Director of Children's Ministry

published 3/14/2019

Start: Anticipated start date is May 1, 2019.

Cross Winds UMC in Maple Grove is seeking a part-time director of children's ministry to lead, design, develop, and implement Christian education programming, fellowship, and relationship building experiences for children birth through fifth grade and their families. Programming will be in alignment with the mission and direction of Cross Winds United Methodist Church.

Cross Winds is an active, welcoming United Methodist Church located in the Northwestern Twin Cities in the city of Maple Grove. Cross Winds has about 450 members and averages 250 in worship. There are currently about 70 children birth through fifth grade on the church rolls.

This position offers the opportunity to serve in ministry and leadership using spiritual, relational (hands-on), and administrative gifts. Serve in collaboration with others on the ministry team including the lead Ppastor, associate pastor/director of student ministry, and director of worship. Direct nursery staff and services; oversee pre-K–fifth grade programming; and engage and connect with volunteers. 


  • Vital, strong, and growing Christian faith
  • Minimum high school diploma/GED. Additional education, training, certifications welcomed
  • Two or more years’ experience as volunteer or staff in educational ministry programs, preferably working with pre-school and school age children
  • Collaborative, organized, self-directed, solutions-oriented
  • Ability to relate and communicate with children.
  • Ability to lead and encourage volunteer staff

Exempt position. Salary based on experience and qualifictions.

Application Info:
Please send letter of interest including salary requirements and resume to: Rev Michael Dyrdal ( Please respond on or before April 1, 2019. Anticipated start date: May 1, 2019


Position Type:
Part time, 20-24 hours per week

Contact: Rev. Michael Dyrdal

Address: Cross Winds UMC, 15051 Weaver Lake Rd. Maple Grove MN 55311

Phone: 612-239-7988



Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058