Stake History[]

2016 New Stake Creation[]

A new stake has been created from the Wasilla Alaska Stake. The Palmer Alaska Stake, which consists of the Colony, Cottonwood, Fishhook, Lazy Mountain, Matanuska, Palmer, Pioneer Peak, and Valdez Wards, was created by Elder Daniel L. Johnson, a General Authority Seventy, and Elder Robert M. Call, an Area Seventy.

PALMER ALASKA STAKE (March 20, 2016): President—William Todd Pace, 56, orthopedic surgeon; wife, Chris Ann Atwood Pace. Counselor—Michael Ray Owens, 54, contractor; wife, Kris T Meyer Owens. Nathan Clay Dahl, 37, administrator, Colony Manor; wife, Cami Sue Pence Dahl.

Alaska 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 Utah's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - Striving to build up Zion in their own communities, LDS youth are gathering their forces.
6. Local Recreation:

Anchorage Alaska Temple[]


The Anchorage Alaska Temple stands just east of highly traveled Seward Highway in southern Anchorage. A beautiful grove of trees and the majestic Chugach Mountains create a stunning backdrop for this holy house. Its announcement in 1997 by President Gordon B. Hinckley was received with great joy for it was to be among the first of a concept for smaller sized temples to serve the more remote congregations of the church in the latter-days.

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