Job Opportunities

Holy Cross Lutheran Church is “growing young.” We are expanding our intergenerational faith formation ministry and looking to fill the following part-time position(s): 


Director of High School Youth & Family Ministry


Position Description

Status: Part-Time (approximately 10 hours per week)

Reports to: The Senior Pastor

Responsibility to: 9th – 12th Grade Youth & Their Families.

Partners:  All Ministry and Administrative Staff + Church Member Volunteers




The Director of High School Youth (& Family) Ministry will be responsible for developing the faith formation ministry for youth who are in 9th – 12th grade.


The Director of High School Youth (& Family) Ministry is supported by the broader Intergenerational Faith Formation programing with an emphasis on developing long lasting positive relationships within the larger family of church members.


The Director of High School Youth (& Family) Ministry will rely upon the 9th – 12th Grade Youth & Family Ministry Mission, Vision, Goals & Considerations (please refer to this document).


The Director of High School Youth (& Family) Ministry areas of focus will include:

  • Ministry Leadership and Advocacy

  • Project and Programming Planning

  • Event Implementation and Facilitation

  • Establishing and Sustaining Relationships


Ministry Leadership and Advocacy

  • Guides youth and their families in nurturing and deepening their faith.

  • Cultivates leadership among the youth, providing purposeful opportunities to use their gifts.

  • Helps to define the overall program vision and strategy for 9th - 12th grade youth and families.

  • Identify and employ inclusive and dynamic resources and programs that support faith formation.

  • Communicates faith ideas to youth in creative and age-appropriate ways.


Project and Program Planning

  • Collaborates with the Youth & Family Ministry Working Group to ensure alignment with all other related ministries.

  • Establishes clear and defined short term ministry objectives within a long-term ministry strategy.

  • Promotes all youth ministry opportunities using multiple methods of communication resources.

  • Works in partnership with church administrative staff to leverage applicable resources to support the ministry.

  • Utilizes church pastor and church ministry staff to support and /or facilitate faith formation opportunities.


Event Implementation and Facilitation

  • Coordinates and leads bi-weekly ministry events.

  • Plans and offers several additional events throughout the year for the youth (activities, service events, etc.)

  • Coordinates and plans annual trips (National Youth Gathering, mission trips, etc.)

  • Manages transition of youth and families into program from 8th grade.


Establishing and Sustaining Relationships

  • Effectively builds genuine, healthy relationships with the youth and their parents.

  • Encourages community and fellowship among the youth.

  • Promotes involvement within the group, and connects with students through social media and other direct communication options

  • Engages & empowers parents to maintain an active role in the spiritual faith development of their teenagers.

  • Identifies and equips other members of the church to build relationships with youth and their families.



 - Strong faith, demonstrates Christian character

 - Excitement for spending time with teenage youth

 - Joyful attitude, positive

 - Heart of service

 - Listener

 - Leader

 - Creativity

 - Flexible, can manage change in a healthy way

 - Can enthusiastically and energetically work in a team

 - Professional work ethic

 - Ability to recruit and develop volunteer leaders

 - Strong planning and organizational skills

 - Desire professional growth and learning

 - Successful completion of background check


Holy Cross Lutheran Church is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion.

​To apply, contact Steve Oelschlager at