Cody Villarreal

Cody Villarreal

Worship Pastor :: Currently available to travel/serve as guest worship leader

Omaha, Nebraska (Greater Omaha Area)
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Cody Villarreal's Overview

  • Specialist at Apple
  • Worship/Youth Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church
  • Expert at Apple Retail
  • Worship Pastor at Journey Church of Nebraska
  • Interim High School Worship Leader at Christ Community Church
  • Technical Production Director at Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church
  • Volunteer Worship Leader at Christ Community Church

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Cody Villarreal's Summary

For over 10 years, Cody has applied his passion and creativity to faith-based ministries. He has continually improved his skills as a team builder, and has relied on his relational strengths to bring people together around a common goal.

Today, Cody is looking to take the next step in his career. His ministry experiences have given him highly valuable skills, such as:
- leading teams of volunteers
- creating, promoting, and executing events
- public speaking

Cody's passion to better the lives of those around him gives him the edge you need to take your organization to the next level. Please contact him today!

StrengthsFinder :: Maximizer, Futuristic, Belief, Intellection, Includer

Cody Villarreal's Experience

Worship Leader

Westside Church

September 2013Present (1 year 1 month)

Leading worship for the Fremont campus of Westside church.
Growing the young adult population through studies and groups.
Reaching into the Midland University campus where we meet.

Guest Services

Hilton Worldwide

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; HLT; Hospitality industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) greater omaha area

Adjunct Instructor of Worship Bands, Guitar Instructor

Grace University

Educational Institution; 51-200 employees; Higher Education industry

August 2010Present (4 years 2 months)

- Audition and Organize three student worship bands
- Train students in practical and spiritual aspects of being in a worship band
- Coached each band as they led worship in chapel once a week
- Maintain a high level of quality while providing a learning environment for the students
- Began instructing applied guitar lessons Fall of 2013



Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry

May 2013August 2013 (4 months)

Worship/Youth Pastor

Grace Fellowship Church

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Religious Institutions industry

May 2012February 2013 (10 months) Greater Omaha Area

- Modernized the worship experience utilizing an understanding of today’s culture
- Refreshed a declining student ministry by building relationships with students and planning large events
- Managed a yearly budget for worship, technology, and student ministry
- Supervised and schedule teams of volunteers


Apple Retail

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; AAPL; Consumer Electronics industry

August 2011May 2012 (10 months) Greater Omaha Area

- Promoted after one sales quarter to Expert, which is the top sales position in Apple Retail
- Developed and led training for other sales associates in the store
- Inspired the sales team to meet our customers’ needs with the perfect product solution

Worship Pastor

Journey Church of Nebraska

October 2008April 2012 (3 years 7 months)

- Recruited, trained, and led a worship, tech, and setup team that provide an excellent weekly worship environment
- Presented excellent audio, video, and media during Sunday services which meet in a public school
- Created sermon series with Senior Pastor that cohesively presented God's Word in a creative and relevant way
- Developed a small group ministry, which doubled participation in one year
- Managed a yearly budget and recommend large equipment purchases

Interim High School Worship Leader

Christ Community Church

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Religious Institutions industry

October 2008March 2009 (6 months)

- Invigorated a high school worship experience during a time of difficult transition
- Coached the student band to increase quality of worship gatherings in a short amount of time
- Created worship environments on two retreats, one as solo worship leader, and one concert style worship

Technical Production Director

Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church

July 2005December 2008 (3 years 6 months)

- Significantly increased quality of audio, video, and media during Sunday services for two worship campuses
- Recruited, trained, and led a self-sustaining volunteer production team for two campuses
- Produced and edited original video for sermon illustrations, promotional materials, and other video uses
- Designed graphics, including sermon series themes, Sunday media, website, and digital signage

Volunteer Worship Leader

Christ Community Church

Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Religious Institutions industry

August 2002July 2005 (3 years)

- Served as a guitarist for the Access worship band – post-modern service with cutting edge music
- Planned and led worship for Access as a substitute for the Worship Pastor

Cody Villarreal's Skills & Expertise

  1. Preaching
  2. Theology
  3. Discipleship
  4. Biblical Studies
  5. Youth Ministry
  6. Religion
  7. Pastoral Care
  8. Pastoral Counseling
  9. Volunteer Management
  10. Missions
  11. Public Speaking
  12. Leadership Development
  13. Music
  14. Guitarist
  15. Teaching
  16. Leadership
  17. Spiritual Direction
  18. Editing
  19. Team Building
  20. Community Outreach
  21. Church Events
  22. Conflict Resolution
  23. Fundraising

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Cody Villarreal's Education

Crown College

Bible Certificate, Biblical Studies


University of Nebraska at Omaha

Bachelor of General Studies, Philosophy, Music, Aviation


Northwestern College

Philosophy, Biblical Studies, Audio Production


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