Job Openings

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Faith Formation & Family

High School Youth Director
Trinity Lutheran Church, Hayfield 
5-10 hours per week
Posted July 5, 2022

Looking for a qualified person to lead youth programming for high school youth. Director would lead a Wednesday night youth group, oversee a Sunday morning youth forum, and lead a monthly activity for youth, in addition to developing summer ministry trips.  Please send your resume along with references to Pastor Kristen Anderson at kanderson@trinityhayfield.com, 507-477-2248.

 

Christian Education Leader
St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls
Part-time, up to 20 hours/week
Posted June 21,2022

St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church is hiring a part-time Christian Education Leader to design and provide themes and service resources to our teachers and volunteers with a focus on K-6th grade. This position would work directly with the Youth Committee. Duties include planning, developing, and promoting various programs throughout the calendar year, attending monthly meetings, communicating with families and congregation, teaching and training as needed with volunteers and staff. The candidate should have strong experience working with children, effective written and verbal communication skills in Biblical themes to children, strong leadership, management, and organizational capabilities, and the ability to work with different personalities and leadership styles. For a complete job description and application, please contact Kim Durdahl in the church office (507) 757-1051 or sachurchoffice@gmail.com.

 

Director of Children's Ministry
Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna
Full Time
Posted June 21, 2022

Join our Children's, Youth & Family Team! Our full-time Director of Children's Ministry will bring energetic, passionate, and creative leadership to the congregation’s work with our families and PreK - 5th-grade youth. They will develop/implement ministries such as Trinity Kids (our Sunday morning Faith Formation program), VBS, Family VBS, family events, youth programming, and more. They will also recruit, encourage, and empower volunteers and parents to carry out this ministry. Trinity is a large ELCA congregation, located in a community 60 miles south of the Twin Cities. We are seeking someone to oversee innovative, high-quality programming for our current and future young people.
Email questions and/or resume to Deacon Kris Oppegard: kriso@tlcowatonna.org
Learn more about Trinity Lutheran Church here: https://www.tlcowatonna.org/

 

Director of Faith Formation
St. John's Lutheran Church, Kasson
Full time
Posted May 24, 2002

St. John’s Lutheran Church is looking for a Director of Faith Formation to direct and implement
Christian education while overseeing ministries that meet the needs of youth, children, families,
and adults. The schedule is a combination of weekday, weekend and evening meetings and/or activities. Due to the development nature of the position, a strong percentage of time is also spent in
individual and team work for planning and visioning purposes. Compensation and benefits will
be offered in alignment with compensation guidelines set forth by the Southeastern Minnesota
Synod of the ELCA. https://semnsynod.org/programs/compensation-guidelines. A full job description can be located at: https://stjohnskasson.org/director-of-faith-formation/

 

Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Faribault
Full-Time
Posted May 12, 2022

The Director of Youth and Young Ministry shall provide full-time, primary leadership for developing and implementing a Christ-centered, congregation-based, year-round ministry with middle school and high school youth and young adults that provides for their spiritual growth and nurture, involves them in the ministry of Christ, and promotes Christian fellowship.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Pastor Jeff Sandgren. pastorjeff@oursaviorsfbo.org

 

Trinity Preschool Director
Trinity Lutheran Church, Owatonna
Full-Time salary with a benefits package
Posted March 17, 2022

Trinity Preschool seeks a dedicated Christian Preschool Director with experience managing both children and adult staff. The Preschool Director would be responsible for the effective daily management and operations of Trinity Preschool as well as planning and delivering a high-quality education program to meet children's academic and social-emotional needs as a classroom teacher. The Preschool Director would be responsible for providing a nurturing, Christian educational environment that aligns with the mission of the preschool, Trinity Lutheran Church and the ELCA. The Preschool Director would oversee the school’s operational compliance, licensing with the state of Minnesota, overall preschool budget, staff hiring, staff reviews, management of staff, registration, resources, school calendar, and communications. The Preschool Director needs strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills, as well as the proven ability to lead a team and delegate preschool work duties.  Proficiency in Child Development, Early Childhood Education is encouraged. Interested applicants can view the two attached job descriptions: director and teacher. A cover letter, resume, completed application form and two references can be emailed to Deacon Kris Oppegard at kriso@tlcowatonna.org.

 

 

Spiritual Formation

 

 

Office & Support

AV Coordinator
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Kasson
5-8 hours per week: Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings
Posted on Aug. 16, 2022

Basic job responsibilities include running sound board during worship services, live-streaming services, and coordinating volunteer support from a dedicated and consistent group of lay leaders. Applications will remain open until job is filled. To apply: Email Michelle Coy at personnel@stjohnskasson.org with resume, cover letter, and completed application. 

 

Financial Steward
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Rochester
Part-Time (12-16 Hours/Week)
Posted on Aug. 1, 2022

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is looking for a part-time Financial Steward to apply financial and organizational skills to support our ministry. Tasks include management, recording, and reporting of income and expenditures including incoming giving, payroll, bills, etc. Financial Steward will provide accurate and timely reports to all fiduciary committees. For a full job description and/or to submit cover letters and resumes, contact Pastor Carl-Eric Gentes at 507-289-1748 or pastor.ce@goodshepherdchurch.net. 

 

Financial Administrative Assistant
St. Olaf Lutheran Church and the Wee Learning Center, Austin
Full-time (40)
Posted Aug. 1, 2022

The primary role of the Financial Secretary is to provide support to the Wee Learning Center and to the Business Administrator of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. This position will complete all regular billing for the Wee Learning Center and will assist in accomplishing all financial functions of St. Olaf Lutheran Church. Please find a full position description on Indeed.com. To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Eric Buntrock (ericmb@solc.org).

 

Church Administrative Assistant
Lands Lutheran Church, Zumbrota
Part-time, 16-20 hours
Posted May 27, 2022

Lands Lutheran Church is seeking a faith-filled, administrative assistant to support our Pastor, staff, Council leadership and congregation. Applicants with clerical and bookkeeping or accounting experience, including strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and a variety of computer programs and publication software are encouraged to apply. This is an in-person position. Background in accounting or finance preferred. Please send a cover letter and a resume to Lands Lutheran Church, 16640 Highway 60 Boulevard, Zumbrota, MN 55992. Questions may be addressed to Chris Hawkins, Council President, 507-720-1482 or clhawk56048@gmail.com. A more detailed job description is available upon request. Application deadline: open until filled.

 

Facility Manager
St. John's Lutheran Church, Northfield
Full-time
Posted May 27, 2022

The Facility Manager is responsible for maintaining church property building and grounds. This includes general cleaning, light maintenance tasks, equipment maintenance, and oversight of building improvement and repair projects.  Applications are due by June 30, 2022. For a full description and how to apply visit https://stjohnsnorthfield.org/about/employment/

 

Office Administrator
Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA), St. Charles, MN
Part-Time (14-16 Hours/Week)
Posted Mar. 3, 2022

Faith Lutheran Church (ELCA) is looking for a part-time Office Administrator to become part of the ministry team of Faith. Faith is a vibrant church with engaged membership. The Office Administrator will work collaboratively with the Pastor, Council, and committees of the church to foster the ministry of the church. This includes general bookkeeping, administrative support, and managing communication with the congregation. Please submit resumes and cover letters to Pastor Chris Chatelaine-Samsen at pastor.flcsc@gmail.com

 

Church Administrator
Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter
Full Time
Posted Feb. 2, 2022

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in St. Peter, Minnesota is accepting resumes/applications for a full-
time Church Administrator. This position includes benefits such as health insurance, pension contributions, and paid vacation. For more information, please contact Pastor Joy Ekstedt at 507-934-4786 or apply through Indeed.com.

 

 

Music

Director of Music Ministries
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
30 hours per week
Posted Aug. 1, 2022

The Director of Music Ministries will work closely with the pastor, staff and worship and music teams to oversee the Music Ministries of our congregation and develop creative and cohesive worship themes and services. This position is the point person coordinating the leadership of Hosanna's worship services. This position also includes administrative tasks. Desired qualifications include a vibrant faith in God, a passion for music and worship and proficiency in vocal and keyboarding skills and the use of other instruments. This is a salaried 30 hour a week position.

 

Questions may be directed to Mark Ingebretson, Hosanna's Personnel Chairperson at ingebret@gmail.com or Pastor Krista Strum at krista.strum@hosannalutheran.org. Interested candidates may send a cover letter and a resume to ingebret@gmail.com. A more detailed job description is available upon request.

 

Director of Worship, Music & Arts
Central Lutheran Church, Winona
Posted Mar. 3, 2022

The Director of Worship Music and Arts will faithfully carry out the vision, mission, core values, and goals of Central Lutheran Church and the Commissioned Associates in Ministry Visions and Expectations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. For more information contact Pastor Michael Short at prshort@centrallutheranchurch.org.

 

Adult Choir Director
Our Savior's Lutheran, Faribault
Part-time
Posted Feb. 3, 2022

Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (ELCA) of Faribault is seeking to engage a part-time, adult choir director. Our Savior’s is a vibrant and grace-filled congregation. Faith grows here! The person in this position will direct the adult choir (Our Savior’s Singers), and lead the accompanist and members 1-2 Sundays/month. The director will be comfortable leading mature voices, committed to building relationships and recruiting members, and enriching our worship life by recommending/programming music that connects with worship/sermon themes. We are seeking a candidate with experience in conducting choral music in worship and familiarity with Lutheran worship and music traditions. Pay is commensurate with experience and will be discussed during the interview process.   If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume to Pastor Jeff Sandgren. pastorjeff@oursaviorsfbo.org

Other

Dean of Spiritual Life
Wartburg College
Posted Aug. 1, 2022

Wartburg College is searching for a Dean of Spiritual Life. Reporting to the President, the Dean provides administrative leadership for Wartburg College Spiritual Life and Campus Ministry (SLCM), responsible for planning and leading campus worship, as well as for overseeing numerous student life groups (e.g. Catholic Knights, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Hope Overflow worship team, Muslim Student Association). Characterized by an uncommon commitment to its mission, Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. The Dean will champion the faith pillar of the Wartburg College mission and will provide leadership for collaborative ministry and programming that reaches out to a spiritually diverse community. SLCM is a Reconciling in Christ community. Find the full description and application instructions here.

 

Executive Director
Shalom Hill Farm Ministries, Windom, MN
Posted Aug. 1, 2022

Shalom Hill Farm (SHF) Ministries is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to lead and administer a
top-quality site and program that serves the people of the region. The purpose of the ED is to
provide vision, long term planning, financial development, program and marketing direction.
The ED will lead a ministry that seeks to provide excellence and guest satisfaction to meet the
programmatic needs of our guests guided by the SHF mission. Find more information and application instructions here.

 

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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.

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