Amy O'Neil – Guest Contributor
Apr 19 2017
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announces new leadership in the Allen area.  Dan Trythall of Lucas, has accepted the position (or calling) of Stake President, formerly held by Jay Jones of Fairview. Bruce Blacker of Parker has been called to serve as first counselor, and Trent Thomas of Allen will serve as second counselor.


Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are organized geographically, and members attend worship services near their home. Each member belongs to a “ward,” or local congregation.  A group of 8-12 wards make up a “stake,” which is similar to a Catholic diocese. In all, the Allen Texas Stake has approximately 3,300 members. The aforementioned men are lay leaders of the Allen Texas Stake, and are collectively called the “Stake Presidency.”  They are not compensated for their time in these leadership roles, and maintain full time careers in addition to church and family responsibilities.


Dan Trythall resides in Lucas with his wife, Amy, and their four children.  He owns a manufacturers rep firm for commercial roofing and waterproofing products, and enjoys Blue Bell Ice Cream, baseball, watching college football and spending time with his family.


Bruce Blacker moved to the Allen area 23 years ago, with his wife, Lynne where they raised their four children. He is a Certified Public Accountant and business consultant, and enjoys running, fishing, and spending time with his family and new grandchild.


Trent Thomas has been a long-time resident of Allen, along with his wife, Stephanie, and five children. He works for Cisco Systems, and enjoys coaching his children’s athletic teams and spending family time in the great outdoors.

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