Open Positions

Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministry

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in Falls Church VA with a mission of lifting up and reaching out to others, invites individuals who are passionate about and skilled in developing and implementing ministries for children and youth to apply for the newly established position of Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministry.

About the Job

The Director will actively build relationships with children and youth of all ages and their parents to increase their faith practices, their engagement in social and service activities, and their sense of Holy Trinity as a loving and supportive community. The Director will provide planning and implementation for programs and events to meet these goals.

This is a full-time position with paid leave and holidays, health insurance and retirement plan contributions, and other benefits.  Compensation will be based on qualifications. 


The Director will work closely with the Pastor, Council, and volunteers to:

  • develop a vision and strategic plan for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

  • strengthen current Ministry programming and resources at the church

  • assess the needs of children, youth, and families in the broader community and develop new outreach and service programs in response

  • support Sunday morning ministries by providing a “children’s chat” at worship services and overseeing Christian Education programming for children, youth, and families

  • recruit and train lay leaders and volunteers to assist as needed

View the Position Description Here


A successful applicant will have:

  • a lively Christian faith

  • a proven ability to engage children, youth and parents in a church setting

  • the strong planning, implementation, and communication skills necessary for successful ministry leadership

  • basic Biblical knowledge and a commitment to progressive Christian theology and practice

  • a commitment to our position as a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation, encouraging and welcoming all to join our community

The Director we seek will bring a positive attitude, a strong work ethic, a creative spark, and a desire to learn and grow.

How to Apply

Email the following items to

  • a cover letter that includes a paragraph or two describing your vision for Children, Youth, and Family Ministry

  • a resume

  • two references

The position is available immediately and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.  The selected candidate will be required to pass a background check prior to hiring.