Position Title: Accountant

Organization Name and City: Minneapolis Area Synod ELCA, Minneapolis

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: 

Prepare monthly financial statements and other reports:

  • Compile, retrieve, and update accounting information on computer in an efficient manner.
  • Prepare and input month-end journal entries for all deposits and adjustments as necessary.
  • Work in relationship with staff to provide an accurate reporting of all receipts and Mission Support.
  • Review monthly general ledger activity to ensure accuracy of transaction posting.
  • Generate and distribute routine financial statements on a monthly basis, after review for accuracy.
  • Balance bank accounts at month end.
  • Prepare various special request reports.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned to accomplish accurate reporting of financial matters.

Accounts Payable

  • Review all invoices for proper authorization and account numbers.
  • Review and process check requests for authorization.
  • Print computerized checks and have check signed by the authorized signers.
  • Prepare and mail accounts payable in a timely manner.
  • Maintain all relevant documentation on financial disbursements, including authorized invoices, contracts, and receipts, in a neat orderly manner.
  • Review the monthly credit card statement, ensuring all supporting documentation matches statement.


  • Work in relationship with an outside payroll service to provide bimonthly payroll checks to staff.
  • Make sure employees’ deductions are accurate and vacations records are up to date.
  • Review and send out W-2 and 1099s at year end.
  • Secure appropriate documentation for new employees including authorization for payment from the Bishop, W-4, I-9, and direct deposit authorization.
  • Set up the new employee on Health Insurance. (Portico if eligible)

Mission Support  

  • Record Mission Support and other Deposits.
  • Prepare and send quarterly statements to congregations and monthly reports to ELCA.


  • Work with the Synod Audit Committee to coordinate and attend meetings, prepare agendas and minutes.
  • Manage the annual audit, prepare audit schedules, provide all documentation as requested.
  • Manage the annual budgeting process.
  • Review annual Portico benefit plan options.
  • Maintain vendor relations, including banking and insurance.


  • Ability to prioritize work and be a problem solver.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications: ACS, Sage 50, Excel.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles used in day to day work.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Degree in accounting.

Reports to the Bishop of the Minneapolis Area Synod.

Application Deadline: April 5 (The position will be open until filled; resumes will be reviewed as they arrive.)

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Salary: Competitive based upon experience

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to Eric Howard, Executive Assistant to the Bishop, e.howard@mpls-synod.org; Questions: (612) 230-3317

Posted on 3/20/19

Position Title: Custodian (Part-time)

Organization Name and City: Roseville Lutheran Church, Roseville

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:Part-time custodian needed, pay determined by experience, for 20 to 30 hours per week with flexible hours
and weekend duties. Performs various logistical and maintenance duties, Grounds-keeping experience is highly desirable. knowledge of basic custodial service techniques and procedures, working knowledge of custodial equipment operation and maintenance, ability to perform heavy lifting and other duties requiring moderate physical strength, as well as the ability to follow instructions and work independently. Lastly must be prompt, dependable and show integrity in all aspects of the job. Send resume to Roseville Lutheran Church, 1215 Roselawn Ave West, Roseville, MN 55003 or email
resume to bpelava@rosevillelutheran.org or go to
http://www.rosevillelutheran.org/welcome/employment/ by April 22, 2019 in order to apply

Application Deadline: April 23

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Bruce Pelava, bpelava@rosevillelutheran.org, (651) 487-7752

Posted on 3/27/19

Position Title: Finance Administrator

Organization Name and City: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth is seeking a part-time Finance Administrator with strong accounting skills to manage all financial operations of the church. This position is responsible for maintaining all financial records, preparation and oversight of all budget areas, and preparing all required reporting to congregation and church council. Mount Olivet is a community who is Spirit-led; listening, asking questions and connecting people as they find their place in God’s unfolding story. Full Job Description >

Please submit cover letter and resume to Scott Grinde at sgrinde@moply.org

Application Deadline: April 30

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Scott Grinde, sgrinde@moply.org

Posted on 4/3/19

Position Title: Church Custodian

Organization Name and City: Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, St. Paul

Brief Position Description and How to Apply:Gustavus Adolphus in St. Paul is looking for a part-time Maintenance/Custodian. This position is part-time, working 10 hours per week. The ideal candidate will: Support the mission of the church; To provide janitorial and maintenance services for the church facilities; provide a safe and secure environment at Gustavus Adolphus; support all congregational ministries by the effective use of all equipment; Possess attention to detail, accuracy and takes initiative to complete assigned tasks. For more information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please contact Maggie Kidnie at maggie@gachurch.org

Application Deadline: April 30

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time

Contact Person: Maggie Kidnie, maggie@gachurch.org

Posted on 4/3/19

Position Title: Administrative Assistant

Organization Name and City: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities

Brief Position Description and How to Apply: Provides administrative, communication and implementation support for pastors, Care Ministry, Outreach and key operations within the church. Key words to describe this position are: communicator, collaborator and connector.

Objectives / Accountability
• Creating and distribution communication content for supported staff and groups that are developed and delivered in a timely basis consistent with Bethlehem branding
• Responsible for efficient functioning of Front Desk/Work Room equipment, supplies with volunteer assistance
• Coordinate system and users of building reservations & resource utilization system so uses are clearly documented & coordinated through building scheduling system.
• Provide support, reports and supplies to assigned Ministries including volunteer ministry coordinators
• Other duties as assigned

Please submit resume and cover letter to stjeltveit@bethlehem-church.org

Application Deadline: April 17

Part-time or Full-time: Part-time (28 hrs/week)

Contact Person: Steve Tjeltveit, stjeltveit@bethlehem-church.org, (612) 312-3409

Posted on 4/3/19