Two Louisiana men sign on to help lead Latter-day Saints _lowres

Photo provided by DEANNE BRYANT -- Reed Mackay, of Zachary; Chris Hollis, of Liberty, Mississippi, and Mark Rotolo, of Central, from left, are from the Denham Springs Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The three will lead 10 congregations of more than 3,600 Mormon members from Livingston, Tangipahoa and East Baton Rouge parishes and from Liberty and McComb, MIssissippi.

Two Louisiana men have been called to serve in the newly reorganized stake presidency of the Denham Springs Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Reed Mackay, of Zachary, was called again as first counselor and Mark E. Rotolo, of Central, was called as second counselor.

They will serve with Christopher W. Hollis, of Liberty, Mississippi, who was called as the stake president on Jan. 11, according to a news release.

Elder Paul V. Johnson, member of The First Quorum of The Seventy headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, presided at the conference, and Elder R. Randall Bluth, Area Seventy and resident of Baton Rouge, assisted.

Hollis, Mackay and Rotolo will lead the geographical grouping of 10 congregations in Livingston, Tangipahoa and East Baton Rouge parishes, as well as Liberty and McComb, Mississippi, that counts more than 3,600 LDS members within its boundaries. The LDS Church has an internationally recognized lay ministry whose members receive no financial compensation for their service. Most stake presidencies serve eight to 10 years while retaining their professional employments.

Hollis is an LSU graduate and a commercial banker with Trustmark National Bank. Mackay is a project manager, and Rotolo is a native of Central and a mechanical engineer.

Both Rotolo and Hollis served as bishops of their respective local congregations prior to their accepting the new positions.