Formation Associate for Marriage and Family Life Ministries
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is hiring a Formation Associate for Marriage and Family Life Ministries. This position will provide pastoral care and leadership across a range of existing ministries to engaged couples and families within West Virginia. The successful candidate will also develop new partnerships and programming with parishes and other entities, and coordinate initiatives to support families facing issues of human dignity and vulnerability. In light of the vital role of families in passing on the faith, the Formation Associate also will work closely with other members of the Department of Formation & Mission on matters relating to parish catechesis, sacramental preparation, and adult faith formation.
Specifically, the Formation Associate will plan and oversee the preparation of couples for marriage, develop and coordinate formation opportunities for couples and for families, devote considerable attention to supporting families dealing with a variety of domestic issues related to human dignity and vulnerability, advise the Department Director on how to best incorporate the spirit of Amoris Laetitia into Diocesan initiatives, and provide couples with access to natural family planning training opportunities.
Master’s degree in theology, religious education, pastoral ministry or related field is required, along with at least three years professional experience in ministries relating to marriage and family life. The successful candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing, have knowledge and understanding of Catholic Church doctrine and the ability to work collaboratively with others. Moderate travel required. Applications close May 18, 2018.