Mission Shaped Future

Photo of Bishop Karen Oliveto hugging Chancellor Rich Marsh after the successful vote for Mission Shaped FutureOn June 9, 2018, history was made as United Methodists who gathered in Ogden, Utah as members of the Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain Annual Conferences overwhelmingly voted to become one: The Mountain Sky Conference.

This vote culminated many years of discussions, task forces, and committees. It included the voices of hundreds of United Methodists throughout our area who gave input to help refine the Plan of Union.

Truly, it is a living document as we seek to live out our common purpose: "The Mountain Sky Conference of the UMC will live in God’s grace and abundance as we lead a re-energized peaceful and compassionate movement to claim the life-changing love of Jesus Christ for ALL people."

Read the rest of Bishop Oliveto's letter after the Plan of Union vote:
The new Mountain Sky Conference: From our past will come the future


Plan of Union

The Rocky Mountain and Yellowstone Legacy Conferences voted on a petition containing the Plan of Union, a legal document describing the future of a new Mountain Sky Conference, at the 2018 Joint Annual Conference. After many hours of debate and amendments, the final version of the Plan of Union was accepted.

The final amended plan is available here