Good Guy Looking for a Good Job

7 Sep

I don’t normally post resumes for people, but this time is different.  My friend, Ben Pahlow is an extremely gifted, entrepreneurial, missionary and he is now in the job market.  You need to talk with this guy!  He has a B.S. in small business management and has even started his own missions organization that is serving many of the poorest of the poor in Africa to this very day.  He is also a USAF veteran.  Please contact him directly:


428 North Washington Dr • Batavia, Illinois 60510

630.742.0177 (Cell) • ben@pahlow.com

Missions Pastor

15 years successful experience providing innovative leadership and

ground-breaking program development

Charismatic and dynamic leader with a strong track record of performance in new business development.  Utilize team approach to drive organizational improvements.  Superior interpersonal skills.  Capable of resolving multiple and complex (financial, human resources, operational) issues and motivating staff to peak performance.    Additional areas of expertise:

• Strategy, Vision & Mission Planning    • International Expansion

• Sales & Marketing Leadership                         • Public Relations & Media Affairs

• Profitability & Cost Analysis                • Policy & Procedure Development

• Programs, Services & Products             • Government Relations

• Website Development                            • Human Resources Management

• Negotiations & Strategic Alliances       • Team Building & Performance Improvement

• IT Knowledge, Service & Management            • Fundraising



AWANA CLUBS INTERNATIONAL ² Streamwood, Illinois                  Present

Faith-based position providing donor care by registering and follow up of 650+ churches for Adopt-A-Club Program. Develop online fundraising tool for Awana Missionaries and churches. Train Awana Missionaries to utilize online fundraising tool.  Manage donors and contacts for East Africa charitable giving. Design various curriculums.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Raised $36,000 in the first two months of personal fundraising

PRESIDENT / CEO                                                                           2003 – 2009

GLOBAL FAMILY RESCUE ² Wheaton, Illinois

Developed and managed grass-roots not for profit organization that connects donors with impoverished families in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania.  Raised private funding with focus in the area of child headed and widow led homes.  Established family sponsorship program highlighting self-sufficiency of each African family within 3 years.  Catalyst for economic revolution in 7 districts.  Managed projects including  water wells, housing, farming, building construction, education, short term teams and medical missions in 3 countries.  Accountable for 50+ staff members locally and internationally. Led 13 overseas teams with 100+ volunteers.

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Brought results from $25K to $550K in 3 years
  • Directly managed 265+ Ugandan, 305+ Rwandan and 50+ Tanzanian individual impoverished families
  • Expanded work projects into three countries in five years



  • Designed and reproduced poverty eradication plan for villages
  • Completed project management of 50+ water well and 150+ new home projects
  • Partnered, developed and managed education project with international Rwandese hero, Paul Russesabagina, for 135+ impoverished orphans
  • Raised over $1,600,000 over a 5.5 year time frame

MORTGAGE BROKER                                                                               2000 – 2003

CHERRY CREEK MORTGAGE ² Saint Charles, Illinois

Counseled and established financial plan for various mortgages.  Marketed services to public and private clientele.  Developed prospect lists.



Managed 3 Windows NT technicians focusing on customer service and user relations (220+ users).  Performed individual and team evaluations for peak performance.  Negotiated vendor contracts.  Configured and managed NT 4.0 servers, firewalls, and wireless networks.  Established and taught end user software classes for Windows XP, Windows NT, Outlook, and PC Anywhere

Notable Accomplishments:

  • Performed and managed all company roll outs
  • Completed expansion of full wireless network and roll out in Tennessee office
  • Established and promoted all-company assembly to increase positive team dynamics

PRESIDENT                                                                                  1992 – Present

BP Sealcoating ² Batavia, Illinois

Started a commercial and residential pavement business.  Manage and train full time staff members.  Negotiate and purchase business equipment, materials and advertising.  Develop prospect lists.  Manage and negotiate all project proposals.  Supervise daily staff schedule.

Notable Accomplishments

  • Tripled revenue in 1993 and doubled revenue in 1994
  • Implemented Windows NT environment


Northern Illinois University ² BS in Small Business Management

and Entrepreneurship


Board of Directors ² Global Family Rescue ² President


United States Air Force


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