Our Pastor
Long ago, a king named David wrote, “O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens… When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?”

It isn’t hard to see why David was blown away by the beauty of God’s creation. Living in Bozeman, we aren’t strangers to words like majesty and glory. They come to mind every time we look out the window.

But David touched on something that’s still true for us. If all we see is the majesty of nature, we’re missing something. What amazed David was knowing that the God who created everything we see was actually interested in him. The Lord wanted a relationship with him.

We all need that. We all need a place where we can come and hear the news of the Lord who didn’t simply create the world, but cares for us. We need a place where we can be surrounded by people who will encourage us in that truth.

There’s a place for you at Shining Mountains. Our congregation is moved by God’s love for us in Christ Jesus, and look forward to welcoming you and sharing that message with you. Come join us for worship or study, and rejoice in the love of the God who cares for you.


Pastor Joel Seifert



Pastor Seifert is proud to be the husband of Carly, and a father to two little (but growing) children.
He received his Bachelor of Arts from Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN) in 2000.

He received his Masters of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Mequon, WI) in 2005.
He has previously served at Arizona Lutheran Academy (Phoenix, AZ), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (Salt Lake City, UT), and Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church (Thiensville, WI), and is the author of "Biblical Imagery" and "The Hard Sayings of Jesus."