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Professional Experience

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June 2017-current

Regional Director, Eastern European Mission. Darryl serves as a Regional Director for Tennessee, North & South Carolina, West Virginia, and Virginia.

Other responsibilities include:
-Presentations for EEM
-Leading a team of reviewers to evaluate books submitted to EEM for publication
-Writing and editing
-Assists in Marketing and Development

January 2014 – June 2017

Vice President, Eastern European Mission and Youth Camp Program Director. Recruited and trained American teams to build relationships, distribute Bibles and Bible literature, and teach character traits and values to children in the former Communist Youth Camps in Ukraine. His work included program coordination and administration, international travel, recruitment, volunteer training, interpreter training, cross-cultural communication and negotiations, curriculum development, and development of training materials. Assisted in marketing and development.

August 2009 – December 2013

Director of EEM Youth Camp Program. Recruited and trained American teams for work in the former Communist Youth Camps of Ukraine. (See above).


Independent trainer and curriculum writer. Contracted with Strategic Government Resources, a training company for municipalities as a  trainer. Contracted with Eastern European Mission from 2008-2009 to write curriculum. Continues to write EEM’s curriculum as part of his salaried position.


Preaching Minister, Gilmer-Baldridge Church of Christ. Responsibilities included: preaching, teaching, counseling, hospital visitation, and leading task forces. Developed, organized, and implemented small group ministry on Sunday evenings. Implemented Chaplain ministry for the Ennis Police Department. Organized and administrated Emergency Shelters. Organized and administrated clothing collection for local shelters during Hurricane Katrina.

Prior to 1996

Served as a professional youth minister for 18 years in Arkansas and Tennessee. Congregations varied in attendance size from 250 to 550. Last youth ministry was with Washington Street Church of Christ in Fayetteville, TN (July 1990-September 1996).


M. A.  – Lipscomb University
A.S.L. – White’s Ferry Road School of Biblical Studies (not accredited)
Kilgore College – majored in Theatre (no degree)

Training and Certification
Responding to Schools Following A Crisis (Texas DPS Victim Services)
Basic Intensive Training: Choice Theory & Reality Therapy
Red Cross Shelter Operations Management
Critical Incident Stress Management: Advanced Debriefing
Critical Incident Stress Management: Group Debriefing
Critical Incident Stress Management: Individual & Peer Support
Basic Certification Police Chaplaincy (ICPC)
Certification for Victim Chaplaincy
Mentoring Group under Lynn Anderson

Other Services and Activities

Police Chaplain for Ennis Police Department beginning in 1998. Duties included riding with officers during shifts, spiritual counseling upon request, assisting with death notices upon request of an officer, and being available to officiate any funerals or weddings at the of specific officers. While still considered a current chaplain by the Department, Darryl is presently inactive due to his current employment and travel schedule.

Storyteller and performer both in secular and church settings throughout the South. Conducted storytelling seminars for Harding University, The Center For Christian Education (Irving, Texas), and Motlow Community College (Tullahoma, Tennessee). Volunteers as a storyteller for local schools, area libraries, and social clubs/organizations.

Volunteered with Dallas Area Crisis Response Team. This is a Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing Team offering services to EMTs, Fire Departments, Police Departments, and Hospitals in the event of a critical incident (multi-fatality accidents, police shooting, line-of-duty deaths, or child fatalities). The team services the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and is recognized by the Texas Department of Health Office of Emergency Preparedness. Darryl was an active member and participant from 2003-2009.

Wrote study guide for Lynn Anderson’s If I Really Believe Why Do I Have All These Doubts. The guide was previously published on Lynn’s Hope Network website.

Writes and edits Youth Camp Curriculum for Eastern European Mission. The curriculum is designed for use by teams working with the Ukrainian Pioneer Youth Camps from 2009-present. Materials are published in English, Russian, Ukrainian, and Latvian.

Writes poetry. You can find his poetry on his poetry blog and in print and online journals. Darryl’s poems appear in journals such as Apropos Literary Journal, Askew Literary Journal, Caper Literary Journal, Deep South Magazine, Milk Sugar Review, Tuck Magazine, Vox Poetica, and in various publications on Medium.

Characteristics and Strengths:

  • Positivity People strong in the Positivity theme have an enthusiasm that is contagious. They are upbeat and can get others excited about what they are going to do.
  • ConnectednessPeople strong in the Connectedness theme have faith in the links between all things. They believe there are few coincidences and that almost every event has a reason.
  • StrategicThe ability to sort through the clutter and find the best route. This perspective allows one to see patterns where others see complexity. People strong in the Strategic theme create alternative ways to proceed. Faced with any given scenario, they can quickly spot the relevant patterns and issues.
  • Ideation – People strong in the Ideation theme are fascinated by ideas. They are able to find connections between seemingly disparate phenomena.
  • Intellection People strong in the Intellection theme are characterized by their intellectual activity. They are introspective (not introverted) and appreciate intellectual discussions.

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