By Charmaine Robledo
Director of Communications, Mountain Sky Conference
The newly formed Mountain Sky Roundtable will convene its first meeting on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the Christus Collegium in Bozeman, Montana.
The Mountain Sky Roundtable is the leadership group of the Mountain Sky Conference, comprised of clergy and laity representatives from various ministry areas, including Leadership Development, Community Engagement, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women and Young People’s Ministries. The roundtable replaces the former Boards of Stewards of the legacy Yellowstone and Rocky Mountain annual conferences.
Bishop Karen Oliveto convenes and leads the Mountain Sky Roundtable, which meets quarterly to address the following driving questions:
“Our churches are the places where the love of Christ is made visible,” said Bishop Oliveto. “Our commitment as an annual conference is to ensure that our faith communities have the tools, resources, and leadership for vital ministry so that the towns, villages, and cities where our churches are located will be utterly transformed by the ministries we offer. This roundtable is a way to keep us accountable to our shared mission, to seek creative ways to live into it, and to ensure we have been good stewards of resources in service to our local ministries.”
The roundtable is authorized to act on behalf of the Mountain Sky Conference between its annual conference sessions. Resolutions and legislation that were not addressed during the session in June will be reviewed by the Mountain Sky Roundtable at this meeting.