• FKA: Oregon West Stake (1969)

Stake History

2021 New Stake Presidency

COOS BAY OREGON STAKE: (June 20, 2021) President — David Scott Elmer, 51, First Community Credit Union CEO; succeeding Steven A. Tersigni; wife, Lori Lynette Schneberger Elmer. Counselors — Mark Robert Gillis, 63, Bay Area Hospital anesthesiologist; wife, Deborah Annette Anderson Gillis. Brock William Millet, 42, North Bend Medical Centers physician; wife, Melinda Ann Rice Millet.[1]

Coos 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 Oregon's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Local Recreation:

Medford Oregon Temple


The Medford Oregon Temple is the 79th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Being one of the earliest smaller sized temples, it was the second temple built in Oregon (after the Portland Oregon Temple. When completed it was dedicated just one week after the Fresno California Temple. It serves Saints in 8 stakes of Southern Oregon and Northern California.

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