About the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America:

The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3 million members in about 9,000 worshiping communities across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region. Known as the church of "God's work. Our hands.," the ELCA emphasizes the saving grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ, unity among Christians, and service in the world. The ELCA's roots are in the writings of the German church reformer Martin Luther. Learn more at ELCA.org.

About the Rocky Mountain Synod

Learn more about the Rocky Mountain ELCA: https://www.rmselca.org/synod/about


The word synod comes from a Greek word meaning "to travel a common road––to walk together." The congregations, the people, and the ministries in our expansive geographical region of the Rocky Mountains––this is synod. Our local ministry and witness includes 159 congregations, 10 campus ministries, 3 outdoor ministries, 2 public policy offices, numerous social ministry organizations, the Office of the Bishop, and the synod council. The Rocky Mountain Synod is part of Region 2 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Welcome Statement of the Rocky Mountain Synod:

We as the Rocky Mountain Synod, ELCA welcome all into the fullness of God’s love. This welcome is inclusive of people of every race, national origin, immigration status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, physical or mental ability, sex, or station in life. Rather than using our differences to divide us, we pledge to use our differences as gifts for our work together.”