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LCMS Eastern District

Employment Opportunites


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


Full-time Chaplain Needed


The Niagara Lutheran Health System is replacing the current position of a part-time contract Chaplain with a full-time called contract Chaplain position.  As a result, Niagara Lutheran is in search of a full-time contract Chaplain (37.50 hours per week) to serve its residents at The GreenFields Continuing Care Community in Lancaster (


Responsibilities include:

  • Providing spiritual care to residents, families, and staff
  • Ensuring that religious and educational services, Bible studies, and devotions are held on a regular basis
  • Preparing all worship materials and leading worship at each facility at least once per month
  • Recruiting and scheduling worship service clergy and preparing payment documentation 
  • Managing Chaplain Assistant, End-of-Life Protocol, and other Pastoral Care dept. programs
  • Other Pastoral Care dept. administrative tasks

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum of three years of experience beyond ordination in a pastoral ministry of a Lutheran church body
  • Minimum of one CPE unit or acceptable alternative
  • Graduation from an accredited theological seminary and ordination by a Lutheran church body
  • PC skills, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint 


Please send a cover letter and resume by April 15, 2020 to Executive Director of Development & Marketing David McMullen (email:, phone 716-684-0202 ext. 1806).



St. Luke Lutheran in Cheektowaga, NY is looking for a part-time Organist/Pianist/ Voice and Bell Choir director. For a job description or more information please contact Pastor Phil Schultz at or (716) 633-6752.  



Trinity Lutheran Preschool in Ithaca, NY is seeking either 2 part-time or 1 full-time assistant teacher. Trinity has healthy preschool and afterschool programs with strong enrollment. If interested, please call the church at 607-273-9017 and ask for Hope or Nancy or email



Director of Lutheran Preschool needed for 2020-2021 school year near Penn State University's main campus in State College, PA. Part time hours:  25 hrs. per week. Possible full-time hours if combined with teaching position. Call 814-234-1388 (preschool) or 814-234-8177 (church) for application or more information. Interviews will be conducted in June of 2020.





Pinnacle Lutheran Church in Henrietta, NY, is seeking an Organist/Choir Director to enhance our worship services.  We have an Allen Organ and a Kawai piano.  Our two traditional worship services are on Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sunday at 10:00 AM.  A job description is available and salary would be discussed during an interview.


Please submit a resume to:

Ms. Diane McBride

Chairperson, Music Committee

Pinnacle Lutheran Church

250 Pinnacle Road

Rochester, NY 14623







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