Director or Christian Education - Northern Chicago


Director of Christian Education


You have a passion for education.  You have a passion for your faith.  You dream of so many possibilities if you could live both, together.   


Consider realizing the possibilities you have dreamed about by leading Christian Education at Wildwood Presbyterian Church.  Your mission will be  to lead our faith community to:


 LEARN to connect to God through the stories of our faith,

GROW in faith by following Jesus, and

LIVE God’s Word through leadership and service


WPC makes a great commitment to Christian Education, dedicating 35% or our budget to support our Christian Education mission.  As a full time Director, you will touch all ages of youth from toddlers to high school and their families, directing multiple programs including Sunday school classes, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Worship.  In addition to dedicated middle and high school coordinators and a Nursery supervisor on staff, you will have the support of over 70 volunteer teachers and leaders, and the joy of wrangling them.  You will have a large, beautiful, 16 room CE wing at your disposal, all on the main level.  Our 4 classrooms for young children are surrounded by lovely murals in the hallway.  The 5 classrooms for grade school aged children feature a gathering space we call The Lighthouse with a mural that looks out over the countryside.  Our 4 youth classrooms can be converted to large areas for youth group.  There are 3 adult education rooms, one of which has a reference library.


Our Director of Christian Education must have experience as an educator, and experience in Christian Education as part of a formal program such as Sunday school, focused on youth.  Experience leading others, professional or volunteer, will be an asset.  A background in the Reformed tradition is helpful and preferred.   Our director should also have formal training in education, instruction, curriculum or similar areas equivalent to a 4 year degree. We are open to candidates with a seminary education and those who are ordained ministers. 


In addition to a competitive full time salary, we offer a great earthly benefit program including full medical, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan, and vacation. You will also have standard eternal benefits provided by God’s grace, no pre-existing condition limitations, eternally renewable and non-cancelable. 


Visit our website to see more about our community, our Christian Education programs, and a more detailed description and an application:


If you are interested, either complete the application and send it to your church office at 18630 West Old Gages Lake Road, Grayslake, Illinois 60030, or email a resume to



Mark Thomas


Personnel Elder


Wildwood Presbyterian Church




Teaching Elder wishing to become a member of the Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area

Are you previously ordained as a Teaching Elder?
Required: Membership Application
Optional: Application for Validation of Ministry (chaplain, professor, etc).

Are you not yet ordained, but are certified ready to seek a call by a PCUSA presbytery?
Required: Membership Application - Certified Ready for Call
Optional: Application for Validation of Ministry - Certified Ready for Call (chaplain, professor, etc).

Submit the appropriate forms and the Committee on Membership will schedule an interview. All applicants must complete a successful background check before membership is granted. After you submit paperwork, the Stated Clerk will be in contact with you to fill out paperwork for the background check.

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