The Diocese of Des Moines

Parish openings

Director of Youth Ministry

St. Mary of Nazareth - Des Moines, Iowa


St. Mary of Nazareth Parish in Des Moines, IA is seeking a full time Director of Youth (9th – 12th) Ministry. Interested candidates must be a practicing Catholic preferably with a bachelor’s degree in a related field.  Life Teen experience is helpful.


A complete job description may be obtained by request and interested candidates should submit a resume with salary requirements to Fr. Greg Leach, St. Mary of Nazareth Church, 4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA  50310; or email to


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.

Coordinator of Campus Ministry (Part-Time)

St. Catherine of Siena at Drake University - Des Moines, IA


St. Catherine of Siena at Drake University is seeking a part-time person as Coordinator of Campus Ministry. 


This person will be responsible primarily for coordinating Campus Ministry at the Newman Center at Drake University. The coordinator is to assist or to help provide Catholic presence for the Drake students. In collaboration with other staff members, the coordinator will help meet the Spiritual, Faith Formation, and Social needs and offer Outreach opportunities for the students.  Serving as a member of a close-knit staff, the coordinator must be a practicing Catholic. This part-time position offers flexible hours and competitive compensation.


Please send cover letter and resume by July 15, 2017 to:

Office Manager

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church and Student Center

1150 28th St

Des Moines, IA 50131