Message From The Stake Presidency
Posted: December 28, 2020, 12:56pm by Ronda Tucker Print Email

New Stake Presidency Called

Stake Presidency
Left to Right: President Evans, President Carlson, President Home

James Dee Carlson, Matthew Webb Evans and Ryan David Homer were named new leadership of the Greensboro Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were announced on Sunday, Nov. 8 during the regular fall conference of the Greensboro Stake.  

The three men will be responsible for overseeing the 3700 members in the ten wards and branches in Guilford, Rockingham, Alamance and Caswell counties in North Carolina and in Danville, Virginia. 

Carlson is serving as stake president. He is a native of Spanish Fork, Utah and most recently worked with the youth and before that as the bishop of the Guilford Ward. He and his wife DeAnn Dougherty Carlson reside in Greensboro and have six children and one grandchild.  As a young adult he served as a missionary for two years in the North Carolina Charlotte Mission. He earned a degree in political science from Brigham Young University (BYU) and an MBA from High Point University. Carlson is currently a senior vice president at UBS Financial Services. 

Evans, originally of Lawrenceville, Virginia serves as 1st counselor. He is married to Hailey Ann Grandy Evans and they have seven children.  After graduating from Brunswick Senior High School, he attended BYU where he earned his degree in International Relations.  He received his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served a two year mission in the Antananarivo, Madagascar Mission. He currently resides in Ringgold, Virginia and is an owner and partner with Gravitt Law Group, PLC, located in Halifax. He represents several localities in Virginia as local counsel for the Department of Social Services. 

Homer, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, serves as 2nd counselor in the presidency. He graduated from West Jordan High School and served a mission in the Salta, Argentina Mission. Homer earned a BS in Finance and an MBA, both from Westminster College (Utah). He is a graduate of Alumnus Leadership North Carolina in 2020. Homer and his wife, Alisha George Homer live in Greensboro and are the parents of two children. He is a vice-president branch leader for Fidelity Investments.

“As we close out 2020 and enter the Holiday season, may we focus on giving thanks and offering praise to our Savior Jesus Christ,” stated Carlson. “I’m thankful for the opportunity to serve, not only the members of our church, but also our community through outreach and humanitarian efforts. I’m grateful for the previous leadership and look forward to working and serving along with each member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. May God continue to bless us in 2021 and the years to come by bringing us closer together and may we have hope and peace as we strive to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ.”
They replace President Keith Hiatt, Earl Hilton and Kevin Bellows of Greensboro. Hiatt and Hilton have served for the past 10 years and Bellows for the past seven years.  

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a worldwide faith of over 16 million members centered on the belief that everyone on earth is a son or daughter of a loving God and that His Son, Jesus Christ, saved the world from sin and death. Jesus Christ invites all of God’s children to come unto, follow, and become more like Him.