Rocky Mountain District

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

“And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:40


The mission of our District’s Task Force on Disability Ministry is: 

To equip the Church to practice inclusion of people with disabilities.


If your church is providing ministry for one or more people with disabilities, we would like to know so that we can add you to this list and encourage others!  Please contact one of our committee members below and let us know what you are doing.

Our Founding Work and Committee

Our District’s Task Force on Disability Ministry was established for ministry to and with people with disabilities. The 50th Regular Convention of our District in summer of 2015 reaffirmed our District’s need for a Task Force.

Our task force will work with churches and schools in need of:

  1. Resources to address needs of those with disabilities,
  1. Suggestions on how to involve them in the life & ministry of the church, and
  1. Catechetical helps & resources for pastors and other church workers.

Our Task Force Members:

Chairman – Becky Gambardella: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Secretary – Rev. Joel: Dieterichs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ann Stivers: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Advisory – Sue Hart: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The DMTF is thankful for the pioneering efforts of other Disability task forces throughout our Synod. We are most grateful for the generous assistance of Sue Hart, DCE Ministry Consultant for Bethesda Lutheran Communities. Bethesda is a Recognized Service Organization of the Missouri Synod and can be found online at:

We are also proud of our Synod’s efforts at awareness and sensitivity to people with disabilities:

24 Sep
SOAR Active Adult Ministry Gathering
09.24.2018 - 09.25.2018
16 Oct
Administrators and EC Directors Conference; Breckenridge, CO
10.16.2018 1:00 pm - 10.17.2018 11:30 am
17 Oct

More information to follow as details are finalized.

17 Oct
Fall Pastor's Conference
10.17.2018 - 10.19.2018

Fall Pastor's Conference

October 17-19, 2018

Beaver Run Resort Breckenridge, Colorado


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Seifrid is a professor of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. A faculty member since 2015, he earned a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, N.J. (1990); and a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill. (1984). He also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Illinois in Champaign (1975). He has published major works on justification in the New Testament and a commentary on 2 Corinthians, and is currently writing a commentary on Galatians. He has published numerous articles on Pauline theology and the doctrine of justification — in particular articulating a Lutheran view of justification as drawn from the Pauline Epistles. He taught New Testament interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., for more than two decades. He also served as the Ernest and Mildred Hogan Chair in New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Online registration for pastors will begin next week. More details will be shared when they are finalized.


Please visit    to make lodging reservations.


Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier

Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church

Los Alamos, NM


25 Oct

 Reformation Luncheon

for the

 Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE)


A Reformation Luncheon for the Retired Rocky Mountain District Educators (RRMDE) will take place on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Cinzzetti's Italian Market, Northglenn, CO.  The retired educators meet at 11:30 am for fellowship, growth, service, and mutual support.  The Lutheran Hispanic Missionary Institute (LHMI) will be the featured presentation.  Our service action for this luncheon will offer financial support for this LCMS Recognized Service Organization.  

All retired Rocky Mountain District educators and spouses are invited to attend.  Registrations for the luncheon may be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Don or Elaine at 303.993.2596.

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