Director of Contemporary Worship Ministry at Santa Ana UMC
Santa Ana, CA

The purpose of the Director of Contemporary Worship Ministry is to lead followers of Christ to connect with God and one another through music and worship through leadership of the contemporary worship ministry of Santa Ana United Methodist Church.

Qualifications: minimum 5 years experience in leading worship and advanced knowledge in audio, visual, and lighting technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities: Serve as principal musician and worship leader for weekly contemporary worship services and other worship events. Cast a vision for all musicians with the goal of maintaining an inspirational, upbeat, and divine approach to music. Recruit and develop the spiritual lives of musicians in a collaborative rehearsal environment. Select weekly music and media art of varying styles that enhance the total worship experience. Lead weekly rehearsals for the praise team and other special groups. Establish collaborative relationships with the other music ministries of the church. Plan and execute various special musical events. Recruit, train, and schedule volunteers for the audio, visual, and lighting team for all worship services and special events. Attend regular worship team and staff meetings.

Job Requirements: demonstrate a commitment to Christ and the local church community. Possess musical and leadership talents that are clearly visible and easily demonstrated both as a vocalist and instrumentalist. Be comfortable leading worship, including preaching, in a mainline Protestant context. Have the ability to read music and possess highly developed skills as a singer, guitarist and/or keyboard player with considerable knowledge in other instruments such as bass guitar and drums. Showcase consistent organizational, leadership, and communication skills. Be proactive in recruiting new members for the praise team. Understand how to train and develop the musical and leadership skills of both vocalists and instrumentalists. Be able to create and maintain a spiritual community amongst members of the praise team, including leading Bible studies. Have advanced knowledge of audio, visual, computer, and lighting equipment as well as skills in audio and visual production. Be literate in the MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) as well as specialized worship planning software (e.g. ProPresenter, Planning Center, etc). Be a lifelong learner and attend continuing education events. Submit to a background check prior to employment.

COVID-19:  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the workplace in countless different ways.  SAUMC leaders respond to the evolving workplace dynamics and are committed to a safe worship and workplace.  SAUMC follows CDC guidelines and is re-opening for in-person worship with a comprehensive plan that has been approved by Bishop Hagiya.


Santa Ana UMC
2121 N Grand Ave
Santa Ana, California 92705


Gerry Geroca


Santa Ana, CA
Job type
Part Time
25 maximum
Pay rate
$20-25 per hour
Ordained position
Exempt status
Not Exempt
Church Ministry