An opportunity for renewal and reflection

Transitions are a part of life, filled with both challenge and opportunity. For communities of faith, transitions are fertile ground for God’s transformational work. When a congregation begins this journey of transformation, the Rocky Mountain Synod Office of the Bishop accompanies congregations and rostered ministers. Congregational transitions are incredibly significant in the life of the whole church. They offer a rare opportunity for renewal and a time to reflect on the ministry and future of each congregation in unique ways. Entering the transition process intentionally and thoughtfully allows the Holy Spirit to move and breathe new life into the ministry of your congregation. 

Each of the sixty-five synods of the ELCA is responsible for the management of the call process within the territory of their respective synod. Deacon Katie Kline is responsible for the transitions ministry oversight in the Rocky Mountain Synod and the Grand Canyon Synod. Contact her by email. 


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Resources for interim ministry

Documents regarding interim ministry will assist pastors and congregations during a time of intentional interim ministry. Download the "Resources for Interim Ministry" document to for the following information:

  • Letter of Agreement Form A
  • Letter of Agreement Form B
  • Litany of Welcome
  • Developmental Tasks for the Interim Period
  • Interim Pastor’s Report
  • Litany of Farewell 
  • Interim Pastor’s Exit Report
  • Evaluation of Completed Term of Interim Ministry