St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cheektowaga, NY

 Worship Leader

Organist/Pianist/Choir Director Position


St Luke is looking for a person with a ministry heart to lead worship and direct the voice and bell choirs.



  • Have a living, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ

  • Support those involved in their ministries. Provide spiritual care to choir members by regularly praying for them and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord

  • During rehearsals set aside a moment of study and prayers, and provide opportunities for other choir members to lead devotions

  • Play organ/piano at Worship services

  • Direct vocal choir for Worship services

  • Direct hand-bell choir for Worship services

  • Encourage people’s spiritual talents and gifts and enable them to use them in worship to the Lord.

  • Play at special services throughout the year, Ash Wednesday, Lent, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, etc.

  • Play at funerals, weddings and other events hosted by the church (subject to availability)

  • Reports any care need of the organ, pianos, and hand-bells to the Vice President of Properties, who is a member of the Board of Trustees

  • Willingly support other music needs at St. Luke

  • Reports to the Elder in charge of music, the Vice President of Personnel, and ultimately to the Pastor.

  • Attends 2 yearly worship and music planning meetings


Time commitment

  • Worship Services (Sunday at 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 AM on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday, September -June)

  • Summer Schedule (Sundays at 8:30 AM (Outdoor service) and 10:00 AM, July-August)

  • Weekly choir rehearsals on Thursday evenings (willing to change if necessary)


Status: Part-Time 

St Luke Lutheran Church is looking to hire a worship leader to play organ/piano for Sunday services and direct the vocal and hand-bell choirs. The worship is expected to play a prelude, 4-6 hymns, and a postlude at each service. Worship Services are Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:00 AM on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday (September -June) Sundays at 8:30 AM (Outdoor service) and 10:00 AM (July-August)

Compensation is $13,000 – $15,000 annually, with PTO commensurate with education and experience. 

St Luke’s mission statement: We are called by God's grace to enlighten all people in Jesus Christ.




Send a cover letter and resume to

St Luke Lutheran Church

900 Maryvale Road

Cheektowaga, NY 14224


For more information contact Pastor Phil Schultz at (716)633-6752


The cover letter should include some insight into your walk with the Lord and what you see the role of music to be in the life of the church.

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