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Position Location Date Posted
Executive Director - North Carolina Council of Churces
Raliegh, North Carolina
December 15, 2014
Executive Director - North Carolina Council of Churces
Raliegh, North Carolina

Hours: Full-time, based in Raleigh and requiring some in-state travel
Reports to: Governing Board
Salary: $60,000-$77,000, depending on experience and qualifications
Benefits: Excellent vacation/leave time. Health insurance (50% paid by employer), short-term disability (100%
paid by employer), and reimbursement of approved travel expenses.
The North Carolina Council of Churches, founded in 1935, is a statewide ecumenical organization promoting
Christian unity and working towards a more just society. The Council enables denominations, congregations,
and people of faith to individually and collectively impact our state on issues such as economic justice and
development, human well-being, equality, compassion and peace, following the example and mission of Jesus
Christ.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The Executive Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches is responsible for managing the statewide
organization on behalf of the Governing Board. The position includes planning, implementing, monitoring, and
evaluating the programs and program areas of the Council to insure that each fulfills its mission; leading and
supervising staff including recruiting, developing and motivating employees; fundraising and development in
cooperation with the board and resource development committee; marketing and networking to expand the
reach and impact of the Council; developing and monitoring a budget; and representing the Council in the state
with judicatory heads, congregations, elected officials, and the general public. The executive director is hired
by and accountable to the Governing Board.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific work will include:
Advocacy
• Be a prophetic voice in matters involving social justice, including legislative advocacy of Council
positions.


Administrative
• Coordinate and supervise the paid and volunteer staff in the program areas of the Council including
Christian unity, farmworkers, healthcare reform, immigrant rights, food security, peace, public
education and rural life.
• Supervise Interfaith Power and Light and Partners in Health and Wholeness and other grant funded
programs in coordination with their respective directors.
• Plan Governing Board meetings in conjunction with the Governing Board President; provide staff
support for the Governing Board; update the board about the overall program on a regular basis.
• Assign or serve as staff to Personnel, Business and Finance, Legislative, Planning, Public Education,
and Christian Unity committees.


Financial/Fundraising
• Prepare annual organization budget for Governing Board approval. 2
• Oversee accounting records and financial reports, with treasurer and/or bookkeeper; monitor receipts,
expenditures, and cash flow.
• Work with the Governing Board and committees to raise funds for the support of the Council, including
supervision of grant writing and annual giving.
Communications/Marketing
• Develop partnerships with other agencies and local programs to support Council activities and expand
the reach of the organization; initiate and maintain relationships with judicatory heads and member
congregations.
• Market and promote the Council and develop and maintain program visibility and public image in the
state through writing and speaking, including use of the website, media, social media and presence at
events.
• Provide leadership in organizing, implementing and evaluating public events.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• 4-year college degree.
• Person of faith with a commitment to Christian unity and social witness, who is a member of a Christian
community.
• Ability to articulate the connection of Scripture and theology to social justice.
• At least 5-10 years experience working in a related field, paid or unpaid.
• Understanding of, commitment to, and enthusiasm for the programs and program areas of the Council.
• Knowledge of churches and ecumenical structures.
• Strong leadership and networking skills.
• Strong organizational, managerial, problem solving, and analytical skills.
• Financial skills/knowledge of budgets and financial management.
• Fundraising/development skills and experience.
• Computer skills.
• Excellent public speaking/communications/interpersonal skills.
• Ability to multi-task, work under deadlines, and manage stress satisfactorily.
• Must live in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area or be willing to relocate.
Preferred:
• Post-graduate degree or equivalent.
• Word, Excel and social networking skills.
• Knowledge of or experience in legislative advocacy.
• Marketing experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Please send your complete application package to EDSearch@outlook.com by January 15, 2015. A complete
package includes a cover letter, a resume or curricula vitae, a video response and written responses to the
application questions.


1. Your video response, not to exceed three minutes, should be uploaded to Microsoft OneDrive at
OneDrive.com. A shortened link to your shared video should be included in your cover letter.
In your video, tell us about the origins and foundations of your vision for ecumenical ministry.

2. Please provide written responses, in two hundred words or less per question, to each of the following:
• Tell us about the evolution of your faith journey as it relates to your experience in a Christian faith
community.
• What changes do you see in the religious landscape, and how would that impact your work as the
Executive Director of the Council?
• How do you understand the relationship between faith and social justice?
For more information about the Executive Director position, please email EDSearch@outlook.com. Questions
are welcomed. For more information about the North Carolina Council of Churches, please visit
www.ncchurches.org.

Director of Community Education and Small Groups
Spencerville United Methodist Church, Spencerville, OH
December 9, 2014
Director of Community Education and Small Groups
Spencerville United Methodist Church, Spencerville, OH

Job Description

 

POSITION: Director of Community Education and Small Groups - Part-time, short term position that could develop into a long term position. 

WAGE/COMPENSATION: $15/hour for 650 hours in the 2015 calendar year, concentrated between April and September.  This part-time, short term position will not be provided benefits or contributions to any of the following programs: Retirement, Unemployment Compensation, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave or Vacation Leave. 

MISSION: To Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

 

 

SUMMARY OF THE POSITION

The Director of Community Education and Small Groups is responsible for the planning, organizing, marketing, and execution of all our church’s community life application classes and small groups.

 

ACCOUNTABILITY

The Director of Community Education and Small Groups will report to the Senior Pastor for all aspects of the position. As a member of the staff, they are expected to attend all staff meetings when scheduled.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF ALL EMPLOYEES

  • Must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to serve Him in the area of their position, and be able to clearly articulate both.
  • Must model a life consistent with the character of the Christian walk by (1) avoiding things that are inconsistent with the life of faith (addictive behaviors, moral compromise, self-centeredness, pride, malice, poor stewardship of resources, etc.), (2) seeking to do good in every possible way, and (3) pursuing growth in their own spiritual lives (church attendance, devotional life, etc.).
  • Must demonstrate, in their practice of ministry and their personal life, a commitment to the core values, mission, and vision of Trinity UMC.
  • Must be a model of servant leadership, both spiritually and in ways related to their position in the practice of ministry.
  • Must embody the principles as set forth in the church’s “Expectations for Leadership” Document.
  • Must have a desire to learn, grow, and adapt. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES OF THE POSITION

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, curriculum selection, recruitment and training of teachers/ facilitators, marketing, and execution of all church life application classes in the community, being cognizant of the budgetary constraints of the grant and the church’s annual budget.
  • Responsible for working with community leaders and partners (Chamber of Commerce, Banks, School, Village Council, et. al.) to identity the kinds of courses that will best enable our community to succeed, improve the lives of people in Spencerville, and fulfill our vision of becoming “A Loving Community of People Helping People.”
  • Responsible for ensuring that all community courses remain connected to the church’s discipleship path with conscious next steps toward making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  • Oversee the continued and ongoing development and implementation of a discipleship pathway for adult spiritual formation.
  • Take our current classes and small groups to the next level by helping current teachers identify appropriate curriculum that consciously considers next steps and growth in discipleship (ala our church’s discipleship path).
  • Develop and equip current and future leadership for small group ministries and other adult spiritual formation opportunities.
  • Facilitate the implementation of a one-on-one mentoring and training process for new and potential leaders.
  • Spend significant time engaging in relationships outside the church in the community
  • Serve as a liaison with other community outreach services.
  • Must maintain rigorous records for accurate grant and church reporting.
  • All other responsibilities as defined by the Senior Pastor and/or determined by ministry need.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • All volunteers serving as class teachers and/or facilitators (Sunday School Teachers, Small Group Leaders, Community Class Instructors/Speakers, Celebrate Recovery, Financial Peace, etc.).

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

  • Prefer Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) with Majors in Fields related to Ministry, Social Work, and/or Education; with a Master of Divinity or Master of Theology being ideal.
  • Prefer Two or More Years of Experience in Church/Campus Ministry in Discipleship Ministries.
  • Prefer Two or More Years of Experience in Community Development.
  • We are willing to consider those currently on a related degree path who are still undergraduates.

 

SPECIFIC SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Must possess a high level of proficiency in people skills.
  • Must be able to develop relationships in the church and the community quickly.
  • Must possess a willingness to be a team player.
  • Must be capable of working under authority.
  • Must be an excellent listener and good conversationalist.
  • Must be able to assess the culture and the key influencers of the church and community quickly.
  • Must be able to assess the needs of the church and the community with speed and accuracy.
  • Must have an outward focus and be willing to spend significant time (even at odd hours) in the community (both on and off the clock).
  • Must be passionate and organized.
  • Must be self-motivated and have excellent time management skills.
  • Must be proficient in use of technology and record keeping.
  • Must be capable of performing administrative duties.
  • Must possess an excellent work quality.
  • Must be reliable and dependable.
  • Must be flexible to the demands of community ministry.
  • Must be a positive witness of the church in the community (both on and off the clock).
  • Must be resourceful, creative, and hospitable.
  • Must be in agreement with the theology and mission of Spencerville Trinity UMC.

 

How to Apply 

Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume with 2 professional/academic references and 1 pastoral reference to Pastor Justin Fuhrmann at pastor@spencervilletrinity.com or by mail to Trinity United Methodist Church, 119 N. Main St., Spencerville, OH 45887. 

All submissions must be received no later than February 13, 2015 for full consideration. 

Any questions should be directed to Pastor Justin Fuhrmann at 419-647-4451 or by email at pastor@spencervilletrinity.com. For further information about Trinity United Methodist Church please visit www.spencervilletrinity.com.

Worship Leader/Musicians
Community Bible Church, Mansfield, OH
December 4, 2014
Worship Leader/Musicians
Community Bible Church, Mansfield, OH

 

Community Bible Church in Mansfield Ohio has some great opportunities for the right person!  We are am independent church of around 150 on the north side of Mansfield just off of Route 30.  We are committed to growing and to reaching the community around us and we’re looking for some seminary students who want to partner with us to see that happen.  I know that God is going to do something amazing here in the coming days. 

Worship Leader/Musicians - We are not about traditional or contemporary.  We’re not even committed to being blended, we simply want to lead our people in genuine worship and are looking for a worship leader or musicians to help us do that.  The worship leader would be responsible to build a team around them to engage the church in worship on Sundays.  He/She would work with the lead pastor to plan the services and to select music and other elements of worship to enhance the service.  In addition to Sunday morning they would be responsible to plan and lead a practice during the week.  This would be a part-time paid position.

For more information please contact:  

Pastor Dan Richter

419.747.7986

 

Gathering Pastor
Harmony Springs Christian Church, Green, OH
December 3, 2014
Gathering Pastor
Harmony Springs Christian Church, Green, OH

Harmony Springs Christian Church of Green (DOC) is currently searching for an entrepreneurial minded and spiritually progressive person to join our leadership team as a pastor of gathering. 
Harmony Springs is partnering with the United Church of Christ area conference to explore the formation of a new church model in Green, OH - a growing suburb of Akron, OH.
The perfect candidate must be a self motivated visionary with gifts or experience in new church start. The gathering phase will focus on two large demographics in our area: young progressive families and golden years socially minded. 
 
The United Church of Christ and Disciples of Christ are woven together in mission. Both are progressive mainline denominations.
 
Our vision is to establish an emergent missional-based community that connects with social and spiritual progressives using a dinner church concept pioneered by st. lydias church in brooklyn, NY.
 
This is a stipend position that would be a good fit for someone PT as the project begins who may be interested in new church work and/or creating alternative expressions of the church.
 
Those interested may email Pastor Joel Engman at minister@harmonysprings.org.

Youth Director (Part time)
Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Gilead, OH
December 2, 2014
Youth Director (Part time)
Trinity United Methodist Church, Mt. Gilead, OH

Part time opportunity available for a spiritual and dynamic individual to work as a Church Youth Director. Must be available approx. 10 hrs. per week including Sundays and weekend planned activities and events. Job requires an organized, energetic and approachable individual to lead and facilitate all youth (mid-high/high school students) ministries at our church. Candidates with experience and/or training working with teens should submit a resume to: Trinity United Methodist Church, 75 E. High St., Mount Gilead, OH 43338 or trinityumc@redbird.net

Support Team Coordinator
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH
November 25, 2014
Support Team Coordinator
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH

Specific Responsibilities:
• Maintain Agency Master Contact Database
• Manage Phone System Software and Phone Team
• Create Contract Summaries
• Management of office/equipment supplies
• Sort and distribute incoming and outgoing mail and packages
• Agency Event Planning for Christmas and other special occasions
• Assist with BBS Conferences and Provide Support for On Site Meetings
• Assist with travel arrangements for Partner Meetings
• State Registration Team
• Process book orders
• Agency Database
• Update, maintain & Distribution of Agency documents and Manuals
• Other tasks or projects as assigned by CFO
Qualifications:
• College degree (preferred) or direct equivalent work experience 
• Confidentiality
• Detail oriented
• Organization skills
• Familiarity with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Internet Explorer
• Part-time in Akron office
• Works well in team environment
 
BBS & Associates is seeking a Support Team Project Coordinator. A job description is available on our website at www.servantheart.com , click on "Employment" under the "About Us" tab. If interested in applying for this position, please send resume to Phyllis Laskowski at plaskowski@servantheart.com and Chadwick Klein at cklein@servantheart.com.

Project Manager
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH
November 25, 2014
Project Manager
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH

Director of Client Services
 
Specific Responsibilities:

 Servicing all Ministry Services Department needs of assigned accounts
 Overseeing the production of art & print projects for various clients
 Manage projects with artists, printers, and mailshops to assure timely, cost-effective and quality completion
 Gather quotes, provide client estimates, and create purchase orders
 Manage the development of art, providing concepts, evaluating layouts, and working with clients to secure approval
 Assisting Account Rep on assigned accounts as needed
 Working with Account Reps to schedule jobs
 Developing and maintaining strong client and vendor relationships
 Ensure accuracy and quality control for all projects
 Interface with various BBS Teams on assigned accounts as needed
 Approve job closures, assume database and tracking responsibilities related to project management, approve invoices, manage telemarketing projects as assigned, proofing art and print proofs, review project coordinator's work, and train/mentor Project Coordinators
 Participate in creative brainstorm sessions and staff meetings, interact with agency reps and clients as directed, and comply with all the regular functions of employment in the agency, including the filing of requested paperwork and data entry
 
 Project management and client management skills
 Detail-oriented, deadline-oriented and organized
 Art direction and print production management are ideal 
 Familiarity with MS Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and preferably Silent Partner
 College degree (preferred) or direct equivalent work experience required
 
BBS & Associates is seeking a Project Manager. A job description is available on our website at www.servantheart.com , click on Employment the About Us tab If interested in applying for this position, please send resume to Amy Wachtel at awachtel@servantheart.com and Suzanne Ludwick at sludwick@servantheart.com.

Finance Assistance
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH
November 25, 2014
Finance Assistance
BB & S Associates - Ministry Development Specialists, Akron, OH

Specific Responsibilities:
• Accounts Payable
• Accounts Receivable
• Banking
• Reporting
• State Registrations
• Contract Renewals
• Assist with agency event planning
• Provide support to CFO/Treasurer
• Other tasks or projects as assigned by the CFO
 
• Confidentiality
• Detail oriented
• Organization skills
• Strong and professional communication skills both oral and written
• Works well in team environment
• Familiarity with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Internet Explorer, Power Point, and Outlook
• College degree (preferred) or direct equivalent work experience
• Part Time in Akron office
 
BBS & Associates is seeking a Finance Assistant. A job description is available on our website at www.servantheart.com , click on Employment under, the About Us tab. If interested in applying for this position, please send resume to Phyllis Laskowski at plaskowski@servantheart.com and Chadwick Klein at cklein@servantheart.com.

Worship Leader/Pastor (Part-time)
Apex Church, Marion, OH
November 21, 2014
Worship Leader/Pastor (Part-time)
Apex Church, Marion, OH

  •  Lead musical worship during worship services.
  •  Work together with Lead Pastor to plan weekly worship services.
  •  Lead Worship and Technical Arts Ministry teams.
  •  Develop team members in their talents and skills
  •  Lead weekly practices.
  •  Schedule Worship and Technical Arts team members.
  •  Attend staff meetings and church events.
 
  •  Passion for experiencing, expressing, drawing others into, and teaching worship within the church.
  •  Have and be able to share a Biblical understanding of worship.
  •  Be able to read music and lead vocally and instrumentally (proficiency either with piano or guitar).
  •  Be able to lead a team of musicians consisting of both adults and youth with varying degrees of musical    theory and skill levels.
  •  Have an understanding of Planning Center and ProPresenter or be a quick learner with computer software.
  •  Have ability and willingness to be creative in building worship services, as led by the Holy Spirit.

To apply please contact:

Jeremy  Cannon at pastorjeremy@apexlife.org

Summer Missionary 2015
Riverwoods Family Campus, St. Charles, IL
November 21, 2014
Summer Missionary 2015
Riverwoods Family Campus, St. Charles, IL

General Job Details: 

Fox Valley Christian Action is looking for passionate followers of Jesus who desire to serve God and learn to be summer missionaries. By the power of the Holy Spirit, through the unique context of camp, missionaries partner with God to transform the lives of youth from under-resourced communities as they are being developed as leaders in the Body of Christ. We expect God to do amazing things at Riverwoods and in the local churches in the summer of 2015!

 

For specific information on the various roles available please contact visit our website at:

http://riverwoods.wordpress.com/summer-positions/

Job Qualifications: Someone who loves Jesus Christ. Who has a passion to serve the poor. Someone who is also teachable.

Compensation Type:  Bi-Weekly

Compensation Details:  $2475 minimum stipend for the summer (room and board included as additional compensation) summer

Hours Per Week40-60 hours per week

Location: St. Charles, IL

Contact Info: 

Ben Shenkin

H.O.P.E. Program Manager  

ben@fvchristianaction.org

630.584.2222. ext.214  

Youth Pastor (Part-time to start and then will become full-time)
First Korean Central United Methodist Church, Madison Heights, MI
November 19, 2014
Youth Pastor (Part-time to start and then will become full-time)
First Korean Central United Methodist Church, Madison Heights, MI

First Korean Central United Methodist Church in Madison Heights, Michigan is looking for a youth pastor. This will start as a part time position and will grows to full time. 
 
The youth pastor leads a Christian ministry to the youth and young adults that nurtures faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior: A personal devotion to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord as well as a strong desire to serve within the church.  Ability to speak and write in English and communicate and counsel with the youth and young adults. Ability to play guitar and lead worship service is welcome. Plan, organize, coordinate, and guide resources for the youth and young adult ministry, and oversee activities  related to youth and young adult ministries. Weekly attendance at Friday bible study and Sunday worship service.  
 
KFCUMC address: 500 W Gardenia Ave. Madison Heights, MI 48071
Phone number: 248-545-5554
Pastor: Rev. Gunsoo Jung 
Apply - Email: gsj0925@yahoo.com

Director of Youth Ministries
Community United Methodist Church, Circleville, OH
November 7, 2014
Director of Youth Ministries
Community United Methodist Church, Circleville, OH

Purpose: The purpose of this position is to provide Middle School, High School, and TraditionalCollege age youth with an environment in which they can experience the love of Jesus Christ, grow in relationship with him, and share his love with the world through discipleship.  This will be accomplished through a variety of events and encounters involving this Director and other congregational members and will be integrated into the larger life of the church. 

Qualifications: The dynamic person who fills this position must have a strong faith in God, a personal and observable relationship with Jesus Christ, a high level of energy, and a love for and commitment to ministering to this age group.  This person will need to have good organization and planning skills, leadership skills, technology skills, and enjoy working as a member of a team.  A college degree, in youth ministry or another form of ministry, and at least 3 years experience in youth ministry are required.  Additional experience in the field of Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, or Education is preferable. The qualified applicant must also pass a BCI background check. Interested persons should email their resume and a video of leading a youth activity to the pastor Tad Grover at pastor@circlevillecommunitychurch.com

Key Responsibilities

  1. Assess ministry needs and develop objectives, goals, and programs to meet the needs.
  2. Provide teaching in a variety of settings to develop a foundation of faith and a relationship with Jesus Christ.
  3. Develop a safe and supportive environment for the youth.
  4. Expand the youth program to reach and serve not only those youth in our congregation, but also reach and serve the youth within our community, such as an after school program.
  5. Be present at scheduled church events, including Sunday morning worship, Sunday School, Filling Station, and Wednesday evening youth group.
  6. Be available to the youth outside of scheduled church events to show support of the youth.
  7. Develop a plan for, recruit, and train adult leaders to also be in ministry with/to the youth.
  8. Develop relationships not only with the youth but with their parents and families.
  9. Create a program that incorporates worship, study, fellowship, and outreach/missions in settings at the church and other locations.
  10. Develop and manage an annual operating budget.
  11. Develop partnerships with schools and other entities that will allow a broad outreach to the community.
  12. Work with other staff members, committees, small groups, and individuals to fully integrate the youth ministry into the larger life of the church.
  13. Be involved in self-development and self-care, to include personal prayer, study, weekly worship, and fellowship with the congregation.
  14. Utilize church resources, including the van, in a way that reflects good stewardship.

Reporting: this position reports directly to the Pastor.

Other: Compensation, benefits, hours, and schedules will be developed by the SPRC, in consultation with the Pastor.  An annual performance evaluation will be performed for this position.  Other responsibilities may be developed by the SPRC and/or Pastor.

Minister (Full-time or Part-time)
Faith Community Church, Bergholz, OH
November 6, 2014
Minister (Full-time or Part-time)
Faith Community Church, Bergholz, OH

Seeking candidates for a full or part time minister.  We are a non-denominational church in the beautiful rolling hills of Bergholz.  We are a small country church. Our style is contemporary casual and our message is the never-ending love of Jesus our Lord and Savior.  

We have a parsonage available for a pastor and his family.  The number is our congregation varies from 20-30.  We are praying for growth and a pastor that has a love for our Lord, our people, wisdom, guidance and compassion. 

Contact:  Laurie Croskey; 740.768.2597 mornings only.

 

Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI
November 5, 2014
Children's Church Musician
New Hope Church, Wayne, MI

New Hope Church, Wayne. MI is committed to providing children with a true Sunday worship experience. Music is a mode of teaching and transmitting the joy of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Goal of Children's Music Program:

The goal of New Hope Church, Wayne MI is to offer weekly opportunities for faith development and enrichment through Sunday worship that includes music and singing, as well as a message.

The Children’s Church Musician will have primary responsibility to develop a high-quality, spirited, inviting Sunday Worship Services via music and song for young children within congregation. Significant support and assistance will be available from the Senior Pastor and the Director of Music.

Qualifications:

The musician must see this position as a ministry to and with the people of New Hope Church, Wayne, MI. Commitment comes from an understanding of God's love for us and God's desire for us to communicate in all our efforts the Good News of Jesus Christ. A willingness to grow in faith and in this position as the Children's Church Musician is a requirement.

Specific experience will include demonstrated musical ability, preferably basic keyboard proficiency and directing abilities. The Director must understand the nuances of working with a large group of young children and possess the spirit and demeanor to create an inviting, loving, celebratory, directed environment for our goals to be achieved. The Children’s Church Musician must be able to work well with other music staff to develop an exciting, engaging worship experience for young children.

Description of Responsibilities:

General Responsibilities:

1. Work with the Senior Pastor to develop a dynamic, inviting weekly young children's worship experience, which will teach and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all young children.

2. Attend regular planning and development meetings with other music staff and pastoral staff representative.

3. Direct children in presenting musical offerings in Sunday worship and special services on a regular basis.

4. Work with other music staff and children's ministry personnel to achieve intergenerational music opportunities for young children. This may include, but is not limited to a Christmas/Easter music program, mass choir anthems and other opportunities as directed.

5. Choose, rehearse and present an annual children's musical for the community. This may be done in cooperation with other music staff and ensembles.

 

Accountability:

The Children's Church Musician will be responsible to the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director. Opportunity for evaluation will take place each spring with an evaluation interview conducted by the Senior Pastor and the Music Ministry Director.

 

Work Relationships:

The Children's Church Musician will:

1. Emphasize and be part of the team spirit with Children’s Church volunteers and recognize the importance and role of each volunteer in the total worship experience of Children’s Church.

2. Foster a spirit of joy and loyalty with fellow volunteers and staff members.

3. Work closely with the Children’s Church Pastor in developing a dynamic, inviting weekly worship experience for young children.

4. Work closely with the Senior Pastor, Music Ministry Director and Children’s Church Pastor to provide spiritually engaging music during Children’s Church worship.

Position open until filled. 

Please direct inquiries to:

Velicia Humes @ 734.546.9611

 

Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL
November 4, 2014
Lead Pastor
Grace Bible Church, Elmhurst, IL

Grace Bible Church is seeking a lead pastor who loves the Lord and is following him.  We are looking for him to equip the men and women of our church to do the work of service so that we know the Lord, are living in the love of Christ, and helping others to do the same. 

This pastor, first and foremost, will be following the Lord, and will be devoted to prayer, worship, and Scripture study both personally and as a part of his ministry.  This pastor will also champion the vision of the Lord as Supreme in our lives.  He will regularly exhort a broad audience to believe in the Lord, turn from sin, and follow Him.  We expect him to do this by preaching most Sunday mornings, and by delivering messages that magnify the Lord and articulate truths of Scriptures with depth and precision. 

Furthermore, this pastor will equip the men and women of our church to make disciples with the result that more and more people in our church and community know the Lord, walk in obedience to Him, and invest in the lives of others so that they also make disciples.  This pastor will meet regularly with church leaders and members, individually or in small groups, to teach them, challenge them to greater steps of faith and obedience, encourage and support them in their walk with the Lord, and hold them accountable to the standard of this walk.  He will help individuals discern their spiritual gifts, challenge them to step up, and deploy them where they will be most effective in ministry.  He will also work with leadership to align ministries so they are effective in helping others follow the Lord. 

Grace Bible Church is not looking for a lead pastor to develop a completely new vision for the church, but rather to model our existing vision, articulate it, and equip us to do it.  Furthermore, we are not looking for a pastor who sees his primary responsibility as preaching sermons; we believe this is an important part of the work that needs to be done, but we must go beyond sermons and put our vision into practice, and we need a shepherd who will guide is in this direction. 

Grace Bible Church is passionate about knowing the Lord, living for Him, and helping others do the same.  We are a non-denominational, congregational church in Elmhurst, Illinois, with approximately 170 people attending our Sunday morning service.  We have a strong core of mature, authentic believers striving to follow the Lord, and a capable, unified team of leaders that include elected church members, an assistant pastor, and a youth pastor.  We have a regular Sunday morning worship service, Sunday School for children and adults, and a large number of ministries that meet during the week.  In addition, Grace Bible Church currently supports 23 missionaries throughout the world.

 

Please email resumes to resumes@gracebibleelmhurst.com.

More information:

Church Name:  Grace Bible Church

Person to Contact:  Aaron Williams

 

Contact Address:

398 W Eggleston Ave

Elmhurst, IL 60126-3898

 

Relation to Ministry:  Chairman, Pastoral Search Committee         

Contact Phone:  630-832-8416

Contact Email:  resumes@gracebibleelmhurst.com

Basic Church Information

General Denominational Tradition:  Bible

Denominational Affiliation:  Non-denominational

Location:  Suburb

Number of Church Members:  100

Average Total Weekend Service Attendance:  170

 

Basic Position Information

Position Title:  Lead Pastor

Age Range Desired:  35 to 65

Gender:  Male

Marital Status:  Married

Ethnic Group Preference:  No preference

Language Preference:  English

Previously Divorced Candidates Eligible:  No

Open to Military Chaplains from Reserves or National Guard:  Yes

Minimum Experience Required:  4 Years

Minimum Education Required:  Master of Divinity preferred, but not a hard-and-fast requirement

Salary:  To be determined

Housing:  Not specified

Benefits Package:  Not specified

 

Chaplain (Full-time)
Brethren Care Village, Ashland, OH
November 3, 2014
Chaplain (Full-time)
Brethren Care Village, Ashland, OH

Brethren Care Village is currently accepting applications for a full time Chaplain for our retirement campus.  This individual will oversee and coordinate spiritual care for our residents, families and staff.  

Strong communication, leadership, and experience with seniors are essential. Successful applicant must be honest, motivated, energetic, and dependable. We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. 

Brethren Care Village

2140 Center Street

Ashland, Ohio

Or at www.hrdept@brethrencarevillage.org

Executive Minister
Village Chapel United Methodist Church, Ashville, OH
November 3, 2014
Executive Minister
Village Chapel United Methodist Church, Ashville, OH

Main Objective:  To lead Village Chapel UMC in reaching out and raising up disciples (fully-devoted followers) for Jesus Christ by [leading/coaching] ministry staff and ministry leaders; by engaging/coaching ministries/people proactively; and by serving the Lead Pastor.

Key Result Area 1
Staff/Ministry Leaders:  Coach, lead, and hold accountable Staff and Ministry Leaders under the direction of the Lead Pastor for the purpose of making disciples, living out our vision, building God’s Kingdom, and reducing isolated ministry.

Performance Standards
1. Proactively coach Staff Members and Ministry Leaders clarifying how their ministry accomplishes our vision and clarifying their responsibilities, authority, and accountability.
2. Hold Staff Members and Ministry Leaders accountable for tasks, deadlines, and behavior through regular evaluation/feedback and through plus/delta follow-ups for all projects/ministries.
3. Collaborate with Lead Pastor for direction.
4. Lead Staff Meetings/Ministry Leader Meetings

Key Result Area 2
Ministry OversightInteract with Ministries in a proactive way to address any barriers or roadblocks that might prevent leaders/teams from moving toward our vision and address issues/complaints as they arise.

Performance Standards
1. Maintain appropriate contact with leaders/teams as they implement Ministry Action Plans to address issues before they arise.
2. Establish follow-up protocol to measure the effectiveness of ministries and to provide constructive input for future ministry planning.

Key Result Area 3
Management and Public Relations:  Communicate with the Lead Pastor and the Congregation while maintaining excellent organizational skills.

Performance Standards
1. Provide weekly high level reports to the Lead Pastor.
2. Work with the Lead Pastor to maintain a current Position Description and Action Plan.
3. Exemplify servant leadership by actively participating in the staff leadership team.
4. Attend and participate in all worship services (as assigned/scheduled) and connect in a LifeGroup. 
5. Identify Continuing Education Goals on an Annual Basis.

Possible Key Result Area
Preaching:  Preach biblical messages as assigned in the preaching schedule by the Lead Pastor.


Performance Standards
1. Preach at all three worship services up to 12 times each year.
2. Preach at The Gathering (Saturday Night) at least one additional time each quarter.

Education / Experience

• Demonstrates a Spirit-filled relationship with Christ and exhibits model Christian behavior to youth in both his/her actions and words. 
• Prefer a degree in ministry, theology or related experience.
• Ability to process information and make independent judgments.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to prioritize responsibilities and needs of others.
• Ability to work well with others in a team environment.
• Computer literacy (e-mail; MSWord; PowerPoint; webpage editing).

The above position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by colleagues assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, qualifications, or working conditions.

Village Chapel United Methodist Church is accepting applications for an Executive Minister to lead Village Chapel UMC in reaching out and raising up disciples (fully-devoted followers) for Jesus Christ by [leading/coaching] ministry staff and ministry leaders; by [engaging/coaching] ministries/people proactively; and by serving the Lead Pastor. Village Chapel is a growing fellowship of 480+ people located in Ashville, Ohio (13 miles south of the Columbus outer belt). Village Chapel is intentional about reaching out to the hurting and hopeless for the purpose of bringing wholeness and hope through Jesus Christ. The Executive Minister must have a contagious relationship with Jesus Christ, excellent verbal and written communication skills, practical leadership qualities, and a passion for discipling adult leaders to lead the Body of Christ. We are seeking a self-motivated person who is a proponent of biblical-evangelical theology. Ministry degree, theological education and/or ministry experience are desired. The full position description is available at www.villagechapelumc.org. Please visit the website for application instructions.
 
Please visit our website at www.villagechapelumc.org and access our Career Opps

 

Pastor (Full-time)
Masontown Brethren Church, Masontown, PA
October 30, 2014
Pastor (Full-time)
Masontown Brethren Church, Masontown, PA

The Masontown Brethren search committee is accepting resumes for the position of pastor (full time). Interested individuals should email a Pastoral Profile and their current resume to Gary Diehl at the Brethren Church National Office (gary@brethrenchurch.org) or to the search committee at fiveofdiamonds@verizon.net for consideration.

Family Pastor (Part-time)
Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, Columbus, OH
October 29, 2014
Family Pastor (Part-time)
Church of the Redeemer United Methodist, Columbus, OH

Principle Focus
The Family Pastor at Church of the Redeemer United Methodist will focus primarily on ministry to
children, youth, and their families.


Regular Duties
The Family Pastor will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Children
a. Be a caring mentor for the children of our congregation.
b. Coordinate our Sunday morning KidsZone ministry.
c. Help the Nursery supervisor in operating and staffing our nursery ministry on Sunday
mornings.
d. Coordinate at least four fun activities yearly for the children of our congregation and
community. (Examples are Trunk-or-Treat, Jesus’ Birthday Party, etc.)
e. Provide the children’s message at both worship services each week.
f. Coordinate our yearly Vacation Bible School.
g. Supervise our children’s Sunday School program.


2. Youth
a. Be a caring mentor and friend for the youth of our congregation.
b. Regularly communicate with the youth of our congregation through various means
including social media and social interactions.
c. Coordinate regular youth group meetings.
d. Engage the youth in multiple missional activities throughout the year. (Examples:
Whitehall Community Dinners, HEART Food Pantry, etc.)
e. Supervise our youth Sunday School program.


3. Families
a. Be a point of contact for the parents of children and youth here at Church of the
Redeemer.
b. Be proactive in meeting and greeting visiting and guest children and youth on Sunday
mornings and at community activities.
c. Work with the Pastor in creating activities and ministries for the parents of children and
youth.
d. Regularly attend meetings of the Children and Families Committee.


Occasional Duties
The Family Pastor will occasionally perform the following duties:
1. Lead Sunday morning worship, including delivering the sermon.
2. Attend meetings of the Church Council and other committees of the church as directed by the
Pastor.


Skills/Requirements
A successful candidate for the position of Family Pastor should have…
1. … a growing faith in Jesus Christ.
2. … the ability to share his/her own faith with others.
3. … an interest in working primarily with children and youth.
4. … a working knowledge of modern technology and social media.
5. … good communication and organizational skills.
6. … reliable transportation.


Expectation
It is expected that the Family Pastor will become a part of our church family. To this end, the Family
Pastor will be expected to attend Sunday morning worship at Church of the Redeemer each week.


The Family Pastor is also expected to follow and enforce Church of the Redeemer United Methodist’s
Safe Sanctuary Policy.


Supervision
The Family Pastor will be supervised by the Pastor and responsible to the Staff-Parish Relations
Committee. The Family Pastor will meet weekly with the Pastor for ministry reflection and planning.

 

Work Schedule and Compensation

The Family Pastor will work 15-20 hours per week in our ministry and will receive a salary of $833.33 per month ($10,000 per year).


This position is to begin in September 2014 and continue through August 2015, with the possibility of
renewal.


Pre-employment Screening
Prior to employment, the selected candidate for this position will be subject to a criminal background
check and a possible drug screen. All screening will be provided by Church of the Redeemer United
Methodist.


Contact Information
For more information, please contact either Anita Richter (614-832-7202), Chairperson of Staff-Parish
Relations Committee, or Richard Birk (614-861-7160), Pastor. Resumes may be sent to Church of the
Redeemer United Methodist, 235 McNaughten Road, Columbus, Ohio 43213.

Ministry Secretary (Part-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI
October 28, 2014
Ministry Secretary (Part-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI

Staff Position Description:
Position title: Ministry Secretary
Reports to: Ministry Assistant
Employment status: Hourly (Part-time); Non-Exempt (25 hours/week)
Position Start Date: January 5, 2015


Principle Function:
The Secretary is responsible for the general clerical and designated administrative functions of the church. Answer all incoming calls, emails, greet visitors at front desk, handle incoming/outgoing deliveries, assist with general office duties and perform other clerical, computer and administrative support duties as assigned.


Specific List of Responsibilities

  • Handle all incoming calls directed to the main extension in a prompt and courteous manner. 
  • Prepare and deliver messages to staff or the appropriate auxiliary. 
  • Provide professional and friendly customer service at the front desk. Assist staff, members and visitors as needed. 
  • Assist pastor, staff, ministry leaders and members with typing correspondences, faxing, and the duplication of materials as needed. 
  • Place phone calls for pastor and/or leaders as needed on a variety of ministry issues (i.e. notifications, follow-ups, reminders). 
  • Schedule member and non-member appointments with the pastor. 
  • Enter new members’ profile information into the system using the PowerChurch Plus software and send out notification to members.
  • Assist Ministry Assistant with updating changes to multiple email distribution lists for members and non-member groups/organizations. 
  • Prepare and email/mail visitor “thank you” letters (i.e. for visiting/contribution) and other letters as requested 
  • Distribute and/or collect paperwork from members and visitors for numerous activities (i.e. sign-ups, rentals, 
  • applications, budget sheets, etc.). 
  • Work with the Ministry Assistant in co-coordinating the use of church volunteers whenever possible. 
  • Meet and assist bereaved family to facilitate church’s funeral policy pertaining to arrangements/facility usage. 
  • Coordinate with church staff/departments. Send out condolences.
  • Publish the monthly calendar/birthdays, and weekly bulletin. Send events information to media. 
  • Coordinate follow-up and visitation with appropriate leaders and send membership follow-up, absences, sick & shut-in, hospital, bereavement and other notices, including personally making calls. 
  • Receive incoming mail, process and distribute to the appropriate staff and mailboxes. Notify staff of all deliveries upon receipt. 

Additional Responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation of material/handouts for Wednesday Bible Institute (typing, copies, etc.). 
  • Prepare and drop-off outgoing mail and/or courier service for pickup or drop-off. 
  • Assist Ministry Assistant with the publication of the bi-weekly VBM connection 
  • Keep general office supply room orderly and adequately stocked, take requests from staff for needed items and place order (i.e. office supplies, stationary, toner, paper, etc.). Maintain inventory.
  • Assist with the set-up of staff, board or ministry meetings or special activities (i.e. luncheon, meetings, holidays, church-wide events, etc.). 
  • Facilitate, post and update all new members photos on the new member’s board
  • Coordinate all church-wide mail-outs. 
  • Monitor and purchase office and hospitality supplies. Ensure the pastor and general offices are furnished with supplies and/or refreshments. 
  • Serve as the primary office staff person regarding kitchen and food service requests and concerns.
  • Maintain general oversight of copier machine and office equipment to ensure good working order (i.e. fill paper trays, replace toner, etc.). 
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the pastor or administrative management.


To Apply: Email resume, cover letter, 3 references to: humanresrources@victoriousbelievers.com (ATTN: Board of Directors). Victorious Believers Ministries 624 S. Outer Drive, Saginaw, MI 48601.


Calls are not being taken at this time. You will receive notification that your credentials were received. Visit the church website, www.victoriousbelievers.com for additional information about this organization.

Ministry Assistant (Full-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI
October 28, 2014
Ministry Assistant (Full-time)
Victorious Believers Ministries, Saginaw, MI

Staff Position Description:
Position title: Ministry Assistant
Reports to: Chief Administrator
Employment status: Salaried (Full-Time); Benefits (medical, dental, vision, paid holidays, vacation, 503B)

Position Start Date: January 5, 2015 


Principle Function:
The Ministry Assistant is primarily responsible for ministerial, administrative and technical development of the church office including special projects from the Pastor and/or Chief Administrator. He/she assists the Chief Administrator in assuring the ministerial, administrative and technical functionalities of the church are current and operating in excellence.


Specific List of Responsibilities:
Primary

  • Assist the Chief Administrator in working with the pastor to develop new ideas and special projects.
  • Assist the Chief Administrator in working with appropriate committees, officers and leaders to carry out the ministry of the church.
  • Coordinate the involvement of volunteers for special activities.
  • Attend meetings in the church and community on behalf of VBM and Pastor upon request.
  • Execute proficient and comprehensive usage of modules/features of the Power Church Plus (PCP) church management software program (membership data entry, ministry tracking/involvement and financial data entry, etc.).
  • Assists Chief Administrator in assuring staff is trained on PCP.
  • Research new business and technical processes and techniques that may require updated staff training/development.
  • Proper filing and storage of member’s financial contribution envelopes. 
  • Prepare and distribute annual contribution statements (and address related members’ contribute questions that may arise throughout the year).
  • Oversee the purchase of supplies in the administrative and maintenance areas.
  • Technical liaison, (i.e. telephone and computer hardware/software; including backup, security and software programs).
  • Responsible for assuring updated and accurate distribution lists (mail/e-mail) of church, civic and business communities, jurisdiction, etc. are maintained and updated.


Website/Social Media/Desktop Publishing

  • Responsible for the desktop publishing of fliers, banners, programs, etc.
  • Responsible for continuous website development and upkeep.
  • Assists the Chief Administrator in scheduling and development and review of advertising, radio and print media for church.
  • Responsible for the development and publishing of the biweekly VBM Connection.
  • Responsible for research and upkeep of relevant social media sites and analysis of traffic.

Additional responsibilities

  • Conduct background checks of volunteers working with minors, van drivers, etc. and maintain proper files.
  • Maintain building, room/office and van keys authorization lists. Confer with Chief Administrator or Director of 
  • Properties & Maintenance for authorization of all keys to staff and designated leaders. 
  • Make duplicate key(s) for new keyholder(s) or loss key as authorized by the Chief Administrator. Maintain the master key box and authorization (acquire signatures for all keyholders). 
  • Cross train for payroll/check processing and select financial administration duties (in the absence of the Financial Administrator). 
  • Serve as the Notary.

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent experience

 

  • Computer proficient: Desktop Publishing (Microsoft Office & advance programs preferred), Social Media/Website maintenance
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) and the ability to interact with all levels of staff, members and guests and ecumenical/community leaders; Customer service-oriented.
  • Office experience preferred.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload.

 

 

 

To Apply: Email or mail cover letter, resume and 3 job references to: humanresources@victoriousbelievers.com

 


To Apply: Email resume, cover letter and 3 job references to: info@victoriousbelievers.com (ATTN: Board
of Directors). Victorious Believers Ministries 624 S. Outer Drive, Saginaw, MI 48601.


Calls are not being taken at this time. You will receive notification that your credentials were received. Visit
the church website, www.victoriousbelievers.com for additional information about this organization.

Pastor (Full-time)
Sherman Community Church, Sherman, NY
October 22, 2014
Pastor (Full-time)
Sherman Community Church, Sherman, NY

The Sherman Community Church is located in beautiful Chautauqua County and the Southern Tier of Western New York State.  

Sherman is a small historical village settled in 1823 and named after Roger Sherman, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Sherman is a friendly small town with a hometown atmosphere and a population of approximately 1700 residents. We are conveniently located adjacent to Interstate highways connecting residents to a long list of both summer and winter recreational activities, cultural events and professional opportunities. Our local school is rated among the Top 10 Small Schools nationwide. 

Our Church was established in 1866 and has served our community for 146 years.  We are a non-denominational congregation, small in number (30-50) but large in faith.  Our candidate must be a Christ centered gospel-focused shepherd who possesses a zeal for the glory of God and a passion for the souls of men.  We offer a competitive salary for our area along with housing in our church parsonage. 

Interested applicants should apply by sending a resume, references and a statement of faith to the following address: Sherman Community Church, Attn:  Pastoral Search Committee, PO Box 337, Shennan NY  14781.

Pastor (Full-time)
St. John's Evangelical Covenant Church, Millersburg, OH
October 21, 2014
Pastor (Full-time)
St. John's Evangelical Covenant Church, Millersburg, OH

Job Description 

   The pastor is responsible to St. John’s Evangelical Covenant Church of Millersburg for proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.  The pastor shall set a good example among the members of the church; shall conduct services on Sunday and other services that the Spiritual Council may desire: shall direct the work of Christian education; shall administer the Holy Sacraments; shall visit the sick and comfort the distressed; and shall perform all such duties as belong to the pastoral office. 

Responsibilities: 

Set as a guideline of personal behavior the standard required in 1Timothy 3:1-7 and 1Peter 5:1-4. 

Maintain a regular program of study to enable him/her to plan, prepare for and conduct meaningful worship services. 

Administer the sacraments of Baptism and Communion. In keeping with the EvangelicalCovenantChurch policy, the pastor will faithfully administer both infant and adult baptism. The pastor will serve Communion in an open table format for all believers.  To the extent practical, the pastor will also be available to members for officiating at weddings and funerals.  

Conduct premarital, vocational, family, and bereavement counseling sessions as needed.  Advise other professional help when necessary.  

Visit all persons in the congregation that require pastoral care.  Lead the membership in a visitation program.  

Work with the church council and committees in planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and evaluating the total church program.  Be available for and lead training as needed.  

Provide administrative leadership for the total church program.  The pastor will be responsible for the day to day supervision and direction of the staff.  

Lead the church and congregation in commitment and support of the ministries of the Great Lakes Conference and of the EvangelicalCovenantChurch. 

Plan and promote periods of evangelistic emphasis for the unsaved and spiritual renewal for the saved.  

Serve on at least one civic organization.  

Expectations:

Demonstrate a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and must have a strong personal faith grounded in a life of prayer, a study of the scriptures, and a close community with other believers.  

Have a broad understanding and sympathetic appreciation of the various faith traditions within Christianity and the various ways Christians worship, including an ability to participate enthusiastically in both traditional and contemporary worship forms.  

Be committed to outreach and ministry to our community and the world. Be open and sensitive to the Holy Spirit in discerning a vision for the outreach and ministry of our church. 

Demonstrate an exemplary Christian life, modeling the attitudes, feelings, values, enthusiasms, and dedication, which he/she seeks to develop in all persons within our congregation. 

Demonstrate spiritual and emotional maturity, the pastor must be sensible and emotionally balanced, possessing the qualities to which persons in our church and in the community respond with respect.  

Will express, and seek to cultivate in our congregation, a real love and sympathetic understanding for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender or socio-economic status. 

Have strong teaching, counseling, organizational, management, and communication skills.  Also have the ability to relate to people of all ages, plus a good sense of humor.  

Allow sufficient time for personal spiritual health and growth.  

To apply please provide a resume with references, at least one audio sermon and contact information by email to search committee chair Michelle Rodhe atmdrodhe@gmail.com  

 

Pastor (Full-time or Part-time)
Old Springfield United Church of Christ, New Middletown, OH
October 21, 2014
Pastor (Full-time or Part-time)
Old Springfield United Church of Christ, New Middletown, OH

Old Springfield Church is currently seeking a new, full or part time pastor.  Our church is comprised of 40-50 active members, and is looking to grow.  At this time, Old Springfield is utilizing a temporary, part time pastor who is providing Sunday services and visiting the members residing in nursing facilities or confined to their homes. Community involvment, Sunday school, and outreach are among our priorities.

Questions or interested persons should contact the church office at 330.543.3615.  Bill Douglas is the search committee contact person. 

 

Submit an Opportunity

To submit an opportunity, please send an email to Susan Icenhour with the following information:

  • Position Title
  • Opportunity Location
  • Brief Summary of Position
  • How to Apply
  • Link to Website

Note that all positions will be posted for 60 days unless notified that they have been filled.

Email Susan

Who to Contact

Susan Icenhour sicenhou@ashland.edu 419-289-5023