Secretary/Office Manager - Position Available Immediately

If you wish to apply, please send a one-page resume with three references to Feel free to contact us at 641-745-7648 with any questions about the position. 

 Job Description


Date: July 20, 2020

Job Title: Church Secretary/Office Manager

Direct Supervisor: Senior Pastor

Subordinates: None

Weekly Hours: 20

Latitude and Dimension of Position:

General office work, receptionist

Specific Responsibilities and Tasks:

·         Work in the Church Office Mondays-Thursdays, year-round

·         Serve as the building receptionist answering phones and greeting visitors

·         The church secretary is the pastor’s secretary. As such, the secretary supports the pastor as necessary with typing, filing, copying et cetera and as needed

·         Pick up, distribution and dissemination of all mail and correspondence

·         Perform general secretarial duties including keyboarding, filing, copying, preparing mailings, and maintaining office supplies

·         Prepare weekly bulletins, bulletin inserts in addition to funeral bulletins as needed

·         Prepare yearly women’s booklets

·         Maintain church attendance records and offering sheets

·         Send weekly “Peek at the Week” to newspapers

·         Send letters to all first-time visitors in a timely manner

·         Prepare and send out monthly newsletter

·         Update church website and Facebook page

·         Maintain membership database and keep accurate records (new members, baptisms, weddings, deaths, et cetera)

·         Schedule building usage and maintain/oversee the church master calendar

·         Check email, Check phone messages and respond as appropriate

·         Maintain bulletin boards and update church mailboxes as needed

·         Prepare the Annual and Semi-annual Reports

·         Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Pastor, Council or ministry team leaders

Job Requirements and Guidelines

·         Be a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and grow in relationship to Him

·         Develop an attitude of servant leadership in the church, not merely “office help”

·         Protect the reputation and integrity of others through strict confidentiality

·         Demonstrate a high level of trust and personal integrity

·         Work cooperatively and communicate effectively with Senior Pastor

·         Be a team player

·         Be welcoming and compassionate with people who visit

·         Should possess strong administrative skills and the ability to work independently without supervision

·         Should support the mission and vision of Emmanuel Lutheran Church

Vision Statement: Emmanuel Lutheran Church will be a place, filled with the Holy Spirit, where people are COMING IN TO BE SENT OUT: Focused on changing hearts and changing lives for a better world.

Mission Statement:

Coming in to be reconnected with and inspired by God’s Word

Coming in to be reconnect with and inspired by God’s People

Coming in to be empowered to serve

Sent out to share the message of the cross

Sent out for missions

Sent out to make disciples in God’s global kingdom

Sent out to bring God’s love and healing to people in need

Wages and Benefits:

Pay commensurate with experience

Two week’s (unpaid) vacation is provided and sick days as needed.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, and efforts associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development, and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required as we serve Jesus together at Emmanuel.

If you wish to apply, please send a one-page resume with three references to If you wish you find out more about Emmanuel Lutheran Church and how God is working here, please go to our website at

Feel free to contact us at 641-745-7648 with any questions about the position. 



Emmanuel Lutheran Church

424 Scott St.

Fontanelle, IA 50846
Church Office:

641 745 2415

Pastor Steven Broers:

641 745 7648


This week at a glance:                       

Church services will be open again with social distancing practices.  All are asked to please wear face masks.  We will still have Facebook Live services and the bulletins will still be put on the website and emailed to those who want it. 




 Monday, Sept 28th

 10:00 Bible Study on Facebook


Tuesday, Sept 29th

Pastor GSC 


Wednesday, Sept 30th

6:30 - Men's Bible Study

6:00 - Confirmation

8:00 - High School Bible Study


Thursday, Oct 1st 

9:00 Prayer Group


Sunday, Oct 4th

7:30 - Praise Team Practice

8:30 -Contemporary

         Worship Service

10:30 - Traditional


           Worship Service