Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, AK

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Glacier Bay provides:

  • Christian fellowship activities for visitors, residents, and employees
  • Leadership development for ministry team members and seminarians
  • Positive relationships among seasonal co-workers and internationals
  • Pastoral care during emergencies

Interdenominational Services of Worship

Ministry teams lead interdenominational services of worship on Sundays, pending National Park Service permit approval.

  • Auditorium at Glacier Bay Lodge: 9:00 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Glacier Bay is typically two ministry team members who both serve at Glacier Bay Lodge in Gustavus, AK.

  • Summer only
  • Mentors available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass not available in Gustavus

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Aramark at Glacier Bay Lodge, tucked amidst the spruce forest lining Bartlett Cove. Glacier Bay Lodge provides the only hotel accommodations within the park.


  • Preferred availability of June through late September

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • No married housing

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shop
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk
  • Housekeeping


  • Cars are not necessary… the only way to reach Glacier Bay is by plane or boat!

* If you are interested in serving in Glacier Bay as a ministry team member, you must first apply with ACMNP. To learn more about working and living in Glacier Bay (including employee housing costs), please visit

How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Glacier

Information About The Park

If you’re looking for one of the most remote, rugged, and spectacular wilderness sanctuaries left in America, Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is your place! Its 3.3 million acres of snow-capped mountain ranges, frozen glaciers, hidden fjords, thick rainforests, ocean coastlines, and freshwater rivers will still your soul and inspire your spirit with grandeur. You’ll find very few roads or other visitors here.

Much of the park is water, so the most popular activities include glacier boat tours, whale watching, kayaking, and canoeing through the many surrounding inlets, fjords, glaciers, and miles of shoreline. For those with enough time, energy, and skill level, options also include hiking, backpacking, camping, and extreme mountaineering amongst peaks in the Fairweather Range.

Popular Destinations

  • Cruise and glacier tour boats
  • Bartlett Cove
  • Gustavus


The waters of Glacier Bay are alive with marine life like humpback and killer whales, sea lions, harbor seals, and sea otters. On land you’ll find moose, brown and black bears, wolves, coyote, mountain goats, marmots, and even the rare wolverine flocking to Glacier Bay’s shoreline with all kinds of seabirds and bald eagles soaring overhead.

Outside Resources

To learn more about travelling to Glacier Bay, what the weather is like, park activities, or planning your trip, please visit

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Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, AK, 2011

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"I saw God in the sunrises, and in the sunsets, and in the nights that the sun didn't go down. God was there making Glacier Bay a verdant and serene paradise."
– Daniel, Glacier Bay 2011