We are looking for a Ministry Assistant to support the operations and ministry of St. James Presbyterian Church. The ideal candidate has experience serving in an administrative role for a high-functioning leader and managing the needs of a busy office environment. Because this position interfaces often with community partners, church staff, and the larger church body, a successful candidate must have a highly engaging and encouraging personality.


  • Answer all phone calls and emails directed to the church office
  • Serve as a “gatekeeper” for the Pastor while ensuring everyone with an inquiry is served in a friendly manner.
  • Fulfill the administrative needs of the Pastor
  • Review and distribute all incoming mail
  • Maintain church calendar, coordinating all church building users and manage all use agreements of the church facilities
  • Write and edit content for most church communications channels, including weekly bulletin, email newsletter, and website
  • Maintain the digital and print files of the church office, including church database and member directories
  • Support the scheduling of volunteers


  • Keen sense of organization
  • Empathetic, caring telephone skills
  • A working knowledge of standard office equipment (copiers, phone, computer, etc.)
  • At least 2 years of experience in an administrative role
  • A commitment to the mission of the church.
  • Competent and comfortable working with technology: Microsoft Office, database management software, etc. Ability to learn new software and technology quickly.


Supervised by the Pastor under the advisement of the St. James Session

Hours & Compensation
15-20 hours per week part-time position. Hourly rate commensurate with experience.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to pastor@saintjamespres.org.

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