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The following are job opportunities available at congregations and ministry partners throughout the South Dakota Synod. If you would like to add a job opening to the list, please email it to

Job Postings

Coordinator of Youth Ministries – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

The Coordinator of Youth Ministry will be a part of the Children, Youth, and Family Team at Gloria Dei, a vibrant and growing church in SE Sioux Falls. Skills in developing and leading engaging youth ministry programs, equipping and training adult leaders, and a mature faith are big components of the position. A full job description can be downloaded here. To apply, upload a cover letter and resume within Gloria Dei’s online application.

Director of Worship Arts Ministries – Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

This person shall develop and lead worship arts ministries in the congregation in collaboration with the pastor(s), other part-time paid and volunteer worship leader(s) and the worship team in a way that is consistent with Spirit of Joy’s mission, values, and theology. While the primary tasks are worship accompaniment and directing the adult choir, Spirit of Joy understands worship arts to include a variety of music, both instrumental and vocal, creative communication of the biblical story through various art forms, and multimedia created or curated to enhance worship experiences.

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Facilities Manager – Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

The Facilities Manager will oversee the management and operations of all the physical facilities of the church. Provide oversight and responsibility for the buildings, grounds, parking lots, equipment, building systems, general security, and housekeeping, ensuring the facilities are fully operational, safe, clean and neat, and prepared for services and ministry activities. Oversee and perform maintenance/repairs for the church building, equipment (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical) and property, or act as church representative with outside contractors and inspectors coming onto the property or into the building.

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Custodian – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Full-time person responsible for a wide variety of custodial duties that include the general operation of the physical plant and upkeep of the church building and its premises. Non-exempt with benefits; requires some evenings and weekends. View the position description at Contact Barb Haugan, Business Administrator, or 605-336-2942, ext. 23.

Director of Worship & Music – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen

Bethlehem Lutheran Church is seeking a Director of Worship & Music.  This staff partner will collaborate with the pastors and staff to bring creativity and substance into worship planning, lead various styles of worship music, and cultivate musicians and other worship leaders.

This staff partner will be rooted in Christian faith, knowledgeable of the Lutheran tradition and adept at leading various styles of worship and music. Knowledge and experience with sound equipment and livestream technology is desired.

To be considered in this confidential search process, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and Bethlehem application to Janis Heier, Director of Administration, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1620 Milwaukee Ave. NE, Aberdeen, SD 57401 or at  For additional information, you are welcome to connect with Pr. Heidi Youngquist at

Canon for Finance and Property – Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota,  Pierre

The Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota seeks a Canon for Finance and Property. This Canon plays a central role in guiding the critical financial and property operations of a geographically vast entity. Put another way, the aspirational and spirit-filled goals of the Church must reconcile with hard financial reality somewhere. The Canon for Finance and Property is responsible for facilitating such a reconciliation, under the leadership and direction of the Bishop, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Jonathan H. Folts. You can find more information on this position and how to apply here.

Business Administrator – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Join Our Amazing Team! Our Savior’s, Sioux Falls is currently accepting applications for the business administrator position. A position description and an application may be found at Qualified candidates interested in joining the OSL team may send a letter of application, résumé, and a completed application to Pastor Randy Gehring,

Chapel Organist/Organ Instructor – Augustana University, Sioux Falls

Augustana University invites applications for the part-time position of Chapel Organist and Organ Instructor. The chapel organist provides organ music and accompaniment for scheduled worship services and other activities in support of the chapel and Augustana University. The organist also serves as a faculty instructor in the School of Music for students wishing to study the organ.

Director of Youth and Family Ministries – St. John American Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

St. John American Lutheran Church is seeking an energetic, responsible, personable, and faith-motivated individual to lead our Youth and Family Ministry efforts. This position offers schedule flexibility and the unique opportunity to work with a new pastor to write the next chapter in its Youth and Family Ministry program. You can download a full job description here. Interested applicants should send a letter and resume to Rev. Dennis Hansen, Church Council President, at

Coordinator of Generosity & Online Community – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Aberdeen

Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, SD is seeking candidates for the position of Coordinator of Generosity & Online Community.   This staff partner will lead stewardship development for the congregation and collaborate with staff and leadership teams to develop resources for the mission and ministries of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Expertise in strategic planning and a keen understanding of digital trends and the use of social media communications for various audiences is required. For more information and application instructions, visit the Bethlehem Lutheran employment page.

Musician/Worship Leader – Messiah New Hope Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls

Messiah New Hope (MNH) is looking for a musician(s) to lead Sunday morning worship (9:30). MNH has two distinct services that alternate weeks: a “traditional” liturgy with piano and/or organ accompaniment of Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymns and a “contemporary” service with a band and, primarily, CCLI songs. Musicians interested in more information about both (every week) or either (twice/month) services are encouraged to contact Pastor Erik Thone (605-333-0972, Compensation will vary depending on the role and experience of the candidate.

Director of Youth and Family Ministry – West Nidaros Lutheran Church, Crooks

West Nidaros Lutheran Church is looking for a faith filled person to connect our youth & families to Christ, our congregation and one another. We are hiring a 10-15 hour Director of Youth & Family Ministry to work primarily Wednesday & Sundays, with otherwise flexible hours. Resumes can be sent Full job description can be found at

Sunday School Superintendent – Scandia Lutheran, Centerville

Scandia Lutheran is looking for a new Sunday School Superintendent. Please contact Courtney Blake at 605-212-3446 or Pastor Elan at 605-563-2458 for more details.

Outside the Synod

Campus Community Coordinator – Lutheran Campus Ministry, Morris, MN

Lutheran Campus Ministry – Morris, MN, is looking to hire a Campus Community Coordinator. This is a full-time, salaried position with full benefits. The Campus Community Coordinator builds Christian community through relationships, events, activities, and presence with the wider community. This position is a relational ministry position in which the Coordinator equips leaders, utilizes the gifts of students and community members, and connects all of those people into a God – centered community. Interested applicants can email Rev. Chris Richards at tlcprchris@gmail, or can call at 320-297-1602. Interviews are ongoing and applications will be received until the position is filled. A more detailed job description can be found at this link.