Rocky Mountain District

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Church Worker Compensation Tools

“For the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard.” (Matthew 20:1)

The Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain District has adopted a compensation tool for ministries to use in determining compensation for Ordained Ministers.  This modular takes into account current salary information of existing Ordained LCMS workers along with independent data outside the LCMS.  This modular is only accounts for recommended salary and not other compensation factors such as retirement, health and disability.  If you have questions regarding this modular, please contact the district office at 303-695-8001.

Ordained Minister Compensation Tool…use the following link

Click here to launch Ordained Minister compensation modular


Commissioned Minister Compensation Tool…use the following links

Salary Guidelines & Information (pdf)
Salary Scale – Table A (pdf)
Salary Worksheet (excel)

“But all things should be done decently and in order.” (I Corinthians 14:40)

Rocky Mountain District Financial Trend

One thing is constant, it’s change.

This is evident in the voluminous publications and articles of legal, administrative management, human resource and accounting that come through my office on a monthly basis. It can be overwhelming sometimes keeping up to date on the changes the business world faces that it can feel like a part time job. The church is not immune from these changes either. Despite this constant change, churches weather these fluctuations by continuing with the unchanging mission of preaching the Gospel.

Our latest fiscal year ended January 31, 2017 at the district. We thank our generous congregations that provide prayer and financial support to your district’s missions. However there is a giving trend to the district that continues apace, affecting current ministry and potential for future mission work. As the graph below indicates, congregational giving to the district, which is 97% of the financial support the district operates from, has been in consistent decline.

Even in the face of this decline, God continues to provide resources for ministry in your district. We are blessed and privileged to have the hundreds of church workers and thousands of laity in the Rocky Mountain District, proclaiming and living out Christ’s love and mercy.

Congregations or individuals who desire more financial information on their district can request a copy of the last audited financials, January 31, 2016. The fiscal year end January 31, 2017 financials will become available in June. Please contact the district office to request a copy.

Click here to view 5 year giving by congregation

Click here to view 20 year giving trend to Rocky Mountain District

Treasurer Resources and Links

Concordia Plans

Congregation Treasurer’s Manual

Remittance Voucher to Rocky Mountain District (excel) – Please use the attached remittance voucher form when remitting contributions of any amount and any purpose.

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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