Youth Minister

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We are seeking a full-time Youth Minister who will work collaboratively with the Clergy, staff and parishioners to carry out the youth ministries (grades 7th-12th) of this vibrant parish.  We seek candidates who are passionate about creating a community for youth in which they can grow in their faith.  Our Youth Ministries Program at St. Paul’s is based on the idea that through entering safe, peace-filled relationships with each other, we share our stories, lives, joys, fears, and faith.  Through these relationships, we experience the grace of God, and we grow into knowing more fully Jesus Christ in our everyday lives.

Both ordained and lay candidates are welcome to apply.  Ordained candidates will share in the preaching and presiding of worship services and be mentored in all aspects of priestly responsibilities in a parish environment.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church is a large parish, blessed with a variety of talent and resources.  We are a warm, caring, inclusive church family.  Our services and programs nourish us spiritually, emotionally, and intellectually.  Our music and the arts are transcendent.  We care with our heads, hearts, and hands for our surrounding community.  We seek a balance of tradition and innovation to help spread the Gospel message as far and wide and deeply as possible.  For more information about St. Paul’s, please visit our website at www.stpauls-church.org.

Our ideal candidate loves God, has a passion for the Gospel, thrives as part of a team, has a desire to learn and grow, and has a sense of humor.  Strong communication, organizational and pastoral care skills are required.  A flexible schedule is required in order to carryout programming and build relationships around youth schedules.  Responsibilities include:

• Implementing the J2A Program:  recruiting, training and supporting volunteers for Sunday morning classes, confirmation program, and youth groups.
• Coordinating youth involvement in liturgy, outreach and parish life, diocesan youth events, and mission trips.
• Communicating with youth, parents, leadership and congregation regarding youth activities.
• Serving as primary pastoral contact for teenagers.

Please send a letter of interest with your resume, to the Rector, The Rev. Jeanne Leinbach.  If you are ordained, please send your OTM profile and a sermon given in the last six months.

jleinbach@stpauls-church.org or
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
2747 Fairmount Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH  44106