Lakes Area Vineyard Church Marriage & Family Pastor Detroit Lakes, MN · Full time

Provides pastoral care, spiritual direction, and counseling to the church body, with a specific focus on strengthening marital bonds and nurturing families.



Pastoral Care and Counseling

  • Provide pastoral counseling including, but not limited to, premarital, crisis, grief, spiritual formation, marriage, and family

Marriage & Family Ministry

  • Responsible for oversight of the wedding process (premarital counseling, communication with couples, etc.)
  • Lead and facilitate marriage enrichment workshops and classes
  • Offer guidance on parenting and family dynamics
  • Regular accountability, leadership development, and support for the Vineyard Kids Director and Vineyard Youth Director

Funeral Ministry

  • Conduct funerals with compassion and sensitivity
  • Offer comfort, hope, and spiritual support to grieving individuals and families.
  • Collaborate with the bereaved to plan and personalize funeral services
  • Assist in coordinating logistics for funeral services, including liaising with funeral homes and coordinating with the church staff.

Spiritual Leadership and Teaching

  • Preach and teach during church services and special events.
  • Lead, oversee, train and recruit members for the Prayer Ministry team


  • Maintain strict confidentiality in all counseling sessions
  • Manage scheduling and appointments for counseling sessions.
  • Assist in budget planning for marriage and family ministry initiatives

Perform all other duties as assigned or apparent


  • A strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Be open to the power and presence of the Holy Spirit.
  • Ability to preach and teach
  • Demonstrated experience in providing counseling and pastoral care, particularly in marriage and family ministry.
  • Dependable, detailed, organized, and a good time-manager
  • Strong interpersonal, relational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Dependable, detailed, organized, and a good time-manager
  • Ability to work collaboratively with church staff and team members.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Retirement plan with a generous company match.
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Paid parental leave
  • The chance to contribute to the growth and impact of a vibrant church community.
  • Positive and collaborative work environment within a dedicated team.


$50,000 - $80,000 per year