Director of Child, Youth & Family Ministries

Position Summary

Working with Children and Youth Councils, this leadership staff position will provide vision, energy, oversight and daily direction to all aspects of Family Ministry including infants through high school.  This individual will enthusiastically implement the vision of the United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay in developing committed disciples who love God, care for each other and serve the world.


Lead support staff, teachers, resource personnel and other volunteers in the Children’s & Student ministry
Provide children and family direct care as appropriate or provide resources to nurture healthy families
Serve as an advocate for Family Ministry before staff, congregation and lay leadership
Establish a healthy role model of leadership, sharing the grace of Jesus

 Recruit and train capable volunteers to lead each phase of educational organization
 Recruit and train capable volunteers, teachers, support staff and counselors for special events
 Assist volunteers in recruiting teachers/helpers in each phase of the educational program

Create and administer programs that will help children, students and families grow in Christ
Develop connections with new parents
Organize and lead Sunday School, Christmas Offering and Vacation Bible School
Organize and lead Middle School  (ROC) program
Guide confirmation, high school youth group and summer service project
 Provide off site family offerings

Conduct registrations for all educational and missional offerings
Keep weekly, monthly and annual attendance records
Organize curriculum, supplies and assignments
Lead curriculum training for each age group and work camps and special events
Plan and provide for security of children, students and teachers involved in Family Ministry
Assist in budget development, implementation and accountability
Communicate and publish activities to church membership via newsletter, bulletin, church calendar and social media
Embrace a team ministry approach in weekly staff meetings
Keep current with innovations in children’s, student and family focused ministries
Collaborate with other staff on projects such as missions, music and education

Contact: Matt Hadley

Address: 819 E. Silver Spring Whitefish Bay WI 53217

Phone: 4149642424