FLSA Status:  Exempt        Status:  Full-time        Reporting to:  Pastor

First United Methodist Church in Pasadena (Calif.) is a progressive and active parish of 600 members that has been serving central Pasadena since 1875.  The congregation seeks a person to provide full-time leadership in further developing the church’s program of Christian formation with children, youth and adults.

The current program includes Sunday morning programming for all ages; a well-established youth program (grades 7-12); small-group studies for adults and annual projects such as Vacation Bible School and the summer Youth Tour.  Initiatives for the near future include strong emphasis on strengthening our ministry with ages 0-18, implementation of the Messy Church program and expansion of adult learning opportunities.

Skills and Attributes Required:

Must possess a mature Christian faith and a sense of vocation/call to the ministry of Christian discipleship.  A United Methodist background is preferred but not required.
Five years minimum experience successfully leading Christian Education programs across all age groups is required.
Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required. Graduate work in Christian Education (or similar) is desirable.;
Background check for the church’s Safe Gatherings policy is required.
A current Driver’s License.

Compensation:  Salaried with health care benefits; Compensation level will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply: Send cover letter and resume [PDF preferred]


United Methodist
Church size:
501 - 750

About First United Methodist Church Pasadena

We believe that God is love and therefore loves all persons, and that all are welcome to find a sense of belonging and home in the family of faith. Since 2011 First UMC has been a part of the Reconciling Ministries Network, a national group of United Methodists that seeks to intentionally welcome all persons, regardless of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, age, physical or mental capacity, and education, socio-economic or marital status.