NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries

Upcoming Events:

Celebrate PRIDE across Mountain Sky!

June is Celebrated as Pride Month for the LGBTQIA+ community and their allies. There are a number of ways you and your congregations can celebrate the occasion:

1. Volunteer in a local Pride event in your community! (For those in the Denver area, click here to participate with other Denver area churches)

2. Participate in Mountain Sky's "Devoted with PRIDE" from 2021! (Click here to access "Devoted with PRIDE")

3. Download the 2022 Guide to Pride from NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries, and share it with others to learn more and to celebrate PRIDE! 

CLICK HERE to download the Guide to Pride.

Join Denver Churches for PRIDE June 26th!

After 2 years of virtual participation, this year’s Denver Pride will be in-person. Bishop Jim Gonia (Rocky Mountain Synod ELCA), Bishop Kym Lucas (The Episcopal Church in Colorado), and Bishop Karen Oliveto (Mountain Sky Conference, United Methodist Church) invite parishioners and congregations from across Colorado from the three denominations to march with them at this year’s Denver Pride Fest Parade. Participants should be prepared to spend about 2 hours total for the march and be prepared to walk approximately 5 miles. Interested parties will gather at St. John’s Cathedral on the church steps at 8:00am on Sunday, June 26th to walk to Cheesman Park together for the line up. 


You can sign up to volunteer at the Episcopal Church booth or to march in the parade at the link below: 

Please contact Michael Vente with any questions you may have at

About NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries

NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries works with our Young People's ministries to reach 14-25 year-old young people throughout the Mountain Sky Conference as a guide, mentor, advocate, and educator with and for a United Methodist Church that is fully inclusive of those who are LGBTQIAP+.


Are you, your congregation, youth group, or campus ministry interested in learning more about how to be inclusive to those who are LGBTQIAP+? Please reach out to our Designer of NextGen & Inclusiveness Ministries at to schedule a conversation or group training.


Confused about pronouns? Looking for LGBTQ+ organizations to connect with in your area? Trying to discover more tips and tools to make sure your ministry is inclusive of LGBTQ+ people? Visit our resources page here to continue on your journey!

Reconciling Ministries

Reconciling ministries are ministries who are committed to full inclusion of those who are LGBTQ+. You can learn more about the Reconciling Ministries Network by clicking here. For a list of Reconciling communities throughout the Mountain Sky Conference, click here.

PODCAST: Mountain Sky Prophets

Mountain Sky Prophets is a podcast that is centered on the voices of young people and what they  want out of church and youth ministry. Hosted by Amanda Daniell and Courtney VonLindern. Tune in wherever you get your podcasts!

Listen in here:

Mountain Sky Prophets will return in 2022!

Conference Contact

  Courtney VonLindern (they/them/theirs)
  Designer of NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries