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Director for Leadership and Candidacy - Domestic Mission Unit

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

The Director for Leadership and Candidacy has primary responsibility for recruiting, training, credentialing and assigning leaders for the ELCA.  The director has the primary responsibility for overseeing the candidacy process and interpreting policies for the church, especially for synod candidacy committees. 

The director supervises and supports a team of program directors, (including the Consultant for Sexual Misconduct and administrative staff) that have various responsibilities including:

  • Candidacy and of the churchwide assignment process;
  • TEEM (Theological Education for Emerging Ministries);
  • Horizon programs;
  • Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities;
  • Disability ministry; and
  • Chaplaincy endorsement process.  

A full position profile is available here

Application, resume and cover letter should be submitted through the ELCA job board.
Inquiries about the position may be directed, in confidence, to Gaye Lindfors of Significant Solutions, Inc., the consultant assisting with this search (; 651-490-9550). 

Posted September 10, 2019

Sound Production Minister

Lutheran Church of Hope, an ELCA congregation in Broomfield, Colorado, is seeking a Sound Production Minister to lead, coordinate, and run the many audio-sound needs for LCHope’s weekly worship life. Each worship gathering is a production with various sound needs and cues for music ensembles and soloists, public speaking, and webcast. LCHope has invested in its audio-sound ministry since a major facility renovation 6 years ago. We are now ready to invest in a part-time position to facilitate and lead our audio-sound ministry. This may be a solo position or shared among two qualified candidates who are able to work together as a team. Successful candidate(s) must have experience and training in setting up and mixing live audio-sound in production as well as being able to work in a team setting with worship and music staff and volunteers.

A complete job description and compensation information may be found on the congregation’s website (here) or by contacting the church office at 303-466-4823.
A cover letter and resume may be submitted no later than Sunday, September 15 to Kathy Henson via email at

LCHope is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical handicap, medical condition, or age, to the extent required by law. This applies to all employment practices, including hiring, promotions, training, disciplinary action, termination, and benefits.

Posted August 28, 2019

Musicians for Ministry!

Zion Lutheran Church in Loveland, CO is in search of musicians to fill several music ministry responsibilities with as few staff as possible: Chancel Choir Director, Praise Band and Contemporary Worship Leader, Organist/Collaborative Artist, and Director of Music and Worship.  Applications and brief ministry descriptions can be found at  Resumes and cover letters may be submitted to  

Posted August 27, 2019

Director of Lutheran Advocacy-New Mexico

Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA
Santa Fe, NM

The Rocky Mountain Synod is hiring a Director of Lutheran Advocacy-New Mexico. This position is based in Santa Fe and is one of two advocacy offices in the Rocky Mountain Synod. The role of the director includes:

  • Collaborate with other Office of the Bishop staff, the Synod Council, and synod ministries to integrate and interpret the ministry of advocacy into the life of the synod 
  • Advocate with New Mexico state government public policy makers in accordance with the social justice positions of the ELCA and the Rocky Mountain Synod
  • Maintain connections with related ministries of the ELCA

A summary of qualifications is here, and a full job description can be found here.

Applications will be received by email, with a deadline of September 23. Applications should be addressed to Bishop Jim Gonia at, and include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three letters of reference, including the pastor of your current congregation

Posted August 16, 2019

Director of Youth Ministries

We are seeking a Director of Youth Ministries who will build and execute a strategy to develop youth programs and activities for 6-12th grade youth, with potential expansion to include 4th-5th grades.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be a visible and consistent presence in the congregation and develop meaningful personal relationships with a wide circle of youth and families in the congregation.
  • Build, organize and execute an annual calendar of programs and activities that encourages Youth to seek Christ in their lives.
  • Teach the high school Sunday School class during the Sunday School hour (Sept-May), encouraging ongoing Faith development and building a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Communicate youth activities in the weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter, electronic communications, and other means (i.e. youth bulletin board, youth calendar, etc.).

A full job description including qualifications and salary is available here

Please send resume and letter of interest to: Cross of Christ Lutheran Church, Attn: Pastor Will Johnson, 12099 Lowell Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80020
Or email resume and letter of interest to:

Resumes due by September 1, 2019

Posted August 6, 2019

Choir Director (part-time)

SOTH has an opening for a choir director, a part-time paid position. Worship is primary to our congregational life, and music is fundamental part of our worship.

The choir director shall select all choral anthems to be sung by the choir. Music should be appropriate for use in the liturgical service and, if possible, follow the theme or the lessons appointed for the day. Musical selections shall be made in consultation with the Pastor whenever possible and given to the organist/accompanist well in advance of their rehearsal and performance dates. Musical selections and practice schedules should be given to the office secretary in advance of the bulletin and newsletter information deadlines. Choral conducting experience is required for this position along with good skills working with choir members.

The start date is flexible, but hopefully in September. This paid position requires 4-6 hours a week. For questions contact Bob Erickson, at Please send resume and cover letter to

Posted July 15, 2019

High School Program Director

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp
Fort Collins, CO

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp is hiring a new full-time High School Program Director. The High School Program Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing all of our high school programming including our High Wilderness backpacking program, our off-site Four Winds service learning programs, and our on-site Rendezvous program. A part of this coordination includes working with the different congregations and groups that will participate in these programs, as well as marketing and outreach for these programs. Job description is available here. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to Brad Abbott, Executive Director, at

Posted July 15, 2019

Executive Director

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center
7415 E. Elbow Bend, Carefree, AZ 85377

Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center (SITD) is inviting applications and nominations for the position of Executive Director.  In 1993, the retreat center was donated to the Grand Canyon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America who developed the retreat center as a separate 501(c)(3) organization. The Executive Director will magnify the mission of Spirit in the Desert to be a holy place where people experience hospitality and renew their callings in the world.

A brief overview of the position, including procedure for nominations and applications, is available HERE.

A complete search profile with information about Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center and the desired attributes for the Executive Director will be available July 26 at on the home page.

Are there people who come to your mind who you believe might be called to this leadership position? If you would like to confidentially nominate a candidate for consideration, please contact Melissa Maxwell-Doherty at or by phone at 805-493-3330 with the candidate’s name and contact information.

Posted July 11, 2019