Stake History[]

2021 New Stake Presidency[]

WESTCHESTER NEW YORK STAKE: (June 13, 2021) President — Todd Allen Mortensen, 42, Covington & Burling LLP associate; succeeding J. Bradley Jefferies; wife, Lorana Whiting Mortensen. Counselors — Claeiber Diaeines Soares de Abreu, 46, JP Morgan Chase executive director; wife, Caroline Benevente de Abreu. Kreg Michael Koford, 46, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center senior vice president of hospital operations; wife, Erica Love Stephan Koford.[1]

Westchester 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 New York's largest Family History online Encyclopedia.

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

Manhattan New York Temple[]


The Manhattan New York Temple is the 119th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is the second temple built in New York. Located at the intersection of West 65th Street, Broadway, and Columbus Avenue, the Manhattan New York Temple stands among some of New York City's most prominent landmarks including Lincoln Center, home of the renowned Juilliard School, and Central Park. The temple proper occupies the top three floors of the edifice while the baptistry operates on the first floor; a meetinghouse spans the third floor, and the second floor houses a public affairs office and distribution center. From the lobby, there is a separate door to enter the temple inscribed Holiness to the Lord.

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