Three clergy and three laity, along with Bishop Elaine Stanovsky and David Burt, Assistant to the Bishop/Director of Connectional Ministry, comprised the Yellowstone Conference Futures Task Force. The Task Force had some intense conversations, both over the phone and in person, for more than six months in 2014. They also had a conversation with Gil Rendle. They had been charged to bring a proposal to the 2015 Annual Conference.
During their work the group stated, "We have had the most serious conversations to date about merging ... We are still looking at the implications, ramifications, benefits, and deficits such a merger would entail."
View the recommendation the Yellowstone Conference Futures Task Force sent to the Rocky Mountain Conference.