Stake History[]

2021 New Stake Presidency[]

GALLUP NEW MEXICO STAKE: (April 18, 2021) President — Bruce Brondon Shaheen, 38, Sundance Dental Care dentist; succeeding Tommy D. Haws; wife, Megan Marie Steel Shaheen. Counselors — Gordon Thomas Merayo, 45, self-employed veterinarian; wife, Retha Trishell Wengert Merayo. David Andrew Gibbons, 41, Gallup-McKinley County Schools educator; wife, Jennifer Dolores Evans Gibbons.[1]

McKinley 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 Children preparing to build Zion across New Mexico and around the world.
6. Local Recreation:

Albuquerque New Mexico Temple[]


The beautiful Albuquerque New Mexico Temple adorns the arid landscape of northeastern Albuquerque in the residential neighborhood of North Albuquerque Acres. The temple grounds are a lush oasis of green grass and vibrantly colored flora including many native plant species. At the main entrance, a magnificent spraying water feature delights patrons as they enter and leave the sacred structure. The exterior is prominently ornamented with heavenly symbols including moons, stars, and suns.

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