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The Search for Our Next Organist

As announced in April, St. Philip the Deacon’s current organist, Kraig Windschitl, will be moving to another position at the end of July, 2024. The congregation is therefore currently seeking applications for our next Organist. A job description can be found here (PDF).

If you are interested in applying for this position, we ask that you submit the following materials by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, May 17, 2024:

  • A cover letter expressing a desire to apply for this position
  • A CV or resume
  • Two or three recordings by you, including both a representative prelude or postlude, as well as a hymn of your choice
  • List of references
  • Written responses to the following questions, which are designed to give you a better sense of this role, and to give us a better sense of how your gifts and abilities might be a good match for it. Feel free to include examples from your own experience as part of your responses, and please limit responses to 500 words or less for each question.
        1. Describe your philosophy of church music.
        2. In this position, you will be part of a Lutheran church, with a liturgical tradition of worship. Among other things, this means that our worship life has a shape and pattern—both in our weekly services, and throughout the seasons of the church year. It also means that our worship life is participatory—that the congregation is invited to be involved in our services, rather than to be simply mute or passive observers. How would your gifts support this approach to our worship life?
        3. In this position, you will be part of a large staff, and will need to work collaboratively with our pastoral team, with our Director of Music and other musicians, with our administrative team, and with staff members from other ministry areas. Discuss your approach to being part of a healthy and supportive team, and reference any experiences—either good or bad—that inform this approach.

Please submit your completed application to:

Music Ministry Search
Attn: Pastor Tim Westermeyer
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church
17205 County Rd 6
Plymouth, MN   55447

OR – you may email your application materials to twestermeyer@spdlc.org.

Our hope is to identify a short list of finalists by the end of May, at which point we plan to schedule and conduct in-person interviews. We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions about the process or the role, please reach out to:

Tim Westermeyer, Senior Pastor
twestermeyer@spdlc.org
763-475-7136

OR

Sam Grace, Director of Music
sgrace@spdlc.org
763-475-7142

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