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Job Openings

ELCA congregations and other ministry partners are welcome to submit brief job postings to the synod website. Please help us to be a useful resource for congregations and job seekers by notifying us promptly when a position has been filled. If no deadline is given, job listings will be removed after one month. To post a job opening, email and include the following information: congregation, address of congregation, job title & description, contact information for application, and specification of full- or part-time work. Please use the format listed below as best as possible.

Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

Our Saviour's Lutheran

Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (ELCA), a worshipping community of 500 per weekend located in Hastings, MN has an immediate opening for a full-time Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry. We are looking for leadership in planning, lead and attending youth programming and provide oversight to Coordinator of Christian Education for Church School and Confirmation Ministry programming. Education: Required Bachelor’s Degree in Children, Youth and Family (3-5 years of experience) and preferred Master’s Degree in Children, Youth and Family or the willingness to pursue this degree while working (0-3 years of experience). A typical weekly work schedule would be: Sunday through Thursday 40 hours. Salary $47,500 depending on qualifications and experience. Contact: Pastor Lloyd Menke, Senior Pastor Office: 651-437-9052 ext. 18 or or mail resume’s to Our Saviour’s Lutheran, 400 9th Street W., Hastings, MN 55033.
Full Position Description is available upon request or found on our website

Coordinator for Children's and Youth Ministry

Gethsemane Lutheran

Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Maplewood is seeking a qualified and enthusiastic coordinator for children, youth and families, ages birth through 12th grade with primary responsibility for Sunday School, Wednesday evening Confirmation programs and Senior High programming. This position also seeks to bridge relationships between the congregation and Gethsemane's K-8 School/Preschool. This coordinator works in tandem with the pastor and supervises several volunteers. Full-time, salaried position. More information available on church web-site: Direct inquiries and send references and resume to Rev. David Wrightsman (

Kitchen & Hospitality Coordinator

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley

FT Kitchen & Hospitality Coordinator: Seeking qualified candidate to work a variety of hours including some weekends. Responsibilities include oversight and supervision of congregational and community events for 100-800 people. It also includes weekly coffee fellowship for 1000, bi-weekly breakfast for up to 300. Duties encompass menu planning, budgeting, inventory & purchasing, volunteer scheduling and training, maintain vendor relations, collaborate with staff and insuring a safe work place meeting ServSafe standards. Supervise kitchen assistant(s). Please review the complete job description Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to This is a full-time, salaried position. Application deadline: on or before January 12, 2017 or until filled.

Administrative Assistant, Database Coordinator

Shepherd of the Valley
Apple Valley

PT Administrative Assistant, Database Coordinator: Seeking qualified candidate to work Monday – Thursday 9am – 2pm. Responsibilities include oversight and maintenance of church database. Duties include data entry, vendor contact, system process improvement, staff training, create reports. Other administrative support, duties, tasks and projects as assigned. Please review the complete job description Qualified candidates please send resume and cover letter to Jennifer.maxwell@sotv.orgApplication deadline: on or before January 12, 2017 or until filled. Contact Person: Jennifer Maxwell, Director of Operations,, 952-985-7313.

Director of Youth, Families and Christian Education

Faith Lutheran
Staples, MN

Faith Lutheran Church in Staples, Minnesota is seeking a full time position as Director of Youth, Families and Christian Education. Compensation includes benefits. The position includes coordinating high school, middle school (including participation in Confirmation) and elementary school groups. This includes Vacation Bible school and Sunday School as well as providing intergenerational opportunities for the entire congregation. It is desired that the applicant be prepared to take initiative, become involved in sharing the faith with youth and their families at church, school and in the community, and be a vital participant in the life of the congregation. Support and mentoring will be available for a person filling this position. For a complete job description and application form you may contact our church office at: Faith Lutheran main office (218-894-1546); For other question or more information about the job and compensation, please contact: Joyce Anderson (218-894-1574);

Intentional Interim Accompanist

Cross of Peace Lutheran Church

Provide musical accompaniment for our two worship services (8:30 and 10 am). Help us explore musical styles to find a contextually relevant niche. Participate in a intentional visioning process to help us create a new musical position for 2018 that will help us grow in depth of faith, spirituality, and participation in worship, while exploring the possibility of a third service. Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2017. One year contract. This person can apply for the new position that will be created for 2018. For the full job description and to apply, contact: the Rev. Stephanie Espinoza at

Ministry Coordinator

First Lutheran
Taylors Falls

First Lutheran, Taylors Falls is seeking a part-time Ministry Coordinator who will serve as an assistant to the Pastor, an administrative assistant for the congregation and clerk for the Congregational Council. The Ministry Coordinator facilitates communication among the Pastor, congregation, paid church staff, and when necessary the surrounding community. The Ministry Coordinator communicates all ministry events, compiles and maintains Parish files, database, reports, and statistics. This position is supervised by the Pastor. Major duties include: Answers and directs phone calls, updates voice mail as appropriate; Prepares weekly worship bulletin, announcement inserts, and monthly newsletter; Updates the Church website, Parish database, and bulletin boards; Maintains current Google calendar of events and worship assistant schedule; Processes mail and e-mail and submits ministry event information to local newspapers and other media as needed; Distributes Council minutes and committee reports as required; Assists in monitoring and places orders for worship, office, and maintenance supplies; Coordinates building usage (i.e. Scouts/Community Events); Manages office equipment maintenance and leases; Provides oversight of network back-up and technical support; Monitors billing of utilities and other expenses (i.e. tax exempt status). Submit resume to Pastor Mary Kaye Ashley, by November 15, 2016.

Audio/Visual Technical Director

Celebration Lutheran
Sartell, MN

Audio/Visual Technical Director (Paid part-time position) – At Celebration we are currently searching for someone to fill this position. If you have knowledge and experience with Audio/Video technology, and a passion for great worship, we would like to talk with you! To find out more, contact Terry Hagen, Director of Operations,

Sales and Service Specialist

1517 Media

1517 Media designs and develops resources that enhance faith and enrich the life of the Christian church and the communities it serves. 1517 Media’s innovative resources serve churches, higher education, and families at home—all delivered in a wide range of media including print and digital formats, videos, apps, and online subscription offerings. Our Customer Experience team is seeking a Sales and Service Specialist to help our customers with any and all inquiries regarding sales and service. This position is the first point of contact for our valued customers. It is the responsibility of the specialist to provide the ultimate customer experience, ensuring sales and service levels are consistently exceeded. Most importantly, they are responsible for building and maintaining strong customer relationships. Ideal candidates will have outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, that foster long-term relationship building, and skills in data entry and inquiry on a variety of computer systems and databases. Knowledge of Church markets and organizational structure a plus.  Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply using the specified link:

Office Coordinator

Pilgrim Lutheran
St. Paul

Pilgrim Lutheran is re-configuring and expanding our staffing. We are seeking an Office Coordinator who shares our welcoming spirit and commitment to inclusivity to join an experienced, creative team that supports a vital, cross-generational and growing congregation. This position will contribute by conducting administrative and secretarial support, supporting shared ministry involvements of members, and coordinating communications to support worship services, programs and various ministries, including preparation of weekly worship bulletins. Duties also include front desk reception, maintenance and enhancement of the website and social media sites, and maintenance of the church calendar. Proficiency with MS Office Suite, excellent time and relationship management skills, a welcoming spirit, and ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality is essential.  We seek candidates with extensive editing experience, strong communication skills, resourcefulness and flexibility. This is a 32-40 hour/week position. Full job description is available on Pilgrim’s website at Submit resume to We encourage submission of a few graphically interesting documents created by the applicant, as well as writing samples. For best consideration, submit materials by November 1, 2016.

Office Coordinator

St. Mark's
North Saint Paul

St. Mark’s, North St. Paul, seeks candidate for a 30-hour/4-day a week (M-Th) position as Office Coordinator. St. Mark’s is an active congregation in North St. Paul with a variety of ministries reaching out into the community with the love of God. This position is the first face people see and first voice they hear when they contact St. Mark’s. Candidates must offer a welcoming presence, have the ability to work with diverse personalities, be able to respond to crisis and complaints with grace, and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. This position coordinates building use, maintains the church calendar and our membership database, and schedules baptisms, weddings and funerals. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, database software, and proficiency in learning new software and applications is expected. We are seeking candidates who are self-starters, adaptable and maintain a high degree of confidentiality. Salary commensurate with experience. Submit a resume to

Marketing Manager

Augsburg Fortress

Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress creates substantive and innovative materials to support the ministries of faith communities in communicating the good news of God's liberating grace, with a particular focus on Lutheran congregations. We are currently seeking a Marketing Manager whose focus will be to enhance customer loyalty with trusted brands in the areas of worship, music, and faith formation; drive awareness of new brands; and achieve sustained topline performance through brand management, channel development and optimization, direct and trade marketing, as well as publicity and social media. The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience managing the strategic marketing of a brand and related products, plus a B.A. or advanced degree in Marketing or other closely related field. Please include your resume, cover letter, and references list with your application. Apply at:

Youth Director

Prince of Peace

Direct and lead programming for high-school-aged youth. The Youth Director shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus. Primary programming occurs on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Events and trips at other times as planned. Immediate availability with 1 year defined term/commitment to be renewed upon review. This is a part-time, 5-10 hours/week position. For more information, or to submit a cover letter and resume please email Pastor Peter Christ at

Director of Traditional Music

Easter Lutheran

Easter Lutheran Church has an opening for a full time Director of Traditional Music. Responsibilities include: Generate a positive, spiritual, and musical atmosphere during worship, rehearsal, and church activities; Coordinate all traditional musicians of all ages and events in accordance with the goals and plans of worship; Work with the Director of Worship to plan the overall themes and goals of worship; Select appropriate hymnody and music, and play piano and organ for Sunday services and special services throughout the year; Secure substitute musicians when necessary; Plan, direct and inspire the senior choir, bell choirs, and other music ensembles and to contribute to traditional worship services; Recruit and retain members of all traditional music ensembles; Plan, purchase, organize and maintain the music library; Assure all musical instruments are appropriately maintained.

Education and experience: MSM strongly preferred. 10+ years experience leading traditional music in another church setting a must.

Submit a cover letter and references list to Matt Brokl, Director of Operations at To learn more about Easter and view the job description for this position please see our website at