Dual Position: Director of Kavanaugh & Director of Ministry with Young People

September 02, 2016

Dual Ministry Opportunity

The Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church is seeking a person to serve in dual roles. To serve as the full time Director of Kavanaugh, a year round Christian retreat center. The other to fill the role of the part time Director of Ministry with Young People for the Kentucky Annual Conference. Ideally we would like to find someone who can fulfill both of these positions; however we are more concerned with finding the right person for each role. Below you can learn more about each position along with how to pursue this opportunity.

About Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh is a ministry of the Kentucky Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. It was founded in 1875 by Bishop H.H. Kavanaugh who dreamt of carving out a piece of God's creation for ministry, renewal, and fellowship. This started with a Camp Meeting and evolved into a year round retreat center located on 55 acres in Crestwood, Kentucky. It is located next to the conference office and within 70 miles of 2.5 million people.

One of three United Methodist Camp & Retreat Centers operated by the Annual Conference, Kavanaugh is the oldest of the three ministries and boasts the largest number of retreat guests of the three ministries. Its two sister sites are Aldersgate Camp & Retreat Center in Ravenna, KY and Loucon Training & Retreat Center located in Leitchfield, KY.

Kavanaugh is seeking a full time director who is passionate about Christian Retreat Ministry, believes in working in a team environment, has good people skills and is comfortable with fundraising.

About Ministry with Young People, MYP
The Kentucky Annual Conference is also seeking an individual to fill the Director of Ministry with Young People position. This is a part time position requiring a ten hour per week commitment. The basic responsibilities will include event planning, event implementation, as well as developing and implementing a new conference youth ministry strategy in partnership with the conference operational team. This team is currently revising the job description for the Director of Ministry with Young People. This person needs to be passionate about youth and desire to help them grow in their knowledge and faith in Jesus Christ!

This ministry is responsible for Winter Blitz, an annual youth event designed to help youth deepen their walk with Christ. Approximately 2,000 youth attended Winter Blitz last year.

Please contact Warren Hopper, Director of Camp & Retreat Ministry, with any questions regarding this ministry opportunity at Warren@Loucon.org or 270-242-7160. Warren also serves as the director at Loucon Training & Retreat Center. A phone call will go directly to Loucon's office.

Resumes can also be submitted via e-mail to Warren@Loucon.org or they may be mailed to

C/O Warren Hopper
8044 Anneta Road
Leitchfield, KY 42754

The position will remain open until filled.

Contact: Warren Hopper

Location: Camp & Retreat Ministry

Address: 8044 Anneta Road Leitchfield KY 42754

Phone: 270-242-7160

Email: Warren@Loucon.org

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