Galilee Lutheran Church – Pewaukee, WI –


Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry



Position Objective:

The Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries will help provide an environment for engaging, developing, renewing, and nurturing the community of Galilee Lutheran Church.


Ministry Program Areas and Responsibilities


  • Under the supervision of the pastor, to see to the development, coordination, and facilitation of youth and adult lay leadership in the areas of Children, Youth, and Family
  • To see to it that the programming and leadership in these areas is consistent with Lutheran theology and ELCA



Children’s Ministry – together with Lay Leadership:


  • Oversee and support lay leaders for Children’s Ministry in collaboration with the Pastoral staff and Ministry
  • Recruit, train, delegate, and engage youth and adult lay volunteers to work as partners in areas including Sunday School, VBS, new opportunities,


Middle and High School Youth – together with Lay Leadership:


  • Develop, plan, and expand Middle School and Senior High Youth programs and events (such as retreats, service projects, mission trips, fundraisers, and fellowship events) with youth and adult lay leaders and
  • Work collaboratively with the pastor in Confirmation


Family Ministry – together with Lay Leadership:


  • Develop, plan, expand Family programs and
  • Coordinate with volunteers various opportunities to engage families and adult congregants in ministry and fellowship.


General Responsibilities


  • Identify, recruit, train, engage, and delegate to, volunteers for the areas of Children, Youth, and Family
  • Collaborate with the Pastoral staff, Ministry Teams, and appropriate committees to develop programming and to highlight areas in need of
  • Attend meetings as
  • Utilize multiple methods of communication to engage the congregation and build excitement for activities in each specific ministry program
  • Manage budget and financial resources for each related ministry area, working with the Leadership Board, treasurer, and ministry


Personal and Professional Expectations


  • Be an inclusive, visible, dynamic leader and participant in the worship and congregational life of Galilee Lutheran
  • Attend Staff
  • Work cooperatively with staff and lay volunteers.
  • Attend related events and meetings offered by the Greater Milwaukee Synod.
  • Develop relationships with youth and adults, building community where learning and personal and spiritual growth is
  • Embrace opportunities to grow professionally and



Salary: Negotiated based on education and experience.










Galilee Lutheran Church

N24 W26430 Crestview Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072








Galilee Lutheran Church, Pewaukee, Wisconsin          (




Position: Director of Ministries

Full Time/Part-Time

Galilee Lutheran Church is a congregation of nearly 600 members that sees itself as a center for Christian ministry and spiritual formation. It is located in a growing area of the beautiful Lake Country community of Pewaukee in southeastern Wisconsin, and its campus is about a 25-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee. Galilee is part of the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and strongly supports the work and ministry of Christ through the Greater Milwaukee Synod. Galilee also has active partnership ministries with congregations in Tanzania, El Salvador, and Milwaukee.

We are seeking a full or part-time person in ministry who has an active faith centered in Jesus Christ as Lord, to build, develop, and facilitate programs and relationships with and for our children, youth, families, and lay volunteers, with the intention for them to grow in their spiritual lives. We desire to have an organized professional leader with theological depth, who understands and communicates a Lutheran understanding of Christianity, and who desires to serve and grow within a dynamic community. This position will oversee and provide active ministry for Children, Middle and High School Youth, and Families.

For further details, see the accompanying job description, or contact:


Pastor Jay A. Ford, D.Min. Galilee Lutheran Church

N24 W26430 Crestview Drive Pewaukee, WI 53072 or 262-691-2380

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