Message from President

Welcome to the Rocky Mountain District website.   I’m Roger Schlechte, President of the Rocky Mountain District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

I invite you to look around the website, to become familiar with our ministries, our District Focus, and the resources available to you.

The three phrases of our Focus, Know the Truth, Understand the Culture, Live the Faith summarize the essence of the work of the Christian Church and living together as God’s people.

We endeavor to know the truth from the teachings of God’s Word as we read it, and hear it proclaimed and taught in over 170 congregations, 80 schools and early childhood centers in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, and a sprinkling of congregations in Arizona and Nebraska.  

Cultures vary widely from rural and small towns to urban areas, from suburbs to mountain communities, and from the Navajo Reservation to those who are served across the border in Mexico.  Wherever we call home, we seek to understand the unique culture of our community and how its affected by changes taking place in society.  

Within our particular culture, we live out our faith, sharing the good news of Jesus as we love and serve our neighbors in our actions and words.    

Thanks for checking us out.  God’s peace and blessings go with you!