Job Openings

Find job openings for congregations and ministry partners within the synod on this page.

If you are interested in posting a job here, please read the guidelines and instructions at the bottom of this page.

Faith Formation & Family

Director of Children and Youth Ministry
First English Lutheran Church, Faribault
Part-time, 25 hours per week
Posted Feb. 3, 2023

Primary Function: To provide vision and coordination of ministry to and with children and youth (ages 0-18) as well as their families; to provide leadership in helping to bridge all ages in the congregation through relationship-building and be equipping people to share in this ministry; and to help develop a community of welcome and growth that align with the congregations’ vision and values, in partnership with volunteers and staff.
Job Description: Go to and click on “Announcements."
To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Position will remain open until filled. 


Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester
Posted Jan. 30, 2023

The Director of Children, Youth and Family (CYF) Ministry serves to develop and administer ministries for youth and families in conjunction with Mount Olive’s mission and strategic plan. This position is responsible for planning, communicating, and administering ministries offered for children, youth, and their families. Complete job description and application process can be found at


Director of Youth Ministry
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield
Half-time (20 hours/week)
Posted January 3, 2023

The Director of Youth Ministries works to empower middle and high school youth to grow and mature in the practice of their Christian faith. Building upon a rich tradition, St. Peter’s Lutheran is seeking a person to join us in re-thinking and re-shaping ministry to and with all generations in the congregation. Our willingness to adapt and adjust has been beneficial in the last couple of years and will be an asset as we reshape how we live as Christians in this quickly changing world. We are looking for a person to work collaboratively with the other staff and the congregation to coordinate, support, and encourage youth to live the abundant life Jesus gives. This position is half-time (20 hours). Resumes can be emailed to



Spiritual Formation




Office & Support

Facilities Manager
Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester
10 hours/week
Posted Jan. 30, 2023

The Facilities Manager at Mount Olive Lutheran Church is responsible for maintaining the church buildings and grounds. The Facilities Manager performs and supervises tasks related to HVAC, electrical, plumbing, security, environmental, safety, custodial and event coordination. This position requires a team player attitude, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to details and project coordination. The Facilities Manager has a clear understanding of acceptable business practices in relationship to church teachings. The Facilities Manager has the ability to collaborate with and support the pastoral staff , church staff and volunteers. For a full description and how to apply, visit:


Business Administrator
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester
Posted Jan. 30, 2023

Gloria Dei is a creative and innovative community which seeks to be church differently. We believe the status quo for congregational ministry isn’t meeting the needs of our diverse, fragmented and changing society. In response, Gloria Dei is developing a nimble, team oriented, non-linear approach to ministry. The Business Administrator’s main function is to assist the church in carrying out its mission by planning and implementing effective organizational and fiscal processes to achieve its goals. The Business Administrator oversees the financial processes of Gloria Dei, manages church properties, and enables all church ministries to function effectively. For inquiries or to apply, please submit a resumé and cover letter to, by March 15, 2023. See full job description at



Director of Music Ministry
Grace Lutheran Church, Albert Lea
Part-Time (20 hours a week)
Posted Nov. 2, 2022

Lead worship music at service on Sunday morning, conduct the adult choir, bell choir, and children's choir. Be available for funerals and weddings As well as other special services. Ability to play both piano and organ preferable. The application deadline is December 31, 2022. Please contact Grace Lutheran at 507-373-6496 or to apply.



Spiritual Counselor
Ecumen Hospice in Owatonna and Mankato, MN
Posted March 14, 2023

Ecumen is one of the United States’ largest and oldest non-profit senior housing and services companies. Affiliated with the ELCA, Ecumen was founded in 1862 and is headquartered in Shoreview, Minnesota. The spiritual counselor will support the Mankato and Owatonna area Hospice patients along with supporting the Ecumen sites in the area. Full Job Description and Overview can be found here:


Job Listing Guidelines and Instructions:

Only ELCA or ELCA-affiliated organizations are eligible to list job openings on this website. Congregational openings are restricted to ELCA congregations in the Southeastern Minnesota Synod. Ministry partners (colleges, seminaries, camps, etc.) outside of the synod may be published at our discretion. Pastoral openings may not be submitted.

Please include the following information:

  • Your church or organization name
  • Position title
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  • Application deadline
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