Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Pastor for Senior Adults

About Ridgewood Church

Ridgewood Church is a growing and vibrant, multigenerational body of believers who seek to guide people into a relationship with Jesus. Our mission is to “Make Jesus Known Through Community Impact.” We fulfill our mission through a vibrant kids ministry, our own preschool, a thriving youth ministry, partnerships with local schools, and much more.

We are excited to engage a Pastor for Senior Adults in order to minister to a large segment of our church who are 60 years-old or above. Our church is surrounded by many senior adult communities and so there is a wonderful opportunity to reach out to new men and women in our area.

About the Pastor for Senior Adults

He will serve as a pastor to our senior adult community.  He will also oversee, with the help of other staff members, the organization and implantation of our church-wide pastoral care ministry. He will have a passion, and the desire, to build relationships with people in this season of life.  Ideally, he will have experience in the area of pastoral care and in developing ministries to bring people together for the glory of God.  This pastor will lead from his relationship with Jesus Christ and will work with current volunteers to build a team, that will function under his leadership and training.

He will also meet the requirements for pastor/elder as stated in the Pastoral Epistles.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours. Sunday mornings are a must. For more information please contact Walt Pitman (Executive Pastor) at wpitman@mywc.org.

Ridgewood Preschool Lead Teacher

Ridgewood Preschool is committed to sharing the love of Jesus in a nurturing and play-based environment.  We will serve children from ages 33 months-5 years with love, support, excitement, inquisitiveness, and encouragement.  Creating a partnership with our families provides the best foundation for our preschoolers to grow and learn.

  • Provide best care for preschoolers within your classroom with high level of organization, preparedness, positive behavior management, energy, and love.
  • Collaborate with other Ridgewood Preschool staff on how to deliver high-quality play-based learning derived from students’ interests, develop a rotation of materials, implement and execute data collection that illustrates student’s acquisition of skills and growth.
  • Execute lesson plans with delivery that inspires your preschoolers and be flexible to transition to a different plan when preschoolers need a change. Be cognizant of preschoolers developmental levels and needs.
  • Ensure that preschoolers are healthy and safe while in your care.
  • Cultivate an authentic relationship with his/her students and their families
  • Partner with Ridgewood Preschool staff to provide care with excellence to preschoolers and families and encourage communication amongst all of us to provide excellent care.
  • Follow policies and procedures of Ridgewood Preschool and adhere to Minnesota Department of Human Services (MN DHS) requirements for licensed childcare programs.
  • Attend meetings to complete required hours of continuing education per MN DHS and monthly, preschool staff meetings to refine service and care
  • Respect confidentiality of Ridgewood Preschool families and staff
  • Respond to family e-mails and notes within 24 hours and/or communicate to Ridgewood Preschool Director within 24 hours to have him/her communicate to families.
  • Prepare, schedule, and meet with parents of each preschooler at least twice throughout the school year (fall and spring conferences)
  • Follow emergency and safety protocols of the preschool and MN DHS.
  • Any additional duties as needed or assigned

Please send a resume and cover letter to Laurie Stay at lstay@myrwc.org

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Ridgewood Assistant Preschool Teacher

We are looking for a nurturing and enthusiastic assistant teacher for our Ridgewood Church Preschool.  Our mission is to share the love of Jesus with our community and the preschoolers and families in our program.  Our students will range in age from 33 months to 5 years/pre-kindergarten.


  • A love for Jesus and children
  • Previous teaching, assistant teaching, or working with kids in a licensed childcare center will be wonderfully helpful, but not required
  • High school diploma or equivalent with post-secondary education within the field of teaching or early childhood education will be an added bonus
  • Child First aid and CPR certified, this can be completed within the first 90 days of hire
  • Able to lift 35 pounds

Responsibilities include:

  • Welcome all preschoolers and families with joy and warmth
  • Oversee the safety and care of a preschool classroom in conjunction with the classroom teacher.
  • Encourage and interact with children to explore, investigate, experiment, learn, and create throughout the school day.
  • Work closely with lead teacher in classroom to plan learning activities that will ignite preschoolers’ faith, social/emotional, and educational growth.
  • Model behavior that will assist preschoolers in navigating social situations.
  • Attend to each preschooler’s individual needs and positively engage with them in a variety of situations that may come up.
  • Seek out opportunities to connect with each student in your classroom each school day.
  • Communicate well with parents.
  • Provide grace-filled consistency with the preschoolers and co-workers.
  • Help prepare healthy snack foods.
  • Assist with light, disinfecting cleaning at the end of the school day.
  • Build teamwork with coworkers and attend staff meeting and trainings.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Laurie Stay at lstay@myrwc.org

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