Stake History

2021 New Stake Presidency

The new Anoka Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes Pr. Chen-fu Liao (Maple Grove), Pr. Paul Wilson (Plymouth) , Pr. Nathan Lingard (Dayton).

This spring, the Anoka Stake Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was reorganized. President Kenneth Rasmussen of Maple Grove who has served as the first counselor in the Anoka Stake Presidency for nine years was released. He and his wife, Alene, desire to serve a mission for the church.

  • President Nathan Lingard of Dayton, was called as a new member of the Stake Presidency to serve as second counselor.
  • President Chen-Fu Liao of Maple Grove was sustained as first counselor in the Stake Presidency.
  • President Paul W. Wilson III of Plymouth continues as the President of the Anoka Minnesota Stake.

The Anoka Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints includes all of the Northwest area of central Minnesota which includes Minneapolis, Robbinsdale, St. Louis Park, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Dayton, Plymouth, Andover, Anoka, St. Francis, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Crystal, Ham Lake and surrounding communities. There are over 2,800 members of the Anoka Minnesota Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.[1]

Anoka County Home Centered Church Opportunities

We teach that true religion begins in the home: "Home Centered / Church Supported". To that end families may consider the following local resources and programs to strengthen your core beliefs and values:

1. Come Follow Me: - Daily & Weekly family gospel study
2. Vanguard Scouting: - Featuring age-appropriate Family Activities, Service, Crafts, Field Trips, & Outdoor Adventures. The Benefits of Scouting are many, and there are lots of personal growth ideas to help your family pursue the new Churchwide Children & Youth Program.
3. LIFE School Curriculum: an LDS gospel based homeschool program that is built on the foundation of the scriptures, giving the child a sense of who he is and setting him on the path of discovering his divine mission. It is presented in a four year chronological rotation, integrating all areas of study to create a clear picture of the history of our world.
4. Family History: Resources to help you explore your family tree

    • Mormon Pioneers - 200+ stories of early faithful Latter-day Saint pioneers.
    • Familypedia - Come help build Minnesota's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Children preparing to build Zion and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

St Paul Minnesota Temple


The St Paul Minnesota Temple is the 69th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the first temple of the church to be built in Minnesota.

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