The Diocese of Des Moines

Parish openings

Director of Faith Formation

St. Luke's Parish - Ankeny, Iowa


St. Luke's Parish in Ankeny, Iowa, seeks a Director of Faith Formation who is committed to formation of the Catholic Faith for this new and rapidly growing parish. This is a full-time position for a practicing Catholic and would include direction for Religious Education grades Kindergarten - 10,  sacramental preparation of parish and school children for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation, coordinating Children's Liturgy of the Word and assistance with Adult Faith Formation. This position will be an opportunity to grow in faith, with a many young families, active catechists and volunteers and a beginning youth ministry program. Applicant should have a Bachelor's Degree or experience pertaining to this position and basic Diocesan Catechetical Certification.


A full job description is available at the Parish Office. Send resumes to St. Luke the Evangelist Parish, 1102 NW Weigel Drive, Ankeny, Iowa 50023. Interviews will begin March 15. Contact Fr. Larry Hoffman at for further information.

Business Manager (Part-time)

St. Joseph Church & School - Des Moines, Iowa


The Business Manager is responsible for the overall coordination & management of the Finance Office and the parish facilities.  This is to be provided either directly or through the supervision of staff (both paid and volunteer) assigned to these duties.  If interested in this position, please call Fr. Ross Parker at 515-266-2226 or email

Faith Formation Director (Full-Time)

Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School - Des Moines, Iowa


Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School in Des Moines, Iowa is seeking a full time Faith Formation Director. General responsibilities require providing vision and coordination for the Parish's efforts in ministry to Pre-school through High School Confirmation students and their parents, and in addition collaborate with the parish school.

The qualified applicant must be a faithful practicing Catholic who is knowledgeable in the faith and has the ability to relate to children and their parents. The position requires an individual who is well-organized, enthusiastic, and able to work collaboratively in a team environment that fosters the spirit and ideals of Vatican II.


Position requires availability to work on Sundays and evenings.


Requirements: Two to three years experience in Catechetical leadership, Advanced Catechetical ministry formation or degree in theology/pastoral studies.


Information/Application Contact:
Holy Trinity Catholic Church and School
Attn: Regina Montgomery
2926 Beaver Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50310