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. The positions will be posted on this webpage for up to 45 days.

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:

Minister of Youth and Family – First St. John, Toledo & Spiritual Leader – Martin Luther, Toledo

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,

Posted: 5/17/20

Organist/Choir Director – Zion, Gibsonburg

Zion Lutheran in Gibsonburg is searching for an organist/choir director, to play at worship on Sundays at 9:00 AM, and mid-week services during Holy Week. Piano skills are also desired.

Salary is negotiable, though current contract is $6700 per year. Please contact Linda at Zion, 419-637-2812.

Posted: 3/23/20

Director of Music for Praise Service – Zion, Waterville

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterville, OH is a “Family on a Mission.”  Our goal is to form disciples of Jesus Christ who make disciples who make disciples who make disciples………

We are currently seeking a part time “Director of Praise Service Music” position.  The purpose of this position is to serve God through Zion Lutheran Church; discipling the Praise Band, playing a musical instrument/ and or singing, Lead practice once a week, and recruiting new members.  It also would include coordinating all digital music such as worship media graphics, presentation software play lists, video editing, etc.

Please send resume’s to by March 13, 2020. 

For more information about Zion Lutheran Church, Waterville, OH, please visit our website:

Posted: 3/15/20