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 April 30, 2024

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. Core Competencies: Compassion and Care, Creativity and Innovation, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Influencing Others, Integrity and Trust. Job Description: Go to and click on “Announcements.” To apply: Send resume and cover letter to Position will remain open until filled.


Director of Middle School Youth Ministry
Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester
Full Time
Posted April 29, 2024

Purpose of Position: To nurture and expand a ministry rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ for youth and families, and to communicate and promote this ministry within the congregation and the Rochester community. To provide oversight, continuity and leadership development for youth ministry programs. This position serves and ministers to the youth and families of Bethel Lutheran Church; a dynamic, mission driven ELCA congregation in Rochester, MN. Learn more at: This exciting and rewarding career focuses on middle school youth; nurturing our youth and families in creative and innovative ways to experience God’s Word, and showing how God is using all of us to serve the world. The full job description can be found on their website here.


Faith Formation Director
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Red Wing
Half Time, salaried
Posted April 12, 2024

The Faith Formation Director will help to carry out a faithful and fun intergenerational ministry that incorporates learning, service, and relationships. Responsibilities include nurturing families to grow in faith, supporting youth in serving and leading, and equipping the congregation to share in the work of passing on faith to youth. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to; questions can be directed to Pastor Amy Zalk Larson at The full job description can be found here: St. Paul's Red Wing Faith Formation Director


Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry
Trinity Lutheran, Spring Grove
Posted March 12, 2024

Trinity is looking for a Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. This is an active and fun position developing and leading programs for children and families. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and an understanding of Lutheran beliefs. Prior experience working with youth programs is preferred. Learn more at Paid position with benefits. Questions can be directed to staffing lead Betty Dokken at or Pastor Elizabeth,


Youth Ministry Coordinator
St. John's Lutheran, Kasson
Posted February 23, 2024

Provide leadership in planning, coordinating, implementing youth ministry at St. John’s Lutheran Church. The Youth Ministry Coordinator is expected to work in a collegial style, in cooperation with staff and the Faith Formation Commission. The Youth Ministry Coordinator will work with the Director of Faith Formation in ministry and programming to establish and maintain positive relationships with youth and families of the congregation. (Full job description.)


Office & Support




Music and Worship

Worship Band Leader
Zumbro Lutheran Church (Rochester, MN)
12-20 hours/week
Posted March 21, 2024

The role of the Worship Band Leader (guitarist) is primarily responsible for advancing the vision and mission of Zumbro Lutheran Church (ZLC) by designing, creating, building and leading band-led worship as a ministry who’s purpose is to share the love of Jesus through music. See the full job description here.


Choir Director
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Le Center, MN)
Part-Time (3-4 Hrs/Wk, Depending On Season)
Posted February 26, 2024

St. Paul is an active congregation located in Le Center, MN. This position will serve as a coach for choir members but will also serve a vital role in leading the entire congregation in worship. Music is a hallmark of the Lutheran faith tradition, and this role will work to support members of our community in utilizing their gifts and talents. A full description and information on how to apply can be found at


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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Please send the above information to the Director of Communications, Ashley Corbett.

*You are responsible for notifying the synod office when the position should be taken off the site. If no other instructions are provided, the listing will be taken off after the application deadline has lapsed or after 30 days if no deadline is given.