Welcome to the Internet home of the Rocky Mountain Conference.
Located in the Mile High City of Denver and nestled among the majestic Rockies, we are the administrative headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Colorado, Wyoming, and San Juan County, New Mexico with more than 17,000 members, 130 churches, 31 schools, and two camp retreat centers.
The Rocky Mountain Conference is a conference in the Mid-America Union. We are part of the worldwide Seventh-day Adventist family of Christian believers with a presence in almost every country around the globe.
We offer you the resources in this website, praying they will be helpful to you as we work together to glorify Jesus. Please make yourself at home and wander around the site getting to know our staff and finding out how we can serve you. Your suggestions for making this website even more useful and effective are always welcome.
Nuggets of RMC History
The first-known Seventh-day Adventist in Colorado was a young girl who came across the plains of Kansas in a covered wagon in the 1860s during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. After finding work in a Denver home and marrying a miner named Shaw, they made their home in Golden. The second known Adventist in the territory was Mrs. Amy Dartt, who had been one of those who looked for Christ’s coming in the 1844 Movement and accepted the Sabbath while living near Baraboo, Wisconsin. She settled in Boulder and was well-known for her missionary activity. A third Adventist was Mrs. Cora M. Thayer (later Mrs. Cora M. Jones). She and her two little girls, Bertha and Myrtle, settled in Georgetown. These three lights in the darkness of scattered mining towns were to ignite other flames in the region.
One unnamed man's work in Montrose, combined with established congregations in Boulder (1870s), Longmont (1880), and Denver (circa 1880), and the presence of James and Ellen White, who held the first formal series of Adventist meetings in the history of Colorado and who set up a nine-year personal summer retreat in the state in 1872, led to the 1882 establishment of the Colorado Conference. In just over a decade, driven by dynamic sharing of the Gospel and emphasis on Scriptural truths, the Adventist presence in Colorado had grown enough to receive recognition as an official conference. For the next 100 years the ministry in the Midwest continued its growth, and the Colorado Conference later merged with the Wyoming Conference to become the Rocky Mountain Conference in 1981.
Colorado was one of the first states evangelized by pioneers, and the Boulder Sanitarium was the second Seventh-day Adventist healthcare institution. The Rocky Mountain Conference is the largest conference in the Mid-America Union. The conference, which hosts nearly 18,000 members and the largest Seventh-day Adventist healthcare presence, holds a yearly Cowboy Camp Meeting for cowboys from around the conference.