Lucas Parry
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Lucas Parry

 

 An Australian-born executive leader, pastor, creative, speaker, entrepreneur and mobilizer. Lucas has led teams in some of the nation’s largest multi-site churches, launched a non-profit foundation and a video marketing technology startup. A relational and collaborative leader passionate about developing others, building winning teams and chasing big ideas.

 

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
 


Executive church-wide leadership with oversight of worship, creative, production, communications, missions, weekend experience, IT and innovation ministries.

EDUCATION
 


- 2001 University of Western Sydney, B. Education

LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENTS


- DISC profile: I/D

- Strength Finder: Activator/Achiever

- Meyers Briggs: ENTP

KEY SKILLS
 


- Worship and Production

- Leading With Vision

- Web and App Development

- Product and Consumer Marketing

- Strategic Planning

- Multi-site Ministry

- Creative Direction

- Strengthening Operational and Financial Process

- Conference and Event Planning

- Startups and Innovation

- Public Speaking

- Brand Development

- Creating, Developing and Leading Teams

- Social Media

- Communications

- Volunteer Recruitment

- Songwriting

- Designing Spaces

 

JANUARY 2017 to: PRESENT

CREATIVE CONSULTANT & CEO


CONGO, SAN JOSE, CA
 


Over the last year and a half Lucas has worked with ministries and business in the SF Bay Area consulting on marketing, branding, worship, growth and multi-site strategies, while also launching a technology startup (congo.io) that helps business brand social video. His deep experience in storytelling, media and marketing created opportunities to work with companies like Hulu, Allergan, Intero, FOX news, VidCon and many more.

DECEMBER 2013 to: DECEMBER 2016

EXECUTIVE WORSHIP AND CREATIVE ARTS PASTOR

VENTURE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, LOS GATOS, CA


At Venture Lucas was responsible for the worship, creative, communication, production and innovation ministries in this 4000+ person church across all venues (12 full time/8 part time staff). Some highlights include: Rapid turnaround of a challenged worship culture into a vibrant, healthy and inspirational ministry; Increased ministry area volunteers from 60 people to 480; Donations increased over $3.5 million; Weekend attendance grew over 1400 people; Launched Creative Community leadership pipeline which trained over 800 people in the arts; Total church rebrand and creation of social media ministry teams. Launch of innovation ministry building technologies for the Church and the world.

SEPTEMBER 2011 to: NOVEMBER 2013

WORSHIP PASTOR


BILTMORE CHURCH, ARDEN, NC

At Biltmore Lucas oversaw the weekend worship on the Swannanoa Campus and gave leadership to multi-site campus’ and venues across the 6000+ person church. This primarily included mentoring/disciplining campus worship leaders, recruiting/training volunteers, service planning and creative arts. Gave leadership to the church songwriting, studio and CD projects.

february 1998 to: september 2011

WORSHIP LEADER / RECORDING ARTIST

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA AND NASHVILLE, TN

Over thirteen years Lucas recorded three solo records and traveled the world leading worship and speaking in churches, camps, festivals, retreats, and schools. He served as a worship leader in these amazing ministries:


- New Life Community Church, Asheville, NC

- Billy Graham Training Center (The Cove)

- Lifeway (camps and conferences)

- Forest Hills Baptist Church, Brentwood, TN

- Southview Church, Spring Hill, TN

- The Peoples Church, Franklin, TN

- Youth Alive, Australia

- Imagine Nations Church, Australia