Dear Friends,

Laser focus. Clarity. Intention. Purpose.

These are words we’ve heard frequently over the past six months or so at Snowmass Chapel as we have grappled with difficult news, celebrated achievements, and welcomed new ministries and people into this beloved community. It always seems that when faced with a challenge, things get crystal clear: what matters most becomes front and center.

  • This year Snowmass Chapel called Coulter Burch as the new Director of Youth, Family, and Outdoor Ministries, the first full-time dedicated staff member since the pandemic. Coulter and his wife Jayla, along with their one-year-old daughter Lyra, have brought much needed joy and attention to our young people, loving them exactly as they are and helping them to see God at work in their lives. Coulter also brings a passion for outdoor ministry which serves as an important outreach for all of Snowmass Village and the Roaring Fork Valley. Not to mention, he’s a pretty good preacher. Coulter came on board the same week that our Associate pastor Charla Belinski started her medical leave of absence, filling in wherever he was asked to including in the pulpit!
  • Charla’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer came as a shock to us all and as a congregation we have intentionally and purposefully rallied around her, her family, and each other as we lean on the strength and healing power of God. Senior Pastor Robert de Wetter skillfully and prayerfully navigated this huge time of change for the Chapel by inviting guest preachers as well as our Stephen Ministers to care for people who were hurting. Charla continues to thrive and is back where she belongs, flourishing amid the laser-focused love of the Chapel community.
  • Camp SmashBox celebrates its 12th year at Snowmass Chapel and this year added even more offerings to support families and kids, as our camp director Kara Gilbert responded to the clarity of the needs of this community. The constant sounds of laughter and joy are a sign of God’s grace pouring out to the Village and beyond.
  • Outdoor worship – once a response to the isolation and mandates of a global pandemic – is now a part of the fabric of the Chapel, bringing us together week after week through incredible music, sermons, and natural beauty that gives a palpable sense of God with us wherever we are.
  • Caring Ministries and Adult Education continue to serve the entire community, led by the congregation – YOU – bringing people to a deeper love and knowledge of Christ.

2 Corinthians 9:7 – “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver”

There is so much more we could mention in this letter, but we invite you to come see for yourselves what God is doing at Snowmass Chapel. And we invite you to participate, growing your faith intentionally, with clarity and laser-focus, and with a God-driven focus.

This is the time of year when we ask you to support the annual campaign of Snowmass Chapel and help us plan for the year ahead. Your previous support enabled us to face this past year with intention, clarity, purpose and hope and we ask you to prayerfully consider making a pledge for the 2023-24 budget year. Pledge cards are enclosed, and you can also make your pledge online here or by returning the enclosed pledge card by August 31. You can then choose to make your donations recurring weekly, monthly, quarterly, or all at one time.

We hope you will join us in preparing for whatever God has in store, and wherever we are called in the year ahead! 

With Blessings and Gratitude from the Snowmass Chapel Board of Trustees,

Sherri Goodwin, President

General donations can be given by mail or in-person:

  • Mail a check to PO Box 17169, Snowmass Village, CO 81615
  • Please contact Julie Ressler, Administrative Director to discuss other ways to give at Julie@snowmasschapel.org or (970)300-1200.

Thank you! Every gift is important and greatly appreciated.