Silverdale Lutheran Church Seeks Full-time Music Director

Silverdale Lutheran Church Seeks Full-time Music Director

Silverdale Lutheran Church welcomes nominations and applications for the position/s of Music Director and/or Worship Pianist/Organist. This position/s will start in July, based upon candidate’s availability.


Silverdale Lutheran is a vibrant, multi-staff congregation serving people in Kitsap County, Washington. With an average Sunday worship attendance of 375, worship and music are at the heart of our identity and mission. People at SLC value meaningful worship and see Word and Sacrament as the primary way we connect to Christ, making music ministry one of our highest priorities. We believe our music ministry is an essential part of our proclamation of the Gospel.

SLC has been served well by our current Music Director/Worship Pianist-Organist for over 13 years who has worked ½ time but is retiring at the end of July. The congregation is now moving this position to full time and is excited about how this move can bring increased vitality to our worship life as well as help our congregation grow. SLC is committed to expanding our reach to our neighborhoods and community and to connecting more people to Christ.

SLC’s current worship style is best described as blended. The congregation enjoys many liturgies, currently using five from ELW Hymnal, as well as some we have arranged ourselves. We appreciate traditional hymns, newer hymns, global music, and some praise songs. There are two services on Sundays which use the same liturgy. With a large pool of people with musical gifts, SLC is hoping to expand our number of choirs, incorporate more musicians in worship accompaniment, increase the frequency of solos in addition to our choir offerings, and extend our music ministry’s outreach to our community.

Candidate Profile

The ideal Music Director candidate will have sufficient experience in the field of church music and programming. In addition, he/she should have acquired the administrative, musical, and ministry skills required to lead a successful church music program. He/she can demonstrate effective communication, organization, and collaboration skills. The candidate should be technically skilled and experienced as a choral and bell director/conductor. He/she should be knowledgeable of and respect the traditional Lutheran liturgy. Also, he/she should possess a working knowledge of the Lutheran Church year, as well as the history of Christian Church music. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

The ideal Worship Organist/Pianist will have high caliber abilities to lead Lutheran liturgy and congregational singing on organ and piano as well as sight-read, compose and/or arrange music, and accompany vocalists, instrumentalists, and choirs. He/she has a working knowledge of variety of music styles, too. He/she can demonstrate effective communication, organization, and collaboration skills.


Salary will be in accordance with the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians (ALCM), and a benefit package is offered.


A full position description and application are available at Applicants can apply for both the Music Director and Worship Organist/Pianist positions or separately for one of these positions. We are now accepting applications and hope to make a decision by the end of May with a start date of July. The deadline for receiving applications will be mid-May.

Please submit applications to:
Silverdale Lutheran Church
11701 Ridgepoint Dr NW
Silverdale, WA. 98383
Phone: (360) 692-9263