Director of Student Ministries – Good Shepherd UMC


We are looking for someone who will disciple, and train others to disciple, our 6th – 12th grade students. In addition, he/she will be responsible for the function and growth of a ministry that:

Has an amazing weekly volunteer base. Engages in incredible outreach – over half our kids on Wednesday nights are from outside our church body, giving us such potential for new discipleship (and growth) Prioritizes small groups and the discipleship that happens within them Has amazing facilities that include a gym, dedicated youth space with stage, kitchen, pool table, ping pong, foosball, video games, amazing sound system, portable gaga pit, 9 square, etc.                                       

Utilizes a student band Is actively training a student leadership team Employs a staff that includes a 30 hour/wk associate, a 15 hour/wk admin, 2 full time summer interns Runs 50+ on Sunday morning and 80+ on Wednesday evenings. 

Our church mission is to embody the transforming love of Jesus in every relationship. For students, we add the phrase “by setting an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Tim 4:12) 

The ideal candidate for staff at GS is self-motivated, kind, flexible, humble, organized, trustworthy, proactive. The staff is a strong team working toward the same goal, praying for each other and helping across ministry lines. 

The work environment at GS is casual and informal. The student ministry offices are located in the youth space, offering different types of environments for meetings, hangouts with kids, even team building meals. 

For more information contact: 
Cari Brenek at