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OrganizationNancy Kliewer
TypePart Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 30, 2017
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$15,000-$17,000 yearly


The Director of Youth and Family Ministry works with the Pastor(s), staff, lay leaders and others to support the spiritual health of the congregation and specifically the youth, primarily middle and high school age. Provides a connection between the St. Mark family and the growing number of youth.


Job Duties

Activities: The following outline of activities are guidelines that may have some ebb and flow based on Church and school calendars.
1. Weekly

a. Coordinate and establish a weekly activity for youth

b. Teach or help prepare youth Sunday School program

c. Attend worship

d. Foster relationship with Preschool families

2. Other Activity Expectations include . . .

a. Coordinate and attend at least two weekend retreats with youth every year

b. Plan and coordinate – bi-monthly social youth/family events

c. One week a year, help coordinate and attend a mission trip with youth/families

3. Coordinate and attend at least two synod retreats with youth every year

4. Be available to youth/families. This includes establishing/publishing office times or availability for meetings/visits

5. Work with the Pastor to get the youth involved in church leadership activities such as acolyte, readers, assisting minister, etc. and leading & planning youth worship services

6. Attend Pastor led Church staff meetings

7. Attend Mission Council meetings as required by Council

8. Participate in Church Funded Continuing Educations as appropriate

Skills Required

1. Background in working with youth, preferably in a church setting

2. Strong background in Lutheran theology

3. Spiritually engaged with young people…..

  • Can recognize and develop their spiritual individual gifts
  • Will engage our congregation at large in participating in the spiritual lives of our young people, in a way that is in keeping with our mission as an ELCA church

4. Personal attributes include . . .

  • Loves kids
  • Comfortable with kids and families
  • Good grasp of Lutheran theology and what it means to have “faith active in love”
  • Secure
  • Creative
  • Well educated
  • Smart
  • Good sense of humor

5. Can create opportunities as they go along– creates new opportunities for St. Mark youth and families

6. Communicate effectively with the youth and families