Career Opportunity: Director of Student Ministries

First Methodist Church of Geneseo, IL, a large, growing, Spirit-led evangelical church, seeks a gifted Christian leader to provide full-time direction to its student ministries. The qualified candidate will demonstrate excellence in leading teams, developing leaders in a multi-site ministry, relating to students, and creatively planning with pastors and staff. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience, starting at $40,000. Request application and detailed information at or call 309-944-2793.



Address: 302 N State St, Geneseo, IL 61254

Phone: 309-944-2793


Directing Pastor: Rev. Dr. Christopher M. Ritter

Worship Schedule: 6pm Saturdays; 8, 9, & 10:30am Sundays

Average Attendance: 425 in Geneseo; 120 in Cambridge

Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Battle Cry: People Need Jesus!

Values: Prayer, Worship, Evangelism, Discipleship, Evangelical Faith

Proclaimed in Innovative Ways, Multi-Generational and Community Ministry. We strongly value ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Paid Staff: Les Zook, Cambridge Site Pastor (1/2 time)

Tim Brinkman, Director of Worship (full-time)

Yvette Biddle, Director of Discipleship, (2/3 time)

Brent Boxell, Asst. Director of Discipleship, (1/2 time)

Christina Swain, Director of Children's Ministries (3/4 time)

Marsha Kuriger, Music Assistant (1/6 time)

Pam Gramling, Treasurer (1/2 time)

Jan Dallas, Secretary (3/4 time)

Sharon Bruce, Head Custodian (full-time)

John Kyer, Night & Weekend Custodian (1/4 time)

Terry Haars, Financial Secretary (1/4 time)

Cindy Rugland, Childcare Coordinator (1/2 time)

Judicatory: Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church

Spoon River District of the United Methodist Church



Geneseo is a historic town of 6,500 located 10 miles east of the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area. Consistently rated among the best, safest, and most affordable communities in Illinois, Geneseo is within a 20-minute drive to an international airport, the cities of Moline, IL and Davenport, IA, and the Mississippi River recreation area. Geneseo High School has an enrollment of 800+ students and the Geneseo School District enrollment is 2600+. Geneseo features a thriving downtown arts-and-shopping district, a historic movie theater showing first-run films, a live theater company, nine parks, three golf courses, an award-winning hospital, a new community aquatic center, and access to the Green River and Hennepin Canal recreation areas. More info on Geneseo may be found at