published 2/28/2023

Byron UMC is seeking a weekly, year-round accompanist position for Sunday (9:30 a.m.) worship services, as well as occasional special services, to play congregational hymns and service music.


  • A weekly, year-round accompanist position for Sunday (9:30 a.m.) worship services, as well as occasional special services (Christmas Eve, Holy Week services), to play congregational hymns (as selected by the pastor) and appropriate service music (preludes/postludes, doxologies, offertories, background music for prayer and communion). 
  • Possible additional role of choir director (for qualified and interested candidates) would include weekly rehearsals with the choir (excluding summer months) and involvement in selection of choral music. 


  • The hired accompanist will be responsible to the pastor and the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of the church. Hymn selections and instructions will be received from the pastor at least one week in advance of the service. Input, feedback, and participation in music planning is welcomed and encouraged, but not required. 
  • The hired accompanist will notify the pastor or church office of absence in a timely fashion so another substitute can be scheduled, up to four times per year. 
  • Must pass a background check.


Expectations, Qualifications, and Responsibilities

  • Competently play the piano for worship services
  • The ability to skillfully handle a variety of musical styles from the United Methodist Hymnal, The Faith We Sing Hymnal, and the Worship and Song Hymnal.
  • A cooperative and communicative attitude.
  • A dependable schedule; must be available for Christmas Eve and Easter Sunday. 

Salary: $75 per service; negotiable based on experience. Additional weekly compensation for choir director role is also negotiable.

Application Info:
If interested, please send inquiries to Pastor Andy Petter by email:

Contact: Andy Petter

Address: Byron United Methodist Church, 503 1st Ave NW, Byron, MN 55920

Phone: 507-775-6610

Email: Click to email


Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058