We are Church. Better Together.

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.


Our Mission 

Together we proclaim and embody God's unconditional love for the sake of the world. 

About the Rocky Mountain Synod

Synod Leadership

The mission, vision, and ministry of the Rocky Mountain Synod is stewarded by the Synod Council, Synod Bishop, and Office of the Bishop Staff.  This ministry is carried out in partnership with Conference Deans, representing the 10 conferences of the RMS. 

Rocky Mountain Synod Council 

Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop

Office of the Bishop

Conference Deans

Church Together

The ministry and witness of the ELCA is carried out through a variety of expressions, organizations, and ecumenical partners.

Learn more about our partnerships

Next Faithful Step 

In order to boldly and effectively continue our vital witness to the gospel as Church Better Together, the Synod Council has chosen to invest time and resources in four ministry initiatives that form our Next Faithful Step. These initiatives grow out of our existing synod strategic vision and are deeply rooted in we call our “ELCA DNA”: equipping the baptized for ministry, engaging in life-long faith formation, centering our witness on God’s living Word & the gifts of the Sacraments, living as a public church for the life of the world. 

Next Faithful Step Campaign


To participate in God’s mission, this synod as a part of the Church shall: proclaim God’s saving Gospel of justification by grace for Christ’s sake through faith alone, according to the apostolic witness in the Holy Scripture, preserving and transforming the Gospel faithfully to future generations.
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