Stake History[]

2020 New Stake Presidency[]

JOLIET ILLINOIS STAKE: (Aug. 23, 2020) President — Christopher Decker Stradling, 45, Lincoln International managing director; succeeding Christopher L. Guymon; wife, Kelly Lyn Traxler Stradling. Counselors — Sydney Rene Jordan, 56, Imagine Learning Inc. area partnership manager; wife, Carla Elaine Felker Jordan. Hector de Jesus Martinez, 50, Gordianos Bilingual Services interpreter and HRM Commercial real estate manager; wife, Maria Victoria Gordiano Ortez Martinez.[1]

Will 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 Illinois's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

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

Chicago Illinois Temple[]


The tallest spire of the Chicago Illinois Temple, bearing a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni, stands at 112 feet tall. Buffered by an 80-acre nature sanctuary in the northern suburb of Glenview, it is noted for its six white-tipped spires rising from each corner of the building.

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