Mountain View Lutheran Church
Pastor Clyde Awtrey is now in his third career as he serves Mountain View Lutheran Church as Pastor. He and his wife Kathy have been missionaries-at-large of The AALC serving communities outside normal congregational structures for the last decade, including prison ministry and small group fellowships.
On graduation from the US Air Force Academy in 1973, Pastor Clyde was a pilot in SE Asia at the end of the Vietnam war, and worked at NORAD Cheyenne Mountain until the end of 1979. During the ‘80’s and 90’s he worked with the emerging computer industry and his own consulting business in both government and commercial markets.
Even in these times he was active as an Elder and as Chairman of Elders, in California and Colorado ALC churches from 1976 till 1985, and in Colorado LCMS churches following that. These times included many phases of congregational life from conflict reconciliation, to building programs, from missions and re-energizing aging urban communities to dealing with rapid growth expansions. He has experienced virtually all phases of congregational life in the last 35 years.
In 2001, he began his current ministry career, assigned by District letter to provide Word and Sacrament during a vacancy, and in 2003 he enrolled in the LCMS District Licensed Deacon Program. He finished Rocky Mountain Theological Institute in 2007 and enrolled as a DELTO (Distance Education leading to ordination) Vicar at LCMS’s Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS) in Fort Wayne Indiana. At the end of 2009 he completed colloquy into The AALC as a Rostered Licensed Lay Pastor (RLLP), and transferred to the American Lutheran Theological Seminary (ALTS) in Fort Wayne, to complete his MTS for ordination in late 2010.
In over ten years of active pastoral ministry, he has served Faith Lutheran Church in Woodland Park, in their Saturday outreach service, Abiding Word Lutheran Church (now Family of Faith) in Falcon Colorado as a restart interim, and as an outreach missionary, for the Evangelical Lutheran Church without Walls, a non geographical congregation, before coming to The AALC, and Mountain View in Thornton..
Clyde and Kathy have 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren in California and Colorado. Kathy is a licensed Deaconess and Stephen Minister, and both continue prison and missionary ministries, as they serve Mountain View with great excitement and anticipation for the future of the people here, and those who come to join them.
They are missionaries first with a passion for the lost, seeking to bring those in need of God's rich forgiveness in Christ Jesus, to the certain knowledge of His bountiful grace.