The Fort Walton Beach Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has a new administrative team.
President Michael Patrick Roberts of Crestview has been called to supervise eight congregations covering Okaloosa County and parts of Walton County.
After study and prayer he chose his counselors, Joseph A. Anderson of Niceville, First Counselor; and Craig Miller, also of Niceville, Second Counselor.
Roberts is a doctor of internal medicine who practices at Main Street Medical Center and is affiliated with the North Okaloosa Medical Center.
Prior to being called as the new stake president, Roberts was the acting bishop of Crestview Ward 2.
In the church, he's served a two-year mission to Catania, Italy, was an Italian interpreter at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah, and was a counselor to bishops, branch presidents and elder’s quorums, Young Men’s President and High Venture Scout Leader.
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