Stake History[]

In the past 10 months, Latter-day Saint Missionaries have assisted thousands of California families, volunteering more than 13,000 hours boxing and distributing 3.8 million pounds. “It is an absolutely Herculean task to serve our community with this high need,” said Cat Cvengros, the food bank’s vice president of development and marketing. “There’s no way we could have doubled our business in that short amount of time had we not had everyone pitch in. Our volunteers make up about 40 percent of our workforce. When shelter-in-place went into effect [in March 2020], we lost that. And we had double the folks that needed us. So how [were] we going to navigate that?”

2021 New Stake Presidency[]

SAN JOSE CALIFORNIA STAKE: (March 7, 2021) President — Brad Lee Garrett, 60, Raytheon manager and engineer; succeeding William T. Hoggan; wife, Paula Snow Garrett. Counselors — Steven Michael Russler, 39, California Truck Leasing general manager; wife, Kathleen Elizabeth Martinez Russler. Eric Jay Anderson, 46, Lockheed Martin Corp. project manager and engineer; wife, Deborah Bjarnason Anderson.[1]

Santa Clara 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 California'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:

Oakland California Temple[]


The Oakland California Temple is the 13th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the only LDS temple built with a modern five-spire design and exhibits an Oriental motif. From the temple grounds and terrace are views of the Bay Area, including downtown Oakland, the Bay Bridge, Yerba Buena Island, downtown San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge. The grounds are accented by flowers, palm trees, and a formal-style man-made river running from one fountain to the other.

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