Welcome to the Shepherd of the Hills website!  We are an ELCA Congregation located just west of Colorado State University on Taft Hill Road in Fort Collins.

Who are we?  We are a congregation committed to Building Disciples Together.  Jesus’ “Great Commandment” calls us to do just that, as he says in Matthew 28:19:  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

Shepherd of the Hills’ Core Values

  • Living Faith in Jesus Christ
  • Intergenerational Caring Community
  • Lifelong Journey of Learning  & Worship framed by Scripture and Confession
  • Impacting the Greater Community and Our World through our Compassion and Generosity



At SOTH we seek to grow and build our faith, to pursue a deeper understanding of God’s will in our lives, to press on to see what God has in mind for us.  God desires every Christian to continue to grow in grace and faith.  As disciples of Jesus, we seek the presence of God to build up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:12) in this place.


The great commission was not to go and make members!  Jesus calls us to be disciples—followers, learners, and servants.  We give because God has given to us and instilled in us a need to give; we serve because Jesus became a servant and we love because Christ’s love has been poured into us (Romans 5:5).  Being disciples takes effort but we are fueled by the Holy Spirit!


Shepherd of the Hills values community—we do this disciple-building together!  (Acts 2:42)  We want folks to hear the invitation: you are welcome at Shepherd of the Hills.  We value all generations and we celebrate the variety of people who have found community among us.  We also know that faith happens in community, that is, we learn how to grow and love and serve best when we are among others on the same learning journey.

Helpful Links:

Rocky Mountain Synod


Youth Encounter

Lutheran World Relief

Faith Inkubators

Pastor Dana’s blog

Sky Ranch Lutheran Camp

Thrivent Financial