Outside Opportunities

To advertise your position openings on our web site, please e-mail the information to Careers.

Be sure to include the position's title, contact information and a brief paragraph that describes qualification requirements and position responsibilities in the same format found below.

For all outside positions, you must contact the agency listed and not the ELCA Churchwide office.

The ELCA Application for Employment form should only be used when applying for Churchwide office positions.

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (SALC), Speedway, IN
Communications Coordinator

St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church (SALC) is a seeking a qualified candidate or company to serve as the Communications Coordinator, which is a part-time, contract position within the church. This position is responsible for supporting and advising on the communications strategy for SALC. In this role, the Communications Coordinator will manage the live-streaming of Sunday church services, develop website content, manage social media, help to write key publications, and gather stories and photos that document the work of SALC. This position is an active part of the church’s communication strategy and implementation for engaging all members of the congregation in a variety of ways.

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Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
Faculty Chair

The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) welcomes applications and nominations to fill a newly endowed faculty chair, the Damm Chair in Leadership, to promote education in leadership within congregations, religious organizations, and nonprofits for LSTC students, alumni, pastors, deacons, and lay leaders in the church. This position is tenure-eligible with open rank.

A detailed position description and application instructions can be found here.

Faith Lutheran Church, Glen Ellyn, IL
Director of Music Ministry

Faith Lutheran Church in Glen Ellyn, IL (a western suburb of Chicago) is seeking a full-time Director of Music Ministry to become part of the Faith church family in an ensemble atmosphere. The Director of Music Ministry is given the freedom to use their creativity to grow and strengthen talents in a supportive setting. The full job description can be found here: https://www.faithonline.org/directorofmusicministryjobdescription.html

Faith Lutheran is a vibrant congregation with a strong tradition of music ministry that seeks to engage the musical gifts of people of all ages and cultures. Worship at Faith strives to grow, challenge, and nurture worshippers in living as Gods people. Find out more about us here: https://www.faithonline.org/

Compensation is competitive and includes health insurance, retirement, continuing education and vacation.

Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC)
Program Manager - East Region and Admissions

All program managers 1) manage a regional volunteer program and build that region’s local support network; and 2) lead a national activity that supports the volunteer program, in collaboration with other team members.

The Program Manager -- East and Admissions -- manages the adult volunteer service-year program for Washington DC, and Baltimore MD (East Region); and leads the annual admissions process. The regional volunteer program involves volunteer and placement partner recruitment and relationships; volunteer move-in, welcome, house visits, monitoring, and closings; troubleshooting and resolving house, volunteer, and placement challenges; and building local relationships with alumni, supporters, and partners. Admissions involves applicant communications, applicant interviews, applicant and placement tracking, database management, and process reporting; program contract administration; and coordination with team members on recruitment and interviews. This position joins the full team in weekly meetings; participates and leads some monthly program day workshops the first Friday of each month and at national orientation in August; and is the sole paid staff for the East region, supported by the national organization and local network.

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Fox Point Lutheran Church, Fox Point, WI
Director of Music and Technology

Fox Point Lutheran Church seeks a Church Organist and Piano Accompanist, Part-Time.

About us: Fox Point Lutheran Church is an ELCA Lutheran Congregation located in Fox Point, WI. We are a faith-filled, passionate, and accepting congregation that believes in Real Faith for Real Life, and strives to bring that to our surrounding communities. We have a full ministry staff led by our Lead Pastor, Pastor Bill Knapp. You would be joining our music team led by our Director of Music, and including our Choral Director, Handbell Director, and Children’s Choir Directors. We have services on Sunday mornings at 9am and 10:30am.


To provide organ and piano music for our worship services, as well as accompany our weekly choral rehearsal.

Download the job description.

St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Huntsville, AL
Church Office Manager

An ELCA Lutheran Church in Huntsville, AL has an immediate vacancy for a skilled, focused Office Manager. The Office Manager is responsible for communications, basic accounting functions and record keeping, document creation, ordering supplies, and other administrative support functions. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related role.


  • Educational attainment: Minimum of High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Experience with simple database input.
  • Experience with reconciliation of various financial accounts.
  • Experience with payroll, employee/employer taxes, withholdings, etc.
  • Knowledge of simple fund accounting procedures.
  • Knowledge of accounts payable.
  • Focused attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and reliable.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Ability to provide a welcoming presence for congregation and visitors.

Salary: Range of $17 to $20 per hour, based on commensurate experience.

Work Schedule: To be developed in concert with church office personnel.

Work Location: One

Work Remotely: No

Applications consisting of cover letter and current resume should be emailed to: hsvchurch@gmail.com. Submissions should be received no later than October 15, 2021.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bloomington, IL
Organist/Keyboardist/Worship Musician

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bloomington, IL seeks an Organist/Keyboardist/Worship Musician as part of our worship team to Engage and Equip people to Embrace Jesus Christ. This position is responsible for organ leadership and direction for traditional worship services; will support worship arts teams in other services and be available for leadership and accompaniment of various choirs. Applicants should have a high degree of competence and skills able to successfully master our Berghaus three manual 46 rank pipe organ; be a proficient sight reader, capable of improvisation; and proficient performer of a wide range of music styles from classic to contemporary. Music performance or related degree with experience and expertise in organ and/or keyboard performance preferred. Experience in church worship organ and keyboard leadership and vocal direction desired. This position may be part-time or full-time based on skills and availability.

Compensation will be dependent on experience and qualifications. Position starts as soon as possible after 11/15/2021. For more information or to apply, send your resume and cover letter to Shari@stjohnsbloomington.org or call (309)827-6121x205.

Mountain View Lutheran Church, Edgewood, WA
Church Administrator

Mountain View Lutheran Church seeks a part-time (20-24 hours per week) Church Administrator to provide business and operational support to the church in the areas of Facilities, Human Resources, Technology, and general office administration. Central to this position is to foster relationships and facilitate an environment of collaboration and teamwork at every level.

The full job description is available at https://mtviewlutheran.org/jobdescription-churchadministrator.pdf The position is open until filled.

Mountain View Lutheran Church, Edgewood, WA
Children and Family Ministry Coordinator

Holy Trinity is a healthy, vibrant, financially stable, growing, COVID-conscious, urban faith community in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Mountain View Lutheran Church seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Children and Family Ministry Coordinator to direct all ministries for children from 2 years old through fifth grade. This includes Sunday education, fellowship opportunities, and seasonal events throughout the year.

The full job description is available at https://mtviewlutheran.org/jobdescription-childrenandfamilycoordinator.pdf The position is open until filled.

Mountain View Lutheran Church, Edgewood, WA
Director of Music Ministries

Mountain View Lutheran Church seeks a part-time (30 hours per week) Director of Music Ministries to help in crafting meaningful worship. This position will be responsible for helping plan worship liturgy, leading the Worship Planning Team, serving as a weekly leader in worship services (including funerals, memorials, and weddings as needed), selecting music, coordinating volunteers, directing the vocal choir and handbell choir, and soliciting special music and guest musicians.

The full job description is available at https://mtviewlutheran.org/jobdescription-musicdirector.pdf The position is open until filled.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Director of Adult Choirs and Organist/Pianist

Holy Trinity is a healthy, vibrant, financially stable, growing, COVID-conscious, urban faith community in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis.

Position(s) Summary
We are seeking a Director of Adult Choirs (15 hours per week) and an Organist/Pianist (20 hours per week). The same candidate may apply for both and serve as Cantor (30 hours/week with benefits). The full position description(s) and application process can be found here: https://htlcmpls.org/seeking-director-of-adult-choirs-and-organist-pianist/

Review of applications begins on October 1, 2021. Position is open until filled. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church actively seeks a diverse pool of candidates. People of color and LGBTQIA+ people are encouraged to apply.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Raleigh, NC
Part-Time Communications Director

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is seeking a Communications Director (20-25 hours/week) to support the church's dynamic staff and congregation in creatively sharing God's word and the church's mission, works and programs. A communications professional will find this work environment exciting, engaging and welcoming! Candidates should have proficiency in all areas of oral and written communication and experience implementing communication strategies using a variety of web-based tools and social media platforms. A College Degree or equivalent experience is required.

Please visit https://gslchurch.org/resources/job-opps to access complete job description and to apply.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fremont, CA
Part-time Organist/Accompanist

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located in Fremont, CA, is seeking a part-time Organist/Accompanist for scheduled worship services and other activities to support the music ministry of the church with in-person and online services, volunteer choir, and congregation. This individual is a team player with a commitment to the faith and understanding of how music contributes to meaning and flow of the service.

  • Play for a single Sunday morning service each week
  • Play for the special services throughout the Lutheran calendar
  • Record online virtual services if needed
  • Rehearse with choir weekly and before service
  • Input welcomed for planning with the Worship Committee to select hymns and plan special music

We anticipate about 6-8 hours/week including practice and worship preparation.

A detailed job description is available at https://holytrinityfremont.org/seeking-part-time-organist-accompanist/. Resumes may be sent to htlc.mutualminstry@gmail.com. Deadline for applying is October 1.

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Charlotte, NC
Director of Family Ministry

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Charlotte (St. Mark’s) seeks a full-time Director of Family Ministry (DFM) to build a vibrant and energetic ministry as a central element of the life of the congregation. Reflecting the mission, vision, and values of the congregation, the DFM will create, direct, and support ministries that nurture current Youth and attract new families. As a key member of the church’s staff, the DFM will have a deep Christian Faith and a passion for sharing it to involve, equip, engage, and nurture our congregation – particularly Youth and their parents -- for life-long faith formation across and between generations.

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Christ Lutheran Church, Visalia, CA
Music Minister

Christ Lutheran Church, located in Visalia, CA, is seeking a full time Music Minister to plan, coordinate, and direct all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship music expression. The ideal candidate will continue our churchs rich and varied music program, while providing vision for future worship experiences that will inspire and engage the congregation and the community.

  • Oversee the entire music program of the congregation including worship music, choirs, praise band, vocalists, and instrumentalists.
  • Recruit and facilitate musical participation by involving children, youth, adults.
  • Ensure that quality on-site, recorded, and live-stream technology is in place and functioning for Sunday morning and special services.
  • Supervise assigned staff and volunteers.
  • Perform and/or coordinate music at funerals and weddings.

Detailed job descriptions are available at www.clcvisalia.org. Resumes may be sent to clcmusicsearchteam@gmail.com. Deadline for applying is October 17.

Celebration Lutheran Church, Sartell, MN
Director of Youth and Family Ministries-Middle and High School

Christian Educatior- Serve as the primary visionary and catalyst for the Middle School and High School portion of the Youth and Family Ministries Program at Celebration. Supported by a Youth and Family Ministry team and the Congregational Life Pastor, coordinate education opportunities for grades 6-12 (including Youth Discipleship Training, Retreats, Synod events, and mission trips).

Ability to nurture faith, recruit and train adults and work well as a member of a team; experience as an initiator, administrator and Christian educator; working knowledge of Scripture; strong communication skills; bachelor's degree required; music and technology skills desired.

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St. Stephen Lutheran church in Wausau, WI
Music Director/Choir Director

St. Stephen Lutheran church in Wausau, WI has an opening in their Music Ministry Department for Music Director/Choir Director. Part-time position. Please contact the church office at 715-845-7858 for more information.

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Redeemer Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, Iowa
Director of Family Ministries

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bettendorf, IA is seeking an enthusiastic and skilled Director of Family Ministries (DFM) to lead the development and implementation of ministry programming to encourage faith formation and spiritual development in young people in grades Pre-Kindergarten through High School.

For more information and a job description, please contact Pastor Joel Nau at pastorredeemerbett@gmail.com

Parish of the Epiphany, Winchester, MA
Director for Youth and Lifelong Formation

Parish of the Epiphany is an engaged, loving, and vibrant community of faith in the Episcopal tradition located in Winchester, MA. The Director for Youth and Lifelong Formation is a key position as we seek to strengthen, care for, and support the lives of our middle and high school youth and the larger parish in our following of Jesus. This position is full-time with benefits.

This new position will seek to renew and reimagine our current ministry with youth and families. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about following the way of Jesus and inspiring and encouraging youth in their faith journeys. In addition, this position will work collaboratively to create small group ministries within the parish that promote lifelong formation and connect our multi-generational community.

Please view the position description for more details.

Christ Episcopal Church, Winnetka, IL
Director of Youth Ministries

Christ Church is a vibrant, growing parish located steps from Lake Michigan in Winnetka, Illinois. The congregation values a faith experience that is rooted in the deep traditions of Episcopal liturgy and relevant for life today. Christ Church is seeking an innovative and relational Director of Youth Ministries (DYM) to shepherd youth and their families toward this mission. The ideal candidate will have a heart for youth and their families, endeavoring to instill a life-long faith through fellowship, learning, and service.

The DYM will manage all aspects of youth ministry for grades 5-12 including but not limited to programs and events, outreach and service, worship involvement, volunteer stewardship, family and youth pastoral care, communications and visioning for the future. This role will work closely with the Director of Children’s Ministries as well as other relevant staff (communications, music, clergy, etc.) and volunteers.

View the job description for details about how to apply.

The West Ohio Conference
Site Director for Widewater Location

Toughest job youll ever love was a hiring slogan from the Peace Corps. It was meant to target people who had a good back, strong stomach, level head and a big heart. It also conveyed the powerful message that sometimes the most rewarding things in life come with challenges. Do you agree? Do you also love Jesus, love seeing young people come to Jesus and have a history of successful leadership? If you answered yes, please keep reading.

The West Ohio Conference is currently searching for our next Site Director for our Widewater location. The purpose of West Ohios camping and retreats ministry is to provide spiritual, relational, and recreational environments where everyone can experience the love of Jesus. This position is responsible for ensuring all daily operations & programming fulfill that purpose.

Please visit https://www.westohioumc.org/conference/classified/site-director-widewater-camp-retreat-center to review the job description and details about how to apply. 

Six Mile Run Reformed Church, Franklin Park, NJ
Full-time Pastor

The Six Mile Run Reformed Church in Franklin Park, NJ is seeking a full-time pastor. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, innovative, approachable and adaptable with the gift of preaching Gods word and administration. The ability to work in teams is essential. Expectations include, leading worship, preparing worship for live, as well as virtual services in cooperation and collaboration with ministry team, pastoral care, spiritual and leadership development and community outreach.

To learn more about us, who we are, and what we desire for our future read our Self-Study by visiting our website at https://www.sixmilerun.org/ and click on View the Study Here. To read Our Church Profile go to https://www.rca.org/pastor-search-support/.

If this sounds like something God may calling you to, you are encouraged to download and complete the Ministry Profile at https://www.rca.org/pastor-search-support/

To contact the search committee, email us at smrrcasearch@gmail.com.

Mountain View Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Part-time Administrative Assistant

Mountain View Lutheran Church currently seeks a permanent, part-time Administrative Assistant. Must have good computer and people skills. Basic office tasks including phones and filing. Able to learn new skills and software quickly. Must have a Christian-based life. Other duties as assigned. 20-25 hours per week, M-F. Please send resume and/or letter of interest to: jobs@mvlutheran.org

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Mountain View Lutheran Church, Phoenix, AZ
Part-time Office Supervisor

Mountain View Lutheran Church currently seeks a permanent, part-time Office Supervisor. Must have good computer skills, able to multi-task, good time management, organized and pays attention to detail, good with people, able to learn new skills and software quickly. Must live a Christian-based life. Other duties as assigned. 35 hours per week, M-F. Please send resume and/or letter of interest to: jobs@mvlutheran.org

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Christ Lutheran Church, Sterling Heights, MI
Community Cultivator of Young Life

The Community Cultivator of Young Life (CCYL) is a fulltime salaried staff person, co-leading CLC in its commitment to engage the immediate neighborhood and our congregation through relational service.

Contact prluther@christsterling.org for a full Job Description. Application deadline is August 31st, 2021.

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Worthington, MN
Youth Director

Youth Director will help our youth group in their faith lives through study, service and fellowship. Current programming includes an after school program (Wednesdays), Confirmation, Youth Group, adventures/service trips and more. We are actively working to engage ecumenical partners and our diverse community. Intergenerational ministry will be promoted and emphasized. There are opportunities for work in various ministry efforts (outreach, music, young adults, events, etc.) Compensation based on education and experience. Benefits eligible. Full time. The position will be an exempt (salaried) position. Please include three references and phone numbers for each. Please send a resume and cover letter (describing yourself, your beliefs, and your faith journey) to felcwgtn@frontiernet.net. Please reach out to the previously noted email with questions or for more information, as well.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Prospect Heights, IL
Church Office Administrator

Church office administrator needed for Lutheran church in Prospect Heights, IL. Candidates must possess word processing, Microsoft Office, and bookkeeping experience; knowledge of Quick Books and publisher software a plus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: producing the bulletin for Sunday and other services; preparing monthly, annual and financial reports and other fiscal responsibilities; being a welcoming, friendly and helpful presence to all who visit the office, members and guests alike. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience and skills. This position is 30 hours per week in-person during weekday office hours.

A detailed job description is available upon request. Qualified applicants please send resume to: lcgsparishoffice@gmail.com

Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, OH
Director of Congregational Engagement and Advancement

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Advancement and working closely with the Dean of the Seminary, the Director of Congregational Engagement and Advancement is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of congregational and donor relationships for the development of the seminary and the university. The Director advances the university's mission by building relationships and effectively communicating its mission to donors and to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) synods and congregations.

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Midland Reformed Church, Midland, MI
Full Time Lead Pastor

The mission of Midland Reformed Church is to love God, love others and lead change. We are Gods representatives in Midland County to spread His love to all those made in His image. We are currently seeking a full time lead pastor who will guide all areas of our ministry.

Church Profile and Full Job Description are available at: www.midlandreformed.org

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
Children's Ministry Director

Join our faith formation team at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA) in beautiful Austin, TX! We are looking for a part-time (25-30 hours/week) Children's Ministry Director who will build, equip, and support the childrens ministries at Shepherd of the Hills, while making connections with families at Butterfly Christian Preschool and in the wider community. For more information & official job description, please email Pastor Lauren Dow Wegner: lauren@shephills.org.

Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Austin, TX
Contemporary Worship Leader

Join our worship team in beautiful Austin, TX! The Contemporary Worship Leader is a part-time (15-25 hours/week) position that will lead and creatively develop a contemporary worship experience at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (ELCA). The service will be dynamic, engaging, and diverse, drawing upon the creative expressions of musicians and other artists in our faith community and beyond. The Contemporary Worship Leader must possess strong musical and leadership skills. For more information & job description, please email Pastor Lauren Dow Wegner: lauren@shephills.org.

Pilgrim Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Communications Administrator

The Communications Administrator works part-time to coordinate and oversee Pilgrims marketing, print, and online/social media communications. They will also provide basic administrative support to the Pastor and the worship life of the congregation. We are seeking candidates with excellent writing, computer, and organizational skills with careful attention to details. All interested candidates are invited to send their resume to Pastor Kristian Johnson at pastorkristian@pilgrimchicago.org.

St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
Music Director/Choir Director and Organist/Pianist

St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Wausau, WI has openings in their Music Ministry Department for Music Director/Choir Director and Organist/Pianist for their church services. Part-time positions. Please contact the church office at 715-845-7858 for more information.

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fairfax, Virginia
Director of Congregation Life

Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax Virginia is looking for someone to serve this ambitious congregation as Director of Congregation Life.

Job responsibilities:

  • Serves as principal liaison to the committees, Boards, and other groups affiliated with this church, offering resources, encouragement, guidance and support as required.
  • Monitors contacts and relations with outside organizations which use church facilities, working in consultation and conjunction with other church staff and relevant committees of the church.
  • Mobilizes volunteers and church resources to enhance ministries.

A detailed job description is available upon request. This is a 3 quarters position with the possibility to grow into full time.

If interested, please direct your inquiries to:
Connie Hepler
(703) 273 4094
cecrider@me.com or admin@fairfaxchristlutheran.org

Cross of Grace Lutheran, New Palestine, IN
Contemporary Music Minister, part-time

Cross of Grace is a vibrant community situated just east of Indianapolis. Our church needs a strong musician who is a good communicator and leader. We have an established team of talented volunteer musicians. This person will lead one rehearsal and one service each week. Salary ranges from 12,000-15,000 per year. To receive a copy of the total job description, contact pastormark@crossofgrace.org or jeannie@crossofgrace.org

Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT)
Graduate Resident Youth Minister

About the Residency:
Fulfill your call to youth or childrens ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth or Childrens Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through CYMTs partner seminary.

Graduate Residents receive:

  • Full scholarship for tuition, books, and housing
  • Masters degree from accredited seminary
  • A job as a youth minister in a local church/camping ministry
  • $1,000 per month stipend
  • Veteran youth ministry coach


  • Distinct call to youth or childrens ministry
  • Ministry experience working with children or youth
  • Undergraduate degree

Apply online at www.cymt.org. Application deadline: Spring Term, November 1.

Contact: Center for Youth Ministry Training: 615.823.7595, dea@cymt.org.

Immanuel Lutheran (ELCA), Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Director of Children’s & Family Ministry

To plan, organize, and direct the ministry to children aged birth through 6th grade and their families at Immanuel Lutheran Church.


  • Personal and active relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • The ability to interact well with diverse age groups: children, youth and adults
  • Good organizational and communication skills and the ability to multitask
  • Willingness to participate in the life of Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • A heart for childrens and family ministry

Detailed position description and how to apply.

Capital University, Columbus, OH
Assistant Director of Religious and Spiritual Life

Under the direction of the University Pastor, advises faith-based student groups, provides campus-wide spiritual programming, hosts events and retreats for multiple constituencies, and networks with religious partners outside of the university. This new position intentionally supports the spiritual wellness of people from all faiths, religions, and worldviews, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion in religious and spiritual life.

View the job description: https://capital.applicantpro.com/jobs/1877098.html.

Ascension Lutheran Church And School
Early Childhood Center Director

The Director will be responsible for the complete early education program for the Ascension Lutheran Early Childhood Center (ECC). The program includes the Infant/Toddler Center, the Preschool Program, and the Preschool Day Care Program. The program operates from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on all school days and holidays or vacation days as provided on the approved school calendar. The hours to be worked are scheduled as agreed with the TK-6 School Principal.

Download the job description.

Download an application.

Any applicants interested can email Connie Angress cangress@alschool.org

Documents to include:
    Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • 3 reference letters
  • Copy of transcripts if applicable
  • Copy of valid & current credentials, etc.
  • Faith statement

Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL
Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation

Fourth Presbyterian Church, a vibrant and inclusive 5,400-member congregation in downtown Chicago, seeks an Associate Pastor for Caring Ministries and Spiritual Formation, with responsibilities for coordinating pastoral care by clergy staff and the caring ministry of Deacons and Stephen Ministers; providing program leadership for the Spiritual Formation Council; and participating in worship leadership.

See www.bit.ly/fpcapcaring for details.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Business Manager

This position supports the ministry of Pilgrim Lutheran Church through important bookkeeping and administrative duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • maintaining a general ledger
  • processing bills
  • administrative and H.R. Duties


  • proficiency in accounting practices and software
  • excellent communication and people skills

The position is 32 hours a week, will pay $35 an hour, and is supervised by the Pastor. Interested candidates are invited to send their resume to pilgrimgps@gmail.com.

Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School, Chicago, IL
Children's Ministry Coordinator

Pilgrim is seeking someone to serve on staff as a Children's Ministry Coordinator. The purpose of this position is "to assist the community of Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in empowering

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate Sunday morning childrens programming focused on faith formation
  2. Equip parents, caregivers, youth, and adults to take an active role in faith formation among children
  3. Assist in coordinating intergenerational opportunities in worship and service projects

Hours: 12 hours per week.

Send resumes to Pastor Kristian at pilgrimgps@gmail.com

Christ Church, Martinsville, VA

In this moment, so many churches are wondering about worship after the pandemic. Some are doubtful that there will even be a future for their congregations.

Christ Episcopal Church of Martinsville is not one of these churches. We have an engaged and devoted congregation, built on a foundation of almost two hundred years’ worth of prayers and service. We live in a community where we are proven partners in interfaith dialogue, where we offer ourselves up as servants to the needy, where our hearts are searching for further instruction in the Christian faith. We are in search of the right companion as we grow in Christ.

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Abiding Hope Church, Littleton, Colorado
Director of Worship Arts

Abiding Hope Church, an ELCA congregation in Littleton, Colorado, is seeking a Spirit-filled child of God, inspiring leader, and gifted musician to serve as our Director of Worship Arts. This person will report to and work closely with the Lead Servant for Worship Life to create and implement a vibrant, engaging and transforming worship life that seeks to connect all people with our inclusive theology and Gods vision of love and life for all people.

  • This is a full-time position. Responsibilities include:
  • Raise up and equip worship servants of all ages and abilities;
  • Lead worship in tandem with Lead Servant for Worship Life;
  • Co-direct primary worship leader ensemble; 
  • Raise up and equip singers and instrumentalists for worship leadership;
  • Oversee youth worship ministry;
  • Serve on the worship creative team;

For more information and details on the position, please contact Glenn Hecox at glenn@abidinghope.org

Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place, Kansas City, MO
Chaplain (full-time)

Saint Luke's Bishop Spencer Place has a wonderful full-time career opportunity for a full-time Chaplain interested in working in senior care. Bishop Spencer Place is a non-profit Life Plan retirement community located between Westport and the Plaza and is part of the Saint Luke's Health System.

Our Chaplain provides spiritual care to our residents, staff, and family members. Specific duties of the position include:

  • Provide administrative and financial oversight of and leadership for Spiritual Wellness department for multi-level senior living community.
  • Provide supervision for Spiritual Wellness volunteers.
  • Maintain services records and resources for the Episcopal Chapel.
  • Provide liturgical leadership and development for worship and other spiritual expression opportunities.
  • Participate on the SLHS Spiritual Wellness committees, SLH Ethics Committee, task forces, and ceremonial functions.
  • Establish and integrate Spiritual Wellness practices, standards, and goals with the Director of Spiritual Wellness along with other SLHS Spiritual Wellness chaplains.
  • Provide religious, spiritual and emotional care and counsel to residents their families and or intimate network as well as to Bishop Spencer Place personnel, students and volunteers with attention to diverse spiritual orientations and cultures.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary team in provision of resident care.
  • Assist the Clinical Pastoral Educators in training Clinical Pastoral Education Interns and Residents in clinical skills and provision of spiritual care by serving as a Preceptor.

Qualified candidates should be an Episcopal Priest with preference given to those who meet BCC criteria. Lutheran Pastors meeting BCC criteria will also be considered.

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Augsburg Fortress
Production Editor (Remote, United States)

Within the Publishing House of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (1517 Media), Augsburg Fortress (AF) 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. Augsburg Fortress publishes approximately 50 titles a year in the Augsburg Music portfolio, with a focus on traditional and liturgical choral and keyboard music as well as congregational song. Additionally, Augsburg Fortress publishes a robust portfolio of annual worship planning materials, primarily in the Sundays and Seasons family of resources.

The purpose of the Production Editor position is to carry out editorial and project management roles in order to ensure that the Augsburg Music and worship planning publication programs meet customer needs for usefulness, accessibility, appropriateness, and high quality of both content and presentation.

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Christ Lutheran, Zionsville, Indiana
Director of Children and Family Ministry

Have a heart for ministry with families-children and parents- and a desire to grow roots in the growing town of Zionsville, Indiana? We are a mainline protestant church seeking someone with strong relational and communication skills and someone who can work collaboratively with a team of passionate and motivated co-workers.

Christ Lutheran is seeking a part-time salaried ministry position (15-20 hours a week), focusing on ministry with families, infants - 12th Grade. The Director of Children and Family Ministry leads lay leadership in developing and overseeing the execution of family and youth programing, assisting in the educational activities of the congregation, extending the ministry of Christ Lutheran Church into our community, act as a member of the professional staff at Christ Lutheran, and additional duties as requested.

This position will report directly to the Senior Pastor.

For more information or to receive a copy of the job description please reply pastor@clczionsville.org.

Job Type: Part Time
Pay: $12,000 - $15,000
Education: Prefer Associate or above
Experience: Previous experience working with youth in a Christian setting is highly desirable.
Work Location: One location
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, IL
Worship & Music Leader

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Northbrook, IL is seeking a Worship and Music Leader, 20 hours per week, with a start date of August 1. The Worship and Music Leader will guide the overall planning, growth and implementation of a diverse and dynamic worship and music ministry. In collaboration with the pastor and worship team, this leader will develop a cohesive vision for all aspects of worship. Requirements: 3 years experience in leading musical ensembles and/or leading congregations in worship preferred. Proficiency in instruments suitable for congregational music, preferably piano and organ. Creativity in the use of worship and music opportunities to promote a broad experience for all who worship. Full position description available upon request. Contact: Jan Kirby 847.272.0400. Send resume with cover letter Email: office@gloriadeinorthbrook.org  

Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois

The Board of Trustees of Augustana College invites nominations and applications for its 9th President. The Board seeks an accomplished, engaging leader who will anticipate the trends and opportunities in higher education and be innovative and inspirational in setting a bold agenda for Augustana’s future.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College (https://www.augustana.edu/) is a private, selective, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences serving 2,500 mostly undergraduate students. The 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, in the vibrant Quad Cities metro region, a diverse and growing community of more than 400,000 people. With more than 90 majors and related programs in the full range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines and pre-professional studies, Augustana is committed to offering a challenging education that develops the qualities of mind, spirit and body necessary for students to discern their life’s calling of leadership and service in a diverse and changing world.

The next president of Augustana College has an exciting opportunity to lead a financially strong and nimble institution, to build upon the momentum of a highly successful $135 million capital campaign, and to develop a bold strategic plan to advance the college’s mission. The president will promote and cultivate Augustana’s distinctiveness; sustain and enhance the college’s academic reputation; maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a distinguishing characteristic of the college; expand relationships, partnerships, and opportunities in the Quad Cities community and beyond; and sustain and grow Augustana’s financial health and its value proposition. For additional information about the college, the position, the qualifications sought, and how to apply, please review the search prospectus, available for download, at https://apptrkr.com/2278890.

Academic Search is assisting Augustana College in the search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation by contacting Jay Lemons at Jay.Lemons@academicsearch.org, Sharon Herzberger at Sharon.Herzberger@academicsearch.org, or Jennifer Kooken at Jennifer.Kooken@academicsearch.org.

The position is open until filled, but only applications received by September 6, 2021, can be assured full consideration. Applications, nominations, and inquiries may be sent in confidence to AugustanaPresident@academicsearch.org.

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Word of Peace Lutheran Church, Rogers, Minnesota
Director of Worship and Music

Word of Peace Lutheran Church, a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in Rogers, Minnesota, is seeking an encouraging and inspiring Worship and Music Director to lead traditional and contemporary worship and the collaborative worship team. We are looking for a Worship and Music Director who can provide excellence in worship leadership and coordinating, build a strong choral ministry program, and incorporate special music opportunities utilizing the resources of the congregation and community. Word of Peace is a dynamic, growing, and welcoming worship community. Our vision is “To be a community where everyone experiences Christ’s Love and shares Christ’s Love with all people.” Our mission is to WORSHIP God, CONNECT with others, GROW in faith, and SERVE our neighbors. And our core values are love, inclusion, authenticity, community, and service. Word of Peace is in Rogers, a northwestern suburb of Minneapolis, and has approximately 3,000 members. Our worship team includes 7 staff, 8 paid worship leaders, and over 50 volunteers in the choral/handbell music ministry.

Our worship team is dedicated to working collaboratively to ensure there is innovation, creativity, and diversity in our worship services, as well as the entirety of worship reflecting the themes of the day.

This is a full-time, salaried position with benefits including pension, medical, vacation, sick leave, sabbatical time every five years, and a budget for annual continuing education and professional expenses.

To apply, visit www.wordofpeace.org/jobs. For more information, contact Lead Pastor, Rick Skare, at rskare@wordofpeace.org or (763) 496-2403.

Christ Lutheran Church, Visalia, CA
Music Minister

Christ Lutheran Church, a progressive ELCA Lutheran congregation located in Visalia, CA, is seeking a full time Music Minister to plan, coordinate, and direct all aspects of traditional and contemporary worship music expression. The ideal candidate will continue our churchs rich and varied music program, while providing vision for future worship experiences that will inspire and engage the congregation and the community.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Oversee the entire music program of the congregation.
  • Recruit and facilitate musical participation by involving children, youth, adults, and our community through a variety of musical styles.
  • Oversee quality on-site, recorded, and live-stream technology.
  • Supervise assigned staff and volunteers.

Detailed job descriptions are available at www.clcvisalia.org

Resumes may be sent to clcmusicsearchteam@gmail.com

St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL
Organist/Keyboardist/Choral Accompanist

Part-time experienced organist/keyboardist/choral accompanist needed for Lutheran Church (ELCA) in west suburban Chicago area beginning June 1st. Duties include playing for the traditional service, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. accompanying the Adult Choir on piano and organ; rehearsals on Wednesday evenings, Sept. May. Depending on the applicants strengths, the position may be combined with a choral direction opportunity. Sanctuary instrumentation is a Martin Ott 16-stop tracker organ and a Baldwin grand piano. 8-10 hours per week, salary negotiable. Please send letter of interest and resume to Katie Andrade, Director of Worship Planning, St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL at: krandrade@gmail.com.

First Lutheran Church, Janesville, Wisconsin
Director of Music

First Lutheran Church embraces the power of music and creativity to feed our souls. We seek a Director of Music to plan and lead our worship music program and develop our musical outreach to the community. This position will collaborate with and encourage musicians from within the congregation and the wider community. Skill and competency in keyboard performance are required along with the ability to direct instrumental groups and ensembles of all ages. This is a 25-30 hour/week position with competitive salary and benefits. A complete job description can be found at http://bit.ly/FLCDirectorOfMusic. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Michael Mueller at MMueller@flcj.org.

Southeastern Minnesota Synod, Rochester, MN
Business Manager

The Office of the Bishop for the Southeastern Minnesota Synod, ELCA is hiring a Business Manager. This position will have primary responsibility for the internal functions of synod finances and work in collaboration with the Synod Treasurer and accounting firm. The Business Manager will oversee human resources, procedures and policies, and vendor relationships. For a full job description and contact information please visit semnsynod.org/synodjobs.

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Program Director for Congregational Thriving

St. Olaf College is among the recipients of a 5-year grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc.'s Thriving Congregations Initiative. Through this initiative, St. Olaf will work directly with congregations and help them gain clarity about their values and missions, explore and better understand the communities that they serve, and draw upon their theological traditions as they adapt ministries to meet changing needs.

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St. John's Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Director of Children, Youth and Family Ministry

St. John's Lutheran Church is seeking an innovative individual who models faith while engaging children, youth and families in faith-based programming. The compassionate person in this position supports and develops a culture of welcoming and inclusivity for children and youth while building lasting relationships and equipping people in the congregation to serve children and youth in a variety of roles. In our welcoming and service-oriented environment, this approachable and organized person will help us bridge all age groups while developing, communicating and implementing all aspects of ministry to support and encourage relationships and growth for children, youth and families in their faith.

Please see the link for more information on the position. https://stjohns-ec.org/documents/newsletters/job-description-director-of-children-youth-and-family-2021-stjohnswi.pdf

St. John’s German Lutheran Parish Springvale, Inc., Victoria, Australia

St. John’s is a Christ-centred, caring, German-speaking congregation of about 300 members, which belongs to the global Christian family. We seek to know Jesus better and encourage each other to: believe more sincerely, to pray more faithfully and to love more fervently. We seek to impart to our children a firm foundation in living the Christian faith, whilst upholding our church and German traditions. We were founded in 1960 and are especially working towards evangelism and outreach in our context and through multimedia, implementing our sustainability project “ReFormAble”, offering pastoral care and building up a ministry for families and children.

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UNITY Lutheran Church, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Director of Christian Education

In partnership with the Education Team chairperson, the Director of Christian Education (DCE) develops the vision and overall structure of the Christian education program across two campuses for birth to grade 8 to include online and in-person offerings. Brings a spirit of love, energy, and enthusiastic leadership to the children of our congregation. Guides and nurtures the Christian Education Program, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School (VBS). Expands participation in youth programs via engaging and creative programs. Contributes to cross-generational events and the confirmation program. Longer term, we may consider consolidating our young child, youth, and adult education ministries under a single Director. This is not a current requirement of candidates and may never be, but we are interested in the benefits of coordinated programs across ages. We will welcome candidate thoughts and experiences on intentional collaborations between child and adult educational ministries.

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Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pasadena, TX
Graduate Resident Youth Minister

Fulfill your call to youth ministry through the Graduate Residency in Youth Ministry at the Center for Youth Ministry Training (CYMT). The Graduate Resident Youth Minister is a unique professional ministry opportunity that provides you with a job at a local ministry setting while both training and coaching you as you earn your Masters of Arts in Youth Ministry through a CYMT partner seminary. CYMT offers regional campuses in Tennessee and Texas through partnerships with Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary and our new Nashville Extension Campus of APTS. Acceptance to the program is competitive, as the cohort spots are limited in each region. The cost to the resident is only $2,000 for the 3-year program.

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Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Cherokee, Iowa
Youth/Families with Youth, Minister

The Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Cherokee, Iowa is looking for a youth/families with youth, minister. We are an ELCA congregation of about 500 members (with an average weekly attendance around 150) in a community of about 5,000. The position may be part time, up to full time with some benefits. The position involves working mainly with high school and middle school youth with some added ministry to younger ages through a Wednesday night program as well as other opportunities. To apply, please submit a resume to blcelca@gmail.com.

New Life Community Church, Coralville, IA
Senior Pastor

New Life Community Church is a welcoming, humble, sincere, genuine group of people seeking to love Jesus Christ, each other, and our community through our mission of worship, discipleship and outreach. We understand that God is active in the world through each of us in our daily lives and take seriously that we are called to be witnesses of the gospel in everything we do. Our church is located in the heart of Coralville, only minutes away from the University of Iowa. God has provided us with a visible and accessible facility located on the main Coralville strip, where more than 20,000 cars drive by each day. We are uniquely positioned in a diverse, urban setting surrounded by people from all socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. We have a healthy awareness of the cultural and societal landscape of the Coralville area, and are passionate about engaging our community with the love of Christ.

We are looking for a Senior Pastor who is gifted in preaching and leadership to lead us into our new era of ministry. To learn more about New Life Community Church, the Senior Pastor position, and to view our church profile, please visit our website at https://www.newliferca.org/pastoralsearch.

St. Peters Lutheran Church, Marble Falls, TX
Director of Youth and Family ministries

St. Peters' Lutheran is in Marble Falls, TX and we are hiring for a Director of Youth and Family ministries. This person will be responsible for overseeing the ministries and activities for all ages of children and their families. This individual will curate cross-generational relationships in the congregation and community, invite youth and families into service with congregation, in community, and is mission and camping trips.


California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA
Director of Development-Seminary Relations

Reporting to the Vice President for Mission and Identity, the Director of Development-Seminary Relations is responsible for the cultivation and stewardship of congregational and donor relationships for the development of the seminary and the university. The Director advances the university’s mission by building relationships and effectively communiating its mission to donors and to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) synods and congregations of Regions I and II. The Director is responsible as the lead seminary gift officer for planning and implementing a program of identification, cultivation, visitation, and solicitation of congregational gifts, individual major gifts, planned gifts, and endowment fund development in support of university strategic priorities and seminary fundraising. The Director also works as a part of the University Advancement team to cultivate and solicit major gifts (10,000 K+ for the seminary; 25,000 K+ for the university.)

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Shalom Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN
Director of Music

20 hour per week part time position open for Director of Music at Shalom Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN.

Qualified person would be responsible to assist in planning worship services including choosing hymns, developing themes for worship service, maintaining licensing programs and the music library. This would be collaborative with the pastor and other relevant groups.

The director would provide musical content for Sunday services, both traditional (piano, organ a plus) and for the contemporary services - provide keyboard accompaniment as needed for the Spirit of Shalom contemporary band. The director would also conduct our three choirs (children, adult and chime).

If interested in this position, please submit your resume to shalomlutheran@gctel.net or Shalom Lutheran Church, 681 Voyager Dr. Alexandria, MN (snail mail). If you have questions about the position, please call 320-762-8641. 

St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Westfield, New Jersey
Full-Time Assistant Rector for Young Families

St Paul’s Episcopal Church is a growing, program-sized parish, in the suburbs of NYC.  It is renowned for its strong ministries of music and preaching, and its engaging, central liturgical tradition.  It has a lively and successful Kindergarten and Preschool.

In the last year it has become clear that God is leading us to build two under-developed but vital ministries.  One of these is our digital ministry, in the light of Covid-related changes to our regional life and culture.  The other area that demands enthusiastic and imaginative focus is our ministry to children and their families.

The Rector is now seeking to appoint a full-time clergy colleague to spearhead our family ministry.  As well as serving existing parish households, the Assistant Rector will be focused on evangelism with families who are not members of St Paul’s, and will serve as chaplain to the Day School.  The Assistant Rector will have a role in the full-range of clergy duties.

The position is open to newly ordained or seasoned clergy in either the Episcopal Church or the ELCA.

Ministerial Gifts Required

  1. A gifted discipler and evangelist of children, teenagers, and young adults.
  2. A visionary leader of ministry to families.
  3. A creative liturgist and preacher, especially in intergenerational worship.
  4. A gifted leader of lay ministers, with the ability to motivate and to build teams.

Personal Qualities Required

  1. Vibrant and attractive spirituality.
  2. Commitment to growth in prayerful self-awareness and emotional intelligence.
  3. Commitment to collegiality and collaborative ministry.
  4. Enthusiasm, vision, and imagination.
  5. Strong skills in personal interaction, especially with children and young adults.
  6. Familiarity with children’s and youth culture.
  7. Confidence in personal convictions, but sensitivity to those of others.
  8. Respect for all integrities within Anglicanism.
  9. Competent in digital platforms, including social media.

Remuneration and conditions of work

  • This is a full-time position, to start as soon as is feasible.
  • The compensation package fully meets the Diocesan standards, including salary, benefits, and vacation.
  • The Assistant Rector for Families will enjoy a personal office, administrative support, and a professional allowance.

Please contact the Rector, The Rev. Dr. Duncan Johnston (908-232-8506 or djohnston@stpaulswestfield.org) for more details or to apply.

Wartburg Theological Seminary
Dean of the Chapel and Director of Learning for Life

This position combines two central components of Wartburg Theological Seminarys (WTS) life together by acknowledging the inherent link between Wartburgs worship life and continuing education program.

The Dean of the Chapel at WTS serves as the chief steward of the worship life of the seminary. It is the work of the Dean of the Chapel to infuse the centrality of worship into the life of the WTS community both residentially and for those at a distance. This stewardship includes oversight of daily chapel, Opening Worship, Advent Lessons and Carols, Baccalaureate, occasional services held at the seminary, and crafting rites for observances marking the academic life of the seminary.

The Director of Learning for Life at WTS is responsible for planning a menu of continuing education events designed for both lay people and rostered leaders being delivered in person and virtually.

View the job description. Contact hr@wartburgseminary.edu to apply.

Pequannock Reformed Church, Wayne, New Jersey

The Pastor will discern and cast God’s vision for ministry at PRC and in our communities. Primary responsibilities are preaching, teaching, worship planning, leading worship, counseling, membership growth, administration, leading staff, oversight of children’s and youth ministries, recruiting and equipping leaders and pastoral care. The Pastor will have direct oversight of all Consistory Committees and lay leadership to ensure that the general spiritual condition and direction of PRC is sound.

View the job description. Contact PJMKM@aol.com to apply.  

Gloria Dei, Rochester, MN
Childrens Program Coordinator

Collaborate with enthusiasm and energy on strategic goals for the Children, Youth and Family (CYF) ministry team. In an organized fashion, plan and execute the leadership of all Elementary youth activities and build relationships with the children and their families. Must be a self starter and be highly motivated, have a warm disposition, and enjoy working with young children.

Gloria Dei is in Rochester, MN. We are proud of our creative and collaborative spirit to create a supportive, positive environment for families, youth, and individuals to engage in their faith journey.

Learn more at https://www.gloria-dei.com/jobs



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