St. Mary’s Episcopal Church

at Ministry Coordinator for Children, Youth and Their Families
Location Kinston
Date Posted March 31, 2020
Category East Carolina (Mollie Roberts)
Job Type Full Time
Setting Town
Compensation Negotiable
Health Benefits Full Family
Housing Supplied Housing
Equity Allowance No
Communicants in Good Standing 311
Average Sunday Attendance 150
Child Population in Church School 30
Adult Population in Church School 100
Teacher Population in Church School 15
Budget $555,288
Anglo-Catholic no
Broad Church yes
Charismatic no
Contemporary no
Emergent no
Morning Prayer yes
Non-Traditional no
Prayer Book yes
Renewal no
Rite I yes
Rite II yes



St. Mary’s seeks a ministry coordinator who believes that children and youth are not only the “future of the church,” but full members now, with spiritual gifts to nurture and develop as well as to celebrate and share. St. Mary’s has embraced the motto “Serving with JOY!” and we sense that God is calling someone here who will joyfully guide young people in faith development and Christ-centered relationships.

This person will collaborate with the Rector and lay leaders of the church to coordinate Christian formation opportunities for children from preschool through grade 12 as well as supporting their families in their lives of faith, following Jesus. We seek a passionate and responsible Christian disciple who will be a positive role model, who will intentionally seek out opportunities to build relationships with our families, and who will actively engage in the Christian formation of young people in the St. Mary’s community. This leader will need to be a good communicator with youth as well as their parents, and work well in developing other lay ministers in this area of ministry. St. Mary’s has many established children and youth ministries, but we are open to explore new, well-constructed programming. We are excited to learn how God has gifted YOU with skills of creativity and vision!

As we serve with JOY , it is important to us that our children and youth truly enjoy their experiences with the Gospel. After all, Jesus’ message brings joy in its fullest!

Requirements for this full-time position will include:
● Worship at St. Mary’s
● Be present and available to engage with the children, youth, & their families in the
community outside of ‘business hours’
● Complete “Safeguarding God’s Children” sexual ethics training (provided by the church)
● Agree to a full background check conducted by the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina
● A degree in youth ministry, Christian education, or similar is desired, but not a
● Lay or ordained applicants are welcome to apply for this position

Benefits of this full-time position include:
● Enrollment in the Church Pension Fund of the Episcopal Church
● Rent-free housing in a beautiful 4-bedroom house near St. Mary’s Church
● Salary and other benefits negotiable
Be sure to check out and, as you consider this possibility!




Youth need guidance and support as they navigate through the most challenging part of their development and seek to grow in their walk with Christ. Christ-like leaders are needed to serve young members of the congregation and help them to reach their full potential.

It is important for the truth of the gospel to be passed down from generation to generation in order to grow the body of Christ. Ultimately, helping youth to grow spiritually in their formative years will equip them to make an impact for Christ both now and in their future.



Contact Information

Thank you for your interest in this position at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, in the Diocese of East Carolina.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references who can speak
to the applicant’s ability to serve in this position to Hannah Jarman, Administrative Assistant to the Bishop, at