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Rostered Minister Report to the Bishop

All rostered ministers are to complete this annual Report to the Bishop. This web form is designed for all rostered ministers in the Rocky Mountain Synod who are active, on-leave from call, retired, or on-leave from call due to disability.  Please complete the form by April 1. Note that you are not able to begin the form, save it, and come back to it later. Plan to fully finish and submit the form when you start it.

You will be presented a different set of questions when you choose "ACTIVE" as compare to the other choices of "RETIRED," "ON LEAVE," or "DISABILITY." You may preview the questions to prepare them in advance by clicking on these options:

ACTIVE questions

RETIRED - ON LEAVE - DISABILITY questions

This form is not confidential to Bishop Gonia. Information may be read by other staff members. If you have a confidential matter for Bishop Gonia, please email him directly.
 

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Indicate your call status with one slection
If your mailing address, phone, email, or marital status have changed since last year, provide updates here:
Excellence in ministry means tending to one's inner life. Please check one or more of the following you are currently involved in.
In the Rocky Mountain Synod, pastors and deacons are encouraged to scheduled at least one intentional full day a month for spiritual renewal. How are you caring for yourself? What are your spiritual practices?
Do you wish to discuss the possibility of a change of call? Please indicate "yes" or "no" along with additional comments if "yes."
Since we are a church that is "better together," how do you connect and collaborate with others in ministry, both in the ELCA and ecumenically?
Reflect on both your life and your ministry, including joys, struggles, hopes, and disappointments.
I attended the annual Synod Assembly last spring.
I attended the annual Theological Conference last fall.
Your defined compensation for 2019 (base salary + housing + social security allowance)
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The Rocky Mountain Synod provides compensation guidelines to facilitate conversations and negotiations about compensation. Every community and every circumstance is different. Please indicate your perception of your compensation in relation to the guidelines.
Indicate if your call is full time or part time.
If your call is part time, please indicate the percentage of time.
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If you are serving in a congregational setting or in a ministry setting where the following policies are appropriate, please indicate which of the following you have in place. (If not, you are encouraged to do so.)
What ministry opportunities were you involved in this past year?
As you reflect upon the past year, what were the most significant developments, events or accomplishments in your life?
Are you facing any particular challenges of which the bishop or staff should be made aware?
Even in the midst of life's challenges, what brings you joy? How are you able to life a life of gratitude?
What I need (or my ministry needs) most from the Office of the Bishop staff is:
A message from Bishop Gonia: Thank you for taking the time to share your reflections on the last year, serving as a pastor or deacon in the Rocky Mountain Synod. I extend a word of gratitude and appreciation to you as we live out our mission: "Together we proclaim and embody God's unconditional love for the life of the world." Know that I read these reports in a spirit of prayer and in thanksgiving for you and your ministry. If you have any additional comments or questions, please indicate them, below.
A message from Bishop Gonia: Thank you for taking the time to share your reflections on the last year. I extend a word of gratitude to you as we live out our mission: "Together we proclaim and embody God's unconditional love for the life of the world." Know that I read these reports in a spirit of prayer and in thanksgiving for your life and partnership in ministry. If you have any additional comments or questions, please indicate them, below.