Zachary resident Reed Mackay was called to serve again as the first counselor in the Denham Springs Stake Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Jan. 11 during a conference of church leaders in Denham Springs.
Christopher W. Hollis, of Liberty, Mississippi, will serve as the new stake president while Mark Rotolo, of Central, will serve as second counselor.
Elder Paul V. Johnson, member of the First Quorum of the Seventy headquartered in Salt Lake City, presided at the conference with Baton Rouge resident Elder R. Randall Bluth, of Area Seventy, in attendance.
Mackay, Hollis 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. More than 3,600 Mormon church members live within its boundaries, according to a news release.
The LDS Church has an internationally recognized lay ministry whose members receive no financial compensation for their service, according to the release.
Mackay is a project manager, Hollis is a commercial banker, and Rotolo is a mechanical engineer.
“Each brings a variety of skills to his position from seasoned church leadership and charitable service, and although professional and educational skills are valued, they are not criteria for leadership,” Hollis said.
Most Stake Presidencies serve eight to 10 years while retaining their professional employments, according to the release.