Job Listing for the shared position with First St. John and Martin Luther congregations.


First St. John Lutheran and Martin Luther Lutheran churches are looking for a faithful, talented disciple of Jesus Christ to fill a new position as Minister of Youth and Family at First St. John and who will also act as spiritual leader at Martin Luther. This will be a shared staffing position between the two congregations.  This person will demonstrate a life of faith in Jesus Christ and of active discipleship.

The candidate should be an energetic self-starter with a passion for young people, with a goal of working for the youths’ well-being and faith development in discovering their path of discipleship.  The Minister of Youth and Family is responsible for assisting the church in planning, coordinating and promoting the youth programs of the church as well as special youth projects, assignments and events. This person needs a proven ability to relate well to young people and their families from diverse backgrounds and have an understanding of the complexities of the challenges facing them. The candidate should have experience of organizing and leading effective youth activities with proven positive outcomes.

This person needs to be able to prepare and lead worship services at Martin Luther providing leadership and insight for the congregation, focusing on building the congregation and their outreach within the community, in addition to ministering to the sick and shut ins.  

Previous experience as a church leader and youth worker or a person who has or is working toward a degree in church work is preferred.  The position will begin asap. Salary is competitive, based on qualifications and experience.

For further information and a complete job description, please contact Pastor Jerald Rayl at 567-395-0143, or at, or at our website,


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