Director of Worship and Student Ministries, Ulysses, KS

Here is a great opportunity in a small, but wonderful community, to serve a loving, growing, Christ-centered church. First UMC Ulysses in Kansas is looking for the right person to head up our student ministries and worship.  Ulysses has terrific schools, and is a safe and supportive community for children and youth; it’s a great place to work, live and raise a family. We understand the importance of working together, and encouraging you to be the best you can be.

First UMC is a special place, with beautiful newly remodeled facilities, and a warm, loving faith community. The church gathers about seven generations in fairly equal numbers each Sunday for worship, and we enjoy a blended worship style. Our diverse ministries offer everyone a place to be involved, and to grow spiritually. Our children’s ministry is growing very strongly, and that means more youth on the way! Student ministries, 6-12 grades, is strong with a large and very cool space for youth, great volunteers, and dozens of terrific students. The time has come for us to expand our outreach and disciple ministries to students and we are ready for the right person to lead us.

While a degree in youth ministry and experience is desired, we are open to hearing from you if this sounds like something God is leading you to. Send a resume` with a cover letter briefly sharing why you might be the one to lead us in these ministries. Our comp package is competitive and will be commensurate to education and experience.  We offer vacation, insurance, several holidays, education and professional support.

The right person will be able to handle all facets of student ministries and worship, and will work with and develop the volunteer teams who currently serve in these areas. While a music degree is not required, the love for both contemporary and traditional worship will be helpful; the ability to lead vocally is required.

Email your resume and cover letter to Pastor Todd Guinn at Also, if you have a link to a video where you have recently led worship, or shared a message with youth, we would love to see that, too! Check us out on Facebook and our website, We look forward to hearing from you.