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

Parish Life Coordinator
Trinity, Albert Lea
Posted June 21, 2024

Trinity Lutheran Church is currently seeking a Parish Life Coordinator. This part time, flexible position would coordinate Trinity’s Children’s Ministry and Ministry to our 65+ population. Strong communication skills and the ability to use social media is a must along with the ability to have fun and work with a team. This is an exciting opportunity for someone wanting to serve God and God’s people of many ages. Competitive salary based on experience. Questions? See our Facebook page ( ) or email Pastor Eileen Woyen at Interested applicants should send their resume to Trinity Lutheran Church (501 S. Washington, Albert Lea, MN 56007).


Director of Children's Ministry
Our Savior's, Faribault
Posted June 17, 2024

We are looking for a full-time Director of Children’s Ministry to continue to grow our established program. This position coordinates, participates in, and provides leadership for Preschool-5th Grade Ministry. Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Faribault, Minnesota, has a vibrant Children’s Ministry Program with lots of potential! Find the full job posting here.


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
Updated July 23, 2024

Trinity Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Spring Grove, MN, is looking for a Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry. This is an active and fun position developing and leading programs and activities for children and families. Candidates should have strong communication and organizational skills and an understanding of ELCA Lutheran beliefs. Prior experience working with youth programs is preferred. Learn more on our website at Paid position with benefits. Flexible hours. Some evenings and weekends dependent on activities and events.

Questions can be directed to the following: Betty Dokken at or Nancy Gulbranson at Spring Grove is located in southeast Minnesota. It is a small, but vibrant town with an active community theater, brewery, distillery, art gallery, coffee roaster, cinema, outdoor swim center, walking trails, award-winning K-12 school, gift shops, excellent grocery store, 24/7 fitness center, active public library, and more.


Mission & Outreach


Open Table Coordinator
Zumbro Lutheran, Rochester
Part-Time, 6-8 hours per week
Posted July 23, 2024

Open Table is a mobile food truck ministry of Zumbro Lutheran Church. The Open Table Coordinator supports the work of volunteers and the ministry team by serving as the weekly operations coordinator overseeing volunteers, inventory, and logistics of weekly service. See the complete description for instructions on how to apply.


Office & Support


Business Administrator
Our Savior's, Faribault
Posted June 17, 2024

We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented Business Administrator to join our team in a part-time position. This is an integral role to the overall operations of the church. This position manages the business operations of the church, implementing and overseeing financial, human resources, and general operations to achieve our mission objectives. This role partners with our Pastors, staff, council, and committees, on budgeting, contracting and service needs, and analysis and reporting. Find the full job posting here.


Music and Worship

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


Outside of the Synod

Operations Director
Church Anew (St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN)
Posted July 15, 2024

The Operations Director will fuel congregational vitality and enrich Christian leaders by shaping the future of Church Anew, a dynamic and rapidly growing ministry of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Operations Director will support all operations of Church Anew, including our worship resources, blogs, events, and grant initiatives. View the full job description here. The ideal candidate will work on-site. Interested candidates can email their resume and cover letter to Denise Loftus (HR Director, St. Andrew) at The application deadline is August 3, 2024.


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.

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