Job Openings

Descriptions of current job openings in the local churches of the Valley Ridge District are listed below. If you would like to list a job opening in a UM church, agency, or mission partner, please contact

Part-time Accompanist
Northview United Methodist Church in Roanoke, Virginia, is seeking a part-accompanist to begin July 1st 2024. See the full job description here. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Interested applicants may send resume or questions to or call 540-366-0646.
Office Manager
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church is seeking a passionate and experienced Office Manager to oversee the daily, weekly, and monthly operations of the church office, manage administrative tasks, and provide support to the clergy, staff, and congregants. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.  View the full ob description hereTo Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to with the subject line: Office Manager. 
Preschool Director and Teacher Positions Open
St. John’s UMC in Staunton, VA (1716 N. Augusta St) is looking to fill a preschool director/teacher and teacher positions for its half-day Preschool program. St. John's Preschool seeks to be a place where young students can grow academically, socially and in faith. Please forward resumes to St. John’s UMC 1176 North Augusta St. Staunton, VA or
Part-time Preschool Director
Main Street Preschool at Main Street UMC in Waynesboro is looking for a Director. This is a part-time, salaried position of approximately 30 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between the months of September through May. Come work for the preschool voted #1 in the Valley for 2023 (News-Virginian Valley’s Favorites), supervising our staff of experienced and cherished teachers and aides (7 total). A complete list of duties can be found in the job description. A bachelor’s degree is appreciated, but classroom experience plus a love of children is required. A background check will be administered. Please send your resume to before June 15, 2024.

Part-time Preschool Teacher
Main Street Preschool (MSUMC) in Waynesboro is looking for a teacher for our pre-k class. This is a part-time position, 5 days/week. You will be providing a quality education for preschool students, focusing on their academic, physical, social, and emotional growth. Applicants should be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent, with at least one year of preschool experience. Must demonstrate a strong love of children and the Lord. A complete list of responsibilities is in the official job description found here. Interested applicants can send application and resume by June 15, 2024 to or submit in person.

Part-time Youth Director

Thrasher Memorial UMC is prayerfully seeking a part-time Director of Youth Ministries (20-25 hours per week). We are looking for a leader with a passion for Jesus, youth, and their families to join the Thrasher Staff Team. This individual will be responsible for building relationships and coordinating this ministry, alongside our dedicated volunteers. Responsibilities include: planning, recruiting, and training teachers, attending meetings, coordinating special activities and missions, communications, and other related responsibilities. Read full job description here. Interested applicants can contact the Thrasher Memorial UMC Church Office at (540) 344-4708 or Thrasher Memorial is located in Vinton, VA. 

Youth Director

Windsor Hills UMC is seeking a Director of Youth and Children's Ministry. This is a part time, 20 hour flexible schedule at $20 per hour. Hours consist of Sunday mornings and special events throughout the year including and not limited to holidays, Vacation Bible School, Trunk or Treat, and other programs. The sustainability of this position is contingent and based on mutual and achievable goals which are time sensitive. This individual will equip the congregation to build relationships with children, youth and their families in the community. They will design and implement a program of spiritual formation to help young people and their families grow in their faith. Please send all resumes via email to Anthony Cash at You may also mail your resume to the Attention of SPPRC Chair Windsor Hills United Methodist Church 3591 Windsor Road Roanoke, Va. 24018. Read the full job description here (posted 3/24).

Youth Director

St. Mark's UMC in Daleville is seeking a part-time Youth Director to lead the youth ministry. Responsibilities include: Planning and leading weekly Sunday School classes, youth group gatherings, and service projects, organizing special events, retreats, and trips for the youth group, building relationships, recuriting training and supporting volunteers, collaborating with church staff, communicating with parents, volunteers, and church staff, budgeting related to position, and other responsibilities re;ated to position. See full job description here. To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to with the subject line “youth director. (posted 3/24)


Randolph St. UMC in Lexington and Community UMC in Staunton need a musician.  Worship service at Randolph St. begins at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Community.  Please contact Pastor Early at 703-297-6463 or Tuesday - Friday for more information (posted 3/24)

Verona UMC is seeking a musician who has proficiency on the organ and/or piano to provide worship music primarily during the Sunday morning 11:00 service and other occasional services, such as Holy Week and Christmas.  This includes playing congregational hymns and other regular service music, with the flexibility to occasionally accompany the 8:30 choir, soloists, cantatas, etc., and substitute at the 8:30 a.m. service in the absence of the 8:30 pianist.  Salary: $8,000.00 annual (no benefits).  Hours expected: Up to 5 hours per week.  Please send a resume and response to Read full job description here (posted 3/24).

Office Manager

Genesis UMC seeks a part-time (30 hours/week) Office Manager. Responsibilities include: serving as the receptionist for the office, preparing correspondence and documents, promoting church activities, maintaining financial contribution records, maintaining membership records, coordinating church calendar, and other duties.  See the full job description here. Interested applicants can send a resume to Rev. Jeff Wilson: 2/6/24)


Fishersville UMC seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) accompanist/pianist.

Responsibilities include: accompanying the choir for rehearsals, worship services and special program performances; working with small groups or soloists for special music presentations. Read full job description here. INTERESTED APPLICANTS: Please email your resume and an optional cover letter to (posted 2/2024)

Multimedia Technical Associate

South Roanoke UMC in Roanoke seeks a Multimedia Technical Associate. This part-time, non-exempt position will work a flexible schedule of around 5 hours per week “primarily, on-site presence for Sunday morning worship is required.  Additional on-site presence may be required as church events and programs necessitate. The Multimedia Technical Associate supports the communications ministry at South Roanoke United Methodist Church (SRUMC). As part of the staff team, the Multimedia Technical Associate will be responsible for generating the online Sunday morning worship service & the associated PowerPoint display for the congregation; will create video and media content for in-person and online worship; and generate photography and video content to be used on SRUMC's web site, marketing, and social media platforms. CLICK HERE for the full job description (posted 10/11/2023)

Chancel Choir Director  

Main Street UMC in Waynesboro seeks a part-time Chancel Choir Director. Bachelor's Degree in music required. Send a cover letter and resume to  Salary range:  15-20 K.  CLICK HERE for full job description.  (posted 10/10/2023)


Main Street UMC in Waynesboro, see an Organist/Pianist. Bachelor's Degree in music preferred.  Send cover letter and resume to  Salary range:  10-20 K.  CLICK HERE for full job description.  (posted 10/10/2023) 

Audio/Visual Production Manager 

Blacksburg UMC in Blacksburg, VA has a part-time position opening responsible for supporting the virtual and in-person worship life of Blacksburg UMC (BUMC) Church Street campus with high-quality audio and video production. A commitment to excellence and collaborative teamwork, as well as good communication skills, are essential.  CLICK HERE to find the complete job description and application process. (posted (07/21/2023)

Nursery/Childcare Worker

Greene Memorial UMC in Roanoke seeks two childcare workers experienced with children birth to 5 years old.  Must enjoy working with children and be available Sunday morning from 8:30 until 10:30.  Background check will be required.  Contact Debbie Brown at (posted on 1/23/23)

Housekeeping and Kitchen Help

Alta Mons Camp and Retreat Center seeks part-time housekeeping and kitchen help now and during the summer camp season.  Learn more about this job opportunity and how to apply HERE.  (posted 3/02/2023)