- FKA: Salem Stake (1961)
2020 New Stake Presidency
SALEM OREGON STAKE: (Aug. 9, 2020) President — Jeffrey Scott Kelly, 57, president, Kellys Home Center; succeeding Terry M. Wilder; wife, Bonnie Ann Hanson Kelly. Counselors — Brad Lamont Bateman, 59, dentist; wife, Kathleen Christensen Bateman. Travis Shan Prestwich, 50, partner, Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC; wife, Kendell Alyce Phair Prestwich.
Marion 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
5. Stripling Warriors on Facebook - LDS Youth who strive to build up Zion in their own communities.
6. Local Recreation:
- Marion County, Oregon Scouting - Outdoor Trails, camping, museums and other family attractions.
- Pioneer Treks -
The Portland Oregon Temple is the 42nd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where it stands elegantly among towering Douglas-fir trees, the six spires of the marble-clad Portland Oregon Temple create a beautiful sight. On the east side of the temple is a serene reflection pool sitting at the base of the main spire. A fountain on the west side replenishes an infinity pool. Visitors are welcome to walk among the gorgeous gardens that decorate the temple grounds and to obtain additional information at the public visitors' center that features films, displays, multimedia presentations, and a stunning reproduction of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue.