This position is part of the Ministerial Residency Program. All students are eligible to apply for this position.
Submit the following documents to both Pr John Gabrielson (supervisor) [email protected] and Bailey Walter (MRP Coordinator) at [email protected]
You are also welcome to submit materials in person or by mail at the following address:
Resurrection Lutheran Church c/o Pastor John Gabrielson
610 County Road 2 North
PO Box 549 St Joseph, MN 56374
Resurrection Lutheran Church, a congregation of Lutheran Christians (ELCA) in St. Joseph, MN, is seeking a Minister of Music from the St John's School of Theology Ministerial Residency Program to support and grow our music ministries as we seek to honor God and grow in discipleship through worship and the development of congregation members' musical gifts.
Carolyn Finley (with support of the Worship & Music team)
o Accompanist provided for rehearsal and during worship.
o Adult choir rehearses every Wednesday evening during the Program Year and sings in worship twice monthly.
o Sunday School Choir is a new ministry. Sunday School Choir will rehearse 3 times per month and, initially, sing in worship once per month.
o Wednesday School Choir rehearsals will be led by a separate team, in communication and coordination with the Minister of Music.
Specifications and Qualifications
This is intended to be a long-term (greater than 1 academic year) position.
During the Program year (typically, the Sunday after Labor Day until Memorial Day), the expectation will be that the Minister of Music will work 10 hours per week, including 3 Sundays per month. On those weeks during the Program year when the Minister of Music is not present on Sunday, she or he is expected to spend the time she or he would have been present in worship on other ministry-related work.
During the Summer, the expectation will be for 6 hours per week, with Sundays negotiated with the Worship & Music team.
Resurrection Lutheran is willing to negotiate increased hours during the course of residency - on a short- or long-term basis - based on three(3) factors: 1) the congregation's need; 2) availability of funds; and 3) the Minister of Music's willingness. Any additional work will be compensated according to the agreed hourly rate or, in the case of Weddings, Funerals and similar functions, the existing Wedding & Personnel Policies of the congregation.
Resurrection Lutheran Church will pay $15/hour. This position does not include benefits.
Please see the directions above, and also include up to 3 references.