Children & Youth Ministries

HR Support for Children's and Youth Ministry

In order to better support parishes who decide to hire children's and youth ministers and to provide for fair and equal treatment for these employees, a set of guidelines for professional children's and youth ministry have been assembled. These guidelines include best practices for hiring, compensation, performance management, employment requirements, qualifications, competencies and ending employment. There is also a salary grid which provides a suggested hourly wage based on the amount of education and experience the employee has. The guidelines are available below in PDF form.

If you have any questions about these guidelines or the salary grid, or if you would like additional human resources support concerning children's and youth ministry, please do not hesitate to contact Children and Youth Ministries Coordinator, Caitlin Reilley Beck at

Available Files to Download

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