Director of Children, Youth, & Families

published 5/23/2023

Start: June 1, 2023

Osseo UMC is looking for a part-time director of children, youth, and families to provide spiritual and organizational leadership for ministry to children, youth, and their families, with a focus on faith formation.


  • Develop and manage age-appropriate ministries to reach all the children, youth, and their families, to help them develop a life-giving relationship with Christ. This includes giving direction to the nursery worker.
  • Model discipleship of Jesus Christ, including regular participation in worship and fellowship with Osseo UMC.
  • Foster and develop relationships with children, youth, and families at OUMC.
  • Provide leadership for outreach-based programs designed to draw in members of our local community.
  • Create ministry and fellowship experiences that help children, youth, and their families experience the redeeming love of Christ and the redemptive love of Christ’s followers.


  • Is accountable to the senior pastor and the Staff Parish Relations Committee.
  •  Works with the guidance of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, Children’s Ministry Committee, Youth Committee, and Church Council.
  • Is a member of Staff, Church Council, Children’s, and Youth Committees.


  • Lead and supervise programs for children, youth, and families.
  • Partner with the Children's Committee/Team to plan and implement weekly Sunday School and related special events.
  • Guide the selection of resources and curriculum for children, youth, and families that teach biblical truths appropriate for various age levels, in consultation with the Children and Youth Committees.
  • Cast vision and actively recruit, train, and coordinate volunteers for ministry with children and youth.
  • Coordinate an effective communication strategy to reach children, youth, their families, and our congregation.
  • Develop and manage a yearly budget for CYF ministries and assist with fundraising for those ministries when needed. 
  • Assist the senior pastor in the implementation of the vision and goals for Osseo UMC.
  • Attend necessary staff, team, and committee meetings. 


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Youth Ministry, Bible or demonstrates life experience equivalency.
  • At least 2 years of experience in Children, Youth, or Family Ministry.


  • An authentic follower of Jesus Christ who is pursuing the Lord with their heart, mind, soul, and actions.  
  • Full engagement in active Christian lifestyle and discipline, including weekly worship attendance, small group participation, lifestyle of tithing and generosity and serving out of call and giftedness.
  • Fully committed to the overall mission, vision, beliefs and strategy of Osseo UMC.
  • Passionate about reaching the next child, parent and family for Jesus.  
  • Able to communicate with various age groups and generations.  
  • Continuous learner, especially in the field of children and family ministry. 
  • Values team ministry.
  • Ability to set goals, implement, reflect, and adjust.   


  • Proven, successful experience in Children’s or Family Ministry, desired.
  • Knowledgeable about children’s & adolescents’ spiritual, social, and emotional development, including fluent understanding of family culture. 
  • Proficient in building relationships and networks with children and parents. 
  • Adept in applying communication skills: open-minded listening, supportive, understanding.  
  • Exercises effective and efficient administrative and organizational skills.
  • Knowledgeable of and experienced with technology and social media.   
  • Experience recruiting, training, and leading adult volunteers.

$20-24,000 salaried for 20 hr/week, year round

Application Info:
Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to Pastor Jen Spickelmier at

June 20, 2023

Position Type:
part time

Contact: Pastor Jen Spickelmier

Address: Osseo United Methodist Church, 16 - 2nd Ave SE, Osseo, MN 55369

Phone: 763-425-2923

Email: Click to email


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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church

122 West Franklin Avenue, Suite 400 Minneapolis, MN 55404

(612) 870-0058