ELMA, Wash. - Nearly 900 people gathered on Sunday, November 7, 2010 in the Elma Washington Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a new Stake Presidency was installed.
The new president of the religious organization is Montesano resident, Russell M. Larsen, a dentist and co-owner of Broadway Dental Center. Chosen as his counselors were Shelton resident Dan Cochran and Anthony F. Salas, Jr. of Aberdeen.
Dr. Larsen and his wife Kay Lynn are the parents of four children, Kristy, Lindsey, Jared and Jacob. Jacob Larsen is a senior at Montesano High School; his older brother Jared is in Nicaragua serving as a missionary for the Church. The Larsen’s daughters are married and live out of state; there are four grandchildren in the extended family.
“Being a husband and grandfather is my greatest joy and first priority in my life,“ states Larsen, who also enjoys waterskiing, hiking and running.