Curriculum Vitae - Ben Roe

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Curriculum Vitae

J. Benjamin Roe ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Denver, Colorado
303-777-9288 (h) - 303-229-7479 (c)

WORKSHOPS, EDUCATION, AND TRAINING

2016
Bell: Ethical Leadership: Living Out our Call in a Faithful Witness

2015
Graham: Embracing Healthy Living in the Midst of Moral Dissonance

2012
Marshall: The Faithful Struggle to Forgive

2008
Soulforce. Principles and Practice of Non-Violent Conflict Resolution

2006
Skillpath. Mastering Macromedia Dreamweaver

2003
Iliff School of Theology. Media Outreach for Justice and Peace: Getting the Word Out

2002
New Horizons Colorado. Access 2000, Levels I & II

2001
SAIR Linux/GNU Certified Professional

2000-01
CLUE Study Group for SAIR Linux/GNU Certification

1998
The Parsec Group. SQL Server 7.0 System Administration (Cox)
New Horizons Colorado. Supporting Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Core Technologies (Hammond)
New Horizons Colorado. Administering Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (Sargent)
Metropolitan State College of Denver. LAN and WAN Systems for Business (Kelley)
Perry Johnson, Inc., Southfield, Michigan. ISO 9000 Internal Auditor

1997
Pro Consultants, Dallas, Unix Shell Programming for System Administrators (Emmons)
Iliff School of Theology, Justice and Peace Struggles: Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Issues (Marshall/Bossart)
Iliff School of Theology, Gay/Lesbian Sprituality in the 21st Century (McNeill)

1995
Educational Solutions Center, Denver, Unix System Administration (Peverley)
Institute of Cultural Affairs, Denver, Group Facilitation Methods (Whitney, Jones & Dunn)

1994
Perry Johnson, Inc., Southfield, Michigan. ISO 9000 Internal Auditor

1992
Fourth Shift Corp., Boulder: Custom Product Training (Carlisano)

1989
Denver Seminary, Diagnosis and Assessment (Beck)

1988
Clinical Pastoral Education Extended Unit
Topeka State Hospital, Topeka, Kansas (Ross-Gotta)

1986
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Personal Construct Psychology (Landfield)

1985
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Psychology of Personality (Page)

1980
Iliff School of Theology, Sexual Theology (Nelson)

1978
Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality, San Francisco
Instructor of Human Sexuality certificate

1975
School of Theology at Claremont, California, D.Min.
Professional Project: A Theological Conversation with Two Sex Education Programs for the Church.

1969
Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, B.A.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

6/2010 - 12/2014
Web Developer, Ideaworks, Inc., Denver and Billings; building web sites for churches and small businesses using Joomla Content Management System technology from Ubuntu desktop and laptop systems.

9/2001 - 5/2010
Information Administrator, Rocky Mountain Conference, United Methodist Church, Denver, CO; electronic communications (web and e-mail); publication of newsletter and glossy full-color publication 3x/year; Web construction, programming and maintenance (HTML, cgi, PHP, MySQL, FrontPage, Dreamweaver, Joomla CMS); Access and MySQL database design and maintenance; data entry; Board of Ordained Ministry staff support, including background checks; routine IT support.

12/2000 - 6/2001
Contractor, Web Programming; Reconciling Ministries Network, Chicago, IL. Developing World Wide Web sites that communicate and facilitate new directions this organization is taking. Includes CGI programming (shell and Perl), graphics preparation, CSS, and all HTML markup, with attention to accessibility and W3C standards compliance.

4/1989 - 9/2000
Monitor Labs, Inc. (formerly Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Corp.), Englewood, CO
Job titles, time frames and accomplishments follow:

3/1999-9/2000
DAHS Services Lead Programmer, Monitor Labs, Inc. (configuring, troubleshooting and supporting Windows NT and Unix-based data acquisition and handling systems to meet EPA and customer requirements; writing report generation programs in C and a proprietary interpreted language; maintaining version control archives of configurations; training customers and DAHS Services programmers on products)

1994-9/2000
ISO 9001 Internal Auditor, Monitor Labs, Inc. (auditing ISO 9001-compliant quality system and procedures; writing procedures for Systems Software group; training coworkers on ISO quality system and procedures)

8/1993-3/1999
Applications Programmer, Monitor Labs, Inc. (formerly Lear Siegler Measurement Controls Corp.), Englewood, CO (configuring, troubleshooting and supporting Unix-based data acquisition system to meet EPA and customer requirements; writing report generation programs in C and a proprietary interpreted language; maintaining version control archives of configurations; training customers on product)

2/1992-8/1993
Order Entry Supervisor and BBS Sysop, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (supervising order entry process, setting up, maintaining, and training users of company computer Bulletin Board System, writing scripts for generation of reports from Paradox extracts of Fourth Shift database, serving on ISO 9000 Quality Council and writing most of sales department standard operating procedures and work instructions)

7/1991-2/1992
Order Entry Coordinator, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (reviewing and checking instrument order contracts, preparing and entering into Fourth Shift manufacturing database, maintaining customer master)

4/1991-7/1991
Software Control Administrator, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (designing and implementing procedures for tracking software revisions and configuration management)

3/1991-4/1991
Scientific Programmer, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (configuring Xenix-based data acquisition system, programming reports)

2/1990-3/1991
Executive Secretary, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (word processing, spreadsheet design and entry, engineered systems operators manual production, reception)

4/1989-2/1990
Quotations Assistant, Lear Siegler Measurement Controls, Englewood, CO (word processing, spreadsheet entry, order entry)

10/1988-4/1989
Word Processing, Kelly Services (same duties as above Quotations Assistant)

9/1980-2/1988
Founder, Executive Director, Ministry in Human Sexuality, Inc., Lincoln, Nebraska (pastoral counseling, sexuality education agency).

9/1982-3/1985
Instructor, Human Sexuality Class, Southeast Community College, Lincoln, Nebraska.

9/1983-12/1983
Instructor, Ethics class, Weekend College, College of St. Marys, Lincoln, Nebraska

3/81-10/82
Interim Minister, Ebenezer United Church of Christ, Lincoln, Nebraska

1/1979-8/1981
Media Center Technician, Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln (Audio tape mastering, high speed duplication, administration, synchonized sound/slide production).

6/1978-6/1979
Education Minister, PEACE Cooperative Parish, Lincoln, Nebraska

7/1975-6/1978
Associate Minister, Jefferson County Larger Parish, United Methodist Church, Fairbury, Nebraska

8/1973-6/1975
Videotape and Production Technician, Theta Cable Television, Santa Monica, California (Public Access, Local Origination, and Premium Movie Channel production)

2/1972-7/1973
Media Lab Technician, School of Theology at Claremont, California (film, videotape)

2/1971-1/1972
Youth/Young Adult Ministries Intern, First Baptist Church, Los Angeles, California

6/1970-8/1996
Ordained Deacon, United Methodist Church, 1970; Ordained Elder, 1976; Member, Nebraska Annual Conference, United Methodist Church, 1970-1996.

CONSULTING AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

2012-Present
Webmaster, Western Methodist Justice Movement

2012-Present
Webmaster, Stout-Hearted Men, Metro District

2011-Present
Webmaster, United Methodist Affirmation

2000-2014
Webmaster, Warren United Methodist Church

5/2000
Networking and computer support for AMAR Coalition, United Methodist General Conference, Cleveland, OH

8/1997-9/2002
Webmaster, Reconciling Ministries Network

1997-2002
Small Group Facilitator, PFLAG-Denver

1/1988-3/1988
Consultant to graduate student in Human Development and Family Department at UN-L on spirituality and sexuality dissertation proposal.

10/1982-2/1988
Chair of Ministry with Homosexual Persons and Their Families Joint Strategy Action Team of the Christian in Society Forum of Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska.

8/1985-9/1987
Member, Lincoln-Lancaster County (NE) Health Department AIDS Committee.

3/1986-7/1987
Member, Heartland Chapter, American Red Cross AIDS Education Coalition, Omaha, Nebraska

9/1976-6/1987
Co-Chairperson (76-80), Member (80-87), Small Group Facilitator, Nebraska Conference of United Methodist Church Division on Education in Human Sexuality: Identity and Relationships.

2/1986-8/1986
Participant in Nebraska Department of Health AIDS long range planning process and consensus conference.

1986
Listed in International Who's Who in Sexology

11/1980-3/1985
Founding member and worship coordinator/leader for Community of Grace, an "Interdenominational Worshipping Community of Lesbians, Gays, and Others Identified With Us."

2/1981-7/1982
Chairperson of multi-denominational Task Force on Counseling Homosexual Persons and Families, planned conference, Nebraska, April, 1981.

6/1978-6/1979
Consultant to Committee on Responsible Sexuality, Nebraska Conference, United Church of Christ, Lincoln.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles for newspapers at two United Methodist General Conferences, 2012 and 2016; See Writings page for these and more

"Bisexuality: A Complex Reality" Open Hands, Resources for Ministries Affirming the Diversity of Human Sexuality, Summer, 1998.

"A Sexual Orientation Worksheet" Open Hands, Resources for Ministries Affirming the Diversity of Human Sexuality, Summer, 1998.

"Issue Coordinators Reminisce" Open Hands, Resources for Ministries Affirming the Diversity of Human Sexuality, Summer, 1995.

"Sexual Ethics". Issue Introduction and Co-Editor, Open Hands, Winter, 1989.

Regular columns in The Single Life, Lincoln, Nebraska, from October 1985-June 1987, on Forgiveness, Intimacy, Relationships, Sexuality and Wellness, Constructive Conflict Resolution, Consent, and Disability.

"Bisexuality: A Complex Reality." The New Voice of Nebraska, May 10, 1987.

"Spiritual Gifts Lost." Open Hands, Summer, 1986.

"The Family of God." Manna for the Journey, Spring, 1986.

"My Church Has Lost Spiritual Gifts." The Nebraska Messenger, (United Methodist) January, 1986.

"Sexuality and Teens" Videotape production, Claremont, California, Summer, 1973.

PAPERS PRESENTED

Mixed Orientation Marriages--Issues and Possibilities for Gay/Straight Marriages.
Building Family Strengths Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, May, 1985.

Sexuality and Disability training process
Building Family Strengths Symposium, Lincoln, Nebraska, May, 1982.

WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS--REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE

"Living as a Sexual Single Human Being"
* New Beginnings Divorce Support Group
* Adjusting to Divorce Seminars
* Singles conferences

"Ministry and Pastoral Care in Human Sexuality"
* Western Nebraska pastors

"Sexuality and Spirituality"
* First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, Nebraska

Sexuality education workshops
* Junior Highs at Vine Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE
* Senior Highs at First-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln
* Nebraska Christian Church (Disciples) state youth group
* UN-L Student Housing Staff

Sexuality and Disability workshops
* State Health Department
* Bryan Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
* general public

    "Communication and Common Sense" teen pregnancy prevention panels for parents
    * churches and schools in Lincoln area

      Spirituality and Homosexuality
      * Building Family Strengths national symposium
      * UN-L gay/lesbian student group

        Homophobia
        * American Red Cross AIDS Education Coalition
        * Lincoln District United Methodist Women
        * Nebraskans for Peace
        * The Great Peace March

          Bisexuality
          * UN-L and Nebraska Wesleyan gay/lesbian student groups

            Sexual orientation (with panel)
            * Southeast Community College--Lincoln and Fairbury
            * Southcentral Community College--Hastings