Gorge-Area Mormons get new leader
At a conference held June 9 and 10, Lynn Bischoff of Goldendale was named as the stake president of The Dalles Oregon Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Troy Whittle of White Salmon and John F. Brennan of Hood River will serve as counselors to Bischoff. As a group, they are known as a stake presidency.
A stake is an administrative unit of the Church composed of numerous congregations (called wards) within a geographic area. The word stake is taken from Old Testament tent imagery in which the “tent,” or church, is held up by supporting stakes.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is run entirely by a lay ministry, so President Bischoff and his counsel...