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Coordinator of Child and Youth Ministries

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates grades K4 to 12 Christian Formation classes and family ministry.

  • Leads sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

  • Leads retreats, youth groups, service projects and summer programs. 

  • Directs Vacation Bible School.

  • Assists with school faith formation, K4 to 8.

  • Recruits, screens, trains, enriches, and recognizes catechists and volunteers.

  • Assists with the Director of Faith Formation to develop, communicate, and carry out the vision for the formation of the children and youth of the parish and school.

  • Fosters parish and school participation in faith formation.

  • Works with employees in the area of liturgy and music for liturgical celebrations and integration into the Saturday/Sunday Masses.

  • Serves as one of the communication links for parishioners, parents, school families, parish staff, teachers, and catechists/volunteers regarding faith formation.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:


  1. Active, practicing, faithful Catholic, able to participate in the sacramental life of the Church.

  2. Committed to growing as a disciple. 

  3. Supports Church teachings.

  4. BA or higher in Theology or other field with significant theological/religious education training.

  5. Experience and/or training in catechesis.  Catechetical certification preferred.


Skills and Abilities

  1. Professional working attitude and collaborative approach.

  2. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  3. Strong organizational and presentation skills.

  4. Skills in online and MS Office programs.

  5. Ability to initiate, multitask and prioritize.

  6. Committed to building disciples of children and youth.



Additional Information

Start Date
Divine Mercy - South Milwaukee (F46)
Job Category
Parishes - Pastoral/Ministerial
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to
Contact Name
John Esser
695 College Avenue
South Milwaukee,
414-762-6810 x 3205

Download an application:

General Application
Application for Teachers and Principals

For general information, visit our
Human Resources/Personnel Services Office page or call 414-769-3422.

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
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Fax:  (414)  769-3408