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Ridge United Methodist Church

Children and Family Pastor

Ridge United Methodist Church
Munster, Indiana, United States

Date Posted: 08/14/2017
Categories: Associate Pastor - Children's Pastor - Christian Education - Church Staff - Family Pastor - Youth Pastor
Denominations: United Methodist
Church Size: 151 to 250
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Children and Family Pastor (with youth emphasis)


Ridge UMC is a regional congregation, serving Indiana based Chicago suburbs, with an excellent reputation for mission, outreach, and hospitality.  Because our congregation was formed 62 years ago by thirteen families; children and families remain our passion for the church today as well as tomorrow. 


Ridge seeks a passionate, hard-working, and dedicated full time Children and Family Pastor to deepen and develop the spiritual lives of youth (6th to 12th grades).  This leader will provide dynamic leadership, direction, and supervision for the outreach, fellowship, faith formation, mission and worship of children and families, especially our youth as it fulfills Ridge’s mission and vision.   


Preference will be given to candidates who are ordained as Deacons in the UMC with a call to teach and equip disciples.  Candidates can apply who are commissioned in anticipation of ordination.  Experience with lay volunteers, children and /or youth ministry, and leadership within a congregation are a plus.  Compensation package excellent.

Inquiry letter and resume sent to Reverend Michelle L. Knight, senior pastor, at  For more information please visit