Donovan K. Riley
8726 Pepper Bush Lane
Germantown, TN  38139
901/ 461 - 2819
Discipling Men, Incorporated                                    Memphis, TN
     Executive Director
Started new groups meeting with men on a weekly and bi-weekly basis to further the Great Commission mandate to go and make disciples. Initiating consultancy relationships with churches within Memphis and the Mid-South to enable them to take their existing men's groups to the next step of growing small groups within their churches for men. Currently speaking to men's groups, civic groups, and churches about growing men, and reaching them for Jesus Christ. Mobilizing men for post Katrina efforts. Mobilizing men to go beyond their comfort zone to minister internationally.
October 2002 - Present
Chickasaw Council, Boy Scouts of America              Memphis, TN
      Director of Relationships/Chaplain
Strengthened the delivery system between chartered partner organizations and local Scout units through a 17 county area representing 26, 000 Scouts and 6, 000 volunteer leaders. Was personally responsible for over ten new units starting because of this thrust. Increased awareness in and participation through the Religious Awards Program, called God and Country. Served as Camp Commissioner, Chaplain, and Camp Director of Kia Kima Scout Reservation providing leadership to over 90 staff and 1400 campers. Served as chaplain at numerous funerals, Scout functions and in individual settings.
June 2001 - August 2002
Servicemaster Landscape Maintenance                    Memphis, TN
     Director of Sales and Marketing
Strategically tripled gross sales over three years in this full service commercial and residential company. Penetrating the market with a large number of the major management companies in Memphis. Supervised 70 plus employees on a daily basis which included route direction, quality control, hiring and documentation issues. The owner believes, as I do, that a world and life view incorporates the best of Biblical ethics. I had the freedom to head the BSA Council God and Country program, serve as scoutmaster, and teach adult Sunday school as an extension of my position.
1998 - 2001
Presbyterian Church in America                              Atlanta, GA & Rocky Mount, NC
     Assistant to National Director of Church Planting
Initiated projects in church planting. Facilitated an open style of communication between church planters and new mission work. Organized, and established the beginning phase of a new church. Served in weekly leadership training, core group development, and nurturing of men in the medical community.
1996 - 1997
Faith Christian School                                             Rocky Mount, NC
     Bible Teacher
Taught middle school Bible classes during the start up of a new church plant. Enthusiastically received to the degree that I served as the special activities sponsor, and was on call as chapel speaker.
1996 - 1997
New Covenant Presbyterian Church                        Dallas, TX
     Assistant to the Senior Minister/Stated Supply Minister
Developed new programs for the youth, developed officers training courses, taught weekly, preached and officiated as needed on a regular basis.
1994 - 1996

Letourneau University                                            Dallas, TX
     Adjunct Professor
Received the highest evaluations for outstanding speaking skills, professional competence, and subject knowledge five years teaching adults the following courses: Ethics in the Marketplace, Survey of the Old Testament, and Survey of the New Testament.
1992 - 1996
Park Cities Presbyterian Church                            Dallas, TX
     Minister of Evangelism
Facilitated procedural structure and an orderly start up of this newly formed congregation of 1,500. Initiated, recruited, and taught a weekly church-wide evangelism ministry. Began a one-on-one, church-wide ministry for businessmen; which sponsored a start up of 120 teams of corporate leaders and community professionals. Taught the weekly new members class, and coordinated the charter membership of these 1,500 with the denomination.
1991 - 1992
Highland Park Presbyterian Church                      Dallas, TX
     Minister of Evangelism
Developed, wrote the curriculum for, and taught the new members class, a process by which 450 new members joined this 8,000 member church. Started a church-wide men's breakfast series which averaged 300. Managed my department's portion of a 6 million dollar yearly budget. Led 260 participants in the evangelism ministry.
1984 -1991
Highland Park Presbyterian Church                      Dallas, TX
     Director of Junior High Ministry
Established a youth group,a Sunday School program, eighteen weekly Bible Studies, and a yearly calendar of activities for approximately 200 youth.
1981 - 1984
Second Presbyterian Church                                Memphis 
     Senior High Youth Minister
Prior to attending Trinity Seminary, I spent three years planning, implementing, and turning around a full youth ministry program for a vibrant 4, 800 member church.
1975 - 1977

    Trinity Evangelical Divinity School                      Master of Divinity
    University of Memphis                                       Bachelor of Arts
    Scoutmaster, Troop 86                                      Second Presbyterian Church
    Shelby County Sherrif's Office                            Emergency Medical Responder   
    Nexus                                                              Board of Directors 
    Friends of the Germantown Library                    President of the Board            
Ordained Presbyterian Church in America
      Honored as Paul Harris Fellow                         Rotary international
      Charter Member                                             Preston Center Rotary Club