NWOS Job Postings

Director of Leadership Development and Congregational Care

The Northwestern Ohio Synod is currently searching for a Director of Leadership Development and Congregational Care who will:

  • Serve God by sharing in the mission of the NWOS through equipping, developing, and strengthening lifelong learners and strong, mission-minded leaders
  • Implement strategies that assist the NWOS in its transformation to a discipling culture
  • And provide care and guidance to congregations in times of transition, conflict, stability, and growth.

This position is open to both lay and ordained leaders who hold at least a Bachelor’s (BA) degree, however a theological degree (M. Div., M.T.S., S.T. M., and/or roster equivalent) is of great value. The full position description is below.

To apply, please follow this process:

  1. Submit the online application, comprised of several questions and the submission of a cover letter and resume
  2. Complete the Spiritual Gifts Survey

The Search Team greatly looks forward to reviewing all applications. After this initial review, you will be contacted if more information is requested, such as the submission of Rostered Ministers Profile if applicable.

All applications are due by July 5, and interviews will be conducted in mid-July

Director for Evangelical Mission

We are currently posting (through June 9), and prayerfully seeking someone to fill the position of Director for Evangelical Mission (Leadership Development and Congregational Vitality) of the Northwestern Ohio Synod.

We are praying and trusting that God will send us a leader who knows how to recruit, equip, and deploy other leaders. We are looking for a disciple of Jesus Christ who has experience with the Great Commission, to go and make disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples…

Please find a detailed position description and the application process by clicking on the link below.

Congregational Job Postings

Below are job postings by member congregations of the Northwestern Ohio Synod of the ELCA. As such, the congregations posting jobs are composers and proprietors of the job descriptions and postings. The Northwestern Ohio Synod has not reviewed, nor approved the positions, and their appearance here does not represent synodical endorsement of the positions or posting entities.

Any and all questions and resumes about these congregational positions should be directed to the contact info provided by the congregation.

Do not contact the Synod office with questions about these positions. If you are a congregation looking to post a position, please email all necessary information here: web@nwos-elca.org

Organist/Accompanist – First St. John, Toledo

First St. John Lutheran Church of Toledo, Ohio is seeking a flexible and accomplished organist/accompanist to join our Music and Worship Team. Qualifications include being proficient at piano and organ with ability to play both contemporary and traditional hymns, anthems, and other liturgy, in addition to accompanying the choirs.

Responsibilities would include playing at all regularly scheduled worship services on Sunday and weekly services for Lent, Holy Week, Advent, and Christmas. There are two services (7:45am and 10:15am) September through May, and one service (9:00am) during the months June through August. Availability to accompany chancel choir rehearsal during the week and on Sundays and assist the Praise Team on piano during Celebratory services is also desired.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Annette Slater, Director of Music, First St. John Lutheran Church 2471 Seaman St. Toledo, Ohio 43605 or contact Pastor Rayl at pastor1@firststjohn.com or 567-395-0143, or the Director of Music, Annette Slater, at 419-262-0880. Visit our website to learn more about our church! www.firststjohn.com

Choir Director – St. John, Port Clinton

St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, OH is receiving applications for the part-time position of Choir Director. We are seeking a gifted person to inspire, oversee, rehearse and direct our Senior Choir. Position begins in August, 2017. The choir season begins each year in September and concludes at the end of May.

A ministry description is available upon request. Inquiries and resumes may be sent to pastorjimlehman1980@gmail.com. 419.734.5548

Organist/Pianist – St. John, Port Clinton

St. John Lutheran Church in Port Clinton, OH is receiving applications for the position of Organist. We are seeking a person to lead us, through their gifts at the organ and piano, as we worship in song and liturgy during our one service on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am. Expectations also include: accompanying our choir in rehearsal and playing for midweek services in Advent, Lent and Holy Week.

Position is open immediately. A ministry description is available upon request. Inquiries and resumes may be sent to pastorjimlehman1980@gmail.com. 419.734.5548

Full time Director of Music and Art – St Paul’s, Toledo


Part time Director of Music

Part time Director of Art Gallery

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in downtown Toledo, Ohio is seeking someone who enjoys working with volunteers.  Qualities presented by applicants should include being a self-starter with creative vision for worship and the importance of music and arts to a community.

We have a 3 manual Reuter organ and wide range of additional instruments including Orff.  We have one Sunday service, one bell choir and one adult choir. We have an art gallery, art studios and a performance space as well as rooms for practice. From our location in the heart of downtown Toledo, we envision the position growing to include outreach to the entire music and arts community.

We seek applicants who are excited by the possibility of empowering people through the message of the Gospel and the expression of the arts to find St. Paul’s a welcoming home.

Pastor Pete Bowmer
St Paul’s Lutheran Church
428 N. Erie St, Toledo OH
Email: pastor.pete@stpaulstoledo.org