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St. James
Episcopal Church

Youth Minister Sought

St. James Parish is seeking a part-time Youth Minister who has experience in and a real passion for working with young people in grades 6 to 12. In partnership and collaboration with our rector and the Youth Advisory Team, the Youth Minister will develop an age-appropriate formation program to be led weekly throughout the school year with assistance from parish member volunteers. 

We seek a person who can communicate effectively with all ages, particularly having the ability to connect with our youth, parish, and other entities through mass and social media; we are open to innovative approaches, too. We would like our Youth Minister to be creative in finding ways to engage our young people and their families more fully in our worship, our music program, and in parish events. 

Ideally, the youth minister would connect to and collaborate with Episcopal churches in our region for social and youth-related events. We are looking for an individual who will lead our youth out into the world, sharing and growing their faith, while giving of themselves to the community and wider world in ministry and mission. Openness and a sense of humor are essential.

Familiarity and comfort with the Episcopal faith traditions and practice is preferable, especially as the ideal candidate will lead Confirmation classes. This is a part time position so the individual must be self-motivated and able to work independently, while keeping communication moving frequently with the rector and other parish offices. Participation in weekly staff meetings and worship is expected.

Relevant education and experience are necessary. Our office will conduct a reference and background check. Safe Church Training from the Episcopal Church of Connecticut (ECCT) must be completed before work begins.

Stipend is $12,000–$15,000 per annum, commensurate with experience and availability. To inquire, please contact The Rev. George Roberts at 860-677-1564 or email at rector.st.james@sbcglobal.net.