Director of Congregational Care - St. James UMC (Kansas City, MO)


To connect people with God in practical ways by ensuring that the emotional and mental needs of the members are met.

The Director of Congregational Care is responsible to provide and ensure the delivery of Christian care and support for individuals, couple, families and groups in various stages of life. The Director of Congregational Care will also provide leadership to the congregational care ministries. All director positions have responsibilities for all St. James UMC campuses, and will work collaboratively with other Directors and ministry staff.


  1. An active disciple of Jesus Christ
  2. Bachelor degree in Christian ministry or equivalent experience
  3. Two years Clinical Pastoral Education preferred but not required
  4. Ordination preferred, but not required
  5. Counseling or equivalent education in counseling, social work or psychology is desired
  6. Compassion for people in life transitions
  7. Ability to perform work with a high level of accuracy and confidentiality
  8. Be passionate about ministry. 9. Service oriented team player
  9. Demonstrated ability to build teams
Knowledge, Skills, and Experience:
  • Able to work within a variety of settings, groups/ teams and circumstances with composure and flexibility
  • Exhibit professionalism through appearance, communication, reliability, competence, written and oral communication, and ethics
  • Strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently without supervision is preferred
  • Be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and prioritizing projects. Willing to seek new information, training and resources as needed
  • Exercise discernment and wise judgment
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Possess minimum computer skills (MS Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Salary and benefits are competitive. Please submit a cover letter and resume by email to Pastor Linda Settles at

Contact: Pastor Linda Settles

Address: 5540 Wayne Ave. Kansas City MO 64110

Phone: 816-444-5588