Job Posting: Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Holland, Michigan, is looking for a part-time team member for the role of the Children’s Ministry Coordinator. The CMC coordinates students and volunteers for Wednesday evening sessions and provides support for homeschooling families. The ideal candidate has a heart to serve the Lord and his people. The CMC will work closely with the Director of Discipleship and should be a practicing Catholic in good standing.

POSITION TITLE: Children’s Ministry Coordinator

REPORTS TO: Director of Discipleship

FLSA STATUS: non-exempt: 10-15 hours per week

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 1, 2022


The Children’s Ministry Coordinator, in collaboration with the Director of Discipleship, Pastor, and ministry staff, facilitates religious education for preschool and elementary students from age 3 through 5th grade. Specifically, the CMC coordinates students and volunteers for Wednesday evening sessions and provides support for homeschooling families. 


  1. Coordinate all preschool through 5th grade class nights and programming needs
  2. Coordinate with the Director of Discipleship to recruit, train, supervise, evaluate, and coordinate all catechists within the preschool/elementary programs
  3. Coordinate the First Eucharist and First Reconciliation programs for 2nd graders, placing special emphasis on parent involvement, creating lasting memories through experiential events, and focusing on building disciples of Christ
  4. Provide additional programming for children and their families who have missed receiving sacraments with their peers through Children Youth Initiation and the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children programs
  5. Keep within the set budget for each fiscal year and assist in creating the annual elementary budget
  6. Use effective communication methods to promote programs, communicate with parents, and keep the parish at large aware of the children’s ministry efforts
  7. Attend monthly staff meetings if available
  8. Other duties as assigned


Supervise the children’s ministry classes for 3-year-olds through 5th graders and administer First Reconciliation and First Eucharist sacramental preparations and communications with parents. Oversee children’s ministry catechists.


  • Diocesan certification in catechesis, basic understanding of Catholic beliefs, liturgy, and Church sacramental policies
  • 5-6 years’ experience as a catechist, and/or possess a degree in related fields of Theology, Education, Communication, or Psychology
  • Certified and familiar with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (or willing to be trained in this area)
  • Possess strong administrative, communication, volunteer management, and problem-solving skills with professionalism
  • Organized, outgoing, and responsible with the ability to work collaboratively with parishioners and staff
  • Familiar with technology including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media
  • Confirmed, practicing Catholic in good standing who enjoys working with children
  • Valid Michigan driver’s license
  • Must successfully complete Protecting God’s Children, background checks, and Code of Ministerial Conduct per diocesan guidelines prior to beginning the position


Please mail or email your cover letter and resume to Carla Niziolek, Director of Discipleship, Our Lady of the Lake, 480 152nd Avenue, Holland, MI 49424,

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