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Sexton Program

Resident Sexton Program

Each year, we hire three or four Resident Sextons to work around the church buildings and Campus Center in return for their housing for the September – April academic year. We also need summer help from May – August. Sextons are mainly responsible for setting up rooms for meetings and activities, as well as locking and/or unlocking doors, and general light maintenance, housekeeping and security as needed. Applicants will need to be able to do some heavy lifting. Outside employment is allowed with written consent from the staff supervisor.

Currently, our Sexton dormitory is co-ed (separate, locked bedrooms). Applicants must be students at a local college or university, and will be expected to provide three letters of reference from previous employers and/or home church.  While it is not a requirement to be an American Baptist, it is expected that the sextons will live and abide by the church’s Christian ethics. Sextons are invited to attend worship on Sunday mornings, as well as joining us for the Campus Fellowship night – dinner is always served!

We are currently taking applications for Summer 2015 and Fall 2015/Spring 2016.  If you know of a college student who is interested for the summer or the following academic year, please contact Kat Becker (

What do you get in return? Housing two blocks from U-M central campus!

Interested? Please download the Sexton Application and return to 517 East Washington Street, Ann Arbor, MI  48104 or come by the office. Thanks!