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Administrative Assistant

published 7/21/2021

Epworth UMC in Minneapolis is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to develop and deploy the office and financial systems that support the church and to provide administrative support for the pastor. This position can be combined with Epworth's communications/media/tech position.


  • Assists the pastor and reports directly to the pastor
  • Coordinates staff and leadership meetings as required
  • Attends Church Council meetings monthly performing secretarial duties, including taking minutes
  • Attends staff meetings and keeps posted office hours
  • General Office Management: maintains and updates electronic and hardcopy files; updates membership records; maintains the church calendar; manages and distributes incoming mail; checks and responds to email and phone messages, forwarding when necessary; inventories supplies and ensures there is ample; maintains an orderly and welcoming workspace; prepares bulletins for regular and special services; gives needed reminders (verbally and/or by email), collects all materials, formats, adds any design elements needed, edits, finalizes with pastor, prints, and distributes appropriately; maintains an electronic file of worship bulletins and inserts; sends worship bulletins, newsletters, and announcements to shut-ins and others as directed; supervises volunteers who assist with projects
  • Support Finance Team: Signs invoices, credit card reports, and work orders and shares with the treasurer for payment; coordinates and organizes bills and invoices for payment by the treasurer. Quickbooks tracking and reports, other financial reporting or projects may be requested by the treasurer, Church Council, pastor, or volunteers as needed 
  • Serves as a collaborative colleague with EUMC staff and laity to ensure excellence


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field preferred, or 
  • An Administrative Assistant Associate’s degree and a year of relevant experience, or
  • Certification from an accredited organization/institution and two years of relevant experience
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills; ability to problem-solve
  • Ability to handle multiple projects/initiatives simultaneously, with the ability to think ahead, anticipate the next need and/or barrier to success, and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and spoken communication skills
  • Proficient in MS Office

$20/hour; 15-20 hours/week with possibility of future increased hours

Application Info:
Email resume, cover letter, inquiries to or mail to Nancy Meisel Youngman, SPRC Chair, Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406


August 11, 2021

Position Type:

Contact: Nancy Meisel Youngman

Address: Epworth United Methodist Church, 3207 37th Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55406

Phone: 612-250-9145


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058