Min. Paul L. Keel Jr., Evangelism Ministry
cell: (913) 620-8276
Email: metropolitanbaptist853@gmail.com
 
PASTORAL LEADERSHIP & ORGANIZATIONAL PLANNING
Experienced and professional leader with a broad range of people skills and developmental organizational leadership background in business organizations as well as part time recreational sports leadership.  Effective interpersonal communicator and event coordinator. Pleasant, teachable leader/worker with a love for people. Effective team player who is devoted to collective and personal goals of ministry.

PERSONAL
Birth date: May 26, 1959 Reared: Richmond, Virginia                                                                                       
Family: Wife Angela Yancey-Hill Keel of St. Louis, Missouri                                                          
Married January 29, 2016                                                                                                     
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, Virginia 
Labor Relations Representative Ford Motor Company Claycomo, MO August  2016 to Present  
Multiwall Bag Manufacturing Human Resources Manager 1986 to 2015
Multiwall Bag Manufacturing  / Production Supervisor 1981 to 1986 
                                                                                                                       
Licensed: June 9, 1991, Metropolitan Baptist Temple, Kansas City, KS 

Interests: Snowboarding, Bicycling, Roller Skating, Family Activities, Travelling

EDUCATION                                                                                                           
B.A., Bachelor of Arts VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, Lexington, Virginia                                             
Major: Economics;  GPA: 3.0 Academic Deans List Senior Year                                 

MINISTERIAL EXPERIENCE/EMPLOYMENT                                     
1989-Present:  Metropolitan Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS Dr. Robert L. Baynham, Pastor                                                                                                                                      

I have served as:  Associate Minister / Preacher / Worship / Conductor / Teacher / Evangelistic Commission Chairman / Sunday School Teacher / Leader and Co-Leaders Conference & Workshop Speaker / Minister to Mid Adults / Black History Presenter
 
SECULAR EXPERIENCE/EMPLOYMENT
Ford Motor Company Claycomo, MO
Labor Relations Representative (SPOC)  08/2016 - Current
Primary responsibility is to ensure that the National Attendance Program (NAP) Family Medical Leave (FMLA), Medical Leave of Absence (MLOA) and tardiness are administered in accordance with the UAW National Agreement, company policy, applicable regulations, company practice and local Contractual Agreement including creating detailed attendance reports and issuing disciplinary action to hourly employees in a Truck (F-150) and Transit Van vehicle assembly plant with more than 8000 employees.
 
Mondi Bags USA Kansas City, MO
Human Resources Manager  07/2014 - 07/2015
Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for a 24 hour 5-7 day work week 125 to 300 employee multiwall bag manufacturing facility, 3244 Gardner Avenue Kansas City, MO. (Mondi Group is the largest paper bag manufacturer in the world)
 
Graphic Packaging International Kansas City, MO
Human Resources Manager  07/2007 - 07/2014
Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for a Union multiwall bag manufacturing facility 3244 Gardner Avenue Kansas City, MO and a Non Union multiwall bag manufacturing facility 1701 Locust Street Quincy, Illinois 62301
 
Champion Intl./Stone/Smurfit-Stone/Altivity Packaging Kansas City, MO
Human Resources Manager  04/1986 - 07/2007
Responsible for all aspects of Human Resources for a Union multiwall bag manufacturing facility 3244 Gardner Avenue Kansas City, MO and a Non Union multiwall bag manufacturing facility 1701 Locust Street Quincy, Illinois 62301
 
United States Army Reserves –1980-1986
Honorable Discharge - Captain
(Personnel and Administration Officer Battalion and Group Level)
 
LEADERSHIP/TRAINING EXPERIENCE
  • Production facility HR transition and change agent during six company mergers and acquisitions  
  • Recruits, interviews, tests, and selects employees to fill vacant positions.
  • Plans and conducts new employee orientation
  • Ensures that all paperwork - insurance, 401k plan, personnel transactions - new hire packet, promotions, transfers, performance reviews, discipline, and terminations are completed
  • Maintains and records time and attendance for payroll processing
  • Coordinates all training activities within the facility
  • Advises management in appropriate resolution of employee relations/discipline issues.
  • Administers benefits programs such as life, health, dental and disability insurances, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, etc.
  • Investigates accidents and prepares reports for insurance carrier
  • Conduct wage surveys within labor market to determine competitive wage rate
  • Prepares budget of human resources operations
  • Prepares employee separation notices and related documentation, and conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separation
  • Maintain facility organization charts
  • Prepares reports and recommends procedures to reduce absenteeism and turnover
  • Represents organization at personnel-related hearings and investigations
  • Acts as facilities representative with temporary agencies
  • Attends shift and staff meetings - Represents human resources in the plant and in the office
  • Maintains employee relations, culture surveys and related action plans
  • Processes and facilitates grievance procedures and investigations

HONORS/COMMUNITY SERVICE
Special Recognition Community Leader February 2005 (Metropolitan Baptist Church and Kansas City Globe Newspaper)
 
TECHNOLOGICAL PROFICIENCIES
Human Resources / Microsoft EXCEL / Benefits / Payroll / SAP / ADP
Microsoft Outlook  /   Microsoft PowerPoint / OSHA / OFCCP
Microsoft Word   /   Presentations      / FMLA/ADA/EEOC
Windows    /  Success Factors / Workers Compensation
Conflict Resolution   / Labor Relations /  Talent Acquisition
Onboarding    / Negotiations / Grievances  /   Attendance Improvement

PERSONAL STATEMENT OF SALVATION AND CALL TO MINISTRY 
I was raised in a middle class family in Richmond, Virginia with my father, mother, two sisters and a brother.  My grandfather Reverend Robert S. Keel was the pastor of several Baptist Churches in the Richmond area.  My father was a deacon at Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia.  I was baptized when I was seven years old because one of the mothers of the church “who meant well” asked the students in our Sunday school class who hadn’t been baptized yet and then told us who raised our hands and that we would be baptized the next Sunday.  Praise the Lord, when I was in my mid-twenties I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior and was baptized again.  My family attended church regularly until I was in high school when we moved to another part of the city and couldn’t walk to Sunday school and church.  I didn’t attend church regularly again until after I had graduated from college, started my career and was preparing to get married.  My job transferred me to Kansas City in 1982 where I met my late wife Carlotta Gilliespie Keel.  We were married for 32 years and it was because of her relationship with Jesus Christ that I became active in the church again.  During my pre-marriage counselling in 1982 I heard and understood the gospel message for the first time in my life and that week I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior and was born again!  I went down in front of the church at the end of service the next Sunday to give my testimony and the Pastor accepted me as a candidate for baptism when I was 23 at the Eighth Street Baptist Church in Kansas City, Kansas, Reverend I.H. Henderson Sr. Pastor and Reverend T. Maynard Preston Co-Pastor.  My late wife Deaconess Carlotta G. Keel and I have two children Jennifer L. (Keel) Poke and Paul L. Keel III (Tre) and two granddaughter Cadence Washington and Amya Washington.  We served the Lord faithfully as a family until the Lord called Carlotta home when she passed away suddenly of a heart attack in March of 2015.  I remember my life before I knew Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior and could not imagine living my life without a personal relationship with the Lord.  My grandfather Reverend Robert S. Keel passed away in 1991 while I was a deacon in training at Metropolitan Baptist Church.  It was right after my grandfather passed away that the Lord spoke to me and said that it was time for me to take my place - to serve his people and preach the gospel message.  I readily accepted the call, discussed it with my Pastor Dr. Robert L. Baynham and preached my trial sermon and was licensed to preach the Gospel on June 9, 1991.  I am currently married to Angela Hill-Yancey Keel as of January 29, 2016.  Angela had been married for 34 years and we together have four children, eight grandchildren and as a couple we serve faithfully in the church.                                                                                        

MINISTRY STATEMENT                                                                                            
As believers, we are all called to always be ready to give a reason as to the hope that we have. (1 Peter3:15) Thus, as one called to specific office in the body, the charge to equip the saints is of utmost importance. (Eph. 4:12-13) The overarching goal of ministry is found in Matthew 28:19-20, which indicates that God desires that people live lives indicative of his presence, leadership, and an unequivocal faith in Him. Effective ministry develops mature Christians able to withstand, endure, triumph, and ultimately represent the embodiment of God s will for humanity. Apart from the Word of God, this is not possible. Therefore, study and practice of the sacred scripture is necessary for proper nourishment and growth. (John 1:1-4; 2 Tim. 2:15) It is after such steadfastness that we are able to truly appreciate the byproduct of God s grace toward us. (3 John 1:2), (Source: Union University, Pub.  Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career. “Your Guide to Ministerial Resumes” Timothy Pastor.  p. 18, 2016).   

DOCTRINAL BELIEF                                                                                               
I believe in God the Father, who, in His sovereignty, created and rules over all. I believe in Jesus the Son (dead, buried, resurrected, and ascended), who came to offer eternal life to those who repent, believe, and faithfully obey him. I believe in the active presence of the Holy Spirit, who effectively works in the lives of believers. I believe the Bible to be the infallible and inspired Word of God, sufficient for the needs of the believer and the universal church, including growth in holiness and righteousness unto the Lord, (Source: Union University, Pub.  Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career. 2016.“Your Guide to Ministerial Resumes” Timothy Pastor.  p. 18, 2016).