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LDS officials announce changes

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George Keele, president of the Carson City Nevada Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced a change of counselors in the stake presidency at a general church meeting held on Jan. 31.

Wallace Keller, who has served as the first counselor in the presidency since 1992 and who has been battling cancer, was released from his duties in the presidency with sadness and appreciation for his service.

Lynden Crossman, who had served as second counselor since 1992, was sustained as the new first counselor, with T. Doyle Hanks being sustained as the new second counselor.

Keele, a Valley attorney, lives in Minden with his wife Judy and their four children. Keller, until recently a science teacher and assistant principal at the Eagle Valley Middle School, and his wife, Megan, residents of Carson City, have five children. Crossman, a management engineer with GTE, lives in Gardnerville with his wife, Lynn, and they have four children. Hanks, former executive with the United States Forest Service, is an environmental program manager for the Nevada Army National Guard in Carson City. He and his wife, Rhonda, have three children.

The Carson City Nevada Stake consists of approximately 4,350 members living in 10 wards (large congregations) and five branches (smaller congregations). The stake includes a large geographical area surrounding Carson City (including a branch for prison inmates), Carson Valley and Dayton in Nevada, as well as South Lake Tahoe, Walker and Bridgeport in California. The stake also has special branches for young college-age students in Carson City and for Spanish-speaking congregants in both South Lake Tahoe and Carson City.