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Employment Opportunites


The following are current employment opportunities within the congregations of the Eastern District, Lutheran Church Missiouri Synod:


Preschool Teacher


St. Michael's Lutheran Church, 6379 Wolcottsville Road, Akron NY 14001


St Michael's Lutheran Church and Preschool is looking for a new lead Christian teacher, someone with a strong religious background who shares the love of teaching small children.  Our preschool program is designed to help each child develop loving Christian habits while preparing students for Kindergarten. Our current program runs 9-11:30 M-F with the 3 year old class Tues and Thurs and the 4 year old class MWF, which depends yearly on students registered.  Class consists of average of 10-15 students with a teacher aide and volunteers in place. The position is part-time, on average 20 hours per week. Salaried, but will average $10-14 per hour.


We are searching for someone who is enthusiastic, kind, structured, organized and self-initiated. This person must be willing to teach social-emotional skills, academics and religious lessons.


Interested person should have an Associates Degree or Certification, preferably in Early Childhood, OR equivalent work experience with preschool age children.


Official start date would be September of 2019 but flexible on earlier start date to shadow current teacher.  Please check out our website


If you are interested or know of anyone who might be interested please contact Phyllis Baehr, Teacher/Director ( or leave msg on church phone (716) 542-2886.



First Trinity, Tonawanda Accepting Applications for Church Custodian

We are now accepting applications for a part-time custodial position for cleaning the church 18-24 hours per week. Compensation is commensurate with prevailing rates and experience. Benefits are not provided. Complete job description, application and specific task requirements are available from: Tim Hartnett (, 716-835-2220)



Organist Ad Immanuel Lockport 





Ascension Lutheran Church (ALC)  – Missouri Synod in Pittsburgh, PA is seeking a Director of Youth Ministries (DYM). This position is a part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), salaried position.


The DYM reports to the Pastor for spiritual and ministry guidance. The DYM will build young disciples for Christ by developing and implementing a multi-faceted approach to youth ministry while serving as a spiritual leader and role model. You will be developing and implementing the youth ministry based on core principles of prayer and worship; reading the Bible; giving of time, talents and resources by serving at and beyond ALC; witnessing to unbelievers; and being in relationship to encourage spiritual growth in one another.


Your qualifications:

You will be actively living a Christian lifestyle and able to embrace Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod doctrine and theology. A bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or professional certification in youth ministry is desired. You will have a vision and a demonstrated ability to plan, develop, coordinate, manage and implement a youth ministry. You will be available to lead Sunday morning Bible study. You will need excellent written and verbal communication skills, conflict management skills, and computer skills (word processing, social media, etc). You will posses a proven ability to work effectively with youth, diverse individuals, and teams of volunteers. You will have or be able to obtain state-required clearances for working with minors.

Qualified candidates interested in the Director of Youth Ministries position may send their cover letter and resume: to or Ascension Lutheran Church, 8225 Peebles Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.




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