Richard H. Gross, MTS

8624 East 53rd Terrace • Kansas City, MO 64129 • 816.679-8974
richard@richardgross.net (Blog) • (Portfolio Website)
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.Net Developer

Certifications and Skill Sets

  • Certificate in Application Development in Centriq’s C#.NET Program
  • .Net Development; Visual Studio; C#.NET; ASP.NET; ADO.NET; AJAX; LINQ; MVC; EF; SQL; SQL Server; SSMSE; HTML5; JavaScript; jQuery; jQueryUI; CSS3; Responsive/Mobile Web Development
  • Full lifecycle of web design and support as well as social media management
  • Immersion in customer satisfaction skills from requirements elicitation to steady-state delivery & support
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; coordinates multiple simultaneous workflows

Technical Training

  • Application Development in C#.NET • August - December, 2015
    o Training Courses Include: C#.NET, HTML5/CSS3, Responsive Web Design, JavaScript, MVC Fundamentals, Relational Database Design and SQL, MVC: Introduction to Data, MVC: Data Architectures, Web Forms with Data, MVC Advanced
  • Introduction to PHP and SQL • March – April, 2010
  • Introduction to Flash • February – March, 2010

Employment History

  • Managing Editor & Media Director, The Stained Glass Association of America (1995-2015)
    o Managed an international, 100+ year-old, continuously-published periodical
    o Created Online Edition of magazine and annual industry directory
    o Produced all layout and design using Quark Xpress and Photoshop
    o Ensured continuous access and maintenance for five Association websites as Webmaster
    o Ensured timely and accurate website updates of new material for each publication interval
    o Strengthened website security against ongoing cyberthreat vectors
  • Owner and Programmer, Grey Cat Software (1992-1995)
    o Developed, sold & supported new software apps
    o Developed routine patches & updates to software
  • Store Manager, Radio Shack(1994-1995)
    o Managed and scheduled sales force; maintained accurate inventory and store financials
    o Interviewed, hired, trained, supervised and mentored five employees
  • Deacon, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Raytown, MO(2009-present)
    o Liturgy Director; RCIA Director; Webmaster; Parish Council; more than 500 annual service hours

Formal and Continuing Education

  • Ave Maria University, Naples FL: Master’s in Sacred Theology (MTS), 2007-2009 — Cum Laude
  • Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY: BA, English, 1989-1992
  • Conception Seminary College, Conception, MO: Academic Diaconate Coursework (no degree)
  • Starting a Nonprofit, February – March, 2014
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Essential, February – March, 2014

Sample Web Development Projects

  • (Portfolio Website)
    o Technologies used in sample projects include: HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, C#.NET, MVC, SQL, WebForms
    o Git Version Control and Agile Project Management used in the creation of site
  • Website)
    o Responsible for all design and maintenance
    o HTML5/CSS3
  • (Personal Blog)
    o WordPress CMS with added custom PHP scripts
  • (Parish Web Application)
    o Interactive MVC and SQL-based data management for parish committees and ministries organization and communication

Ministry Experience

  • Permanent Diaconate, Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Ordained June 7, 2014
  • Director of Liturgy, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raytown • 2014 – Present
  • Director of RCIA, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raytown • 2009 – Present
  • Chaplain to the School Board, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raytown • 2011
  • RCIA Catechist, Our Lady of Lourdes, Raytown • 2002 – 2009
  • Adult Faith Formation Team Member
  • Lead Couple, Marriage Preparation Team
  • Current in Protecting God’s Children
  • Social Committee Member, Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Financial Committee Member, Our Lady of Lourdes

Certificates and Awards

CENTRIQ dot-Net Developer Program
CENTRIQ Quality Award

CENTRIQ Teamword Award
Introduction to Flash

Starting a Nonprofit

Nonprofit Fundraising Essentials

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