Wonderfully Made – An RMS High School Summer Experience

Registration is LIVE! Deadline May 31!


With the news of the cancellation of the ELCA Youth Gathering this Summer, many leaders from around the Synod stepped up and said "we need to offer something."


So we are proud and excited to announce that the Rocky Mountain Synod, in partnership with Other + Wise, will be hosting a Summer event for your high school youth! Price is TBD, however, it is sure to be less expensive than the ELCA Youth Gathering, with even further cost savings with the option to sleep on a church floor, or a hotel/Airbnb of your choice!


The large group gatherings will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church, just south of Denver in Cherry Hills Village. Immersion experiences will take place each afternoon. Registration deadline is May 31.


Each group must secure their own transportation as this experience includes travel exploration. More info at 2022myj.com and otherwise.info.

Click here to register here for Wonderfully Made!

For any questions, contact our RMS Faith Formation Coordinator - Kinna Nordstrom Kemp at 303-889-9844 (call/ text) or email misskinna.cyf@gmail.com

Faith Formation Network

The Faith Formation Network is an open community of people made of up volunteer, lay, and rostered leaders who are passionate about the ways in which the church supports faith at home, youth and family ministry, young adults, and the ongoing faith learning in older adults. This network meets the 3rd Thursday of each month via ZOOM . Connect with others and discover new resources and share favorites, find support and encouragement, brainstorm, ask questions,  and pray for one another.

RMS Faith Formation Network


ELCA Youth Ministry Network

The ELCA Youth Ministry Network seeks to provide opportunities for spiritual renewal, continuing education and networking for adults who work with children, youth and families in our congregations. The annual Youth Ministry Extravaganza event draws hundreds of youth ministry professionals from all over the country for connection, continuing education, and mutual encouragement. The Network exists because of, and for its members.



Conference Coordinators

The role of the conference coordinator is to communicate, connect, and encourage. If you have questions about what is happening around faith formation in the RMS, about resources, or looking for ways to get connected talk to your CC. Please note this is in addition to the Conference Dean who role is primarily with rostered ministers. The CC’s goal is connecting with those working within Faith Formation. To contact your CC, click on the link by their name. 

Border Conference: Laura Carson (email)
N. Colorado: Korra Looschen (email)
Boulder/Broomfield: Marissa Seuc-Hester (email)
N. New Mexico: Nicolé Ferry (email)
Metro East: Shanna VanderWel (email)
SE Colorado: Mary Stoneback (email)
South Metro: vacancy
Wyoming: - vacancy
Metro West: vacancy 
Utah: Vacancy

Safe Gatherings

Safe Gatherings is an online abuse prevention program that screens and educates staff and volunteers to help prevent abuse of children, youth, and vulnerable adults in group settings. When employees and volunteers are trained to identify potential abusers, recognize the signs of abuse, and know how to handle reporting, they are better equipped to prevent abuse.

Learn About Safe Gatherings