Job Opportunities

Below are the current employment opportunities at First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor.

Interim Director of Youth & Family Ministries

As a large, dynamic congregation in a world-class university city, First Pres Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks an energetic Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries (IDYFM) to provide leadership over the full spectrum of faith formation for young people and families. The IDYFM will work in partnership with the young people themselves, as well as with parents, church staff and adult volunteer leaders to ignite the light of God and a heart for service in each young disciple. The young people at First Pres are the church of today, as well as the church of tomorrow and beyond, and we seek an IDYFM who embraces their contributions, talents and ideas.

The Interim Director of Youth & Family Ministries will guide all aspects of ministry with middle school and high school young people and their families. The emphasis at First Pres will be on creating a welcoming and inclusive environment, establishing healthy relationships, offering opportunities for young people to grow in faith, crafting vital and effective programs and forging connections between young people and the congregation-at-large of First Presbyterian Church. Responsibilities include: youth programming for faith formation, leadership development, mentoring, communications, pastoral care and administration. Applicants who are passionate and knowledgeable about youth ministry, have an innovative, compassionate spirit, are highly relational with both parents and young people, can work effectively with a large church leadership team and are able to take initiative should apply. This is a full-time position open to ordained or lay individuals.

View a more detailed position description here (pdf).

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to

The cover letter should address the following topics:

  1. Why do you seek this particular youth ministry position?
  2. A brief description of a significant youth ministry event in your life and two or three significant ways it shaped your model of ministry.
  3. How your background and life experiences (including cultural, geographical, educational, spiritual, or other challenges/opportunities) have shaped your call. 


Contact Linda Dabrowski (, Chair YM Transition Team or Rev. Jay Sanderford (, (734) 662-4466.

First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor
1432 Washtenaw Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-4466


Peer Minister Job Opportunity

As a large, dynamic congregation in a world-class university city, First Pres Ann Arbor, Michigan, seeks an energetic Peer Minister/Intern to provide leadership, build relationships with students, share the love of God in Jesus Christ with young disciples in innovative and meaningful ways and work with a ministry team in Youth and Family Ministries and Campus Ministry.

Position Summary

Peer Ministers serve as leaders in ministry among communities of young people—including middle and high school students, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in metro Ann Arbor and on the campus of the University of Michigan. Peer Ministers actively work each week for the integration of young people into the life and ministry of the First Presbyterian Church by building relationships.

For more information view the Peer Minister Position Description (pdf).

How to Apply

Email resume to:
Rev. Jay Sanderford,
Phone: (734) 662-4466 (Eastern Time)