Bishop Jung Appoints Grace Cajiuat to GCORR
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung announced today his intention to appoint Rev. Grace Cajiuat, at the request of the General Secretary of the General Commission on Religion and Race (GCORR), to the General Commission on Religion and Race as Training and Development Specialist, beginning August 1, 2013. Rev. Cajiuat has been serving the Wisconsin Conference UMC as Coordinator of Multicultural Ministries. She and husband Chris Herigstad will be moving to the Washington, D.C. area where GCORR is based.
Rev. Cajiuat will be filling a new position for the agency and the denomination. In her new role, she will be seeking to respond to the needs and issues of The United Methodist Church to ensure racial equity, diversity and intercultural competency at every level of the Church. As the Training and Development Specialist, she will develop and implement a comprehensive training program that will effectively increase knowledge within the Church of intercultural differences and competencies. Rev. Cajiuat will be responsible for leading the efforts of the agency in partnership with Annual Conferences, local churches, and denominational entities to function in multicultural environments, and developing action plans for implementing knowledge, awareness and skills at the individual and denominational level.
By creating the Coordinator of Multicultural Ministries position, Wisconsin has been at the forefront of this movement toward equity through cultural competency. Rev. Cajiuat’s new appointment continues the ministry she started in the Wisconsin Conference, only now including all U.S. Annual Conferences and all Central Conferences in the Philippines, Europe, and Africa.
Recent Alum, Alex Froom (STH ’12, SSW ’12) was featured in the Navajo Times for his work as Executive Director of the Rio Puerco Community Center in Fort Defiance! Keep up the good work, Alex, we are proud of you! You can view the article here!
The Rectory School
Start Date: August 2013
The Rectory School, a non-denominational institution, was founded in 1920 when the Reverend and Mrs. Frank H. Bigelow sought to create an individualized learning program for their son John. The benchmark program has developed into a distinct advantage of a Rectory education. Rectory has the capacity to meet the educational needs and aspirations of a wide range of students – from strong traditional learners to those who have inquisitive minds but need more academic support.
The Rectory School’s 138-acre rural campus provides a scenic and secure home to approximately 270 students covering the ages from Pre-K to 9th grade. Rectory is a coeducational institution at all levels. The 5th – 9th grade junior school has approximately 210 students 145 of which are boarding students. These students come to Rectory from all around the United States and from nine different countries. Average class size is 10 and the student teacher ratio is 4:1.
The Chaplaincy position at The Rectory School is a full time position that combines traditional chaplain responsibilities with classroom teaching, coaching, and residential life assignments. The appropriate candidate must reflect the School’s missions and values in all areas of teaching, pastoral care and service programs.
The position will be responsible for but not limited to the following:
1) Plan, organize and lead all chapel services. Services are to reflect the mission and values of the School and include developmentally appropriate media and content.
2) Incorporate faculty and students in chapel planning and participation.
3) Counsel students, school parents and faculty as needed.
4) Provide pastoral care to school community members as needed.
1) Teach three academic classes commensurate with abilities and experience.
2) Participate in faculty meetings and all school events.
3) Assume appropriate duty assignments consistent with full time employee status (e.g. MELP, I-Period, Monday Clubs etc…_)
1) Coach one or two seasons in appropriate sports.
2) Serve on the Spiritual Life Committee.
3) Serve as a dorm parent living in school provided housing.
4) Serve as Coordinator for annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
- A bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field is required; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
- Three years or more of working with students in some capacity.
- A demonstrated ability to work within a collaborative management context.
- Passion, professionalism, energy, and commitment necessary to achieve the responsibilities of this position.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
Competitive compensation is commensurate with skills and experience.
Interested parties are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and at least three references along with contact information. (Email submissions preferred.)
Mrs. Diana Richardson
Assistant to the Headmaster
The Rectory School
528 Pomfret Street
P. O. Box 68
Pomfret, CT 06258
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South Church in Andover, an ONA congregation, seeks an enthusiastic, energetic Youth Minister with a strong Christian faith to lead our youth program serving middle and high school youth. The primary focus will be working with youth to maintain and grow our program that has a strong focus on missions and service, but also includes fellowship, worship, retreats and Christian education. The Youth Minister will lead our youth mission trip (s), along with an award-winning service-based summer program. The Youth Minister will lead 9th grade confirmation class with a focus on developing strong relationships while leading the youth in their journey of faith and spirituality. We seek a dynamic and innovative leader who has a passion for working with youth, a commitment to teamwork in collaborating with the staff, and an ability to communicate well in both youth and their parents. This person will work closely with the South Church Board of Youth Ministries, Deacons and the Senior Pastor to further strengthen the youth program and ensure that it is very well integrated with all other church activities. This is a full time position with opportunities for career growth.
Seminary education preferred or equivalent theological studies
Ability to utilize social media
Willingness to work flexible hours including weeknights, weekends,
Occassional overnights and an extended week long service trip
Conflict resolution skills
Strong teamwork and organizational skills
Experience working with youth preferred
Success creating youth engagement and continued participation
Please contact Laurie Brosnan at email@example.com if interested in learning more.
Calvary UMC is seeking a creative and energetic individual to fill our full-time Director of Christian Education position. This individual will provide leadership for a diverse, large church education program that includes two weekly sessions of Sunday School for all ages, multiple weekly studies, Sunday evening children’s program, vacation Bible school, confirmation, and nursery care. He/she will also be instrumental in the development of additional small group opportunities for all age levels, working within a team environment. A Master’s degree in Christian education or equivalent is required with local church experience. Resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org; Calvary United Methodist Church, 301 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, Md. 21401; 410-268-1776; calumc.org
Please see job description: Director Hispanic Communications 2013
Rev. Dr. Jung Sun Oh, pastor of the Bethany First United Methodist Church in Roslindale, Massachusetts received The Wilbur C. Ziegler Award for Excellence in Preaching “Preaching the whole Gospel” on Saturday June 15th during the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Rev. Oh said, “I receive this award with our church members who not only loved me and my family but also reshaped my being, my becoming, and my theology.” His sermon title was “You did it to Me” and scriptures were Matthew 25: 31-46 and John 12:1-8. Rev. Oh finished his sermon by singing a Korean song, ” With Love: Love Shines a Light in the darkest places.” Rev. Oh is a member of the School of Theology Dean’s Advisory Board and is active in the STH community.
Wellesley Hills Congregational Church
207 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02481
Children/Youth Music Director
The Children/Youth Music Director will work with the Minister of Music and will be overseen by the Music Committee. This person will also work closely with the Children’s Ministries Committee.
This position will be a part-time commitment across 10 months of the year.
The pay range will be $9,000-$12,000, based on experience and workload.
- Creativity and energy to build and sustain children/youth music program
- Excellent keyboard skills
- Experience and skill in working with children’s voices
- Ability to be self-driven and to work well independently
- Must pass CORI check and adhere to Safe Church standards
- Work with the Music, Children’s Ministries, and Youth Ministries Committees to analyze current state of children/youth music in the church, and create a plan for coordinating and improving our offerings
- Coordinate with Bell Choir, the Church School and other constituents in the church related to children/youth programming
- Build and sustain children/youth music programs by identifying and recruiting for a children’s choir and eventually a youth choir
- Schedule and hold weekly rehearsals (Best times would be before or after church, or at 5 pm on Sundays. Other times could be worked out as schedules dictate)
- Lead youth and children’s choirs as they perform in church (ideally every 6 weeks / choir)
- Lead group singing every Sunday in Church School for approximately 15 minutes (10:15-10:30 am) and get to know students of the K-8th Grade range. Help with once/month Sunday night services on occasion.
Send Resume and Cover Letter to: email@example.com
Subject heading: Children/Youth Music Director
Accepting resumes until 7/31/2013