Senior Minister

Fountain Street Church seeks a Senior Minister to lead its religious and spiritual life. “Fountain Streeters” are agnostic, Christian, atheist, Buddhist, free-thinking and “other.” Our worship style ranges from stately and traditional to contemporary and spontaneous. We champion many causes, but also kayak, practice yoga, discuss books, create art and play poker. We are ready for change and poised for growth. We seek a spiritual, intellectual and inspirational leader who listens with empathy, heals with compassion and speaks the truth in love.


Thank you for your interest. Use the links below to download the candidate packet which includes an extensive job description and a comprehensive church profile. The job description gives complete instructions for submitting an application, including what to include in the application packet. For inquiries, please email:

Download Profile of Fountain Street Church (PDF)

Download Senior Minister Job Description & Application Instructions (PDF)

Event Custodian

Limited Part-time



Essential Functions:

  • Breaking down tables/chairs

  • Sweeping/Mopping

  • Stocking/Cleaning Restrooms

  • General Cleaning of Event spaces

  • Set-up for next day, if applicable


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds independently


Rate of Pay: $75 for first two hours (guaranteed) and $10 per hours thereafter


Email Inquiries to Melissa Hoezee at

Nursery/Childcare Giver

Care for children of congregants while the parents are in worship service.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacting with parents as children are dropped off

    • The nursery caregiver will be in charge of the front door, greeting parents, children and volunteers

    • Signing children in and out at drop-off/pick-up times, along with assigning corresponding numbers to both children and adults and name tags


  • Interaction with children while parents are in the service

    • Entertaining the children in a low-key atmosphere

    • Making sure all kids interact in a positive way with each other

    • Reading a stories in a small circle

    • Changing diapers as needed


Required Qualifications:

  • Infant First Aid and CPR Certification.

  • Experience with children.


Physical Requirements:

  • Able to move freely in and out of office and church settings

  • Able to lift up to 20 pounds periodically

  • Business casual attire


Rate of Pay: $15/hour

Email resume to Melissa at


Founded in 1869, historic Fountain Street Church has proudly served the West Michigan Community for 150 Years. Throughout its history, FSC has been a beacon for liberal religion and a haven for discussion and action, regardless of controversy. The Church has hosted hundreds of speakers from Susan B. Anthony to Malcom X and Musicians like Frank Zappa, Ella Fitzgerald, and U2.

  • Our vision: We strive to be a vibrant church community that challenges individuals to craft their own spiritual journeys, and to engage in creative and responsible action in the world.

  • Our mission: We challenge every individual and our larger community to cultural, intellectual and spiritual growth, honoring the creative tension between tradition and change, intellect and spirit, individual and community, science and faith, as the crucible for testing and refining beliefs.

If you believe Fountain Street Church would be a good professional fit for you, please browse the available positions above and consider applying.

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24 Fountain St NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | Phone 616-459-8386 | Fax 616-459-4809

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30am to 4:30pm

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