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 Youth, Children, and Family Ministry
Trinity Lutheran, Spring Grove
Posted August 22, 2023

Trinity Lutheran Church is looking for a Director of Youth, Children and Family Ministry. This person would be responsible for developing and leading programs for the children, youth, and families. Qualified candidates with strong communication and organizational skills and an understanding of Lutheran beliefs and has prior experience working with youth programs, preferred. Paid position. For information contact or 507.498.5291 or contact Betty Dokken or Nancy Gulbranson.  or (Trinity Lutheran Church 203 E. Main St. PO BOX 188 Spring Grove, MN 55974). View on


Children, Youth, and Family Coordinator
St. Ansgar's Lutheran, Cannon Falls
Posted August 10, 2023

St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church is hiring a part-time Children, Youth, and Family Coordinator. This position will plan, develop, promote, and implement Christian Education programming with an emphasis on pre-3–5th grade. This position will also work closely with the Pastor to build our Youth and Family ministry and their events. This is a paid position for up to 20 hours per week. Duties include: curriculum prep, attend monthly committee meetings, attend church staff meetings, office hours, communicate to families and congregation, and coordinating with volunteers and staff. The candidate should have a strong passion for working with children, a working knowledge of the Lutheran faith, effective written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership, energy, 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


Director of Youth Ministry
Bethel Lutheran, Rochester
Posted July 14, 2023

Bethel Lutheran Church in downtown Rochester, MN, is looking for a full-time Director of Youth Ministry with a focus on high school youth to join our Children Youth and Family team. We are a vibrant congregation of 4,000 members and a robust youth ministry. We are looking for someone with a love for Christ, who can relate to youth and parents with confidence and caring and who can lead programs where young people can discover faith, purpose and belonging in Jesus Christ. Find out more at


Children, Youth & Family Engagement Director
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Rochester
20 hours per week
Posted July 14, 2023

The Children, Youth & Family Engagement Director will work closely with the pastor, staff, and ministry teams of Hosanna. They will develop, promote, and coordinate programs and experiences with Hosanna’s children, youth, and families, which will nurture their personal spiritual growth and their engagement with and service to the community. They will bring energetic, passionate, and creative leadership to Hosanna’s ministry within the congregation and within the community. This is an hourly, 20 hours a week position.  A job description may be found here: Questions may be directed to Mark Ingebretson, Hosanna's Personnel Chairperson, at


Coordinator of Youth Ministry
St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Northfield
Half-time (20 hours/week)
Posted July 14, 2023

The Coordinator 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


Faith Formation Facilitator
St. Luke Lutheran Church, Goodhue
Posted June 21, 2023

Do you love working with children, youth, and families? Do get energized when kids, teens, and families come together in faith, relationship, and service? Do you enjoy working with great teams toward common goals? If so, this part-time position may be for you! St. Luke Lutheran Church in Goodhue is looking for a part-time Faith Formation Facilitator who will work with staff in leading our Sunday school through high school youth ministries. Interested? Please contact St. Luke Lutheran Church by phone at 651-923-4695 or email at and tell us you're interested. For the full job description, please visit our website at HOW TO OFFICIALLY APPLY?  Please send a resume and cover letter to St. Luke Lutheran Church at or drop off/send by mail to St. Luke Lutheran Church, 308 1st Ave, Goodhue, MN 55027.


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. 


Mission Focused

Mission Engagement Coordinator
Hosanna Lutheran Church, Rochester
20 hours per week
Posted July 14, 2023

Hosanna’s Mission Engagement Coordinator is the primary contact person for recruiting, training, and arranging participation by volunteers for church events and programs in support of our mission of 'Gathered to Grow, Sent to Serve'. This is a 20 hour per week, part-time, hourly position.  A job description may be found here: Questions may be directed to Mark Ingebretson, Hosanna's Personnel Chairperson, at

Office & Support


Administrative Assistant
Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community at St. Olaf College (Northfield)
40 hours/week
Posted March 24, 2023

Job Description: Are you looking for an opportunity to be a part of a collaborative team that is gracious, inclusive, and inquiring? Do you enjoy working with people of a variety of ages, backgrounds, and experiences? Do you value hospitality, organization, and excellent communication? As a member of The Lutheran Center for Faith, Values, and Community Team, together with the Nourishing Vocation Project, you will work with students, faculty, staff, and vital external constituents. You will be a part of a team that is passionate about welcoming everyone, building community, and empowering people to lead lives of intention and purpose that serve the common good.
Visit St. Olaf's employment website to apply. Application Deadline: Until filled





Music Director
People of Hope, Rochester
Part-Time (Hours depend on church season)
Posted April 26, 2023

The Music Director at People of Hope is responsible for: living out the People of Hope Mission and Welcoming statements, leading and selecting music for all of People of Hope's worship services, recruiting and leading a group of musicians, maintaining the People of Hope music licence, arranging for special music, and being a supportive and active staff member. For a full position description, please visit To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to The position will remain open until filled.



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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