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Pam Lynch
Dir Evangelization & Youth Ministry

Posted 8/1/2022

Job Title:

Youth Minister - junior high & high school


Full time


St Francis de Sales
135 S Buesching
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047


Youth Minister:

Open Position at St Francis de Sales for Middle School Religious Education & High School Youth Ministry. 

Our High School Youth Ministry team prepares freshmen and sophomores for Confirmation and also ministers to all high school teens through youth group events and activities. The teens who have participated in our ministry in the past many years have been honest and open about sharing their faith journeys and their struggles. They have shared how they have seen God working in their lives and how God has worked through other people.

Working with the Director of Youth Ministry in:

  • Planning and coordinating Confirmation content and working on-site during the Sunday in-person small group meetings for our two-year high school Confirmation program.
  • Planning, coordinating and attending Confirmation & Kairos Retreats and Steubenville Youth Conference.
  • Planning, coordinating and attending Youth Group activities (currently Sundays). We are looking for a person to bring their fresh ideas and enthusiasm in serving the high school teens in our community and parish. We are always evolving and interested in learning from the past as we look to improve our ministry in the future.

Middle School Religious Education: We serve teens in 6th-8th grade and use the Life Teen Edge program to foster their faith. Teens attend class twice a month to participate in large group activities and small group discussions. Sessions are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays in the evening.

Working with the Coordinator of Religious Education in:

  • Planning, coordinating and attending middle school Edge religious education sessions.
  • Working with the small group volunteers who facilitate the small group discussions.
  • Young Adult Ministry - Planning and coordinating events and activities for Young Adults within our parish and vicariate.

More Information detailing out all the specific tasks would include much more information, but the points above cover the main goals of this job.

Many of the tasks have been changed in the past years to take advantage of online registration opportunities. We can be available for a conversation to answer questions anytime.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about this position, please send an updated resume and cover letter to for consideration.


Looking for a disciple who is called to accompany teens and adults as they grow in their relationship with Jesus. Join us as we offer opportunities to encounter the love of Jesus and to know that each of us is special, unique and unrepeatable. We want to encourage all teens to strive to be who they have been uniquely called and created to be. May our teens and all of us hear the Holy Spirit leading us each day and in all things.

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