Stake History[]

2020 East Stake Creation[]

The Church organized a new stake in Wyoming on December 6th. The Casper Wyoming East Stake was organized from a division of the Casper Wyoming Stake. The new stake include the following six wards and one branch: the Casper 2nd, Casper 3rd, Casper 6th, Casper 10th, Douglas, and Glenrock Wards, and the Lusk Branch. The new stake was the second new stake organized in Wyoming in 2020 following the creation of the Sheridan Wyoming Stake. There are now 19 stakes in Wyoming.[1]

New Stake Presidency for CASPER WYOMING STAKE: (December 6, 2020) President — Brandon Vern Smith, 42, Reliant Federal Credit Union chief financial officer; succeeding Millard L. Smathers; wife, Natalie Rogers Smith. Counselors — Todd Gibson Heward, 48, Heward’s 7E Ranch LLC owner and manager; wife, Malea Godfrey Heward. Kendall Voyd Jacobs, 54, Casper College mathematics instructor; wife, Ami Geneille Longhurst Jacobs.[2]

Natrona 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 Arizona's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Youth who strive to build up Zion across the Big Wyoming and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Fort Collins Colorado Temple[]


In 2011, President Thomas S. Monson announced Fort Collins as the location of Colorado's second temple. Fort Collins is situated 57 miles north of the capital of Denver. There are approximately 140,000 members in the state.

See Also[]

  • Wyoming List of Stakes of the Church