Mount Rainier National Park, WA

A Christian Ministry in the National Parks Involvement

What We Do

ACMNP in Mt. Rainier 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.

  • Cougar Rock Campground Amphitheater: 9:00 AM
  • Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater: 9:00 AM

Ministry Team Member Information

Our team in Mt. Rainier is typically 4-6 ministry team members, most of whom serve at the main area of Paradise. Occasionally two team members may serve at Longmire, a 20 minute drive from Paradise.

  • Summer only
  • Mentor available for seminarians
  • Catholic mass not available

Employment Information

Ministry team members seek employment from Mount Rainier Guest Services either at Paradise Inn or National Park Inn at Longmire, depending upon ministry assignment offered.


  • Preferred availability of mid-June through September

Employee housing:

  • Dorm-style with shared bath
  • Married housing not available

Typical Jobs:

  • Retail at gift shops
  • Restaurant/food service
  • Front desk/bellhop
  • Housekeeping


  • Cars are necessary in Mt. Rainier.

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

How YOU can get involved with ACMNP in Mt. Rainier National Park

Information About The Park

Mt. Rainier is not only an active volcano, but also a towering 14,410 glaciated peak that has become an iconic image for Washington state’s Cascade Range. One and a half miles higher than the tallest surrounding peaks, this mountain appears to truly be a world unto itself. Here you’ll encounter icy glaciers, snow-covered ridges, subalpine meadows, fields of wildflowers, and deep, ancient rainforests. Things to do in Mt. Rainier include hiking, backpacking, camping, climbing, mountaineering, biking, and fishing.

Popular Destinations

  • Reflection Lakes
  • Inspiration Point
  • Skyline Trail
  • Christine Falls
  • Sunrise Point
  • Camp Muir


A nearly 13,000 ft elevation difference within Mt. Rainier ensures much ecosystem diversity. Within these different habitats and life zones, you may glimpse black bears, black-tailed deer, elk, mountain goats, Stellar’s jays, Douglas squirrels, or many more species.

Outside Resources

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

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"I think the best thing for me this summer was getting to know so many international employees. It was so cool to meet people from all over the world (Jamaica, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Romania, Turkey)."
– Ali, Mt. Rainier 2011