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:

Faith Formation Leader – Lord of Life Lutheran, Columbus, OH

Lord of Life Lutheran Church (ELCA) in Columbus, Ohio is hiring for a full-time Faith Formation Leader. This leader will oversee, recruit, and equip ministry leaders to foster spiritual growth of congregants of all ages by providing vision, guidance, and support for their respective programming. The immediate focus will be on Youth and & Family Discipleship. The second priority is to work on expanding Adult Discipleship.

Full position posting is at — Please send resume & cover letter to Wayne Kottman at

Job Description

Posted: 8/13/19

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 of First St. John Lutheran Church office at 419-691-7222, or the Director of Music, Annette Slater, at 419-262-0880. Visit our website to learn more about our church!


Posted: 7/17/19

Organist/Accompanist – St. Luke’s, Temperance, MI

Interested candidates should send a résumé, cover letter, and a list of 3-5 professional references to no later than August 16, 2019. Though not required, candidates are also encouraged to submit 1-2 videos of an example prelude and hymn improvisation. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule an audition/interview.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Pastor Robyn Kistemaker at 734-847-8275.

Job Description 

Posted: 7/8/19