News Release

Latter-day Saints Under New Leadership in Sydney Australia Harbour Stake 

On Sunday 1 May 2016, the new leadership of Sydney Australia Harbour Stake (or diocese), of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was organized in Greenwich, NSW. Bardia Paki of Cremorne, NSW was called as Stake President, replacing Daniel G Hamilton who has served in this calling for over five years.  President Paki will be supported by John W Biddle of Narraweena, NSW as First Counsellor and Will B Wolfgramm also of Narraweena as Second Counsellor.

                             John Biddle              President Bardia Paki               Will Wolfgramm   

President Paki (formerly from Huntly, New Zealand)  and his wife Kerry (Grinceri) are the parents of three children.

The Sydney Australia Harbour Stake has almost 4,000 members of the Church meeting in eight congregations from Manly to Ryde to La Perouse and surrounding suburbs.

President Hamilton was released as Stake President, and is serving as a new Area Seventy in the Pacific Area of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church has lay ministry, meaning the leaders of the Church do not get paid and volunteer their time to serve others.  They support their families through regular employment with President Paki as an Audiologist, President Biddle a Product Director and President Wolfgramm a Warehouse Supervisor.

Area Authority Seventy Andrew M. O'Riordan-New Harbour Stake presidency-S. Gifford Neilsen of the Pacific Area Presidency 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide Church with current membership exceeding 15.5 million globally. With more than 500,000 members meeting in over 1,000 congreatations throughout the Pacific

For many decades the Church has been the fastest growing Christian religion in Australia and throughout the world. Its fundamental teachings are the importance of the traditional family unit as the foundation of society, the eternal nature of the family and living a life based on following the gospel and example of Jesus Christ as outlined in the scriptures such as the Old Testament, New Testament and The Book of Mormon; another Testament of Jesus Christ, along with modern revelation.

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