Volunteer Services

Ralph Waldo Emerson states so eloquently, “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.” Jesus was the ultimate volunteer teaching us that by giving all of himself; we could live in grace.                                                                                                                                                                      
At St. James’, we provide opportunities to serve and lead in various ministries allowing people to achieve their higher purpose.

Volunteers (or Servant Leaders) are at the heart of the growth and operation of our church. Because of volunteers assisting in so many facets, our church can remain viable and accessible to today’s diverse community. In addition, by utilizing volunteers and supporting our mission of igniting passion for Jesus Christ to change lives, we are a closer parish family.

The office of volunteer services assists parishioners in discovering talents and spiritual gifts, matches individuals with ministry options that best fit each talent, and showcases the positive outcomes to the entire church community. Though still in development, this department strives to become the resource hub where parishioners of all ages and talents come to fill ministries large and small found both within the walls of St. James’ and in the community at large.
Together we all can make a difference and serve Jesus actively fulfilling our purpose.
Should you have any questions regarding how you can become a Volunteer (Servant leader) or learn more about St. James’ ministries, please contact Laura Posecznick at laura@stjamesskan.org
If you would like to get involved, please download our ministry card to get started! St. James Ministry card
To learn about the many ministry opportunities at St. James’ please view the Get Involved Ministry Guide located on either welcome table or click the button below.

St. James’ Seeks Parish Treasurer

St. James’ has had a history of volunteer treasurers over the years. A decade ago, the treasurer position was hands on and highly involved in managing the finances of the parish. In recent years, our financial processes are much less dependent on the treasurer because we have added a Parish Accountant to the staff, have outsourced the bookkeeping to Effective Accounting Solutions, and have a strong and active Finance Committee. But we still consider the treasurer’s role important for checks and balances and a high level look at our process and procedures.

In the words of John Gilly, the chair of the Finance committee, “we need a treasurer just like we need an altar guild, a choir, a worship band, and Stephen ministers. They all serve a mission to support the congregation.” The ideal person in this role has professional experience and training in the financial world, and recent history has shown us that a parish member provides the best resource and commitment to St. James’ oversight.

This is a volunteer position, like many other ministries at St. James’, and we expect it requires only 10-12 hours a month, because there is so much support from the rest of the team. If you are interested, please speak to one of the wardens (Bill Spalding and Susanne Rynkiewicz) or to Becky Coerper.

Calling Musicians & Technicians for 10:45 Sunday Worship!

From the first big decision Michael Larkin, Dir. of Contemporary Music & Technology made to purchase an electronic drumset back in 2017 to Dr. Nicholas Kilkenny’s recent promotion to the newly created position of Assistant Director of Contemporary Music and Technology, he has been dedicated to improving the quality and consistency of contemporary music here at St. James’ by asking one question. What next step can we take that would have a positive impact on this ministry? For the past five years, the focus has been on quality, so now it is time to shift the attention to consistency. To achieve that, we need to employ the old adage “many hands make light work.” Specifically, it is vital to grow this ministry beyond the 3 or 4 musicians you frequently see at the 10:45 service on Sunday mornings.

So if you are a singer or musician (especially if you play guitar, bass, drums, piano, brass, or strings), and you’d like to be a part of the music making, email StJamesSkanMusic@gmail.com or chat with Michael Larkin. The AV team is always looking to expand the list of technicians as well.

If you have experience with a mixing board, that’s great, but if not, as long as you are comfortable with an iPad, you can be trained on the St. James’ system. Whether you’d like to join us every week or just once in a while, Michael Larkin would love to hear from you. You might be just what we’re looking for! 

Additional Opportunities Available


Crucifer Servers for 7:30am & 9am services
Ushers for Sunday Worship 7:30am & 10:45am

Paid Positions

Drummer/Lead Musician for Worship Band
AV Engineer