and led a mission trip of seminarians of most of the eleven Episcopal seminaries, to Juarez Mexico.

• Organized and hosted a leadership conference of student seminary leaders.