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Director of Children and Youth Formation

In a thriving, suburban, pastoral size parish we seek an experienced, creative, and organized individual with a passion for Christian Formation and for young people. This individual would join the Rector, parents and volunteers organizing and implementing programs for ages preschool – 18 years. Understanding the liturgical year, sacraments, valuing the significance for outreach as formation, and a desire to form a community of love and acceptance would support this individual as they bring new ideas and also sustain continuity in programs. Joining the Rector in creating a positive youth culture that supports relational ministry across the generations, this individual would join a strong part time staff together enjoying the dynamic work of parish ministry. 

Current Children and Youth Ministries Include:

- Godly Play

- Confirmation Preparation

- Sacramental teaching 

- Sunday Skip Day for Youth

- Mission Trip Scholarships

- Theme based creative classes for the upper elementary students

- Nursery 

- Relational ministry

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Rector to form a clear vision for Children and Youth Formation

  • Support current Godly Play teachers and current programming

  • Develop a stable communal way to plan children and youth formation, foster creative thinking and planning for the future.

  • Have a positive, can-do, attitude about busy schedules

  • Communicate clearly, effectively, and utilizing many tools.

  • Oversee Nursery, Church School and Youth budgets and other pertinent budgeted monies. 

  • Work with Rector and Staff to accomplish mission and vision goals of St James the Less to welcome neighbors in a variety of ways through programs and promotion.

  • Be a co- minister with the Rector in participating in the life of the parish, demonstrate pastoral intelligence, offer input for Vision and Mission, and support the development and growth of St James the Less. 

To learn more about the position email The Rev. Lisa Senuta at To apply send a cover letter connecting your skills and passion with the position description and attach a resume with references. 

St James the Less Episcopal Church
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Children's Ministry