About our Synod

The multicultural Synod of the Southwest is comprised of four presbyteries spanning the states of Arizona and New Mexico with over 21,000 members in 140 churches and 14 chapels. Cook Native American Ministries Foundation (Tempe, AZ), Menaul School (Albuquerque, NM), and Ghost Ranch Conference Center (Abiquiu, NM) are all within the bounds of the Synod. One of the primary missions of the Synod of the Southwest is to serve as a connectional resource to its presbyteries particularly in leadership development.

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  • It’s been almost a week since this little town was shaken to its core by a shooter at the high school who killed two students, Paco and Casey. A planned event, meant to do so much more damage, by an unstable young adult. So many......

  • Siblings in Christ, As many of you may know, this past Thursday, a young man entered Aztec High School and, before committing suicide, killed two high school students. I write simply to ask you to hold the families of the victims, Francisco Fernandez (18) and......

  •   A centuries-old ‘chalking’ and house blessing bring the memory of the Magi into our homes By Rachel M. Srubas | Presbyterians Today The Epiphany chalking over the door for 2018: 20 + C + M + B + 18 Cassi, a member of my church, once......

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