Stake History[]

2021 New Stake Presidency[]

ODESSA FLORIDA STAKE: (June 20, 2021) President — Ryan Glenn Henry, 44, therapist, private practice owner and University of South Florida director of M.S. in marriage and family therapy; succeeding Paul H. Thompson; wife, Laura Carey French Henry. Counselors — Aaron Salvatore Ciccarello, 44, MidFlorida Credit Union branch manager and vice president; wife, Michelle Rae Gully Ciccarello. Brandon Wade Mease, 47, Amgen Inc. senior IT manager; wife, Lindsay Leigh Lambertsen Mease.[1]

Central Florida 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. National LDS Homeschool Association: an LDS gospel based homeschool program Strengthening families by building connections, sharing resources, and providing training.
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 Georgia's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

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

Orlando Florida Temple[]


Orlando Florida Temple sits overlooking a chain of lakes on the edge of the Orlando suburb of Windermere in an area described as one of Florida's most beautiful locations. The temple is characterized by its white exterior, graceful columns, arched windows, and delightful water features. Palms trees and shrubs are planted generously across the temple grounds that are open to the public.

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